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What's the deal with admirals?

Matthias Russell

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Report this Jan. 13 2012, 4:41 pm

Quote: guillermo.mejía @ Jan. 13 2012, 9:11 am

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Sep. 15 2011, 8:27 am


>Based on this discussion, what does everyone think of Janeway being offered and accepting an admiralty position soon after her return?
Well my feeling is that they had to give her SOMETHING, being the hero who destroyed the Borg and all.

Janeway saw a lot of dangerous stuff, so maybe the promotion was also Starfleet's way of keeping her close, rather than letting her continue to command Voyager, or give her a new state-of-the-art ship. We never see what happenes to the rest of the Voyager crew so maybe they have the same deal going on.

Maybe some good comes out of it, like she rises through the admiralty and one day leads Starfleet into a new era of peace, but if she's anything like older Adm. Janeway, macromanagement (Admiral's duties), as opossed to micromanagement (one ship) doesn't seem to be her calling.

I disagree.  Kirk was promoted to Admiral after his first command and mission and that didn't work out too well.  The president is this is a bad idea.  Also, Starfleet knows that alternate future Admiral Janeway stole Starfleet property and blatently broke the temporal prime directive.  So they have reason to doubt her potential to be a good admiral.  Sure present Janeway can't be held to account for future Janeway but present Janeway did go along with her plan.

I agree give Janeway something.  Give her a bigger ship in a command with a lot of responsibility but don't make her admiral until you can trust she won't follow in the footsteps of Admiral Kirk and her future self.

I understand not wanting her on the frontier where she could be killed and you lose a hero but that her time in the DQ doesn't make her admiral material.  In fact, it shows she is accustomed to doing her own thing and interpreting the rules as she sees fit, not acting as one voice in a crowd.

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Report this Jan. 14 2012, 3:58 pm

I beleive  more Heroic Admiral stories can be told. After All, They wear the Uniform like everybody else. Just check your history books. 

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