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Old October 6 2013, 10:54 PM   #16
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Re: 13 Department Heads?

But is second officer really a position? I always assumed it was just someone designated to assume command should the captain and XO both be incapacitated.
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Old October 6 2013, 10:54 PM   #17
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It's stuff like this that makes me wonder what First Officers like Chakotay and Riker do all day, rather than stand around on the bridge striking dramatic poses.
Ideally, the first officer is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the ship and making sure that everything (including the crew) runs smoothly for the captain. Reviewing countless reports and attending routine staff meetings probably doesn't really make for great dramatic television, which is probably why we rarely (if ever) see XOs doing them onscreen.
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Old October 6 2013, 11:33 PM   #18
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Re: 13 Department Heads?

We do see Riker from time to time preforming the traditional duties of a First Officer, managing the inside of the ship and the crew. One of this times would have been in Chains of Command were the Captain instructed Riker to change around the crew's shift schedule. We see Riker at separate times with Picard or Troi going over crew reports.

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Old October 6 2013, 11:45 PM   #19
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Re: 13 Department Heads?

We even heard Spock overseeing a battle drill in "The Corbomite Maneuver." But such times that we see an XO carrying out the traditional role of an XO are brief, and usually just before something more exciting happens in the story.
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Old October 7 2013, 12:10 AM   #20
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and usually just before something more exciting happens in the story.
Paper work doesn't make for great drama.

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Old October 7 2013, 04:08 AM   #21
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and usually just before something more exciting happens in the story.
Paper work doesn't make for great drama.

``Captain, you'd better see this ... the TPS reports have achieved sentience and taken over the LCARS network!''
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Old October 7 2013, 04:33 AM   #22
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Paper work doesn't make for great drama.
That's why there are never any TV shows about Certified Public Accountants.
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Old October 7 2013, 05:35 AM   #23
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Paper work doesn't make for great drama.
That's why there are never any TV shows about Certified Public Accountants.
But there is this

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Old October 7 2013, 05:49 AM   #24
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Re: 13 Department Heads?

Yes, I still have that from when I taped The Meaning of Life off cable about 25 years ago. Matt Frewer's in there.
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``Captain, you'd better see this ... the TPS reports have achieved sentience and taken over the LCARS network!''
"Yeah, so if you could just take on an extra duty shift this weekend... that'd be great."
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