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Old 10-13-2009, 08:58 AM
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This trade-off Picard mentioned in "The Icarus Factor" really sums up all there is to say about this subject. I'd rather serve on the flagship and command during the night-shift than be captain of a small ship which explores gaseous anomalies in some god-forsaken corner of the galaxy too.
Exactly.
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Another thing to consider is that Starfleet isn't like today's navies--although there are many similarities--so apparently the length of time someone stays at a particular assignment can vary from many years to as little as a few weeks or even days...
Wasn't the ENT-D's original assigment a 20 year exporation?
10-15 years, yeah. But likely like Kirk's 5-year mission, that also includes periodic returns to a Federation starbase for crew rotation, resupply, and any repairs that might be needed.

Some crewmembers may stay on for the entire deployment while others may only be there short-term, IMO.
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10-15 years, yeah. But likely like Kirk's 5-year mission, that also includes periodic returns to a Federation starbase for crew rotation, resupply, and any repairs that might be needed.

Some crewmembers may stay on for the entire deployment while others may only be there short-term, IMO.
That's it! I knew it was a longer exploratory mission, thanks!
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That's it! I knew it was a longer exploratory mission, thanks!
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I think Riker ended up knowing what he was doing for himself in deciding to stay on the Enterprise, but in terms of outsiders looking at this former fast-tracker it could look like he was disadvantaging himself in the process.

But at the end he ran his career the way he wanted too.
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This trade-off Picard mentioned in "The Icarus Factor" really sums up all there is to say about this subject. I'd rather serve on the flagship and command during the night-shift than be captain of a small ship which explores gaseous anomalies in some god-forsaken corner of the galaxy too.
Then again a certain famous character said that he would rather rule in hell than serve in heaven.
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Then again a certain famous character said that he would rather rule in hell than serve in heaven.
It seemed that charater was right...
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