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Old December 9 2012, 03:58 PM   #63
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Re: How militarized should Starfleet be?

Trek has always been military from The Cage forward. While Enterprise may have muddied the waters by having Archer add "the military" MACOs to his crew for increased combat tactics porn it was always there. In corporate culture and mission focus it is just more USCG then USMC in operation

st.barthgirl wrote: View Post
The Coast Guard or Nasa {ISA?} is a FANTASTIC analogy... Makes sense. Thanks.
Now I feel old. Back when all we had was the original 72 in syndication in the 70s that was the general consensus. Yet the first Trek computer game, played on the school mainframe I saw in 1979 was all about allocating power to shields, propulsion and weapons in a Trek firefight.

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So, let's discuss exactly what military trappings and protocol everyone thinks should be added or removed. I'd like a military adviser so they stop making silly mistakes, like threatening courts-martial over trivial offenses and making almost everyone an officer.
Just look at it this way a Starfleet ship is more of Air force aircraft then a Hornblower ship of the line in crew compliment. Now some Ensigns like Kim of Voyager are a bit more of a Ensign then other Lieutenants doing very basic task.
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