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Old May 27 2013, 06:11 PM   #2
Greg Cox
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Re: "Mister" Spock, Scott, Chekov and Sulu?

Honestly, I suspect it's just to add variety to the dialogue. Plus, "Lieutenant" tends to be a bit of a mouthful. When I'm writing the books, I tend to use a character's full rank the first time I mention them, or when they're being formally introduced to someone, then stick to "Mister Sulu" or "Scotty" or whatever for the rest of the book.

Saves me from having to keep typing "Lieutenant" or, worse yet, "Lieutenant Commander" over and over again.
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