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View Poll Results: whose away mission crew is best?
Captain Picard, Data and Odo 12 80.00%
Seven of nine, the doctor from voyager and Quark 3 20.00%
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Old November 24 2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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Help needed to resolve argument re crew selection!

Hi I am new to this but need your help to resolve an argument between my partner and me. We each had to chose 3 characters from any star trek series to take on a mystery away mission. I chose Captian Picard, Data and Odo and though it had it sorted. They chose Seven of nine, the holographic doctor from voyager and Quark!!! They won't accept that they chose badly and that I have the better crew for an away misson! can you help? any comments or thoughts may help to resolve this gratefully recieved! thanks very much.
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Old November 24 2013, 01:48 AM   #2
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Re: Help needed to resolve argument re crew selection!

It all depends on what the away mission is, doesn't it? Landing party members are chosen based on their skills for the assignment. The leader of the party must have at least some awareness of the nature of the mission and what may be required. Last I checked, landing parties aren't decided by random selection.
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Old November 24 2013, 01:50 AM   #3
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With Borg nanoprobes, hologram technology, and all the information Seven and the Doc have at their disposal, maybe your partner has a point! I'm not sure what Quark brings to the table, but maybe if the away team finds themselves short of funds he can help out!

From any era... I'd probably take Kirk, Spock and Data, myself.

But since this is all fairly subjective, I'm not sure your poll is going to "resolve" anything...
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Old November 24 2013, 03:26 AM   #4
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Re: Help needed to resolve argument re crew selection!

I think you're right. Picard is a good leader, and Date and Odo would be useful members of the team. While Seven and the Doctor are useful as well, Quark's expertise is really only on business matters, so unless the mission involved that he probably wouldn't be that useful. Picard's team has an edge it seems if combat is involved as well. Also, you have to consider how well they'd work together. With Picard, you've got a sound commander who could lead his team. But who would take command with Seven, Quark and the EMH? None are that experienced at leading missions. I think the Picard team would be more cohesive and much more able to complete a mission.
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Old November 24 2013, 05:47 AM   #5
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Picard isn't permitted on away teams.





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Old November 24 2013, 11:02 AM   #6
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Option 1. It gives you a strong and decisive leader, a super-intelligent and super-strong android, and a security chief that can become anything. The other only has cybernetic boobs, a gigantic ego, and lobes for business.
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Old November 24 2013, 03:03 PM   #7
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Why would you need anybody else but Data? He can do everything.
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Old November 24 2013, 05:26 PM   #8
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Unless the mission entailed doing something illegal or off the books, Seven of Nine, the Doctor, and Quark's away team would just end in conflict.
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Old November 24 2013, 05:44 PM   #9
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I don't know. I want to see the ep where Seven, the EMH, and Quark go on a mission together. That sounds like a lot of fun.
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Old November 24 2013, 05:48 PM   #10
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This could actually make for an interesting game. You have to fill a five-person away team but have to choose just one from each series, you could get some interesting combinations
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Old November 27 2013, 06:08 PM   #11
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Doc, Seven and Quark would spend the mission arguing who's in charge.

For Picard, Data and Odo the only weakness would be if you had to work with less than idealist individuals in order to accomplish your goal. They've got the muscle, the stealth, the techno-prowess and the leadership. But if they had to deal with criminals to gather information, they can only offer threats and preaching.

Maybe Kirk, Data and Garak.

Why Garak? So when Kirk's shirt gets ripped, he has a tailor handy!
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Old November 27 2013, 06:29 PM   #12
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As much as I love the guy, I am honestly at a loss as to what Quark would bring to that team that would be of any value outside of some very specific situations. Seven and The Doctor (she's a drone, he's a hologram, together they fight crime!) have a huge array of skills between them, and they'd be fun to watch, but that team needs a leader. On the other hand, I can't think of too many situations that the Picard/Data/Odo team couldn't handle.
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Old November 27 2013, 10:53 PM   #13
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I think maybe your partner is rating on entertainment value? Picard, Data and Odo would pretty evidently take care of business more effectively; but any group with both Quark and the EMH involved is likely to be more fun to watch (albeit hilariously dysfunctional).
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Old November 29 2013, 04:19 AM   #14
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Re: Help needed to resolve argument re crew selection!

An away team composed of Lt. Boma (TOS), Lt Barclay (TNG), Quark (DS9), and the EMH (VOY).

Once on the surface they could bitch, moan, complain and be afraid to make decisions.


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Old November 29 2013, 07:04 AM   #15
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Bry_Sinclair wrote: View Post
This could actually make for an interesting game. You have to fill a five-person away team but have to choose just one from each series, you could get some interesting combinations
That would be a good game but the away team is generally based on the mission. Technically though, this thread could be used for that. Plus, the thread is covered by the poll.

My any situation away team are:
Riker, Worf, Data, Bashir, and Seven of Nine.

Worf is my tactical mind of choice; Riker can be tough, lenient, diplomatic, and aggressive when he needs to (I would have picked Kirk for the same reasons but Riker would work better with Worf); Data could assess the situation the best; Bashir and his augmented abilities would make him able to help in multiple ways other than just medically; and Seven of Nine is my wild card having Borg tech and knowledge backing her up.
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