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Old 11-11-2009, 10:40 AM
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Another thing to consider is the possibility that some of the Humans we see walking the corridors on various ships may not actually be from Earth. Trek has definitely shown a number of species that are physically indistinguishable from Humans (such as Betazoids, El-Aurians, and Deltans), which may support the idea first suggested in TOS that Humans are actually very common life-forms in the Star Trek Universe and that the term "Terran" is used to specifically describe Humans of Earth origin or ancestry.

Originally, it was believed that "Zefram Cochrane of Alpha Centauri" was not from Earth--and nor had any ancestors from Earth--but this was later retconned in First Contact (but how many Humans do you know are born with a first name of "Zefram"?)
I allways took it to mean that he settled there at some point after the deveopment of Warp Drive.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:14 PM
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Starfleet belongs to Earth. Other planets have their own fleets, I guess...
That's also in interesting idea, weren't there Vulcan ships in "Unification"? Perhaps Starfleet is the main fleet of the Federation which includes the former Earth Starfleet such that there is a slight human overrepresentation whereas other species partly maintain their own fleets.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:16 PM
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We know that Vulcan has a fleet of it's own - but they are normally shown to be more in the vein of research and science vessels.

Perhaps not effective at defence etc.

The Starfleet fills a wider range of profiles, but all member states would have their own shipping as well in conjunction with the Federation Fleet.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:20 PM
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What if it's a simple matter of where you are in the Galaxy. Human crews tend to explore outward from Earth, Vulcans from Vulcan and what not. If you went to another area in the galaxy perhaps Andorians are chiefly the ones you would run into. We often see Starfleet acadamy as it is on Earth, but there would almost certainly be other campuses on other member worlds. Just something that popped into my mind, I haven't really thought it through.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:57 PM
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Makes sense IMO, the UFP encompasses over a hundred worlds, so it is probably a fairly loose confederation and given that species have natural traits like the human curiosity, the Vulcan mental rigidity which produces fine scientific minds or the warrior culture of the Andorians, why not specialize to a certain degree.
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Originally, it was believed that "Zefram Cochrane of Alpha Centauri" was not from Earth--and nor had any ancestors from Earth--but this was later retconned in First Contact (but how many Humans do you know are born with a first name of "Zefram"?)
I allways took it to mean that he settled there at some point after the deveopment of Warp Drive.
That's the way pretty much everyone looks at it today, but it wasn't the agreed upon consensus way back when...
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:14 PM
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there was this atmosphere supplementation:




and i guess that could mean there are humans in atmosphere suits serving on alien ships in their environment.

interesting duty!
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:20 AM
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DS9 had Ensign Melora the zero G alien.
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