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Old February 8 2013, 02:09 AM   #26
Dover
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Re: Crew familiarity

This isn't a TOS issue, but it always bugged me on DS9 when the Daxes would call Sisko "Benjamin." They're both very young officers when they start out, and it seems that Starfleet doesn't count the service of prior hosts, so it strikes me as awkward for a junior officer to call the CO by his first name on the bridge, in ops, and generally in front of the rest of the crew during normal operations when everybody else is addressing the captain formally.

Obviously off-duty they have a long history, and Dax is the mentor and Sisko the student, but I'd think for the purposes of maintaining order, Dax would act her rank when on duty among other officers.
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