Favorite Rank

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by iliescu, Dec 14, 2018.

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Which is the Favorite Rank Would Want to be and on Which Series?

  1. Ensign

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Lieutenant Junior Grade

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Lieutenant

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Lieutenant Commander

    12 vote(s)
    40.0%
  5. Commander

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  6. Captain

    10 vote(s)
    33.3%
  7. Admiral

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  8. Fleet Commander or Admiral

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  9. Yeoman(Ensign)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Commodore

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. Push The Button

    Push The Button Commodore Commodore

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    Radar: Hey! Hey! Wait a minute! I can't go in there!

    Hawkeye: Pish Tosh!

    Radar: Aw, c'mon. I'm just a corporal!

    Hawkeye: Do you think that kept Hitler out of the Officer's Club?
     
  2. dswynne1

    dswynne1 Commander Red Shirt

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    I always felt that the franchise did a disservice in getting rid of the rank of "Commodore", simply because the producers wanted to follow the US Navy's discarding of the rank, IRL. In my, Kirk would have been a Commodore circa TMP, where he would still be in active command of the USS Enterprise (just like Commodore Decker), then be promoted to the rank of Admiral circa TWOK. Decker would still legitimately be "First Officer" at the rank of "Captain", and everything would go on from there.

    On a side note, IMO, the Enterprise in TMP would be the "NCC-1701-A", Enterprise-class, with the original Enterprise, NCC-1701, Constitution-class, being put in a fleet museum, only to be stolen later in TSFS, thereby get destroyed at the Genesis planet, thereby making its destruction all the more poignant. Later, after Kirk is demoted, he is assigned to the newly repaired NCC-1701-A as "punishment" in TVH, and then go on from there. IMO.
     
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  3. StefanM

    StefanM Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Lieutenant (or maybe Lieutenant Commander) on TNG.
    I'm really good in what I'm doing, so it must be at least Lieutenant.
    BUT: I'm absolutely not interested in any kind of command. Just let me do my job, but leave the big decissions and responsibilities to others. Like Spock never wanted to be captain, because he was the best science officer. Not everybody goes to starfleet, to command a ship ;)
     
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  4. at Quark's

    at Quark's Commodore Commodore

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    Hmmm.… let's see if we can arrive there by a slow, scientific, systematic, ponderous process of elimination.

    Obviously, you shouldn't be too low, because that could get you killed on any arbitrary away mission. So that eliminates anything below lieutenant.

    You shouldn't be too high either (above captain rank) because one of the prerequisites for those ranks are you turn evil or mad. Don't feel like doing that, so they're out as well.

    So that leaves the ranks between Lieutenant and Captain. Turning to Way of the Warrior we see that Worf (lt. Commander at that point) complains that life has got a whole lot more complicated since he got into command, after which Sisko tells him 'wait till you get that fourth pip, you'll wish you had gone into botany...'

    So that leaves lieutenant as the rank with apparently the least complications:p
     
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  5. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Or in case you are promoted to a full Commander the only thing you can do is to do something heroically stupid to get demoted to a lower rank again.
     
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  6. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Nothing below ensign? Everybody knows the best rank is chief petty officer.

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    (I just noticed for the first time that the film was reversed in that shot.)

    TMP was partly about establishing something different on the big screen, if Kirk's commanding Enterprise at the beginning it would be more like an upgraded episode of the series. Getting the band back together and Kirk getting his mojo back were interesting parts of the story.
     
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  7. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Chief Petty Officer
     
  8. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Rear Admiral Moderator

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    IIRC, part of the backstory for the aborted Phase II series was that Kirk had turned down a promotion to commodore.
     
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  9. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    God Emperor of the Galaxy.
     
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  10. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    That title is reserved only for giant worms with a life span of a few thousand years.
     
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  11. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Maximum Proconsul
     
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  12. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm going for Praetor. :rommie:
     
  13. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yay, LCDR is winning! I always loved Scotty and McCoy's one broken braid above the solid one. Then in TNG, DS9 and VOY I thought the coolest pip arrangement was the two full, one hollow. Scotty and Data were my very favorite characters on their respective shows, too (Kira on DS9 as well, although she was the equivalent rank in the Bajoran Militia, at least until the very end of the series). And the rank seemed high enough to be important in Starfleet but not be too stressful. ;)

    Love to hear the posts from those who served. Thank you.
     
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  14. Levi

    Levi Commander Red Shirt

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    I've enjoyed every rank throughout my career, and I am looking forward to the experiences I will gain as I progress.
     
  15. thribs

    thribs Commodore Commodore

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    Technician, second class. :)
    I would say Commander since that’s James Bond’s rank.
     
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  16. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

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    Badass
     
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  17. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Grand Nagus. It always reminded me of a grand poobah
     
  18. Sgt_G

    Sgt_G Commodore Commodore

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    Okay, but that only comes after Dumbass, Jackass, and Smartass.
     
  19. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    Captain Robau, is that you?
     
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  20. Jedi Marso

    Jedi Marso Commodore Commodore

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    Captain of a starship in the TOS era.