Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of his Enterprise faced many villains including demi-god aliens, self-aware holodeck characters, and Data’s cat, Spot. But one of the reoccurring “baddies” of The Next Generation were those fashionistas of the 24th century: Starfleet admirals. Which begs the question: Do you sell your soul once you get promoted above that fourth pip? In this Captain's Log Phillip Gilfus takes us through the history of Starfleet's belt buckle-wearing top brass and how they've made life hard for our heroes. That's right. "Badmirals" are reporting for duty.