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Old April 26 2012, 11:12 PM   #32
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Re: Crew of the Enterprise-D

Timo wrote: View Post
Or then a largely Vulcan crew handles things more efficiently than a human one...
A logical assumption

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Quite possible - but we lack explicit evidence that dedicated combat vessels would shun families, or more exactly, non-contributing (civilian, underage, overage) family members. And Picard's mission didn't appear to be a "limited" one in any sense; the fact that he had "passengers" aboard seemed more a reflection of the zeitgeist than of mission profile or ship design.

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True. I suppose it would depend on the ship size and the current status of Starfleet (war, peace, etc). Though I'm pretty sure spouses would find something to do onboard in order to help out and fill the day with something other than just sitting around.
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