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Old March 20 2013, 05:50 PM   #25
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Re: Scotty

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Yeah, it was clearly a punishment assignment.
So while Scotty's being punished for beaming Porthos into oblivion, why was Keenser there? What had he done that required punishment?
The character was not sufficiently developed in the film nor in related materials to give us that information.
If you want to bring the comic into this, Keenser originally believed being assigned to Delta Vega was a great opportunity. At the time it was a functional Starfleet facility with a full staff of many officers, until eventually it just became him until Scotty arrived. So for some reason Starfleet reassigns the dozens officers serving at Delta Vega but keeps Keenser as a sort of lighthouse keeper and sends him a disgraced officer as company.

Then again, Keenser's only real purpose in the movies is comic relief and I'm clearly overthinking his role with this post.
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