Could we have an alien Captain?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Yevetha, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Sjaddix

    Sjaddix Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I see no point in that with medical advances. They probably eliminated that particular condition. Same reason u don't see any obese people.
     
  2. Sjaddix

    Sjaddix Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    What Makes Data different is he is a totally independent Android with a Body and actual intelligence beyond mere programming. Holograms without 29th century tech don't have bodies.

    I have always thought that medical staff and sick bay seemed way too small.
     
  3. Bry_Sinclair

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    I'm sure I remember reading something ages ago about the medical staff onboard a Constitution-Class ship comprising of 30 doctors, nurses, orderlies, etc.

    Out of a crew of 430, that would mean one medical specialist for every 14 crewmembers. I have often used this calculation to work out the medical departments on my fanfic ships.
     
  4. Sjaddix

    Sjaddix Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    really it never seemed that way on the shows to me and I never thought they had enough beds in sick bay if they have mass casulities but with those numbers better then I thought.
     
  5. T'Girl

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    I meant dwarf actor to depict a alien species to whom that would be a natural stature.

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  6. Bry_Sinclair

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    We only ever saw the main ward. Depending on the size of the crew, then the medical facilities would be designed accordingly.

    Anyways back to the topic.
     
  7. Anji

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    All for an alien captain as long as: it fits the script and contributes to the dynamic of the stories.
     
  8. Patrick O'Brien

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    Star Trek Online has made the new Captian of the Enterprise-F an Andorian. Just some food for thought:)
     
  9. Yevetha

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    Maybe we could have a temporary alien captain, like Jellico was for the Enterprise.
     
  10. T'Girl

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    Prime directive violations, crossing the wrong boarder, sexual harassment, disregarding orders, every few episodes TPTB replace the actor depicting the ship's Captain.

    Kind of like Murphy Brown's secretary.

    :)
     
  11. Satyrquaze

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    Just have to point out that you just perfectly described James T. Kirk's command style. ;)
     
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  12. C.E. Evans

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    That's actually a myth. More often than not, Kirk toed the company line or looked for leeway within his given orders without outright violating them during TOS. Kirk as "Starfleet's bad boy" was really a retcon that got its legs in Star Trek II, but doesn't really match the more no-nonsense Kirk that actually was in TOS.
     
  13. Gaius

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    The next captain should be a child elephant.
     
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  14. Satyrquaze

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    Hence the winky-smiley face afterward.

    But, in fairness, I think 'myth' is too strong word there. Exaggeration or caricature maybe fits better. Myth implies that there were no incidents of those sort of natures.

    How many times did he violate the Prime Directive? How many times did he innapropriately touch (or more) a subordinate? How many times did he cross the Neutral Zone border?
     
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  15. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Officially, only one time--in order to save an entire civilization--and it wasn't even shown in TOS (it was actually mentioned in an episode of VOY). In fact, though, Kirk was a stickler for the Prime Directive and was noted for going after others who violated it. In instances in which the Prime Directive had already been violated by those people, Kirk then acted to either correct or minimize the damage.
    On screen, zero. Potentially offscreen, one.

    Dr. Helen Noel was the only person under his direct command that he might have been romantically involved with.
    Once. And he was under secret orders from Starfleet to do so in order to steal the Romulans' cloaking device.
     
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  16. T'Girl

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    The only time Kirk overtly disobeyed orders was in Amok Time, and T'Pau covered his ass there.

    :)
     
  17. Sjaddix

    Sjaddix Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    So the Rebel was never really a Rebel. He was the suck up who everyone hates because he ruins the fun by quoting the rule book every five seconds. Picard was kinda the same. Sisko broke some rules during War. Janeway though was pretty inconsistent on the whole rule thing.

    Now it always struck me that non inteference only applied to groups that were not sufficiently advanced it never applied to Klingons and Romulans.
     
  18. Satyrquaze

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    Areel Shaw (Definately subordinate. Definately in a relationship)
     
  19. Overmind

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    Captain Nog ;)
     
  20. C.E. Evans

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    And definitely not counting because Areel Shaw was not a member of the Enterprise crew. She was with the JAG office at Starbase 11. Commodore Stone was presumably her commanding officer.