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Old August 29 2012, 11:16 AM   #14
Re: How many people aboard Enterprise ncc-1701

The idea of the crew count still being 430 in ST:TMP sort of speaks against any of these being "superfluous" personnel. It would be pretty odd for Admiral Kirk to take onboard somebody useless like Marla McGivers (even if in the end, knowledge of history would be the one thing needed to save the Earth!) for this frantic scramble.

Or then it's sheer coincidence that the sum total of essential and nonessential personnel in TOS was the same as the number of essential people alone in TMP, and the refit had just increased the manpower requirements of the vessel a lot.

Timo Saloniemi
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