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Old March 26 2013, 05:54 PM   #16
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

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Or if, despite humanity's evolved sensibilities, SF is leary of letting anyone run around the universe.

That's definitly fodder for a nice story. Sort of a "Why do you think Earth is a paradise? They want us STUCK here, while the brightest of the bright take their rightful place in the heavens" conspiricy story.
The problem with this is that we've seen plenty of civilians with their own ships, including the Hansens exploring space on their own aboard their ship, the S.S. Raven.
True, but they were 'authorized' and had a flight plan. Harry Mudd and the Hansens arn't exactly ringing endorsements for letting civvies run around.
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Old March 26 2013, 06:14 PM   #17
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

Probably the all-out worst location for TOS is Uhura's chair. Communication shifts are monotonously long and beamdown privileges are so infrequent that bedsores are inevitable. Highlights of her day are being rendered unconscious, practically electocuted, zapped into cube-form or getting mentally freaked out by Bizzaro-Spock.....usually without leaving the chair.

Best location? Spock's. He's got the minature adult film viewer at his console which only Chekov gets to share.
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Old March 26 2013, 06:46 PM   #18
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

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Worst ground assignment: The dude mopping the floor in the bridge sim building in TWoK. he joined Starfleet to see the Universe and instead is stuck in San Francisco.
Absolute worst is the guy who has to clean the holodeck floor after half the crew runs the "Wild Orgy" program.
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Old March 26 2013, 07:02 PM   #19
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

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I'd fantasize about a duty such as a training position which would include about half the time on Earth at the academy, and the other half in space on a training mission.
I'll go along with this. I can't imagine that being cooped up on a ship with recycled air, no natural sunlight, etc. for very long would be healthy regardless of whatever advances in technology they come up with. Plus, the idea of being confined inside a ship for extended periods of time would drive me insane.
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Old March 26 2013, 09:24 PM   #20
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

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Or if, despite humanity's evolved sensibilities, SF is leary of letting anyone run around the universe.

That's definitly fodder for a nice story. Sort of a "Why do you think Earth is a paradise? They want us STUCK here, while the brightest of the bright take their rightful place in the heavens" conspiricy story.
The problem with this is that we've seen plenty of civilians with their own ships, including the Hansens exploring space on their own aboard their ship, the S.S. Raven.
True, but they were 'authorized' and had a flight plan.
Having to file a flight plan is hardly the same thing as not having a right to explore space. And the exact nature of the Hansens' "authorization" is unclear.

Harry Mudd and the Hansens arn't exactly ringing endorsements for letting civvies run around.
There have been plenty of other civilians with their own ships throughout Trek. If anything, Trek makes it clear that interstellar space is teeming with civilian ships.
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Old March 27 2013, 12:59 AM   #21
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Makes you wonder how assignments work in Starfleet. If the Enterprise-D, for instance, is so coveted, then how did the likes of Barclay land a position there?
That was covered in Hollow Pursuits. The previous ship Barclay served on wanted him gone so bad they wrote a letter of shining endorsement in his file which made him look so impressive he had to be Enterprise material. By the end of the episode proved his worth.
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Old March 27 2013, 04:31 AM   #22
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^ Just finished watching that episode. Definitely one of the better ones of the 3rd season.
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Old March 27 2013, 04:40 AM   #23
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WORST: Any ship or base in an episode that isn't the Enterprise.
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Old March 28 2013, 11:12 PM   #24
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I think the worst job would have to be a medical lab tech and dealing with alien diseases that make Ebola look like the common cold.
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Old March 29 2013, 06:54 AM   #25
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I was waiting for the "Any ship Ro Laren is assigned to" comment, but clearly I was the only one thinking that.
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Old March 30 2013, 09:36 PM   #26
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I think the worst job would have to be a medical lab tech and dealing with alien diseases that make Ebola look like the common cold.
Nice thing about studying alien diseases is that they shouldn't generally work on species that aren't from that planet.

Bad thing about studying alien diseases is that the above aren't interesting, so of course you're going to be working with the more universal ones
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Old March 31 2013, 06:54 PM   #27
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a spacestation would be pretty cool i thinks
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Old April 5 2013, 05:22 AM   #28
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Best assignment during Dominion War: Ships with Plot Shields (Defiant and Enterprise)
Worst assignment during Dominion War: Anything else.
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Old April 5 2013, 11:24 AM   #29
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I think the crap end of the galaxy would have to be an assignment like the communications relay in Aquiel. It's only manned by a couple of people, your shipmate is probably annoying and whiny and if anything interesting happens, it's probably bad.
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Old April 7 2013, 05:46 AM   #30
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Re: Best and worst ship/base assignments?

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I think it would depend on your service branch and personality. Some may not want to venture far from Earth or planetside service in general. Others may be drawn to deep space and exploration. A scientist may love being stuck on some distant world doing tedious anaylysis in a crappy environment. Your mileage may vary.
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