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Old July 1 2013, 02:59 PM   #150
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Re: Scotty and his military comment

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Which reflects the nature of the organization itself: the ship is designed so that it can be rapidly converted into a combat vessel when the need arises, in much the same way a civilian can be trained to drop whatever he's doing, go grab a weapon and report for duty.
Yes. Starfleet is military AND science AND exploration AND relief. Remember that the secondary command center is called the "battle bridge".
And to the extent that any one of those roles could be considered primary, "military" isn't it. It's like saying that a high school teacher is actually a highly versatile janitor because the school requires him to mop the floor of his classroom every day.
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