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== Military references in episodes and films ==
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In addition to the obvious similarities between Starfleet uniforms and United States Navy insignia, several Star Trek episodes and films have had characters using military terms or coming into contact with U.S. military personnel. Such productions include:
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=== The Original Series ===
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*{{e|Where No Man Has Gone Before}}: [[Starfleet Academy]] is mentioned as well as a reference to Starfleet being called "the service".
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*{{e|Mudd's Women}}: It is established that Starfleet Captains, much like modern day naval counterparts, have authority to convene a [[board of inquiry]] to investigate certain situations.
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*{{e|Balance of Terror}}: Written along the lines of a Destroyer-Submarine conflict, this episode is full of military terms, including various shipboard alerts and damage control jargon, as well as establishing that Starfleet is a tasked with defending the [[United Federation of Planets]].
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*{{e|Dagger of the Mind}}: Captain [[James T. Kirk]] tells [[Tristan Adams]] that [[Starfleet regulations]] require an investigation into the events at the [[Tantalus Penal Colony]].
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*{{e|Court Martial}}: This episode explains that Starfleet has a military court system very similar to that used by the United States armed forces.
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*{{e|The Menagerie, Part I}} and {{e|The Menagerie, Part II}}: The court martial system is again seen as well as a reference to Starfleet General Orders.
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[[Image:KirkChristopher.jpg|thumb|right|''Star Trek'' meets the Air Force]]
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*{{e|Tomorrow is Yesterday}}: The crew of the USS Enterprise come into contact with several members of the [[United States Air Force]]. James Kirk tells [[John Christopher]] that Starfleet is a "combined service" when asked if the Enterprise was part of the [[United States Navy]].
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*{{e|Errand of Mercy}}: Starfleet is described as consisting of dozens of starships which can form [[fleet]]s to stop an invasion force. James Kirk refers to himself in this episode as a "[[soldier]]".
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*{{e|The Doomsday Machine}}: Starfleet regulations are again discussed, including the rights of a [[medical officer]] to relieve a [[commanding officer]] who is acting irrationally.
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*{{e|The Trouble with Tribbles}}: A Starfleet Admiral is seen for the first time.
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*{{e|By Any Other Name}}: It is mentioned that Starfleet has "handled foreign invasions before".
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*{{e|The Savage Curtain}}: Captain Kirk's tactics are compared to those of [[Ulysses Grant]].
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*{{e|Turnabout Intruder}}: Court martial proceedings are again seen as well as discussions about medical regulations allowing for the relief of a [[Commanding Officer]] for cause.
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=== The Feature Films ===
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*{{film|1}}: The Starfleet Reserve is indirectly mentioned through the [[reserve activation clause]]. Regulations are discussed where an Admiral can take command of a starship in an emergency situation. While real world military regulations do exist for this occurrence, unlike the procedure seen in ST:TMP, this does not involve demoting the current Captain to the rank of Commander.
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*{{film|2}}: Starfleet Academy is again revisited with a large amount of material revealed on the training of Starfleet [[Midshipman]] as well as an advanced course of instructions for command division officers
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[[Image:EnterpriseCVN-65In1986.jpg|thumb|right|''Star Trek'' meets the Navy]]
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*{{film|3}}: A Starfleet [[Fleet Admiral]] is seen for the first time as well as the first promotion of a non-command officer ([[Montgomery Scott]]) to the rank of Captain.
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*{{film|4}}: [[Pavel Chekov]] is taken prisoner onboard the [[aircraft carrier]] [[USS Enterprise (CVN-65)|USS ''Enterprise'']] and comes into contact with several [[United States Navy]] personnel.
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*{{film|6}}: Award ribbons are seen for the first time on the red jacket uniforms of Starfleet Admirals. The awards are positioned in the same manner as present day [[awards of the American military]].
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*{{film|9}}: Vice Admiral [[Matthew Dougherty]] is referred to as the military commander of a [[sector]].
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=== The Next Generation ===
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[[Image:Q Marine Corps Captain.jpg|thumb|right|''Star Trek'' meets the Marines]]
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*{{e|Encounter at Farpoint}}: [[Q]] impersonates a Captain of the [[United States Marine Corps]], to include using the saying "All it takes are a few good men" (the recruiting slogan of the USMC at the time that the pilot of ''The Next Generation'' was produced.
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*{{e|The Neutral Zone}}: [[Ralph Offenhouse]] states to [[Jean-Luc Picard]] that a [[militaries|military]] career does not involve that much business sense.
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*{{e|The Measure Of A Man}}: The Starfleet Judge Advocate General Corps is seen for the first time since the Original Series. A staff Captain also appears and it is discussed that Starfleet regulations require a [[court martial]] for any captain who loses his or her starship to an accident or enemy action.
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*{{e|The Icarus Factor}}: The promotion method to [[commanding officer]] and [[first officer]] are discussed as being partially determined by vacanies in the Starfleet when someone [[retirement|retires]].
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*{{e|Peak Performance}}: It is observed that a person can be captain of a starship without actually holding the rank of captain (i.e. [[Commander]] [[William T. Riker]] in command of the [[USS Hathaway|''Hathaway'']].)
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=== Deep Space Nine ===
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*{{e|Little Green Men}}: [[Quark]], [[Nog]], and [[Rom]] travel back in time and encounter members of the [[United States Army Air Corps|U.S. Army Air Corps]].
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=== Voyager ===
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*{{e|Future Tense}}: After traveling back in time, a [[shuttlecraft]] from the [[USS Voyager|USS ''Voyager'']] is mistaken for a military aircraft due to the annotation "[[USS]]" on its hull.
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=== Enterprise ===
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[[Image:Rex Denning.jpg|thumb|right|''Star Trek'' meets the Army]]
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*{{e|Minefield}}: [[Malcolm Reed]]'s family history in the [[Royal Navy]] is discussed as well as his father dieing in a [[submarine]] accident.
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*{{e|First Flight}}: The Starfleet Test Pilot program is discussed, similar in its description to modern day military test flight programs.
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*{{e|The Xindi}}: The [[command center]] is introduced, somewhat similar to concept of a Navy [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Information_Center Combat Information Center].
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*{{e|Storm Front}}: The [[Enterprise (NX-01)]] travels back in time to [[1944]] where it encounters an [[alternate timeline]]. It is mentioned that the [[USS Enterprise (CV-6)|aircraft carrier ''Enterprise'']] has been sunk in this reality.

