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Jellico and Riker didn't get along. Who's fault was that?

Jellico's reputation for being an ass goes beyond the hull of the Enterprise, hence Mariner's comment about being assigned a "Jellico-type" captain. But every time I watch "Chain of Command," sometimes it's hard to tell of Geordi, Riker and Troi aren't being a bunch of unprofessional softies....

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I've heard it mentioned many times: Riker would be a captain on any other ship, but since he's on "The Enterprise", he's only the first officer.

So imagine you are Riker, as #1 on the flagship of the fleet. Picard becomes "indisposed" for whatever reason. You are as good as any captain, but not on the Enterprise. Starfleet decides to assign another temporary captain, instead of using Riker, who already knows the ship/crew/etc.

I know I'd be pissed, no matter who the temporary captain was. I'd feel slighted.

Now image you are Jellico. An accomplished captain (who very well could have been the normal captain on the Enterprise), who may or may not be assigned to a ship. Picard becomes "indisposed" for whatever reason. Starfleet decides to assign you as temporary captain of the flaship of the fleet. It's truly an honor to be chosen to that position. You don't know the ship, or the crew, very well, so are an outsider. An upstart #1 (who is NOT a captain) feels he should be in command. I'd feel unappreciated/slighted as well.

Looking from either position, I can totally understand Riker and Jellico not liking each other, to say nothing of different command styles. Both have a good claim to acting captain, and neither are particularly wrong.

As another crew member on the Enterprise, who would you like to see as temporary captain?

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If we are ranking captains, yes, Jellico totally wins. But I can understand why Jellico and Riker dislike each other.

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I just finished watching season 3. I think the premise had great potential (with the Federation being a fraction of itself). Just like Voyager had a fantastic premise, but sometimes fell flat. I feel like the season started pretty well, but felt rudderless by the middle/end. I actually prefer Seasons 1 & 2.

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I'd be honored to have my deck destroyed by 20 condors

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Image a bar that makes cocktails/mixed-drinks. Now, change the various alcohols with Soda. Next, add a drive through.

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Mormons are often big on those sorts of trendy things, so yes, you might save 30cents if you bring your own.

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That's a lovely sentiment but:

The titanosaurs were the last surviving group of long-necked sauropods, with taxa still thriving at the time of the extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanosauria

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But he had a nice hat, despite what "Bell" said about it

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I want to destroy the manager

🎵 Volo perdere procurator 🎶

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Cooling scarves are amazing. Wide brimmed hat. Shemagh.

A rocket with a lunar landing craft blasts off on Russia’s first moon mission in nearly 50 years (www.thehindu.com)

“Study of the moon is not the goal,” said Vitaly Egorov, a popular Russian space analyst. “The goal is political competition between two superpowers — China and the USA — and a number of other countries which also want to claim the title of space superpower.”

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We feared them, because they put up Sputnik, which, by the way, people forget was an emptied out casing of an intercontinental ballistic missile. And, Sputnik itself means “Fellow Traveler”, so it’s all peaceful, but it was a ballistic missile head, without explosives. So that was a signal, and we freaked in America. So NASA got founded, on the fear factor of Sputnik.

Alright, so we then go to the moon on the fear factor that Russia will control the high ground. Then we go to the moon, space enthusiasts say, “Oh, we’re on the moon by '69, we’ll be on Mars in another 10 years.” They completely did not understand why we got to the moon in the first place. We were at war, once we saw that Russia was not ready to land on the moon, we stopped going to the moon. That should not surprise anybody looking back on it.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Did the "American dream" change over time, or was it just my interpretation of it?

So growing up, I had this idea that the American dream was about that if you put in an honest amount of work, you would be rewarded with a good life. This would mean you would be able to take care of yourself and your family, afford a car and a house. In my view, working one job would probably be enough....

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What’s the difference between a Million and a Billion?

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