How recognizable is the enterprise crew?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by WesleysDisciple, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. T'Girl

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    Before he realized what time period he was in, Nero fully exspect some random Starfleet officer to immediately know who the hell "Ambassador Spock" was.

    T'Pring said that Spock was well known among Vulcans, almost a legion.

    When did the Enterprise E become a flagship?

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  2. bbjegglebells

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  3. Armored Saint

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    Elvis never captained a starship and didn't save our planet.
     
  4. Ro_Laren

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    Regardless of whether the Admiral read a missions briefing or not, I am sure that it was more common knowledge amongst Starfleet Admirals who led the mission rescuing Picard / stopping Locutus / saving Earth. Sure others might have known that as well, but would have been more surprising if Starfleet brass did not know who led the mission saving the day!

    BTW, this thread is making me want to watch Best of Both Worlds Part I & II!!
     
  5. JirinPanthosa

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    Riker is probably a celebrity among Starfleet but probably not a celebrity among civilians. He's probably the level of celebrity that would come up as an answer in bar trivia from time to time.
     
  6. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    That you know of. :shifty:
     
  7. Sci Fi Fan

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    It's hard to imagine interplanetary celebrities when the galaxy is populated on so many worlds.
     
  8. Finngle Bells

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    ^why? There would be still famous people no matter how many individuals make up a community, even trillions all over the Federation.
     
  9. King Daniel Beyond

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    I'm sure Riker has thousands of friends on Spacebook.:p
     
  10. Finngle Bells

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    ^well, roughy would be 500+ women who have ever served on the same ship as him...
     
  11. bbjegglebells

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    I watched it recently because of this thread.

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  12. Cyke101

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    What does Elvis need with a starship? (get it?)

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    Anyway, I would think that Data and Worf would get some recognition simply because they're one of a kind -- Data in particular is a technological breakthrough that hasn't yet been duplicated to that level by someone other than Soong. Picard would also perhaps become famous simply because of his feats from his position.

    Dr. Crusher and LaForge would probably be more famous among academia, but not the general public. They seemed to attend quite a few conferences, and no one can deny their own breakthroughs.

    Can't speak for the others, though I'd love it if O'Brien somehow became an unlikely internet celebrity for whatever reason.
     
  13. Corran Horn

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    Harriman read about Kirk's missions when he was in grade school - those missions (if S1 TOS) were probably around 30 years earlier and Harriman wasn't that old so the information might've been somewhat public right around when it was happening.
     
  14. Makarov

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    Rather than comparing it to real life military I would compare it to astronauts. I would think they'd be at the very least mini-celebrities. Debatable evidence: Picard being almost thrown a parade in Family.

    If military people IRL were regularly making first contact with different species I think people would know some personalities... unless it was all classified. In that case a lot of people would dislike starfleet.