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Old February 1 2009, 07:47 PM   #23
Re: The Doomsday Machine: Where's Uhura?

There doesn't seem to be a rule about the most senior officer rushing to a specific station during alerts: Chekov, who is highly unlikely to be the Dept Chief of Navigation, doesn't have to hand over his buttons and switches to any of the full Lieutenants aboard, certainly. Thus, the TV episodes simply seem to represent adventures that happened on the shifts of these particular officers...

We have some reason to think that Sulu and Uhura could be the heads of their departments, yes. Spock obviously heads Sciences, in addition to his XO job, and Scotty heads Engineering. But there's still room for speculation there.

Timo Saloniemi
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