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Old 11-05-2008, 06:41 AM
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Well, there's a bizarre and for-some-reason-kinda-icky 'shipper pairing...

"Come back to Sickbay later! Mummy and dad need some 'aloooooone tiiiiiiiime'..."
"EW!!!" *running feet*
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:13 AM
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No counselor is needed.

If characters need to get something off their minds, they can do that with each other.

They don't need to make an appointment to discuss it.

Star Trek doesn't need a Niles Crane in space.
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:41 PM
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No counselor is needed.



Star Trek doesn't need a Niles Crane in space.

Or do they....?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3vxDcBLGaU

(probably a re-post but I think it's appropriate)
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:32 AM
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No counselor is needed.

If characters need to get something off their minds, they can do that with each other.

They don't need to make an appointment to discuss it.

Star Trek doesn't need a Niles Crane in space.
Counselling ain't always just about getting something off your chest... it can also deal with genuine, and quite serious, psychological issues that can't be overcome with medication alone. Long-term, long-distance space flight in a confined ship would be a dangerous breeding-ground for that kind of thing.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:37 AM
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Counselling ain't always just about getting something off your chest... it can also deal with genuine, and quite serious, psychological issues that can't be overcome with medication alone. Long-term, long-distance space flight in a confined ship would be a dangerous breeding-ground for that kind of thing.
Voyager didn't have a Counselor and Lon Suder did just fine.

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Old 11-07-2008, 07:06 AM
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Counselling ain't always just about getting something off your chest... it can also deal with genuine, and quite serious, psychological issues that can't be overcome with medication alone. Long-term, long-distance space flight in a confined ship would be a dangerous breeding-ground for that kind of thing.
Yes it's only a fictional universe, so it's not necessary and only serves to weaken character interactions.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:07 AM
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Voyager didn't have a Counselor and Lon Suder did just fine.
I would argue Neelix served as a kind of counselor, as annoying as the rest of the crew thought he was...
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:21 PM
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I would argue Neelix served as a kind of counselor, as annoying as the rest of the crew thought he was...
Nope; Neelix was the Morale Officer. The difference is that a counselor makes you discuss the crappy parts of life until you're too numb to care. A morale officer annoys the Hell out of you until you either give in and lighten up, or shoot 'im, which makes you feel just as good.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:34 AM
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I think the role of ship's counselor is really needed on starships with fairly large crews or with families onboard. In an ideal situation, the ship's counselor would deal with crew issues (both professional and private) while the first officer concentrates on the day-to-day running of the ship, and the captain deals with the ship's overall mission.

Otherwise, personnel problems would be another added duty for the first officer to deal with.
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