Revision as of 22:07, March 25, 2008

ACTIVE PROJECTS AND ARTICLES TO BE ADDED TO MEMORY ALPHA

Military references in episodes and films

In addition to the obvious similarities between Starfleet uniforms and United States Navy insignia, several Star Trek episodes and films have had characters using military terms or coming into contact with U.S. military personnel. Such productions include:

The Original Series

  • "Mudd's Women": It is established that Starfleet Captains, much like modern day naval counterparts, have authority to convene a board of inquiry to investigate certain situations.
  • "Balance of Terror": Written along the lines of a Destroyer-Submarine conflict, this episode is full of military terms, including various shipboard alerts and damage control jargon, as well as establishing that Starfleet is a tasked with defending the United Federation of Planets.
  • "Court Martial": This episode explains that Starfleet has a military court system very similar to that used by the United States armed forces.
KirkChristopher

Star Trek meets the Air Force

  • "Errand of Mercy": Starfleet is described as consisting of dozens of starships which can form fleets to stop an invasion force. James Kirk refers to himself in this episode as a "soldier".
  • "By Any Other Name": It is mentioned that Starfleet has "handled foreign invasions before".

The Feature Films

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Starfleet Reserve is indirectly mentioned through the reserve activation clause. Regulations are discussed where an Admiral can take command of a starship in an emergency situation. While real world military regulations do exist for this occurrence, unlike the procedure seen in ST:TMP, this does not involve demoting the current Captain to the rank of Commander.
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Starfleet Academy is again revisited with a large amount of material revealed on the training of Starfleet Midshipman as well as an advanced course of instructions for command division officers
File:EnterpriseCVN-65In1986.jpg

The Next Generation

Q Marine Corps Captain

Star Trek meets the Marines

  • "Encounter at Farpoint": Q impersonates a Captain of the United States Marine Corps, to include using the saying "All it takes are a few good men" (the recruiting slogan of the USMC at the time that the pilot of The Next Generation was produced.
  • "The Measure Of A Man": The Starfleet Judge Advocate General Corps is seen for the first time since the Original Series. A staff Captain also appears and it is discussed that Starfleet regulations require a court martial for any captain who loses his or her starship to an accident or enemy action.

Deep Space Nine

Voyager

Enterprise

Rex Denning

Star Trek meets the Army

  • "First Flight": The Starfleet Test Pilot program is discussed, similar in its description to modern day military test flight programs.

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