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Old October 23 2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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Re: Commodores in command of Starships?

Lance wrote: View Post
Unless we are to assume that the Constellation's own captain died and Decker (like Stocker) simply happened to be on-board and took command?
No, I don't think the dialog in the episode bears this idea out.

The Doomsday Machine wrote:
DECKER: It's just that I, I, I never lost a command before.
This sounds like the ship was his assignment; Decker did not just assume command of the Constellation on his own authority when the assigned captain died.
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