Thread: Bones in charge
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Old February 20 2013, 07:15 PM   #68
Greg Cox
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Re: Bones in charge

J.T.B. wrote: View Post
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What about Uhura? Surely she would outrank Chekov!
She's a red shirt radio operator. Chekov's a gold shirt commander in training. Position trumps rank.
Except red vs. gold doesn't tell us anything about who can take command. Uhura could be in line in either color.
Heck, Scotty's a redshirt and he takes command all the time.

To be honest, I'm not sure the uniform colors were all that codified back in that day. Charlene Masters was an engineer in "The Alternative Factor," but she wore blue.

(I just went back and forth with a copyeditor on that one. The copyeditor changed her uniform to red, to fit her duties on the ship, and I changed it back to blue to match what we saw on TV.)
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