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Old February 12 2013, 07:55 PM   #46
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Then Dr. Bashir was violating the oath every time he went into battle, which was pretty often.
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Old February 12 2013, 08:12 PM   #47
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Then Dr. Bashir was violating the oath every time he went into battle, which was pretty often.
I can't remember specifically: how often did Bashir actually participate in the fighting, instead of just fixing up the casualties?

If a doctor refuses to go into battle with the rest of his ship, then he refuses to help heal the injuries that result. That would likely be a violation of the oath, at least by omission.
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Old February 12 2013, 09:15 PM   #48
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We better not start getting nitpicky about Trek plots that are contrived or farfetched. That way lies danger.
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Old February 16 2013, 05:15 PM   #49
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there's a book called "doctor's orders" with this premise. Personally, I think it's a silly idea. Doctors are staff officers, like a chaplain or doctor would be in today's navies. They're not in the command line.

I didn't like it when TNG did it with Crusher and Troi for the same reason. Command isn't just a matter of rank.
Ditto.
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Old February 17 2013, 12:56 AM   #50
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Further, I can't see him not handing command over to Spock, Scotty, Sulu, or even Chekov at the first opportunity.
What about Uhura? Surely she would outrank Chekov!
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Old February 17 2013, 01:29 AM   #51
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Further, I can't see him not handing command over to Spock, Scotty, Sulu, or even Chekov at the first opportunity.
What about Uhura? Surely she would outrank Chekov!
She's a red shirt radio operator. Chekov's a gold shirt commander in training. Position trumps rank.
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Old February 17 2013, 01:38 AM   #52
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In "Dagger of the Mind", Spock told McCoy to "Get some security people and follow me down." Now whether Spock picked McCoy because he thought he was qualified enough, or he was just the most convenient option, we don't know.

But McCoy sure played the part with that scowl on his face when security was rounding up the bad guys.
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Old February 17 2013, 01:48 AM   #53
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Further, I can't see him not handing command over to Spock, Scotty, Sulu, or even Chekov at the first opportunity.
What about Uhura? Surely she would outrank Chekov!
She's a red shirt radio operator. Chekov's a gold shirt commander in training. Position trumps rank.

But . . . but he's a green, impetuous kid! In a Beatles wing!

And isn't Scotty a redshirt? And yet he regularly trumps Sulu . . . .
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Old February 17 2013, 01:53 AM   #54
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What about Uhura? Surely she would outrank Chekov!
She's a red shirt radio operator. Chekov's a gold shirt commander in training. Position trumps rank.

But . . . but he's a green, impetuous kid!
Maybe command is just what he needs to make his voice drop.
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Old February 17 2013, 02:07 AM   #55
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Ask yourself this: If the Enterprise is in deep trouble and the usual suspects are trapped down on the planet or incapacitated, who would you rather have in charge on the bridge: Uhura or Chekov?

I know who I'd feel safer with . . ..
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Old February 17 2013, 03:03 AM   #56
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Well, Uhura over Chekov, sure, but I was trying to emphasize that anyone else would take command before McCoy would take the center seat, even Chekov.
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Old February 17 2013, 03:39 AM   #57
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Ask yourself this: If the Enterprise is in deep trouble and the usual suspects are trapped down on the planet or incapacitated, who would you rather have in charge on the bridge: Uhura or Chekov?

I know who I'd feel safer with . . ..
To hug? I'll go with Uhura.

Though it is possible Chekov knows more about running the ship than Uhura does. He is the navigator, part-time science and weapons officer and in the command divison. He might scream a bit, but he's never said "Captain, I'm frightened" in a crisis.
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Old February 17 2013, 03:41 AM   #58
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Ask yourself this: If the Enterprise is in deep trouble and the usual suspects are trapped down on the planet or incapacitated, who would you rather have in charge on the bridge: Uhura or Chekov?

I know who I'd feel safer with . . ..
To hug? I'll go with Uhura.

Though it is possible Chekov knows more about running the ship than Uhura does. He is the navigator, part-time science and weapons officer and in the command divison. He might scream a bit, but he's never said "Captain, I'm frightened" in a crisis.
But Uhura has never accidentally fallen off an aircraft carrier . . . . .
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Old February 17 2013, 03:42 AM   #59
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Uhura demonstrated command aptitude in TAS "The Lorelei Signal".
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Old February 17 2013, 03:45 AM   #60
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Uhura demonstrated command aptitude in TAS "The Lorelei Signal".
And, ahem, a certain upcoming Trek novel.
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