Q: When playing with combined Trek decks, if a Goal calls for “The Captain” is that only those characters currently Captains in their series??

A: If a card calls for any Captain, you need any one of the five Captains in their series: Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, or Archer. Yes, Spock, and others, became captains later, but in these games, they don’t have that rank yet.