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Old December 6 2011, 05:20 AM   #21
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Re: Can Data only receive order from Riker (& up) ?

^ Technically, yes. The ship's counselor needed to be available for the captain to consult, and to observe things like first contact situations. Guess it makes sense that she'd be on the bridge.

And "Disaster" establishes that Troi had authority in the chain of command.
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