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Question: Which is it ?
Kirk - 0 (0%)
Spock - 0 (0%)
Chekov - 11 (68.8%)
Sulu - 0 (0%)
Uhura - 4 (25%)
Dr. McCoy - 1 (6.3%)
Scotty - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 16

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« on: January 29, 2009, 05:20:24 PM »

Which one could the Enterprise do without  TeddyR

Who should be thrown out of an air-lock ?
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 08:09:51 PM »

Much as I hate to say it, Chekov.  I love Chekov but, seriously, what *was* his function in the crew?
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 10:21:52 AM »

I went with Uhura.  How often do they really talk to somebody over the radio?  We saw in several episodes that it could take hours for a message to get to Starfleet Command, so she's apparently not talking to them very often.  So...just contacting other ships they meet?  She must spend 99% of her time just sitting around.  And why in the world were they always taking her on away missions?  In case they encountered a radio that needed to be operated?  That doesn't even make any sense.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 01:15:17 PM »

At least Uhura appears to have a job, unlike Chekov.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 02:32:01 PM »

Chekov was always flipping switches back and forth on his control panel - I got the impression he didn't really care too much which ones he hit  TeddyR  Wasn't the chronometer on his panel?  Maybe he was the official timekeeper or something.  Then he had that cool unfolding thing that rose up out of his panel.  I always wondered what was in there.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 02:35:53 PM »

I voted for Dr. McCoy by accident because I was drunk. He's actually my favourite and I misread the thread (there's that rhyming drunk talk again). I agree that Chekov is rubbish.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 04:43:57 PM »

I voted for Dr. McCoy by accident because I was drunk. He's actually my favourite and I misread the thread (there's that rhyming drunk talk again). I agree that Chekov is rubbish.

I was wondering who voted for McCoy.

With Kirk's poor commanding skills, the medic is a necessity TeddyR

I also feel that Chekov's heart really wasn't on the job. I think he'd rather be a painter or something. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 05:14:12 PM »

How about . . . none of the above. It's the guy over there with the red shirt on. Oh, wait! His job is to get killed on away missions.
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 05:18:02 PM »

How about . . . none of the above. It's the guy over there with the red shirt on. Oh, wait! His job is to get killed on away missions.



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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2009, 06:38:03 PM »

Ensign/Yeoman Janice Rand.  Even as decoration, she was mostly redundant.
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 07:02:23 PM »

Your poll is flawed since everyone knows the answers would be as follows:

TOS: Anyone wearing a red shirt.

Do I even need to explain?  Wink

TNG: Picard

He's totally superfluous.  Riker pretty much does everything anyway and anyone who has to turn to Deanna to get told the obvious about a situation isn't exactly firing on all thrusters.  Plus I think he, you know. .  Drink

ENT: The Cook.

Witness the fact he turned out to be a temporal agent and left the ship.  This was before Starfleet had that awesome widget called the FOOD REPLICATOR, meaning they had to probably find some poor rating slob to do the cooking.  THE HUMANITY!!  TeddyR
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2009, 04:10:28 PM »

 Chekov was intended as window dressing from the get-go.

I always liked Chekov, but he was added to the show to appeal to teenage girls (note his Davey Jones wig in his first few episodes) and to the Russians.
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2009, 12:27:05 AM »

Chekov was intended as window dressing from the get-go.

I always liked Chekov, but he was added to the show to appeal to teenage girls (note his Davey Jones wig in his first few episodes) and to the Russians.
BounceGiggle Y'think WILLIAM SHATONYER would allow any other eye candy on his poop deck pappy?  Chekov, wig 'n' all, is there to represent the uniting of nations in the Earth's future - the Russians were perceived as the bad guys in the late '60s... 
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2009, 07:30:16 AM »

Chekov was intended as window dressing from the get-go.

I always liked Chekov, but he was added to the show to appeal to teenage girls (note his Davey Jones wig in his first few episodes) and to the Russians.

Yup, and seeing as they got through the first season without him, I'd say he wasn't really essential to the crew. I don't recall him doing anything really heroic on the show.

Note that in the movies, his big moments included getting his hand burned, getting a parasite stuck in his ear by Khan, saying "nuclear wessel" and getting hospitalized, setting up a gag that involved phasering a pot of mashed potatoes, and so on.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2009, 08:59:20 AM »

Your poll is flawed since everyone knows the answers would be as follows:

TOS: Anyone wearing a red shirt.

Do I even need to explain?  Wink

TNG: Picard

He's totally superfluous.  Riker pretty much does everything anyway and anyone who has to turn to Deanna to get told the obvious about a situation isn't exactly firing on all thrusters.  Plus I think he, you know. .  Drink




Actually, since they are basically Naval Officers, Riker being the XO (Executive Officer), was doing exactly what the XO is supposed to do, the day to day running of the ship.  The Captain is the big kahuna that makes the strategic decisions and is responsible for whatever happens.  He doesn't have time to making work schedules and other administrative stuff.   Hell, even if you get in trouble you have to go before the XO so he can see if  what you did is worth bothering the old man with.
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