Okay, now you've got intrigued. Let's go over these characters in detail, shall we.>Lieutenant junior grade Bradward Boimler
He's well-read, diplomatic, extremely competent, hard-working, and idealistic; traits what would make him an excellent captain. However, he's bottlenecked by his lack of assertiveness. His workaholism and obsession with protocol can often be detrimental to his performance. His relentless pursuit of career can also be unhealthy, as he fails to recognize the value in people closest to him.
Unfortunately for Boimler, book knowledge doesn't always translate over to the real life. He simply needs more experience to grow as a person and become a better officer. >Ensign Beckett Mariner
She's courageous, quick-thinking, experienced, street-smart, intelligent, and loyal to a fault. Deep down, she's a good person who enjoys helping people, but something happened to her that made her question her place in the world. Despite being surrounded with friends, she still feels lonely, because she's unable to open up about her issues to anyone. She lacks Boimler's diplomatic sense, making her extremely confrontational when dealing with people.
She has what it takes to be a captain, but needs to confront her demons first.