Spoilers Cerritos captain

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by eschaton, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. Kelso

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Since everyone else has already been guessed, I'll go with Mackenzie Calhoun.
     
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  2. Jayson1

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    Morgan Bateson. Get Kelsey Grammar back to voice the character. Lots of Boomer style jokes about how he is from another time period.
     
  3. Starkers

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    Bu no Ensign Sito :(
     
  4. Tim Thomason

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    Discovery has an Ensign as an XO. So, why not?
     
  5. Jayson1

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    Tilly hasn't been promoted?
     
  6. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Potentially, yes you can, if you treat captain the position different from captain the rank. As can happen, at least by regulation, in the US Navy.
     
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  7. Shamrock Holmes

    Shamrock Holmes Commodore Commodore

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    Ensign is unlikely, but as you say legal.

    IIRC, the minimum CO rank in the modern USN is Commander, but the USCG does have several small vessels (broadly analogous to the Raven-type down to a runabout) that have LT-JG or LT as CO, usually with a senior PO or Chief as 2-i-C.
     
  8. fireproof78

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    Yes, I do find it extremely unlikely as well but still legal within the regulations, from my layperson's understanding.
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    AFAIK, Tilly won't be acting XO anymore in DSC season 4.
     
  10. Shamrock Holmes

    Shamrock Holmes Commodore Commodore

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    I would imagine that it being legal has as much to do with manpower requirements of watchstanding (mostly led by ENS to LTs AFAIK) as anything else.

     
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  11. NCC-73515

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    Thomas Halloway ;)
    When Picard confronts the Nausicaans, Halloway gets Cali class instead of the flagship XD
     
  12. fireproof78

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    I would too, though Starfleet has had a history of struggling with line officers vs. support officers. The US Navy and Coast Guard make more a of distinction beyond just rank.
     
  13. Shamrock Holmes

    Shamrock Holmes Commodore Commodore

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    Starfleet has that the same distinction, it's just that they aren't locked into one or the other as is mostly the case with naval personnel (The Army and Air Force don't segregate to quite the same extent and movement is possible at least in the same direction as Starfleet allows)
     
  14. KamenRiderBlade

    KamenRiderBlade Commodore Commodore

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    Your quote made me think of this for some reason:
    https://www.wearethemighty.com/migh...ut-star-trek-after-enlisting-in-the-military/
     
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  15. Paul755

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    thats a pretty good idea.

    yeah, she’ll have the job on a permanent basis.
     
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  16. Bornin1980something

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    I assume it would be Saru, who has finally bowed down to Michael Burnham's inherent greatness!
     
  17. Shamrock Holmes

    Shamrock Holmes Commodore Commodore

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    Given that Tilly isn't wearing red in the teaser but some-else who seems to be doing double-duty as Science Officer is, then it's almost certainly that Acting XO Tilly isn't going to be a thing.

    XO Saru might be a thing, but given that the only shots we see of the XO are an out-of-focus shot on the bridge and a shot of them and Burnham taking each other's hands, then IMO there's a non-zero chance that it's a new character that they don't want to spoil.
     
  18. Jayson1

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    I think it's Saru. You do see him at his post wearing red several times.
     
  19. Tim Thomason

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    I think Saru is probably going to remain a Captain on duty with Starfleet Command (with maybe his own ship) who joins in to assist Burnham during the latest emergency.

    They went through all the convoluted trouble to make Tilly an XO, I don't think she's going to have that taken away.
     
  20. fireproof78

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    Convoluted must mean different things in different cultures.
     
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