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Old March 28 2009, 07:48 PM   #16
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

Well, then you have my approval at least.

I just realized I neglected to respond to this:
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No pets allowed on board ship, of course, but then again, no families, either.

On base all that's allowed...maybe a starship is sort of half ship, have base?
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I know what you mean, though. I really strongly suspect the degree to which Starfleet adheres to the more traditional 'military' model varies according to the political ebbs and flows of the particular era, too. TOS and the ovies seemed very military, so no families/pets on Starfleet ships in the mid to late 23rd. TNG was more family friendly so families and pets in that era. Then DS9 gave us the Dominion War - I imagine families were banned from most ships for a while, even if they were still allowed on the 'base' DS9. And of course as mentioned earlier, VGR was a special case.
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Old March 28 2009, 10:24 PM   #17
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

I'm inclined to agree with the "if families are ok, pets are too". It certainly appears that the nature of the ship's mission factors into that and that in recent years there's been a turn away from allowing families on ship. It might be, however, that they've remained more tolerant of pets to a degree. After all, if your ship is destroyed along with your pet dog, that's your business. Wife and kids too, that's a much bigger issue.

I'd also say that rank and position factors into this as well, along with ship size. I would imagine that on a smaller ship, only senior officers would have the privilege of bringing family or pets onboard, as there's a significant space issue involved. On a larger ship such as the Ent-D we certainly see more junior officers with families, but even there I have to assume that most of the enlisted don't have that privilege.
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Old March 29 2009, 01:00 AM   #18
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

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I distinctly remember that Kirk had this large snake....and if I remember right his name was Lefty...anyone else recall that?
As in the "snake" he promised to show new young female ensigns that joined the crew?
Yeah that's right Kirks pet snake, lefty....i see you remember him....poor thing only had one eye too.
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Old March 29 2009, 01:00 AM   #19
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

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I distinctly remember that Kirk had this large snake....and if I remember right his name was Lefty...anyone else recall that?
As in the "snake" he promised to show new young female ensigns that joined the crew?
Yeah that's right Kirks pet snake, lefty....i see you remember him....poor thing only had one eye too.
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Old March 29 2009, 01:02 AM   #20
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

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I distinctly remember that Kirk had this large snake....and if I remember right his name was Lefty...anyone else recall that?
As in the "snake" he promised to show new young female ensigns that joined the crew?

So you remember his snake Lefty! Poor thing only had one eye too.
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Old March 29 2009, 01:54 AM   #21
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

Three times, eh?
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Old March 29 2009, 02:40 AM   #22
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Three times, eh?
That's right...it was JUST THAT FUNNY. Obviously there was technical difficulties. I'm on a friends shitty computer, I hope that answer is sufficient for you and if it's not I'll be glad to say it a few more times.
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Old March 29 2009, 02:44 AM   #23
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

I'm just teasing, Cakes488. It happens to me a lot too.
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Old March 29 2009, 03:15 AM   #24
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I'm just teasing, Cakes488. It happens to me a lot too.
I love the teasing...all sort of kinds!
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Old March 29 2009, 11:34 PM   #25
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

I'm a little surprised it hasn't been mentioned earlier, but Janeway DID have Chakotay.
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Old March 30 2009, 12:01 AM   #26
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

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I'm just teasing, Cakes488. It happens to me a lot too.
I love the teasing...all sort of kinds!
I get the feeling Cakes is a little freaky.
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Old March 30 2009, 02:34 AM   #27
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

sbk1234 wrote: View Post
I'm a little surprised it hasn't been mentioned earlier, but Janeway DID have Chakotay.
Ouch.

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I'm just teasing, Cakes488. It happens to me a lot too.
I love the teasing...all sort of kinds!
I get the feeling Cakes is a little freaky.
I do too.
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Old March 30 2009, 02:54 AM   #28
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I'm a little surprised it hasn't been mentioned earlier, but Janeway DID have Chakotay.
I was thinking it, does that count?
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Old March 30 2009, 04:25 PM   #29
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
Cakes488 wrote: View Post
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I'm just teasing, Cakes488. It happens to me a lot too.
I love the teasing...all sort of kinds!
I get the feeling Cakes is a little freaky.

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I love the teasing...all sort of kinds!
I get the feeling Cakes is a little freaky.
I do too. [/quote]

Is something wrong with that fellas....? Ohhhhhh I think not, lol!
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Old March 31 2009, 09:15 PM   #30
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

Cakes488 wrote: View Post

Is something wrong with that fellas....? Ohhhhhh I think not, lol!
Not. At. All. =D
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