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Old February 11 2013, 04:41 AM   #11
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Re: Bones in charge

sonak wrote: View Post
I didn't like it when TNG did it with Crusher and Troi for the same reason. Command isn't just a matter of rank.
Exactly. Doctors spent their training years learning medicine (or in Troi's case, pop psychology). Nobody should be put in command of a capital ship if their years of training had nothing to do with ships.

TNG was probably trying to address criticisms they'd received for not being feminist enough. They did a better job of that with Cmdr Shelby in "The Best of Both Worlds."
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