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Old January 20 2013, 08:04 AM   #117
A beaker full of death
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Re: Anti-Spock racism/general disrespect for the XO

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also, let's not forget that Trek has NEVER been reaistic on the military aspects. Officers doing enlisted men work, "flagships" without flag officers, officers who stay as captain or XO of a ship for a decade or more.

Trek's military is nothing like a modern military.
Now you know damn well that doesn't apply to TOS, which was written by people who'd BEEN there.
It's really annoying whenever anyone hides behind the "It's okay when TOS does it because TOS' writers fought in war!" excuse. That really doesn't mean much. I mean, would anyone care if Modern Trek was written by veterans from the Gulf War?
oh, ok. I guess that means they did call it the flagship and had officers doing menial labor. Clearly I haven't watched the show.
And yeah, if modern Trek had been written by people who served, it would have had a level of verisimilitude that only the original managed to have.
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