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Old October 25 2013, 04:32 PM   #18
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Re: A more realistic approach to away teams

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We have Crusher to thank for that. Without her, I think we know what would have happened.
Picard should've been busted down to Ten-Forward dishwasher for leaving a capital ship in the command of the Chief Medical Officer during what could be a crisis situation. Either Picard should have stayed aboard or left Riker in command.
Oh, absolutely. On a ship with such a large crew there just has to be someone better qualified to take care of the ship than the doctor! I mean, there must be some sort of watch officers aboard, that take over when the main bridge crew goes off duty. They donīt work 24h shifts, do they?

I don't remember what episode(s) it was - TNG isn't my strong suit - but I remember it being shown at some point that Data was typically left in charge of the bridge on the third shift. (I guess because he didn't need sleep anyway, it wasn't a problem for him to do two shifts a day.) Of course, Data wasn't on the ship at this point, either.
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