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Old December 8 2012, 02:32 AM   #14
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Re: OK, How Does Starfleet Academy Work Exactly?

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Sometimes I guess we just have to accept that TPTB make shit up as they go on occasion.
Or they base it on their knowledge or research of similar real life institutions.
I agree. The point I was trying to convey is the fact that only a handful of things were ever set in stone when Gene Roddenberry laid ground rules, and even those things have been bent and broken on occasion. Many of the inconsistencies have been caused by writer error and/or bad fact checking, or even, on unfortunate occasion, blatant disregard for continuity. But that's our favorite show for you.
GR was more than happy to break his own "ground rules". The first season of TOS was full of retcons, resets and re-imaginings. Nothing was set in stone till they found something that worked. Truth is fans are a lot more concerned with continuity than writers and producers.
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