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23rd Jan '16 6:32:19 PM DonM435
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*** As Starfleet ranks are Navy-based, there shouldn't be any colonels! I suspect that West is a Kentucky Colonel, in charge of Starfleet catering. The President is only humoring him, saving the real strategy for later.
14th Jan '16 8:31:24 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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*** Out of universe, I think Creator/NicholasMeyer was taking a an oblique shot at [[UsefulNotes/Nicaragua Colonel Oliver North]], and the joke wouldn't have played as well if the character were called ''Captain'' West.
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*** Out of universe, I think Creator/NicholasMeyer was taking a an oblique shot at [[UsefulNotes/Nicaragua [[UsefulNotes/{{Nicaragua}} Colonel Oliver North]], and the joke wouldn't have played as well if the character were called ''Captain'' West.
14th Jan '16 8:30:46 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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*** Out of universe, I think Creator/NicholasMeyer was taking a an oblique shot at [[UsefulNotes/Nicaragua Colonel Oliver North]], and the joke wouldn't have played as well if the character were called ''Captain'' West.
14th Jan '16 7:15:56 PM DonM435
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*** As Starfleet ranks are Coast Guard-based, there shouldn't be any colonels! I suspect that West is a Kentucky Colonel, in charge of Starfleet catering. The President is only humoring him, saving the real strategy for later.
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*** As Starfleet ranks are Coast Guard-based, Navy-based, there shouldn't be any colonels! I suspect that West is a Kentucky Colonel, in charge of Starfleet catering. The President is only humoring him, saving the real strategy for later.
14th Jan '16 3:42:57 AM CrypticMirror
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Starfleet is modeled on the C Oast Guard, not the navy according Roddenberry
*** As Starfleet ranks are Navy-based, there shouldn't be any colonels! I suspect that West is a Kentucky Colonel, in charge of Starfleet catering. The President is only humoring him, saving the real strategy for later.
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*** As Starfleet ranks are Navy-based, Coast Guard-based, there shouldn't be any colonels! I suspect that West is a Kentucky Colonel, in charge of Starfleet catering. The President is only humoring him, saving the real strategy for later.
13th Jan '16 12:35:46 AM thatsnumberwang
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*** Post-Enterprise, we could make the argument that he is a MACO.
12th Jan '16 8:35:04 PM DonM435
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*** As Starfleet ranks are Navy-based, there shouldn't be any colonels! I suspect that West is a Kentucky Colonel, in charge of Starfleet catering. The President is only humoring him, saving the real strategy for later.
22nd Nov '15 6:18:09 AM thatsnumberwang
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** Martha had removed her leg cuffs; Kirk hadn't. Closer inspection also reveals that her eyes remain a shade of gold regardless of what body she is in. No matter who she transformed into there was disguising who she was from a vigilant enemy.
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** Martha Martia had removed her leg cuffs; Kirk hadn't. Closer inspection also reveals that her eyes remain a shade of gold regardless of what body she is in. No matter who she transformed into there was disguising who she was from a vigilant enemy.
22nd Nov '15 6:17:33 AM thatsnumberwang
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** Martha had removed her leg cuffs; Kirk hadn't. Closer inspection also reveals that her eyes remain a shade of gold regardless of what body she is in. No matter who she transformed into there was disguising who she was from a vigilant enemy.

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[[folder: The Alien Knee Genitals]] * Its meant to be a throwaway joke and as such we are not meant to think about it, but to put it politely as possible, that is ''terrible'' design if every single time you kneel down you are at risk of squashing your own testicles. And does he go to the toilet from his knee too? How could such a system ever evolve? [[/folder]]
13th Oct '15 10:33:49 AM Bense
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** We don't know all the terms of the peace treaty worked out at Khitomer. Perhaps it included forcing the Klingons to give their subject races the chance to opt out of the Empire and generally "softening" their internal policies. In the Kirk-era the Prime Directive doesn't seem to apply to races who already have knowledge of other species and planets, so the Prime Directive would not be a barrier in dealing with the Klingons or their subject worlds.
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