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  • It's a jump to the left

    A few nights ago, I watched a documentary about Star Trek. This got me to thinking about the films, in particular "5: Undiscovered Country."

    At the end of this film, the crew are directed to return the battered Enterprise to be decommissioned. Kirk and the rest of the bridge decide to take the scenic route home, delaying the inevitable as long as possible.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't there be a thousand or so other crew members whose opinion on the matter might actually mean something?

    Suppose the Deck 14 replicator repair man has a special party set up for his granny that he'll miss thanks to this decision. Or the coffee hostess in the lounge made arrangements to have a boob job done and put a deposit down already.

    If it were me, I'd be totally pissed.


    Beav said...

    Such is the way of the enlisted man (or woman). At the whim of the officers who command. I guess, realistically, if the crew decided they didn't like it, they could mutiny. 'Course, that usually doesn't work so well in the long run.

    Soo Mi said...

    How does one walk the plank in deep space? I imagine that would be one short leap...