The Captain Was Right


Apparently his crime was to enforce the rules and prevent the onset of space madness(at which he failed). His crew was mostly immature whiners.

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I totally agree. He was the captain of the ship, and on any ship, the captain is absolute ruler, because they're in a survival situation, he is best trained for making such decisions, and he is also the one in charge of completing the over-all mission for which the ship was sent. That's the only reason any of them were allowed to go on the mission, to successfully complete it. They had no grounds to argue over what that mission entailed, or the parameters of their required behavior. Once the mutiny was a fact, the captain is bound by law and the necessity to complete the mission to completely neutralize the leader, executing him if is necessary to keep that level of control.

That all said, there are some points on which the captain was violating the law, as well.

Since the mutiny's leader was the only physician on the voyage (leaving out the coroner in suspended animation, since successfully reviving him to a known useful state was extremely unlikely), he would not be authorized to kill him, because every voyage must have a physician aboard. Further, the physician has authority even over the captain regarding health issues. Therefore, when the captain insisted that he would control the medications on-board, he was usurping the legal authority of the physician, and **that** is a legitimate reason whereby the physician could legally remove the captain from command; command would then go to the executive officer/2nd in command -- the movie never indicated who was the Ex. O.). However, the physician didn't exercise that legal ground for removing the captain from power -- his mutiny was illegal.

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Thanks for the great post!

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I think the Captain was correct too The problem is that they did not prepare the people on the Spaceship correctly. When the doctor came and told the Captain his wife was sick and the doctor was asked if he could do surgery. He could not do it because there was no insulin and the explanation was given. It was intentionally left off the ship because they wanted the healthy ones to make it and the sick ones not to. The doctor knew about that. So he wants to change the rules when his wife is sick, but the rule was ok if it was someone else's wife. Now he is going to have a mutiny because the Captain will not abort the mission. Then we hear another discontent talking about how doesn't want anybody to tell him what to do about having children. Well he knew part of the experiment and the trip was about having kids. The whole ship were spoiled brats.

I have to say I was rooting for Capt Bligh, who yes was a bit harsh, but Spencer Christian was IMO a ego maniac. lol

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How long have you been a member of the Tea Party?


I think I am taking all of this rather well.

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