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konarciq

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Report this Nov. 26 2010, 9:40 am

I must say I´m a bit at a loss about all those (mostly female, and often exchanged) yeomen running around the Enterprise. Getting the captain to eat?! Getting him to sign things he barely glances at? Why did they need someone like that on an away mission like in Miri?


What on earth do they need these people for?


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Roboto

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Report this Nov. 26 2010, 12:34 pm

Backrubs.

Icarus14

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Report this Jan. 01 2011, 10:52 am

Basically, I think they just patrol the corridors, hunting for any poor soul to stuff food down their mouth and force them to sign the aweful papers.

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Captain Painway

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Report this Jan. 01 2011, 11:46 pm

Funny, my boyfriend asked me this today and I had to look it up. They're kind of like the Captain's executive assistant I think?

And I don't remember any Yeomen in VOY either, ServalanFan. My guess is, since Voyager was originally slated for a quick trip to bring back the Maquis, and wasn't destined for deep space, there wasn't a Yeoman assigned to the ship.

Trekkie 12

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Report this Jan. 02 2011, 3:24 pm

I like Roboto's answer. But, they are lower than crewmembers.


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Five Captains

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Report this Jan. 03 2011, 6:21 pm

I don't even remember any yeomens on ENT and ENT could have brought back the yeomen since it was a prequel to TOS

ebbandit2

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Report this Jan. 04 2011, 5:55 am

Eye candy!

arc29

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Report this Jan. 05 2011, 10:24 pm

like the first officer!? hahaha jk

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toranaprem

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Report this Jan. 05 2011, 10:33 pm

Quote: Roboto @ Nov. 26 2010, 12:34 pm

Backrubs.


Hey now. Apparently that was actually the first officer's job.

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Ghostmojo

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Report this Jan. 06 2011, 4:33 am

Yeoman Rand was Kirk's bit of fluff. The studio, however, decided that having an obvious romance develop between them would limit Kirk's opportunities with the beautiful guest star of the week scenarios which had far more scope.


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toranaprem

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Report this Jan. 06 2011, 3:47 pm

Quote: Ghostmojo @ Jan. 06 2011, 4:33 am

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>Yeoman Rand was Kirk's bit of fluff. The studio, however, decided that having an obvious romance develop between them would limit Kirk's opportunities with the beautiful guest star of the week scenarios which had far more scope.

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I think it was also a matter of establishing Kirk's integrity as the captain of the ship. Any relationship with one of his female subordinantes would have looked like an icky abuse of power to me. So, I feel like there were a lot of factors in the decision not to pursue Kirk/Rand. Not one of them being that chasing the ladies was Roddenberry putting himself in the character a little two much. At the end of the day, I think it made for a stronger show that they never went there. Made Kirk nobler, lonelier, ect...


I do have to giggle when I watch "The Corbomite Maneuver" though since all the Shatner flirting ends up being directed at Spock (i.e. soft-lighting, dreamy smile and the nearly whispered "emotional security" line), not Rand who he acts indifferent to/annoyed by. I know they were trying to show Kirk repressing his feelings, but since its always a rewatch for me, and I know where they choose to go with the character it never works for me. Kirk is developed to be an emoter, not a represser so it ends up just genuinely looking like he doesn't give a rats ass about her in retrospect, except for the lines in "The Naked Time" where I'm almost like, whaa? Really?


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Ghostmojo

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Report this Jan. 06 2011, 4:27 pm

Randy means 'horny' over here. Is there a connection between Rand and Hornblower (who Roddenberry based Kirk upon) he enquires whimsically?


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toranaprem

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Report this Jan. 06 2011, 4:35 pm

Quote: Ghostmojo @ Jan. 06 2011, 4:27 pm

Randy means 'horny' over here. Is there a connection between Rand and Hornblower (who Roddenberry based Kirk upon) he enquires whimsically?



LOL.

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Report this Jan. 07 2011, 1:24 pm

Bringing coffee to the bridge.

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starshipgalleyrat6987

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Report this Jan. 08 2011, 2:56 pm

do you think Kirk ever summoned yeoman Rand to his quarters and chased her around his coffee table?  Aren't yeomen 23rd century equivalents of today's Admin Assistants?  Just wondering.


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