Re: Was it ever stated officially why Harry was an Ensign for 7 years?
Yeah, I've never gotten why it keeps coming up either. Even aside from people disliking Kim, there were more ensigns on that ship, and none of them were promoted. It jst makes sense, why would you make everyone a commander, when they're all just going to be floating around in lost.
Maybe its new people finding out about the forever ensign joke and they think it's actually a weird thing?
The TOS/TNG crews ended up with everyone a commander. I'm glad DS9 and VOY avoided that.
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