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Old 11-20-2009, 01:53 AM
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In the movie, if Kirk wasn't on administrative suspension and was assigned to a ship (probably not the Enterprise), what would his job have been? In TOS ep. Court Martial, we learned that Ensign Kirk reported Lt. Commander Finney for leaving a switch open to the atomic matter piles when they changed duty shifts. This makes me think Kirk would have been an engineering crewman. I'm wondering what his training and specialty was at the academy.
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Well I think we can't apply TOS to this new movie series.
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Well I think we can't apply TOS to this new movie series.
Agreed. But the question still stands. What was Kirk's training (in the movie). Engineering? Quite possible since he immediately knew how to open the turbine bypass door.
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Here's another question: what was Kirk's job before he joined Starfleet? Was he just a barhopper, hitting on women, and getting in fights? I know the economy's different in the 23rd century, but what did he do to "make a living?" Or did he just sponge off everyone else?
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In the movie, if Kirk wasn't on administrative suspension and was assigned to a ship (probably not the Enterprise), what would his job have been? In TOS ep. Court Martial, we learned that Ensign Kirk reported Lt. Commander Finney for leaving a switch open to the atomic matter piles when they changed duty shifts. This makes me think Kirk would have been an engineering crewman. I'm wondering what his training and specialty was at the academy.
Yeah, there's been a few suggestions in TOS that Kirk may have started off as a red shirt but then switched to command while he was a lieutenant. Kirk's original specialty may have been in operations, IMO.
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Agreed. But the question still stands. What was Kirk's training (in the movie). Engineering? Quite possible since he immediately knew how to open the turbine bypass door.
If he was on a Command track, I would imagine he would be rotated through most of the major departments.
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Agreed. But the question still stands. What was Kirk's training (in the movie). Engineering? Quite possible since he immediately knew how to open the turbine bypass door.
If it was an emergency release switch it was probably designed to be operated fast by anyone, specific training or not, IMO.
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