One of the top-rated episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation was the two-part Chain of Command, which featured Ronny Cox as a rather strict Captain Edward Jellico.
Cox enjoyed bringing in a character who caused problems on the normally tranquil Enterprise. “Gene Roddenberry didn’t like conflict between the characters, so my guy was the first guy to come in and sort of ruffle everybody’s feathers,” he said. “I liked that aspect of him. I also liked that he was a by-the-book guy. I loved it when Picard comes back to the Enterprise at the end and Jellico says, ‘Here’s your ship back, just the way you left it… maybe a little better.’”