Re: My Greivences of Nutrek. What makes me a hater... There is nothing idiotic about it. ST09 was the story of how James Tiberius Kirk becomes captain of the Starship Enterprise. First of all, never cite TNG as an example of anything. Second, field promotions do become permanent, especially under extenuating circumstances--like saving the planet. In fact, in the histories of all the navies in the world, when a person of lesser rank but extraordinary ability displays this kind of ascendance over his shipmates during a crisis, it is not that uncommon for him to receive appropriate compensation afterwords. During WWII, for example, similar scenarios occurred all the time (especially on subs). I think the mistake (and I've mentioned this before) was making his rank captain. He should certainly have been made captain of the Enterprise at the end of the film but only held the rank of commander--or Lieutenant Commander, even. Then readjust the others' ranks accordingly. Third, it's best to put a colon after an independent clause. But never put one immediately following a verb. No. And no. Kirk's aptitude also registered off the charts and he had achieved his own brand of notoriety amongst the faculty and brass.