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Re: 7th *Heaven*?
Posted By: wintermute, on host
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2001, at 01:11:30
In Reply To: Re: 7th *Heaven*? posted by Grishny on Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 10:34:32:

> > 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.
> Not even if that one battle was a huge,
> important one like Gettysburg or D-Day?

Hrmm... Difficult to call, I suppose.

> > 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?
> Perhaps it had something to do with
> Starfleet's change of policy concerning
> commanding officers taking part in landing
> parties. Red shirts made for more obvious
> targets (hence the higher mortality rate); now
> that ship captains don't beam down as often,
> perhaps they decided to try to lower the
> casualty rate among the marines.

Given the huge death rate amongst redshirts, it can't have been a very auspicious omen to put all the senior officers in red.

> Gri"I feels silly"shny

winter"I saw The Wrath of Kahn again last night. Teh bets ST movie. Yay!"mute

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