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Old February 15 2014, 09:56 PM   #16
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Re: How recognizable is the enterprise crew?

I was referring to active ambassadors or state employees, not to people like Elvis, Poutine, Mao, Einstein, Nietzsche, Marx, Napoleon or Michael Jordan.
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Old February 15 2014, 10:22 PM   #17
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^Dennis Rodman?
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Old February 16 2014, 02:17 AM   #18
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I'm pretty sure the face of Locutus gives a great deal of Federation citizens horrid nightmares
Maybe Picard is recognizable, because of the Locutus thing, but do you really think the rest of the crew would be?
Data most definitely. He's the most intriguing individual in all of the Federation. They found his head buried beneath San Francisco, & probably shit themselves

The Romulans of all people managed to turn out a Laforge doppelganger. Troi is also captured by them for her likeness to a Romulan Tal Shiar agent

Worf! is... WORF SON OF MOGH C'mon! He's famous throughout the galaxy. He murdered a guy who would be leader of an entire galactic superpower, (& then later, murdered the sitting one, right?) & he's the only Klingon in Starfleet. He turned the tide of a civil war. They will sing songs about that guy

Wesley is a boy flying the Federation flagship. I don't know how recognizable he is, but he's certainly known. Didn't the Traveler show up to find Wesley?

As for the rest of them, meh... I suppose they are slightly known by association, but maybe not too much
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Old February 16 2014, 02:26 AM   #19
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^Dennis Rodman?


No, people like them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ners_of_Canada
or them
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambassa..._United_States
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Old February 16 2014, 03:03 AM   #20
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I played a neat game trying to name a bunch of historical figures and surprisingly knew quite a bit, and history was always my worst subject.
That was quite a cross section of historical figures. I was initially fooled into thinking I recognized Davy Crockett, but since he was holding a guitar I figured it had to be Elvis.
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Old February 16 2014, 06:03 AM   #21
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For one, the Federation is more known for its diplomatic agenda.
Before he realized what time period he was in, Nero fully exspect some random Starfleet officer to immediately know who the hell "Ambassador Spock" was.

T'Pring said that Spock was well known among Vulcans, almost a legion.

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Despite the Enterprise-D (then the E) was the prestigious flagship ...
When did the Enterprise E become a flagship?

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Old February 16 2014, 06:07 AM   #22
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If any of those people captained a starship and saved earth on multiple occasions, I would know them.
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Old February 16 2014, 05:27 PM   #23
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Elvis never captained a starship and didn't save our planet.
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Old February 16 2014, 09:06 PM   #24
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Maybe Picard is recognizable, because of the Locutus thing, but do you really think the rest of the crew would be? I mean, I know that the Enterprise has gone on some "notable" missions, but the Federation is pretty big. Does the average Federation citizen pay attention to the "military" a.k.a. Starfleet? I don't think that the average American would have any clue who serves on American aircraft carriers or any other Naval vessel...
Don't forget Admiral Prescott (I think) pointed out Riker's good work against the Borg. I think that was general knowledge and not something he read before arriving.
Regardless of whether the Admiral read a missions briefing or not, I am sure that it was more common knowledge amongst Starfleet Admirals who led the mission rescuing Picard / stopping Locutus / saving Earth. Sure others might have known that as well, but would have been more surprising if Starfleet brass did not know who led the mission saving the day!

BTW, this thread is making me want to watch Best of Both Worlds Part I & II!!
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Old February 17 2014, 03:25 AM   #25
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Riker is probably a celebrity among Starfleet but probably not a celebrity among civilians. He's probably the level of celebrity that would come up as an answer in bar trivia from time to time.
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Old February 17 2014, 03:26 AM   #26
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Elvis never captained a starship and didn't save our planet.
That you know of.
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Old February 17 2014, 03:44 AM   #27
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It's hard to imagine interplanetary celebrities when the galaxy is populated on so many worlds.
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Old February 17 2014, 04:42 AM   #28
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^why? There would be still famous people no matter how many individuals make up a community, even trillions all over the Federation.
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Old February 17 2014, 09:04 PM   #29
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I'm sure Riker has thousands of friends on Spacebook.
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Old February 17 2014, 09:55 PM   #30
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^well, roughy would be 500+ women who have ever served on the same ship as him...
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