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Old March 25 2013, 03:15 AM   #31
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Re: Did they ever explain how Geordi...

Was it ever explained how Geordi was able to play the Game?
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Old March 25 2013, 11:11 AM   #32
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Was it ever explained how Geordi was able to play the Game?
No. But it's possible the game was able to produce images that worked with his VISOR. The bigger question is how they got Picard to voluntarily play the game.
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Old March 25 2013, 11:24 AM   #33
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Picard isn't that big a man - he probably got the Wesley treatment from a few fellow officers in his nicely soundproofed Ready Room...

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Old March 25 2013, 01:15 PM   #34
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Was it ever explained how Geordi was able to play the Game?
No. But it's possible the game was able to produce images that worked with his VISOR. The bigger question is how they got Picard to voluntarily play the game.
They bribed him with a newly concocted blend of Earl Grey.
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Old March 25 2013, 02:14 PM   #35
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I realise this isn't so much his shift to Engineering, but a pretty good argument for Geordi's promotion is given in 'The Arsenal of Freedom' where he commands the Enterprise rather bloody well.
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Old March 26 2013, 03:49 AM   #36
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He was, what... #4 on the Command Chart?

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Old March 26 2013, 05:48 AM   #37
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I don't know about that. If things were bad enough that command fell to LaForge, then he might be needed more in Engineering than on the Bridge. Worf might make a better choice for command, because if the shit has hit the fan, then Worf's "shoot first, ask questions at the inquiry" approach might be the best one for them to survive to reach an inquiry!
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Old March 26 2013, 06:08 AM   #38
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Old March 27 2013, 12:51 PM   #39
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Meanwhile the Enterprise served as a "training ship" for other engineers to be assigned to future Galaxy-Class ships or ships with the new systems the Enterprise had. (Hence the rotating series of engineers we see in the first season.)
This really makes a lot of sense and ties in the rotating Chief Engineers nicely.
And if you add in the Technical Manual's reference to Starfleet initially only putting six Galaxies into service at a rate of one a year), and keeping the parts for more in reserve, a year of that would have built up all the Galaxy-experienced chiefs they needed for the immediate future.
I wonder if any of those first year engineers ended up serving on the Yamato or the Odyssey...
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Old March 28 2013, 02:46 AM   #40
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You know, for a ship that is basically totally automated, they sure had a lot of Engineers on board.

I know there is a need for diagnostics and things, but you think the build quality of components would have improved by the time the Enterprise came around.
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Old March 28 2013, 03:56 AM   #41
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Even the very best technology needs to be maintained or adapted to fit new situations, especially when you're pretty much running into new situations on a regular basis as part of your mission.

Further, it's helpful to have engineers or experts in technology around to study alien technologies or to figure them out.
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Old March 28 2013, 04:19 AM   #42
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You know, for a ship that is basically totally automated, they sure had a lot of Engineers on board.

I know there is a need for diagnostics and things, but you think the build quality of components would have improved by the time the Enterprise came around.
Not much drama in that.
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Old March 28 2013, 09:47 AM   #43
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...One might actually argue that with such an automated ship, the only thing they would ever need is engineers. The automation takes care of commanding, piloting, researching, communicating and diplomacy. And the engineers take care of the automation!

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Old March 28 2013, 08:24 PM   #44
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Well somebody needs to fix the warp engines, or maintain the EPS system. whilst everything is automated, there still needs to be people who can diagnose, correct and fix faults.
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Old March 28 2013, 11:29 PM   #45
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The bigger question is how they got Picard to voluntarily play the game.
I just assumed it was Beverly
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