DEFY SMCQUAID! #50: Starfleet Regulations

The Question

Jon Abad asks:
Why was Worf allowed to have his Klingon sash if the Starfleet uniform code didn’t allow Ensign Ro Laren to wear her Bajoran earring thingy?

The Answer

Several reasons.

1. With Picard’s relationship with the Klingon Empire, I imagine it would have much greater political conseqences to impinge the honor of the Klingon Empire in that way than the Bajorans. Think about the relationship here. Piss off a vast empire of warriors, who are already very touchy about honor, or a single world of freedom fighters, who really aren’t big fans of the Federation already?

2. Picard and Worf had a relationship already. Easy to bend the rules for a buddy, eh?

3. Look at the picture in the filmstrip to the left of the main page. Would YOU want to say NO to angry Worf? I didn’t think so….

2 thoughts on “DEFY SMCQUAID! #50: Starfleet Regulations

  • 12/20/2005 at 3:39 pm

    Politics you say?

    I think you may have sullied my childhood image of Picard.

  • 12/22/2005 at 12:40 am

    Intimidation. No one is scared of an earing. Everyone fears a klingon. Except Mr. T., and to a slightly lesser extent, Chuck Norris.


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