I left out several yummy captains - Captain Jack Harkness was a candidate, as was Temeraire's Captain Will Laurence - but in the end I went with ship captains. And picked Hornblower over Aubrey, another Cap'n Jack . . .
Never have those three little words sounded better! (I refer, of course, to "Make it so.") Jean Luc was smart, charismatic, tough when necessary, humble enough to know his limitations and loyal to his crew. Who wouldn't follow him?
Cap'n Jack Sparrow looks absolutely delicious, but if I'm being at all realistic he'd probably stink of rum at best ~yuk~
Cap'n Picard - not outer space, thanks, whatever the company's like!
I have to confess I don't know the other two, so I may be condemning a real cutie to voyage solitarily - or not!?
To span the seas on a tall ship - wow! Horatio could be relied upon to be a gentleman - a clean, upstanding English hero - and he looks pretty darn good too. However, as he'd have to travel with his crew - he's good, but not good enough to sail a ship single-handed! - opportunities for dalliance might exist with some of his shipmates. (Run while you can, Archie...)