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Old February 4 2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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Do Officers have Batman?

In a normal military background, anyone of a substantial rank has a Batman who preps their uniform, tidies their quarters and so on. Do they have them on board Star Fleet Ships?

Who cleans up their quarters - or do they do it themselves?
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Old February 4 2010, 06:28 PM   #2
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In a normal military background, anyone of a substantial rank has a Batman who preps their uniform, tidies their quarters and so on. Do they have them on board Star Fleet Ships?

Who cleans up their quarters - or do they do it themselves?
No they only have a Green Lantern
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Old February 4 2010, 06:37 PM   #3
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Re: Do Officers have Batman?

Wouldn't all that kind of stuff be part of a Yeoman's duties?
Rand was seen making coffee and bringing Kirk his lunch a few times.

As an Admin guy in The Army Reserve, I have been assigned these types of duties before. Once I followed a general around for a few days. Those guys must be sore from all that ass kissing, I can assure you. It was a good time, and a welcome break from my regular duties at the time.
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Old February 4 2010, 07:08 PM   #4
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Re: Do Officers have Batman?

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In a normal military background, anyone of a substantial rank has a Batman who preps their uniform, tidies their quarters and so on. Do they have them on board Star Fleet Ships?

Who cleans up their quarters - or do they do it themselves?
No they only have a Green Lantern

I understand the OP's question, but I never heard it called that before. Maybe because I was Navy.
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Old February 4 2010, 07:13 PM   #5
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Re: Do Officers have Batman?

According to Up the Long Ladder, the Enterprise-D cleans itself.
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Old February 4 2010, 09:12 PM   #6
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According to Up the Long Ladder, the Enterprise-D cleans itself.
Good for the bloody ship.
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Old February 4 2010, 09:23 PM   #7
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According to Up the Long Ladder, the Enterprise-D cleans itself.
Like my cat?
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Old February 4 2010, 09:54 PM   #8
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In a normal military background, anyone of a substantial rank has a Batman who preps their uniform
Although her scene was savagely cut from "The Conscience of the King", Yeoman Janice Rand was scripted to be laying out Kirk's uniform.
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Old February 4 2010, 10:16 PM   #9
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I thought these scenes were actually shot, and then cut?

In TNG and DS9, it seemed that the top officers were helped by their close friends and nobody else when dressing up. Which might explain why they sometimes were missing a pip or three from their collars...

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Old February 4 2010, 10:31 PM   #10
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Yeah, I wonder who zipped the officer's zip-up-the-back uniforms on TNG.
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Old February 4 2010, 10:55 PM   #11
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Ent mentions a quartermaster who evidently handles uniform distribution.
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Old February 4 2010, 11:03 PM   #12
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I would assume the crew clean their own quarters. In "In Theory" Data cleans up Jenna's quarters because she keeps a very messy room.

And i always thought Yeoman Rand was really for Kirk's needs only. Unless she was bringing coffee to the bridge, then she sometimes brought for everyone.

As far as the 'bathrooms' that are in the corridors (that we never saw but they MUST exist) i would think there is a non commissioned crew for that. No?
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Old February 4 2010, 11:11 PM   #13
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Re: Do Officers have Batman?

Sector 7 wrote: View Post
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In a normal military background, anyone of a substantial rank has a Batman who preps their uniform, tidies their quarters and so on. Do they have them on board Star Fleet Ships?

Who cleans up their quarters - or do they do it themselves?
No they only have a Green Lantern

I understand the OP's question, but I never heard it called that before. Maybe because I was Navy.
The custom hasn't been used in the United States, except for assistants (usually officers themselves) assigned to senior officers (mostly flag officers). The term "batman" is itself a britishism, but it describes a tradition that was until recently very common in Europe - an enlisted valet/bodyguard assigned every officer, originally to relieve gentleman officers from menial tasks and to reduce their risk of death.

The relationship between Sam and Frodo in The Lord of the Rings is based in an idealized batman-officer association.
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Old February 4 2010, 11:39 PM   #14
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The relationship between Sam and Frodo in The Lord of the Rings is based in an idealized batman-officer association.
Is that what they're calling it these days?








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Old February 5 2010, 01:11 AM   #15
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If officers do have a batman, I hope they give the batman time to prepare.
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