Chapel Character Teaser

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by JoaquinSlowly, Apr 1, 2022.

  1. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

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    The idea of joining Starfleet as a nurse to look for Korby just doesn't make sense. A nurse would have no influence over ship deployments or landing party launches, or even landing party composition. If she were looking for Korby, it would make more sense for her to have hired a private ship, or for her to be working with Federation politicians to influence Starfleet ship deployments rather than just working in one starship's sickbay.
     
  2. JoaquinSlowly

    JoaquinSlowly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You’re absolutely right. It would be like losing a dog, and rather than looking around your neighborhood, going out from your home to find them, you get a job driving a taxi, in hopes you luck out and cross paths with your dog at some point while driving some fare around.
     
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  3. Pauln6

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    Disagree because Starfleet isn't military. She made her intentions plain and they agreed because her expertise was of value to them.
     
  4. Serveaux

    Serveaux Mediocre Old White Man Premium Member

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    This is pretty much it.

    I've watched some episodes of Wagon Train lately. Early Trek is very much like it.

    Charlie X isn't about the Enterprise crew. Neither are The Man Trap, Mudd's Women, etc. They're the stories of Charlie, the Craters and Eve, respectively.

    Interestingly, only one has a happy ending. Welcome to the perils of the frontier.
     
  5. Tuskin38

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    It is during TOS, Kirk called it so.
     
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  6. Pauln6

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    It's not pure military in the same context as now. It has a military function but also, more heavily a scientific and exploration function. People aren't drafted into Starfleet and seem free to leave at any time.
     
  7. Tuskin38

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    Not every IRL military has drafts and some allow people to leave at any time.

    In the TOS era Starfleet was more militaristic than in TNG.

    But this isn't the thread for this. I apologize.
     
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  8. Guy Gardener

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    Saw the pilot for Partners (2012) a few days ago...

    David Krumholtz "Why did you tell your mother that you're dating a Jewish Doctor?"
    Micheal Urie "Because I am."
    David Krumholtz "No you're not! Your boyfriend is a male nurse and a menonnite!"
    Micheal Urie "Pish posh! He's so good at his job, they're likely to promote him to Jewish Doctor any day now."

    :)

    Rank dictates how many people you are expected to boss around.

    The Admiral in charge of all Nurses, is probably still a nurse.

    The Admiral in charge of all nurses can order almost any doctor in the fleet to do a thousand pushups.
     
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  9. ananta

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    She seems just a little feisty to be the wallflower that was Christine Chapel. Although maybe she got a little less assertive with age.
     
  10. UssGlenn

    UssGlenn Commodore Commodore

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    The 4 minutes of Chapel's personality video posted a couple pages ago, totally sold me on them being the same character.
     
  11. Serveaux

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    Different actor, fifty years later. Character will not be the same. Pike is not the same. Spock is not the same. Number One actually has a personality. It goes on and on and on...

     
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  12. ananta

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    I just watched it. It seems Christine at times had a little more sass than I gave her credit for :eek::lol:
     
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  13. Guy Gardener

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    Well I'm wondering what is a nurse in the 23rd century?

    Between self cleaning and automation and digital monitoring, that is 70 percent of their job from the 20th century.
     
  14. dupersuper

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    Her fiancé turned himself into a robot, for one thing...

    Better those than Homeward, Profit & Lace or Dear Doctor...
     
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  15. Serveaux

    Serveaux Mediocre Old White Man Premium Member

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    Starfleet was a military service during TOS. No one questioned that.
     
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    Except those that did...
     
  17. Serveaux

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    Which, while the series was being made and running on network was virtually no one.

    There may have been a use of the word "paramilitary" in a production memo at some point, which went unnoticed of course by the actual audience. Roddenberry did reference military procedures and practices IRL quite a bit in describing the show.

    "We're not military" was a retcon.
     
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  18. Pauln6

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    I think anyone arguing that Starfleet wasn't heavily based on the US navy would be onto a loser. However, it is equally clear that the largest part of its purpose is not military. A big chunk of its crew is scientific.
     
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  19. ChallengerHK

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    I'm hoping that Korby will be a Tholian.
     
  20. fireproof78

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    The two are not mutually exclusive. Far from it. Kirk refers to himself as a soldier.
     
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