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Tom ParisEdit

Was Tom Paris court martialled when he left Starfleet? Or was it one of those "resign and we'll forget about it" type deals? --Fleurdelista 06:59, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

According to Paris himself, in "Caretaker", "Chakotay will tell you he left Starfleet on principle – to defend his home colony from the Cardassians. I, on the other hand, was forced to resign." There was, however, no mention of a court martial. --Alan 07:02, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
In addition, he was sent to a penal colony. Not exactly "resign or we'll forget about it." --OuroborosCobra talk 07:48, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
According to the Tom Paris article, the incarceration was not for his Starfleet misdeeds, but for being a Maquis after he was already civilian. He was expelled from Starfleet before that, for a deadly piloting error. This may or may not have involved a court martial - we don't know. But as a civilian, he wouldn't have been tried in court martial for being Maquis. If he had deserted and joined the Maquis, then, yes, he would have. --TribbleFurSuit 18:59, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Jean-Luc PicardEdit

I've always wondered. Picard was court-martialed when he lost the Stargazer however he loses the Enterprise-D in Star Trek: Generations and no mention of a Court Martial is ever mentioned. I thought it was standard practise to Court Martial a Commanding officer when a ship is lost? (Lieutenant Miller 14:08, October 27, 2009 (UTC))

No mention of the Stargazer court martial was made until "The Measure Of A Man", two seasons into the show. Our lack of knowledge of it beforehand doesn't mean it hadn't happened. Either the court martial for the loss of the Enterprise happened, and we just didn't see it (and was a less noteworthy affair/easier event given all the witnesses and the fact that Picard wasn't even on the ship at the time), or Starfleet policy changed sometime between 2365 and 2371. --OuroborosCobra talk 17:05, October 27, 2009 (UTC)
When asked about that, Ronald D. Moore commented, "Probably and it would've cleared him most honorably. Probably sent Troi to prison (she was at the helm after all)." (AOL chat, 1997). ;-) – Cleanse 22:32, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

Tense? Edit

Why is most/all of this article written in the past tense?The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

The vast majority of our articles are written that way; see the point of view policy.--31dot 01:18, August 5, 2011 (UTC)

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