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Old March 3 2013, 12:36 AM   #106
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Re: Starfleet Command Insignia

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Explanation A
Explanation D, all starship personnel up through Captain wear the exact same group of insignia, there isn't a Enterprise's special insignia.

Officers above Captain (let's make Tracy a "fleet captain") and members of their personal staff have special insignia.

Non starship personnel have their own insignia. JAG has their own, so do merchant marines.

Pavonis wrote: View Post
Since when are shuttles faster than starships?
Since Kirk and Mendez were chasing the Enterprise with some expectation of catching it.

Shuttles are speed boats.

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The Lexington's CO was still on board and in command of the ship, but Wesley commanded the task-force from the Lexington's bridge.
Or, the Lexington was constructed/modified to act as a fleet command ship, and had a regular bridge in the regular place, but also possess a flag bridge somewhere else aboard the ship.

The Lexington's commanding officer was in the Captain chair on the bridge, commanding just his ship. Wesley commanded the entire fleet, but not directly the Lexington.

When Wesley ordered a course change, it was for the fleet in general, and not the Lexington specifically.

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Old March 3 2013, 05:04 AM   #107
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Re: Starfleet Command Insignia

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Since when are shuttles faster than starships?
Since Kirk and Mendez were chasing the Enterprise with some expectation of catching it.

Shuttles are speed boats.
Maybe, but the Starbase 11 shuttle didn't stand a chance of catching Enterprise in "The Menagerie". Kirk pushed the shuttle past its safe point of return without having caught up to the starship.

In practice, shuttles might at best match a starship for speed, but with a much shorter range. So if Wesley shuttled ahead of Lexington, how much time did he save? A few minutes? An hour? Hardly seems worth it.
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Old March 3 2013, 05:30 AM   #108
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Re: Starfleet Command Insignia

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Maybe, but the Starbase 11 shuttle didn't stand a chance of catching Enterprise in "The Menagerie". Kirk pushed the shuttle past its safe point of return without having caught up to the starship.
I think Kirk did this on purpose, knowing he'd never catch the Enterprise and also knowing that was the only way to stop Spock. He knew Spock would not leave him to die in a stranded shuttle.
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Old March 3 2013, 08:53 AM   #109
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Re: Starfleet Command Insignia

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"the flowery star was something sold in a craft shop, and is in fact still commercially available today."

Where can you get that? I always liked it.

Corner Flower Bead Stand
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Phone: 815-312-2017

Lg White Vintage Large Plastic White Filigree Flower Bead

Only a dollar each! Even TOS had the budget for them.
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Old March 19 2013, 06:03 PM   #110
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Absolutely beautiful, just made my day!
Sigh... regrettably, I goofed. If Nomad were here, it would yell out "YOU ARE IMPERFECT... YOU ARE IN ERROR" and then vaporize me.

Turns out "The Ultimate Computer" was shot the week before "The Omega Glory," not the week after.
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