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Old August 29 2013, 04:53 PM   #16
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Re: Idea for A STAR TREK SERIES "Star Trek, Red Squad"

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Pass.

I don't need Trek about teen angst.
Yeah, that would be almost as bad as a ship full of cadets having to save the Federation after an alien supership destroys Vulcan.
Well, the Enterprise looked to already have plenty of actually commissioned officers. The only ones who seemed to be cadets were Kirk (who was 25), Uhura and Cupcake.
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Old August 29 2013, 05:10 PM   #17
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Also Kirk and Uhura were also just about to graduate from the Academy.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:22 AM   #18
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Kirk wasn't he still had another year to do, he was only a third year cadet. The Academy is four years.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:28 AM   #19
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Kirk wasn't he still had another year to do, he was only a third year cadet. The Academy is four years.
Well, Kirk said he'd do it in three and according to screen graphics he was already a Lieutenant. So he may have been finishing up his final year when Nero attacked.
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Old August 30 2013, 06:31 AM   #20
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I never got how a Cadet can be a Lieutenant (it baffled me in TWOK as well). But the jump from Lieutenant straight to Captain is just idiotic--especially on a megadestroyer like the JJprise. If it'd been a Hermes-Class scout I could see him getting command (as a Lieutenant Commander) in order to cut his teeth before being given a more important posting.
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Old August 30 2013, 03:22 PM   #21
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But the jump from Lieutenant straight to Captain is just idiotic--especially on a megadestroyer like the JJprise.
Indeed it was. This was one of my major issues with that movie.
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Old August 30 2013, 04:15 PM   #22
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Why would only the adults be sucked into the "Nexus Void"??
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Old August 30 2013, 05:06 PM   #23
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I never got how a Cadet can be a Lieutenant (it baffled me in TWOK as well). But the jump from Lieutenant straight to Captain is just idiotic--especially on a megadestroyer like the JJprise. If it'd been a Hermes-Class scout I could see him getting command (as a Lieutenant Commander) in order to cut his teeth before being given a more important posting.
There is lots of "rank" non-sense all over Star Trek.
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Old August 30 2013, 06:18 PM   #24
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A young female changeling who has joined the crew
What time period is this set in?

If it's within a few decades of the Dominon War, the chances of someone from a civilization that killed Stafleet personnel by the thousands being given a postion in Starfleet is zero. Or will it be established that she turned her back on her species?

The drop is the whole, and the whole is the drop.
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Old August 30 2013, 06:21 PM   #25
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How about no? No offense, but way too fanwanky.
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Old August 30 2013, 07:37 PM   #26
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The cadet/LT thing is very easily rectified: Kirk was using the Academy as an OCS rather than a 4 year commissioning program/undergraduate program. Pike mentioned that Kirk was a genius, I could easily see him having bounced around from college to college, stacking up credits. Plus he mentions that he'd do the Academy in 3 years, something that would be easier if he only needed it for the Starfleet aspect and not the undergraduate. Granted, in today's army, you wouldn't go to West Point if you already had a college degree, but perhaps in the Federation, all commissioning programs for Starfleet take place at SF Academy.
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Old August 30 2013, 07:44 PM   #27
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Granted, in today's army, you wouldn't go to West Point if you already had a college degree, but perhaps in the Federation, all commissioning programs for Starfleet take place at SF Academy.
We also see McCoy also attending the Academy and he obviously had already attended college being an MD.
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Old August 30 2013, 07:49 PM   #28
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The cadet/LT thing is very easily rectified: Kirk was using the Academy as an OCS rather than a 4 year commissioning program/undergraduate program. Pike mentioned that Kirk was a genius, I could easily see him having bounced around from college to college, stacking up credits. Plus he mentions that he'd do the Academy in 3 years, something that would be easier if he only needed it for the Starfleet aspect and not the undergraduate. Granted, in today's army, you wouldn't go to West Point if you already had a college degree, but perhaps in the Federation, all commissioning programs for Starfleet take place at SF Academy.
Thank you for clearing that up!!
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Old August 31 2013, 08:39 PM   #29
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A young female changeling who has joined the crew
What time period is this set in?

If it's within a few decades of the Dominon War, the chances of someone from a civilization that killed Stafleet personnel by the thousands being given a postion in Starfleet is zero. Or will it be established that she turned her back on her species?

The drop is the whole, and the whole is the drop.
I didn't say she was a star fleet cadet, but someone they met along the way
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Old August 31 2013, 08:47 PM   #30
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The concept is...What if most of the major powers The Romulans, Klingons, and the Federation's fleets were trapped by an unknown alien power in a Nexus Void (Made it up, Fire Me) Leaving only may be a handful of Federation, Romulan and Klingon ships with pretty much skeleton crews on board....Where they still had to major problems, PROTECT THE QUANDRANT, FREE THEIR PERSPECTIVE FLEETS, STOP any more INCURSIONS FROM THE ALIENS

This would put whoever is left as the acting Star Fleet commander. Captain Worf as acting Admiral, Chancellor someone from the Klingon empire and who ever runs the Romulans
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