Favorite Rank

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


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

  1. Ensign

    0 vote(s)
  2. Lieutenant Junior Grade

    0 vote(s)
  3. Lieutenant

    2 vote(s)
  4. Lieutenant Commander

    12 vote(s)
  5. Commander

    3 vote(s)
  6. Captain

    10 vote(s)
  7. Admiral

    1 vote(s)
  8. Fleet Commander or Admiral

    1 vote(s)
  9. Yeoman(Ensign)

    0 vote(s)
  10. Commodore

    1 vote(s)
  1. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004
  2. dswynne1

    dswynne1 Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 5, 2013
    True, but it didn't make sense for Kirk to be promoted to a "desk job", when he never really wanted it in the first place. Compare that with Kirk's circumstances in TWOK, where he is reluctant to go back into the field, which works better as a narrative.
  3. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Kirk should know exactly what kind of duty to expect as an admiral, but he obviously didn't refuse the promotion. What doesn't make sense is the idea that seems prevalent in Star Trek, that commanding a ship is the highest job that really matters, and being promoted above that makes someone kind of a loser.
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  4. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    House of Kang
    By the 24th Century it was known to drive people crazy. ;)
  5. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 23, 2017
    Supreme Overlord of the universe.
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  6. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

    Sep 13, 2011
    Kirk's a bit of a house cat when it comes to the captain's chair.

    When he's in (post the five year mission, TUC, BEY), he wants out. And when he's out (TMP, TWOK, GEN), he wants in.

    Kirk likely took promotion because he's a career officer and it was the next step in his career path. I recalled this image from a comic called Star Trek: Mission's End.


    Spock left Star Fleet to focus on the Kolinahr discipline on Vulcan and McCoy retired and took up 1970's Disco fashion. Maybe the captain's job wasn't worth doing without his friends.
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  7. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
    Alt: 5280
    I voted Lieutenant Commander in the poll, but really I like O’Brien’s Chief Petty Officer rank best.
  8. SolarisOne

    SolarisOne Captain Captain

    Jun 7, 2016
    Warrant Officer. It's literally like the commissioned and enlisted ranks had a baby with both of their best attributes.
  9. JonnyQuest037

    JonnyQuest037 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 6, 2005
    Parsippany, New Jersey, USA
    God, I wish that was how McCoy actually phrased it when he broke the news to Kirk. "Sorry, Jim, I'm resigning my commission. I'm retiring to take up 1970's Disco fashion. It's a dream I've put off for too long." :lol:

    And as for my Favorite Rank, it's clearly Yeoman. They've got all the babes. :devil:
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