When will Burnham get her rank back?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by MarsWeeps, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I was wondering when Burnham will get her rank back. If Discovery was guaranteed 5 seasons or more, I could see her getting some type of rank halfway through the arc. I hope she doesn't get it back first season, she needs to "earn" it back over time, maybe making Captain by the end of the series.
     
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  2. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Maybe she never gets it back? Maybe she's always "Crewman Burnham". I would believe this more, considering the penalties for treason on our Earth, right now, among nation states, which are terrible and unforgiving.
     
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  3. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Or maybe at the end of the series, she goes back to finish her sentence. That would be something new in the Trek world.
     
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  4. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    She is a mutineer and Lorca is only reason she is not in jail. If/when Lorca bites the dust, she is back in the brig, so forget about her rank, she won't even be in Starfleet. Or at least this is how it should be if STD had common sense.
     
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  5. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    End of the season when she saves the universe as we know it.........next season Captain Saru and Burnham as his No. 1. #callingit
     
  6. Michael

    Michael Good Bad Influence Moderator

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    Will be interesting to see if something happens along the way that makes Starfleet look differently at what happened at the binary stars and lets them re-evaluate the case against Burnham.
     
  7. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    Something the Admiral said last week kinda made me question the findings of her court marshal.........
     
  8. Michael

    Michael Good Bad Influence Moderator

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    Yeah, I found the wording interesting as well. She says Burnham is “viewed by many – justifiably of not – as the cause of our conflict with the Klingons”. Makes it sound like she personally doesn't believe it.
     
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  9. Vger23

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    I predict she will get her rank back next Tuesday.
     
  10. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Right now she is a civilian advisor with no rank. Not certain if she would gain any rank under Lorca. Even if he dies, Fleet would have to reverse the sentence to have her regain any rank.
     
  11. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I interpreted that to mean that there would have been conflict no matter what Burnham did. She was sort of a scape goat in that respect, I don't think it mattered if the Shenzhou fired first or not, they would still be at war but some people wanted to blame her attempted mutiny as the cause of the war.
     
  12. GeekUSACarl

    GeekUSACarl The Last Starfighter Fleet Captain

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    i find it unrealistic that she would. but probably by the end of this season.
     
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  14. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    She would need to pull a Kirk to get that back.
     
  15. Manuuk7

    Manuuk7 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I still haven’t fully understood the Burnham thing. Her assessment of the situation was right and her captain was wrong. I guess it doesn’t matter in a military setting which I am admittedly completely ignorant about, but still...
     
  16. MarsWeeps

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    Well it really wasn't her assessment. She asked Sarek how they handled the Klingons, he said the Vulcans always fired first after their initial encounter. Considering what the Klingons did to Burnham's parents, it didn't take much to convince her of taking the same action.
     
  17. jamestyler

    jamestyler Commodore Commodore

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    Indeed. A convenient scapegoat mixed with assumed information (or inflated - she did spill blood first, that could be easily twisted) and an officer who clearly didn't want to defend herself.

    She mutinied against her captain by Vulcan knockout and takeover. The entirety of the situations been put on her shoulders, but the inability to follow orders and forcefully taking command as she did is one of the worst things that can be done. In Starfleet especially as no one else had done so before.
     
  18. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk A Spock and a smile Premium Member

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    They may reinstate her at a lower rank. maybe even Ensign.
     
  19. Noname Given

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    I'd say - never. After the war, maybe she gets her sentence commuted, but she did openly mutiny, so she should be out of Starfleet.
     
  20. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk A Spock and a smile Premium Member

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    That's never stopped anyone before, especially if you have connections. Apparently you can be convicted of treason and get back in. (Tom Paris)
     
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