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Old June 26 2013, 10:01 PM   #98
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Re: Scotty and his military comment

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And not in any other production since
And yet nothing's changed between TOS and TNG-era.
Really?

The man who claims that "Starfleet is not a military organization" is the Captain of a spacecraft whose crew includes several hundred civilians, many of them children. This does not appear to be a feature unique to galaxy-class starships, since several years later we see this is also true of the USS Saratoga.

Are you suggesting the original Enterprise had children and families on board during TOS? (Other than, say, Charlie X or those Children of the Space Corn?)

There's nothing unfortunate about it. We as a country have had put up with a lot of stupid bullshit due to of influence of our military-industrial complex.
Please don't bring US politics into this.
The non-military nature of Starfleet is a REACTION to U.S. politics. The topic is unavoidable.
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