I've been wondering who does what on a starship. How much of Voyagers crew were engineers, scientists, security, command?
Why would there be any red uniformed personal aside from CO, XO, helm and may be 5 to 10 others involved in shuttles, next shift at CONN, JAG or Spec Ops?
On the shows the security teams never seem very large, but on a ship the size of Enterprise D they had to have substantial force, but what were they doing when not responding poorly to some emergency. And what part of the force is tactical and which is security, is the tactical section responsible for the upkeep of weapons and shield systems?
How large is the engineering staff of a ship, do they make up the majority of crew?
Same with science teams, how much of the complime…Read more >
How did the Betazoid language develop, have they always been telepathic and if so how would have effected their communication. Why speak aloud at all? What gets written down? Does communication telepathically and verbally differ, is their a grammar and syntax, etc...?
For that matter how does telepathy work if we all think in our native languages?
Do they even have a written language, I ask because if I remember correctly the Efrosians use sound to record their history and knowledge, what with having poor eyesight.Read more >