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Old May 8 2013, 09:53 PM   #274
Re: Franz Joseph Blueprints Revisited

In any case, we run into the contradiction that star ship skippers are a rare breed (making Kirk's offense stand out and creating a scandal) yet Stone can summon a couple of those in what looks like a matter of hours. Is space really that small? Or is Kirk after all just one out of hundreds of these "special" skippers, and the hundreds of others are all so squeaky-clean that Kirk's misdemeanor will indeed mar the whole service?

If every ship on a "star ship status" chart has a "special" skipper, then it's the second answer all right - SB 11 can't be the only facility in the universe to process star ships, and not 100% of the star ship fleet can be undergoing repairs simultaneously. So, if hundreds of skippers are "elite", how many "mundane" ones are there in Starfleet? Thousands? Tens of thousands?

Timo Saloniemi
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