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19th Feb '17 5:55:16 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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*** In a naval rank structure a "junior officer" is any officer below the rank of commander. Tradition allows junior officers to be addressed by the honorific "Mister," while requiring senior officers be addressed by their full rank. Mr. Data holds a senior position on ''Enterprise's'' command staff, but he ''is'' a junior officer.

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*** In a naval rank structure structure, a "junior officer" is any officer below the rank of commander. Tradition allows junior officers to be addressed by the honorific "Mister," while requiring senior officers be addressed by their full rank. Mr. Data holds a senior position on ''Enterprise's'' command staff, but he ''is'' a junior officer.
19th Feb '17 5:54:41 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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**** In a naval rank structure a "junior officer" is any officer below the rank of commander. Tradition allows junior officers to be addressed by the honorific "Mister," while requiring senior officers be addressed by their full rank. Mr. Data holds a senior position on ''Enterprise's'' command staff, but he ''is'' a junior officer.
19th Feb '17 5:07:22 PM thatsnumberwang
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* During the scene where they swap Picard for Geordi, where does Picard beam to? The Bird of Prey or the planet? I always assumed that he went to the BoP given how someone removes his commbadge, but Picard is clearly using a Federation blue transporter beam when he appears on the planet instead of a red klingon transporter beam, implying that the Enterprise now knows exactly where on the planet Soran is. What's with the worry about where the probe is going to be launched from? Why not give Picard thirty minutes to negotiate with Soran and then send down an armed security team? It clearly takes longer than that for Geordi to return to engineering given how he finds time for a bath.

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* During the scene where they swap Picard for Geordi, where does Picard beam to? The Bird of Prey or the planet? I always assumed that he went to the BoP Bird of Prey given how someone removes his commbadge, but Picard is clearly using a Federation blue transporter beam when he appears on the planet instead of a red klingon transporter beam, implying that the Enterprise now knows exactly where on the planet Soran is. What's with the worry about where the probe is going to be launched from? Why not give Picard thirty minutes to negotiate with Soran and then send down an armed security team? It clearly takes longer than that for Geordi to return to engineering given how he finds time for a bath.
19th Feb '17 5:06:50 PM thatsnumberwang
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[[folder: The Prisoner Exchange]]
* During the scene where they swap Picard for Geordi, where does Picard beam to? The Bird of Prey or the planet? I always assumed that he went to the BoP given how someone removes his commbadge, but Picard is clearly using a Federation blue transporter beam when he appears on the planet instead of a red klingon transporter beam, implying that the Enterprise now knows exactly where on the planet Soran is. What's with the worry about where the probe is going to be launched from? Why not give Picard thirty minutes to negotiate with Soran and then send down an armed security team? It clearly takes longer than that for Geordi to return to engineering given how he finds time for a bath.
19th Feb '17 4:25:44 PM thatsnumberwang
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*** Data is not a junior officer; he carries the rank of Lt. Commander which is high by Starfleet standards with generally only two ranks above it on a normal starship. He is currently third in command of the ship, has held the role of second in command under Captain Jellico, and has actually taken command of other starships as seen in ''Redemption.'' The reason why they so readily call him ''Mister'' Data is never explained, but everyone called Spock ''Mister'' and in that case he outranked everyone on the ship bar Kirk. Heck, they even called Saavik ''Mister'' in ''Star Trek 2'' instead of ''Miss.'' or ''Mrs.'' so clearly the word has a meaning in the future that it currently does not have.
19th Feb '17 3:58:28 PM thatsnumberwang
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[[folder: Kirk's Unlikely Nexus Fantasy]]
--> "Captain of the Enterprise?"
--> "That's right."
--> "Close to retirement?"
--> "Not planning on it."
--> "Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference."
* This exchange is priceless because it proves that Kirk's ultimate fantasy isn't a rural house where he manually chops wood, makes breakfast in bed and rides a horse through the forest all day... Kirk's ultimate fantasy is to step foot on the bridge of the Enterprise as a young man with a brand new five-year mission ahead of him full of all manner of green women to sleep with, new civilizations to meet, and lives to save. And even if Kirk really does dream of putting the Enterprise behind him and settling down, it certainly wouldn't be with Antonia - it would be with Carol and David Marcus. Look how raw that wound still is in ''Star Trek 6'' - it is silly to think that his son wouldn't be alive and well in any ultimate fantasy dreamed up by him.
17th Feb '17 6:16:26 PM AnotherGuy
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** It's funny to ''us'', the viewer. It is ''not'' funny to the people experiencing it (see ''The Simpsons'' episode where Lisa demonstrates this by throwing her shoe at Bart.)
17th Feb '17 6:14:55 PM AnotherGuy
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** Ever consider the real artifact ''is'' in a museum and Picard owns a replica as a memento? He's an ''archeologist'' and it's ''very'' unlikely he'd hoard a priceless artifact to himself.
17th Feb '17 6:13:14 PM AnotherGuy
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** Keep in mind Lursa and B'etor are well aware of how ridiculous it would be for them to go up against them in a ''fair'' fight. "That is a ''GALAXY CLASS'' warship!"
11th Feb '17 12:00:03 AM Statzkeen
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** I always figure the Enterprise shot more often than we saw because halfway through the battle a Klingon crew member says "Our shields are still holding" which would be pretty meaningless if they hadn't been shot at. Still not a well-done scene to not at least show a few more shots though.
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