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Old March 26 2013, 05:59 AM   #1
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Best and worst ship/base assignments?

I was thinking about this when I was watching a recent TNG episode, about how the Enterprise was the "best assignment possible".

So if the Enterprise was the best assignment for a starfleet officer, what would be the worst, and what would be other "good" assignments?

I would imagine any "explorer" type mission would be highly coveted. Conversely, any deep space station mission (a la DS9) may not be as highly coveted, or perhaps stuck on Spacedock.

I use the TNG/DS9/Voy timeframe for this.
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Old March 26 2013, 06:37 AM   #2
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

How could we possibly know in a useful way? We can only speculate on what we're presented and there's so much more outside that which comprises the Star Trek universe. Worst: Some observation or research outpost on a frozen planet. Good: Another Starship, or deep space exploration vessel.... just a couple among countless possibilities. The cosmos is the limit.
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Old March 26 2013, 06:57 AM   #3
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

I'd think that a base like the one Scotty was exiled to in Star Trek 09 would be pretty bad. Not only was itout in a frozen wasteland, but it was pretty damn lonely there, too.

Best would be largely based on what the individual would want. I'd fantasize about a duty such as a training position which would include about half the time on Earth at the academy, and the other half in space on a training mission. The best of both. However, there has never been a canon position like this shown, to my knowledge.
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Old March 26 2013, 08:05 AM   #4
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

Best? You mean besides Riza orbital control?
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Old March 26 2013, 08:59 AM   #5
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

Worst assignment would have to be one of the manned outposts along the Neutral Zone.
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Old March 26 2013, 09:21 AM   #6
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

Worst starship assignment: USS Exeter under Capt Tracy. USS Defiant when it was near Tholian space. USS Intrepid when it met the giant space amoeba.
Worst ground assignment: The dude mopping the floor in the bridge sim building in TWoK. he joined Starfleet to see the Universe and instead is stuck in San Francisco.
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Old March 26 2013, 10:48 AM   #7
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

JessDD wrote: View Post
I was thinking about this when I was watching a recent TNG episode, about how the Enterprise was the "best assignment possible".

So if the Enterprise was the best assignment for a starfleet officer, what would be the worst, and what would be other "good" assignments?

I would imagine any "explorer" type mission would be highly coveted. Conversely, any deep space station mission (a la DS9) may not be as highly coveted, or perhaps stuck on Spacedock.

I use the TNG/DS9/Voy timeframe for this.
According to the novel Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony the icy Delta Vega in the Vulcan system is still a shitty assignment in the 24th century. An Enterprise-E security officer mentions having spent months there.

I'd love to watch the occasional giant monster roaming by from the base windows. That'd keep me entertained for the first week, at least.


Worst of the bad assignments: DS9 waste extraction. Sewers full of multispecies poop. Ewwwww.
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Old March 26 2013, 12:46 PM   #8
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

Best assignment: a Sabre-Class ship. Do exceptionally well and among a crew of 40ish you'd get noticed and loads of first-hand experience that would help you climb the promotion ladder.
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Old March 26 2013, 01:18 PM   #9
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

I think it would depend on your service branch and personality. Some may not want to venture far from Earth or planetside service in general. Others may be drawn to deep space and exploration. A scientist may love being stuck on some distant world doing tedious anaylysis in a crappy environment. Your mileage may vary.
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Old March 26 2013, 01:43 PM   #10
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

JessDD wrote: View Post
I use the TNG/DS9/Voy timeframe for this.
While the Enterprise might be The posting that everyone wants, I imagine a lot of people would be pretty damned thrilled to be on any Galaxy or Sovereign class ship.

As for worse, I'm inclined to agree with the above, bieng the lighthouse keeper on Delta Vega would suck.
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Old March 26 2013, 02:46 PM   #11
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

The only people who we ever heard say they wanted to be on the Enterprise were the people who were already on the Enterprise, so either they requested the assignment and got it or they were assigned it and then decided that they wanted it.

Dr. Lense and Dr. Bashir were from a class that decided the Lexington was the plum assignment, and Lense got her desired job, but then so did Bashir! So was Lexington really the plum assignment, or was it that all the graduates had their pick of any jobs they wanted?

Makes you wonder how assignments work in Starfleet. If the Enterprise-D, for instance, is so coveted, then how did the likes of Barclay land a position there?
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Old March 26 2013, 05:14 PM   #12
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

The two best assignments in the military are usually the one you just left and the one you want next.
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Old March 26 2013, 05:42 PM   #13
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I have to wonder if interstellar exploration is something anyone and a replicator can pull off. Or if, despite humanity's evolved sensibilities, SF is leary of letting anyone run around the universe.

That's definitly fodder for a nice story. Sort of a "Why do you think Earth is a paradise? They want us STUCK here, while the brightest of the bright take their rightful place in the heavens" conspiricy story. Seems like Miracleman was going that way before it was cancelled.
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Old March 26 2013, 05:46 PM   #14
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

BEST ASSIGNMENT:
Whatever is best suited for you.

WORST ASSIGNMENT:
To the body recovery team aboard a medical vessel. Your primary task is to locate & identify corpses (and any missing parts) and set up their transfer to your ship's morgue.
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Old March 26 2013, 05:52 PM   #15
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

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Or if, despite humanity's evolved sensibilities, SF is leary of letting anyone run around the universe.

That's definitly fodder for a nice story. Sort of a "Why do you think Earth is a paradise? They want us STUCK here, while the brightest of the bright take their rightful place in the heavens" conspiricy story.
The problem with this is that we've seen plenty of civilians with their own ships, including the Hansens exploring space on their own aboard their ship, the S.S. Raven.
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