Rank problems

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Gabriel, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Gabriel

    Gabriel Commander Red Shirt

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    It’s just a thought
     
  2. Shamrock Holmes

    Shamrock Holmes Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    fair point, perhaps he should have been wearing two black pips rather than one then (he does seem to be senior to Gillespie at least). I'd also have no particular issue with the idea that he should have been wearing the Senior Chief patch since Emissary (he still had the pips on the dress uni even after that IIRC).
     
  3. Gabriel

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    But I can see how that could be complicated for the costume staff. I don’t find a complicated anymore because for a while I was kind of obsess with Star Trek uniforms so I learn just every about them including ranks. In fact I know but every rank insignia is,that’s how obsess I was.
     
  4. Tim Thomason

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    Rozhenko was enlisted back when CPOs wore that weird hollow octagon with a gold cluster thing from the TOS movies. He doesn't know what Starfleet uses anymore to designate rank.

    And Worf told him that the transporter chief was a Chief Petty Officer.
     
  5. The Old Mixer

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

    If Worf's dad was invested enough to have specs and diagrams of the Enterprise at home, then it's only natural that he'd be up to date on details like the current rank insignia.
     
  6. Gabriel

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    Yeah but I doubt starfleet uniforms are classified to the public I’m sure he find some sources on current CPO rank insignia just like we could for the Navy by googling it. It is possible information about Starfleet is available to the public since Rozhenko had blueprints on the galaxy class. And by the way I just Watched Home again and worf never tells his father that o’brien was a chief petty officer.
     
  7. Nakita Akita

    Nakita Akita Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    As a military person, stuff can happen to a rank that is pinned on to a uniform.
    They fall off sometimes. Or your sleepy or its dark and they get pinned on wrong.
    Since it seems like those little dots are seperate and seem to be fairly easy to remove that they could fall off easily.

    Having more of the pips though, that one is a little difficult to explain.:hugegrin:
     
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  8. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Silver (or black, as with O'Brien's later pip) is a color, though. And as Trekkies, we are contractually obligated to see gold where there is green.

    Seeing shapes that are not there might be to much to ask. Colors, not so.

    Oh, I dunno. I certainly have an interest in the latest specs of USN hardware, but I have zero interest in the rank markers. Sergey might have been into the technical side of it, too.

    Well, in the 24th century, who'd bother to polish those things? Many probably throw smudgy ones into the replicator and replicate new ones. Getting the exact right number might not always happen. Say, you produce a nice big pool of clean ones for future use at once, and then absentmindedly keep on clipping those from a jar to your collar. Or you replicate them one at a time, and do the absentminded trick there, straight from replicator to collar. :p

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  9. Gabriel

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    You may be like that but other are not. In fact I know about all military latest hardware and their rank insignia. And Sergey must be like me since he could identify o’brien as a chief petty officer without any help. And Another thing it’s called rank insignia not rank markers. And by the way we see green because that’s what are tv shows us. And wether you think we’re wrong or not some of us will believe that in that episode O’Brien rank was not supposed to be gold but silver
     
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  10. The Old Mixer

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

    I’m going to have to ask you to not get so personal in responses. If you have an issue with another poster’s behavior, please report it rather than calling them out on it in-thread.
     
  11. Gabriel

    Gabriel Commander Red Shirt

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    Very well. sorry if I violated the rules I will remove the sentence.
     
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