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Re: 7th *Heaven*?
Posted By: wintermute, on host
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 09:25:28
In Reply To: Re: 7th *Heaven*? posted by Grishny on Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 09:09:44:

> > They get a part in one film, and you call them
> *veteran* Star Trek cast? I was expecting them
> to be crew and have appeared in several
> episodes, at the very least.
> >
> > winter"far less intereted now"mute
> A soldier only fights in one war, and you call
> him a veteran. Perhaps "veteran" isn't the
> best word to use, since it's borrowed from a
> completely different paradigm. (AH! I CAN'T
> "alumnus?" I can't think of any other applicable
> terms.

I think, if a soldier only fought in one *battle*, I wouldn't call him (or her) a veteran, even if they were a ranking officer.

I've never understood "Alumnus", either. I understand it's something to do with US schools (and metallurgy?), but beyond that I have no idea.

> I figure it's okay to term them "veteran" Trek
> actors, because they both had lead roles in
> their respective films; both were main
> characters. It's not like they were redshirts.

Hmmm... I still think you would need to have been in more than one film / episode to count as a veteran.

On a related note, does anyone know why they swapped the colours of Command and Operations between the times of Star Trek and TNG? And why are Operations personnel still called "redshirts" even though they're now wearing gold?

> Gri"Patrick Stewart and Colm Meany aren't just
> veterans, they're *icons*. Yeah, that's it."shny

winter"Icons? They sit on the altar in Eastern Orthodox churches?"mute

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