Re: Anti-Spock racism/general disrespect for the XO
has never been referred to as the or a flagship in TOS or the films. This flagship business started in TNG. In TOS the closest we came to seeing a flagship was in "The Ultimate Computer" wherein Commodore Wesley aboard the Lexington
is in command of the wargames squadron.
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