How did Kirk make Captain so fast

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  1. dupersuper

    dupersuper Commodore Fleet Captain

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    Also see: Zefram Cochrane, Captain Pike (twice), Una, Spock, Maddox, Icheb, Ziyal, Alexander...

    Also, does that mean that all of Jeffrey Combs characters are the same person?
     
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  2. gakelly

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    From just watching TOS, I would imagine the life expectancy of a captain would be a few years. He is always on the verge of dying, and other captains seem to die constantly. Maybe if someone is remotely qualified and willing...promotion.
     
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  3. M'Sharak

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    Oh, johnny!!!!! Even if that qualification could conceivably be taken as a valid indicator of anything at all, it fails -- simply because anyone who put in the minimal effort required to skim the thread could plainly see that it isn't true!!!!! Not only are a number of the participants still active on TrekBBS (some of them regulars in this very forum!!!!!) a few have even posted in this thread!!!!!

    M'
     
  4. hofner

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    All this is vastly unimportant next to the question of the two different "Bewitched" universes due to the two different Derwoods.

    Robert
     
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  5. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    Different universes isn't a necessary explanation when literal witchcraft is in play...
     
  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Cartoon Premium Member

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    Darren (looks in Mirror): Sam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sam: Mother!!!!!
     
  7. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

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    Poor Derwood...

    :(
     
  8. hofner

    hofner Commodore Commodore

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    That's quite a spell Endora casts where apparently no one, not even endora, notices that Darren looks different.

    but now that I think of it, I have a theory.

    It was Aunt Clara, she accidentally cast a spell where Darren looks completely different and no one notices. If Aunt Clara sees the change, she'll quickly forget it of course.

    Man, Aunt Clara was such a hoot, Marion Lorne was so damn funny.

    Robert
     
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  9. Swedish Borg

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    How about Gladys Kravitz, she also changed between Seasons 2 and 3 and her husband never noticed a difference?
     
  10. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Cartoon Premium Member

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    He pretty much ignores her, anyway.
     
  11. JonnyQuest037

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    Or Starship Captains are just exceptional people by definition. With hundreds of thousands of people in Starfleet, and only a dozen or so out of all of them commanding a Starship, they'd have to be.
     
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  12. Nightowl1701

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    Well, one thing both universes now have in common - Starfleet getting heavily decimated, in both ships and crews, not long prior to Kirk's rise to the chair. In one universe, it was Nero and his invincible ship in Vulcan orbit; in the other, it was T'Kuvma and the year-long slaughter his (and Burnham's) actions caused. While Kirk may have been a little late to the party in the latter thanks to the Farragut incident/Academy instructing, the fleet rebuilding that followed would provide a great opportunity for talented/ambitious up-and-comers to bound their way up the ladder.
     
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  13. Swedish Borg

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    Or maybe Kirk got swiftly promoted because he slept with Women admirals...After all, women of any kind are his specialty.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    He has better luck blowing up computers.
     
  15. Swedish Borg

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    Just imagine, the woman prosecuting him in his court-martial is someone he's slept with!!! What are the odds?
     
  16. Nerys Myk

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    On a TV show? 99.999999999999999999%
     
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  17. Swedish Borg

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    Plus Kelvin Kirk is definitely a major horndog, we find him in bed with twins!!!
     
  18. Nerys Myk

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    Being a Ladies Man was prerequisite in the 60s, especially if your name is "James"
     
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  19. F. King Daniel

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    If you accept Kirk's parents being in Starfleet as per modern Trek, it's just more Starfleet nepotism. It goes all the way back to Jonathan Archer, captain of the Enterprise because his dad designed the engine it runs on.
     
  20. Swedish Borg

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    I agree. Look how hard it is for a normal Starfleet Cadet to get to be Captain!!! Picard had to be stabbed through the heart otherwise the best he could do is Lieutenant JUNIOR GRADE at past SIXTY and he was a VALEDICTORIAN!!!

    Archer met Cochrane when he was a kid!!! That alone was a serious career boost.

    Sisko was predestined by some wormhole alien!!!

    Janeway was a Starfleet brat.

    Burnham was Spock's sister!!! Raised by Sarek himself.

    The evidence is there for everyone to see!!!!!