If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC-US)   Sick of high casualty rates on away missions, Red Shirts threaten civil war   (bbc.com) divider line 7
    More: Interesting, away missions, Thailand, Northern Alliance, malfeasance in office, threats, mass protests  
•       •       •

7325 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Apr 2014 at 7:45 AM (20 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2014-04-06 01:53:04 PM
1 votes:

eyeq360: maram500: some_beer_drinker: "there is no way to sugar coat this men. You are all going to die tonight."

"Gentlemen, we are. Beaming down. To a hostile. Planet. I am sad to. Say. That seven of the. Six of you will. Be killed. Also the senior most. Officers on this ship will. For some reason. Be joining. You. Down there. We will. Not be dying."

/Yes, let the entire chain of command beam down
//Leave a lieutenant in the big chair
///He'll pilot the ship ten galaxies away with the indicator on...

I never understood the logic in that either.  In one of the ST:TNG episodes, I think that Riker states that it would be dumb for Picard to go beam down on the planet as he's the freaking Captain.  But Picard still beams down to the planet.  And in another episode, Picard beams down to a planet in a mission that turns out to be a Cardassian trap to capture Picard so they can mess with his mind.  The reason they give is that Picard saw some Cardassian energy weapon or something a long time ago, so he has to beam down, despite there being an entire Federation scientific group devoted to that particular weapon.
The only logical explanation is that the shows revolve around the senior leadership.  If they followed strict military-style logic, they would stay behind on the ship giving orders.  And the show would have tanked a long time ago had that happened.


There's actually a throwaway line in Wrath of Khan about this: General Order 15. While it applied (as Saavik states it) to flag officers--of which Kirk was one at the time--it can be reasonably assumed that there are similar directives for a starship's senior staff.

/Going to take my nerd hat off.
2014-04-06 09:56:23 AM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2014-04-06 09:55:21 AM
1 votes:
These little coups happen every 10-15 years there.  The monarchy is the only thing that really matters to your man-on-the-street Thai anyway.
2014-04-06 08:36:09 AM
1 votes:
One man's popular uprising is another man's coup.

So long as we're on the right side.
2014-04-06 08:18:10 AM
1 votes:

some_beer_drinker: "there is no way to sugar coat this men. You are all going to die tonight."


"Gentlemen, we are. Beaming down. To a hostile. Planet. I am sad to. Say. That seven of the. Six of you will. Be killed. Also the senior most. Officers on this ship will. For some reason. Be joining. You. Down there. We will. Not be dying."

/Yes, let the entire chain of command beam down
//Leave a lieutenant in the big chair
///He'll pilot the ship ten galaxies away with the indicator on...
2014-04-06 08:01:18 AM
1 votes:
www.blastr.com
"there is no way to sugar coat this men. You are all going to die tonight."
2014-04-06 07:53:17 AM
1 votes:
img.fark.net

Support her all you want. She's still not going to sleep with you.
 
Displayed 7 of 7 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report