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Old October 12 2013, 01:02 AM   #16
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Re: Wait, How Many Departments?

Riker said that the ships clean them selves.

Considering the chorus of "what's a nanite" after Wesley's homework became alive and took over the ship, and the disappointed frown when after the Borg had already attacked in Best of Both World they say "remember Nanites? That happened right? Wheat if we weaponized nanites to destroy the Borg? I mean if WE (The best of the best!) never heard of nanites 6 months ago, it's unlikely that an advanced machine intellect would have ever heard of nanites, use nanites or have fantastically sophisticated dences against foreign nanites" it's unlikely that the ships cleaned themselves with nanites.

Methinks that when a room or corridor is empty on a Starship, that the automatics use site to site transporter sweeps to shunt all dust and grime into space.
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Old October 12 2013, 01:57 AM   #17
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In addition to his assigned duties, Neelix was probably gathering up all the garbage to stow on his ship in the shuttlebay, in case it turned out to be valuable somewhere. If Neelix didn't steal a replicator when he finally left the ship, he was an idiot.
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Old October 12 2013, 04:27 AM   #18
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Replicator? Who gave him the ordinance to fight those space pirates in Homestead?
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Old October 12 2013, 04:30 AM   #19
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He was probably swiping stuff the whole seven years. Might explain how they lost so many shuttles and torpedoes.
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Old October 12 2013, 07:07 AM   #20
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Re: Wait, How Many Departments?

How I work out departments and sub-departments for fanfic is so:

Command
- Administration
Flight Control
- Shuttlebay (including Shuttle Pilots)
Engineering
Operations
- Cargo/Supply
- Transporters
Security
Tactical
Counselling
Medical
Science
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Planetary Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Stellar Sciences

The likes of Engineering has multiple disciplines (such as environmental, structural, impulse, warp drive, etc) but all as part of the whole rather than separate sub-departments.

That's just how I work our things in my head and, so far, its worked out for the ships/crews I've created.
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Old October 12 2013, 07:19 AM   #21
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Counselling would be under Medical.

Meanwhile since Tasha, Worf and Tuvok were all simultaneously tactical/security officers, you have to wonder if they are at all separate departments?
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Old October 19 2013, 01:04 AM   #22
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Re: Wait, How Many Departments?

The department heads all reporting to Tuvok makes sense to me. Even if Chakotay is more than just a 'token' gesture on Janeway's part, the truth is that he isn't Starfleet, nor is he anything more than a provisional officer rank anyway. Tuvok is the highest ranking Starfleet crewmember on board after Janeway herself.
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Old October 19 2013, 02:21 AM   #23
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Provisional ranks were regarded as real on Voyager.

When they met up with Equinox, we should have seen Janeway make a speech to the Equinox crew about how they had to pretend like they all did that provisional rank was real rank, nudge, nudge, wink, or else the terrorist skin get uppity.

B'Elanna and Chakotay would have taken those jobs if they were not real.
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Old October 20 2013, 12:31 AM   #24
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Re: Wait, How Many Departments?

Bry_Sinclair wrote: View Post
Command
- Administration
Flight Control
- Shuttlebay (including Shuttle Pilots)
Engineering
Operations
- Cargo/Supply
- Transporters
Security
Tactical
Counselling
Medical
Science
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Planetary Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Stellar Sciences
You forgot "morale." We all know how much Tuvok enjoyed the daily report from the ship's morale officer.

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Old October 20 2013, 06:28 AM   #25
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Unspeakable wrote: View Post
Bry_Sinclair wrote: View Post
Command
- Administration
Flight Control
- Shuttlebay (including Shuttle Pilots)
Engineering
Operations
- Cargo/Supply
- Transporters
Security
Tactical
Counselling
Medical
Science
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Planetary Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Stellar Sciences
You forgot "morale." We all know how much Tuvok enjoyed the daily report from the ship's morale officer.

Morale I'd include in with Counselling. True it may be an off-shoot of medical, but when you look at the psychological and sociological input counsellors can have on diplomatic missions I like to make them a little department on their own. But that's just me.
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Old October 20 2013, 07:54 AM   #26
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Even though the Doctor started writing in Counselling upgrades to his program in later episodes?

Although according to Futures End he was writing comprehensive psychological evaluations of the entire crew as early as season 3.
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