New Species for Federation or Klingon, please!
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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-26-2011, 03:23 AM
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And the flaw there is that with over 150 planets and non-human races like the Andorians (I'd say especially Andorians), Bajorans, Bolians, Trill you mentioned it's over 50% humans, sometimes far more than that.
Especially officers are more likely to be humans, particularly captains.
Are those who actually join Starfleet less likely to get to the higher ranks because humans are "superior" officers?
And why is it that of those humans such a ridiclously high percentage is anglophone?
Does what we saw in the shows
represent how Starfleet is structured, with the humans at the top, Americans at the very top (remember Picard was the only non-American lead character of any Trek show), while most other species are there to serve as redshirts, or was this simply due to the imcompetence of the authors?
I think the two (more humans than non-humans, more Anglophones than others) are symptoms of the same problem.
Also how likely is it that the populaton of one in over 150 member planets would be the
one to join Starfleet in such large numbers?
Even if we assume humans have a higher tendency to breed like rabbits and populate colonies and also a higher one to go to Starfleet while
the others are less reproductive and also less interested in joining Starfleet it's quite a stretch that this would counter a factor of 150:1.
You did not disprove my point. To further drive home my point, look at the makeup of UN Forces that get deployed in the world. Or how about the composition of NATO forces. In both cases, US personnel comprise the bulk of the manpower.
You still are making assumptions that just don't pan out. Some of those "humans" in the back ground may just be species that look human. The Ligonians, for example, have a culture similar to Africa, but they are NOT humans. It is possible that they may have joined, but Ligonian officers may end up classified as human by shere ignorance. I picked them out because their homeworld is NOT a Federation member planet at the time of the episode (Code of Honor-TNG).