Where is the Diversity of Starship Crews?

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  1. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Similar ideas have been mentioned and I definitely see it in RPGs in Trek I've played, where different alien species have different atmospheric preferences, gavity needs and temperature ranges that support their functioning.
     
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  2. WarpTenLizard

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    Even the Borg are rarely shown to have the diversity they should. All drones looked human unless they were a specific character, like the Borg kids or the Unimatrix Zero bunch. "Lower Decks" did fix that, at least once, but of course aliens are easier for an animated series.

    The premier episodes of DS9 and "Voyager" at least made some effort. Voyager having Stadi the Betazoid pilot, and that Vulcan nurse; and Sisko's old captain on the Saratoga being a Vulcan.

    I wished they'd made the same effort later with the U.S.S. Equinox. Now, I do like the fact that the Equinox has not picked up any new crewmembers like Voyager has, since that reveals Ransom's selfish and fatal captaining style. But it's still ludicrous that his entire original crew was apparently both Human and American.

    One thing I really appreciate about new-Trek is that the diversity finally reflects the supposed setting, now that the shows have a budget.
     
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  3. Farscape One

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    Regarding the Equinox, remember he lost half his crew in the first week of being in the Delta Quadrant.

    And by the time Voyager found them, they were down to probably a dozen people or so. I can see the last group being mostly, or even entirely, human.
     
  4. WarpTenLizard

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    That has some even more disturbing implications about Ransom. I wouldn't put it past him to prioritize his own species among his own crew, to the point that the last survivors just "happened" to all be Human.
     
  5. Mojochi

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    I take this canon quote to heart, coming from a Federation planet's ambassador, who actually ended up marrying a human, coupled with a lot of examples that support it, like for one, we hardly ever see any mixed breeding with two different alien species. They nearly always are half human hybrids.

    One can extrapolate from this, that much like Vulcans have logic, & Klingons have honor, & Ferengi have greed, the most pronounced attribute one might say of Star Trek's humans is that more than any other species in that universe, they seem to possess the greatest amount of... charm. What they do is talk you to death, until even the most ardent enemies, if they have any sense at all, usually come around. lol

    So, who better to utterly pack your starships with, to send out into the vast reaches of the galaxy & make contact/treaties, conduct commerce/negotiations, etc..? You're virtually guaranteeing yourself successful development of your federation.

    So there you have it. We're just the friendliest, & most charming, with greater numbers who WANT to be out there more so than others in the UFP. That's my take anyhow.
     
  6. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

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    There’s a Klingon drone in First Contact. They also had Romulan and Cardassian drones, though they were omitted from the theatrical cut.
     
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