Robert Comsol wrote:
Possible, but unlikely, IMHO. We saw most of the Lexington's bridge scenes on the Enterprise's bridge viewscreen, so I'd say there was sufficient differentiation not to confuse the two.
Agreed, he was giving helm orders so it would seem he is on the
bridge. But some of the confusion does seem to stem from the fact that Trek never set up anything like a "flag bridge." The only position of command was the big chair on the main bridge. Any superior had to either hang around with nowhere to sit, or take the center seat. This extended into the movies, too.
So, it's hard to reconcile: If Wesley is indeed the ship's commanding officer, why does he wear the Starbase/Starfleet Command badge? And if he's a higher level commander, what is the captain doing?