Post-Nemesis Timeline

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Lord Hobbers, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Sir Stewart Wallace

    Sir Stewart Wallace Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 27, 2005
    UHF Channel 62
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  2. Lord Hobbers

    Lord Hobbers Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jul 31, 2019
    Then I stand corrected, although I was thinking back to an article I read about aircraft carriers for research I wad doing at the time. Maybe there are also differences in US and Royal Navy perhaps?

    Either way, I still can't see La Forge as a captain. It's just not in-character for him, in my opinion.
  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Commodore Commodore

    Sep 26, 2017
    La Forge could easily have switched from to the command track, Janeway did and so did Spock (I think).

    There comes a point when an officer would have to make a decision, to stay as science/engineering or switch to the full command track, especially if they want to command their own ship.
  4. The Old Mixer

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

    Feb 4, 2002
    Somewhere in Connecticut
    If you were coming from a Royal Navy perspective, then perhaps that's true of them. But I've read different about the US Navy.

    Don't forget that in Season 1 he was a Con officer, and had an episode devoted to him commanding the ship in a crisis.
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  5. Arpy

    Arpy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    It’s not that La Forge couldn’t in another life switch to command (he was a lieutenant commander and chief engineer on the flagship...and maybe originally came from command when he was at the helm...and took command to save the ship in “Arsenal of Freedom”), but we’re already command heavy in Trek (in red uniforms and in general personalities) whereas La Forge is wonderful as something else.

    The man can do technobabble better than anyone to make it, and this artful world, come alive. Why waste that with command bluster and peacocking? I’d love to see what Chabon could come up with for him, especially as a writer...with an engineering he the new Space Michael Crichton? Or Arthur C. Clarke? Of holonovels?
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  6. Spock Must Diet!

    Spock Must Diet! Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Mar 14, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    I'm sorry, sir, I believe you mean to say "wessels."
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