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Old September 23 2012, 12:47 AM   #16
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Re: Should Geordi have moved on?

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I really like the idea of rebooting SCE with LaForge involvement ..
Agreed. LaForge is a great choice to Captain an SCE reboot
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Old September 23 2012, 12:57 AM   #17
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I'd rather that Star Trek mirrored real-world military sometimes. In the sense that in real-world military, rank is greatly determined by years of service.
On the other hand, the problem with real-world precedents in Trek is that you're only talking about one world. Lots of people complain that Starfleet is too Earth-dominated and doesn't show enough signs of the influence of the alien cultures that co-founded the Federation. So maybe Starfleet practice shouldn't be too exact a parallel to the real-world, i.e. Earth, military. Maybe the reason it isn't is because there are Vulcan and Andorian and Tellarite influences in the way it deals with rank, position, and promotion.
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Old September 23 2012, 01:36 AM   #18
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I'd rather that Star Trek mirrored real-world military sometimes. In the sense that in real-world military, rank is greatly determined by years of service.
On the other hand, the problem with real-world precedents in Trek is that you're only talking about one world. Lots of people complain that Starfleet is too Earth-dominated and doesn't show enough signs of the influence of the alien cultures that co-founded the Federation. So maybe Starfleet practice shouldn't be too exact a parallel to the real-world, i.e. Earth, military. Maybe the reason it isn't is because there are Vulcan and Andorian and Tellarite influences in the way it deals with rank, position, and promotion.
But don't so trek book series use the you don't have to have captain's rank to captain a ship?
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Old September 23 2012, 01:43 AM   #19
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Re: Should Geordi have moved on?

^Well, it doesn't have to be all or nothing. There are a lot of different rules in play; that's just one of them.

And of course the real explanation is that various different writers are making it up as they go so it's inconsistent. But at least we can pretend that inconsistency reflects multicultural influence.
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Old September 23 2012, 02:00 PM   #20
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I really like the idea of rebooting SCE with LaForge involvement ..
Agreed. LaForge is a great choice to Captain an SCE reboot
This sounds like a good idea to me! Ever since "Timeless" I've wanted to see Captain LaForge. We got just a taste of that in Indistinguishable, but now that I'm reading Mr. George's Typhon Pact books, I see that he has been demoted again. I do think it's time that the character move on and a SCE series would be a good place for him.

Some might feel if Geordi gets promoted he's going to be written out of the novels. That is a possibility, but the way I see it, he barely gets much attention in the novels right now, and if he's going to be sidelined, I would rather have it be that his character has moved on as the reason for him not being written about. It at least offers the potential for new development with him at some future date.

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Old September 23 2012, 02:12 PM   #21
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Well, I am glad that, after choosing to remain on Enterprise, he decided to step back to commander. It felt weird, two captains. I know, it was done in the TOS movie,
With more than one character - Captain Spock, and Captain Scott, Captain of Engineering.

That being said, I'd love to have Geordi in command of his own SCE ship!!!!!!
Would be cool. But enough of the TNG crew have split off already.
Have there really been that many TNG crew that have split off? It's just Riker and Troi. Not counting Data since he's dead.

I haven't finished reading the George duology so I could be in error, but to my knowledge Picard, Worf, Crusher, and LaForge are all still on the Enterprise. The Enterprise-E crew hasn't split up enough.

I think the newer secondary characters introduced during the TNG-R might better be categorized as being split up (or otherwise): Kadohata, Leybenzon, T'Lana, Nave, Battaglia, than the traditional ENT crew.

If anything, Geordi would be the most likely candidate to leave the ENT-E next. The other old hands are in new roles, but Geordi is still stuck doing what he's been doing for 20 years. Though that can be 'realistic', this is fiction, and I would like to see more character growth. Besides, Taurik is a credible replacement.
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Old September 23 2012, 02:35 PM   #22
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Besides, Taurik is a credible replacement.
And with him you still have a TNG character even though he showed up maybe once or twice your just promoting him from secondary to primary status.
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