Hi, in another thread I had a doubt, but maybe this is the best place to asnwer it We know that the Enterprise-D canonically has 1000 people on board regularly. But, according to you folks (or according to some some official source) a) how many of these are part of the actual crew and how many are family members? b) of the actual crew, how many are necessary for the regular operation of the ship and how many are scientists etc (i.e. people who are not responsible for the operation of the ship) c) what could be the absolutely minimum number of crew for the operation of the vessel? It has been repeatedly said that one person is enough to drive the Enterprise-D, but I assume only for an uneventful trip. I suppose there will be a minimum of staff for shifts, necessary repairs etc.