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Tuvok, Lt. Commander or Lt?

GottaloveB'elanna

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Report this Oct. 10 2012, 6:58 am

Why is Tuvok reverred to as Lieutenant all the time in the first season (I'm rewatching Voyager from the start), while his pips clearly indicate the rank of a lieutenant commander and in TNG a lieutenant commander (Data, Geordi) is mostly referred to as commander?

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Oct. 12 2012, 8:45 am

Yea.. it was a major wardrobe mistake during season 1.  Tuvok was promoted to the rank of LCDR in "Revulsion" (year 4.)


guillermo.mejía

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Report this Oct. 13 2012, 6:06 am

Such rank mistakes are common in Trek.


I think VOY may have had the most on screen rank changes of any other show. I may be wrong about that.


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FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Oct. 13 2012, 10:32 am

Yea.... I think that's probably because the lack of real military service by someone maintaining the uniforms for the cast.


 


Miles O'Brien was also another example - they couldn't get his rank right....

Anomalous Readings

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Report this Oct. 13 2012, 11:27 am

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Oct. 13 2012, 10:32 am

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>Yea.... I think that's probably because the lack of real military service by someone maintaining the uniforms for the cast.

>Miles O'Brien was also another example - they couldn't get his rank right....

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Actually, that's because they didn't pin down that he was a Chief Petty Officer until later on, so he was an Ensign in 'Encounter at Farpoint' and 'All Good Things..." then a Lieutenant other times, then they finally just scrapped it and called him a Chief Petty Officer. I don't believe they gave him an insignia until Deep Space Nine, however.


Anyway, Tuvok was a Lieutenant in the first season of Voyager.


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startrek_alpha

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Report this Dec. 25 2012, 7:37 pm

Tuvok started with Lt. and then was hired to Lt. Commander.

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