Re: The Official STAR TREK Grading & Discussion Thread [SPOILERS]
One other thing: was anyone else put off by all the really contrived Kill/remove guy to insert character bits? It was even worse than "Caretaker" in this regard.
I mean come on, yup the most incompetent communications officer in Starfleet gets assigned to the Flagship only to be quickly removed for a cadet.
With McCoy becoming chief medical officer, I thought so. With Uhura, no. There was a clear narrative motivation for her taking over. Also, Pike didn't promote her on the spot, he said "relieve Lieutenat so-and-so" because in this situation she was of more value on the bridge. And she stayed on duty during the crisis because she was needed. When Kirk takes command, he promotes her, that's the way I saw it.
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