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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3 Budget man; budget
02-01-2010, 05:47 PM
Always follow the rule: follow the money.

In the original which set up the whole thing; they had very limited payroll; thus they could only afford to have one set of actors that you saw all the time regardless of how many were on the ship; also; the audience bonds with the characters they see all the time; thus if you ran it like the military would, the show would have had much less general audience appeal; it was the 60's after all; having the captian enjoy the charms of many women and spock hip to music and the like were all in fashion.