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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 27
02-24-2012, 06:29 AM
Originally Posted by yamshark View Post
Really? Commander (onscreen)?

What rank etc etc? I was always under the impression she always played an underling-type of some kind along with Diana Muldaur (Dr Pulaski TNG). I thought Uhura was the only one to hold any position of "power" as it were.
Yes. In the first pilot of TOS she played the first officer, credited as Number One I think - after the TV bosses of that time ... I am not repeating everything which has been written a few posts before ... ;o)
She staid as Nurse Chapel - your underling - and oh wonder, the alien (Spock) was allowed to stay and to become first officer even! Possibly because he at least presumably has a dingeling needed to be fit for command ...

You might remember the two episodes with Pike - the not to talkative fellow in the wheel box you communicated by beep and beep-beep for yes and no. Spock was under trial for breeching the quarantine of Talos IV. More then half of these two episodes was a recut of the old pilot, in which the Enterprise, then under command of Cpt. Pike., made first contact with the inhabitants of Talos IV.