NX Ranks and crew occupations

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by JJohnson, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Snowy Road

    Snowy Road Crimbo crossing Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Nerys Myk
    I'd think the Captain might know if crewmen shared quarters or not.
  2. dauntless

    dauntless Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Aug 5, 2008
    Liverpool UK
    And why on Earth did Major Hayes (which is the equivalent rank of Navy LCDR) refer to Lt Reed as 'Sir'? Surely Hayes outranks him? :wtf:
  3. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    It's not exactly forbidden to address an inferior as "Sir", nor automatically insulting. Commodore Stocker in "The Deadly Years" wouldn't have been out of line when doing this to the Enterprise crew, either. It's probably a "visitors vs. home team" thing...

    Timo Saloniemi
  4. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 15, 2012
    I always got the impression that despite the rank differences, that Reed was in charge of overall security. It happens sometimes. I wouldn't be surprised if they were going to make him a Captain(naval equivalent of a lieutenant) and some exec decided the audience would think he's taking Archer's place. :p

    Old naval tradition, no one outranks a captain on his own ship. Really wasn't ever relevant in Trek though given how rarely we see CO's who aren't full captains.
  5. JariM

    JariM Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jul 2, 2009
    Helsinki, Finland
    In Breaking the Ice when Captain Archer is answering the school children's questions he says that most members of the crew share quarters with someone else. My guess is that only ensigns and above had private cabins.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013