Avro Arrow wrote:
^ Forgive me for being pedantic, but just to let you know, the Excelsior captain in TSFS was Styles, and presumably unrelated to Lt. Stiles from Balance of Terror.
So one branch of the family decided to change the "I" to a "Y" for reasons that aren't clear. They could still be related.
LOLZ FOR REALZ?
Does that mean Ensign Janeway
from the Enterprise-D is actually related to Captain Janeway
Is Admiral Chekote
from TNG then related to Commander Chakotay
Or Khan Noonien Singh
is related to Dr. Noonian Soong
Or perhaps Phlox
is related to Phlox
Or Valerie Archer
, a member of Species 8472 is actually a relation (by marriage of course!) to Jonathan Archer
Let's not limit it to Trek, either. I mean, it's entirely possible Mickey Smith is somehow related to Sarah Jane Smith, right?
Or Ianto Jones is related to Martha Jones?
Or it's entirely possible that each of these characters is unrelated and just happen to have the same last names because that's the way they were fucking written.