Thread: Starfleeters?
View Single Post
Old October 4 2013, 01:32 AM   #32
scotpens
Vice Admiral
 
scotpens's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Starfleeters?

iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
Navigator_NCC2120 wrote: View Post
Since Starfleet Personnel use a stardrive on a starship to travel to starbases and star systems why not call them starmen or astromen?
Not politically correct. What about women? Or races without gender? Knowing how things work, we'll have to use stiff and awkward names like "starperson" or "starbeing", and nobody wants that.
In today's U.S. Navy, a midshipman is a midshipman and a seaman is a seaman, regardless of gender. Same with the rank of airman in the Air Force.

"Astroman" sounds like a Japanese anime superhero. And "starman" sounds like this dude.

__________________
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”
scotpens is offline   Reply With Quote