could you imagine The Enterprise having like a yearly inspection and Kirk bugs out every time because the best running ship in the fleet certainly doesn’t become so because they follow therules. He has to remind the crew a week in advance to actually call him Captain and use formal titles. Bones and Scotty’s shared bathroom which is one hundred percent a liquor cabinet/distillery cannot be a thing.
Sulu has to collect all of his plants out of everywhere that’s not the Botany Labs and hide the illegal ones he picked up during their journey in his quarters. Scotty has to remove all of his Scotty-Approved-Modifications from Engineering. Spock can’t work four shifts in a row and break the ensigns that challenge him in the gym to sparring matches. Bones can’t medically offer alcohol to anybody. Uhura needs to not curse every ten minutes, in any language. Chekov needs to focus more on his console and less on every pair of legs walking by his station.
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why is nyota uhuras job being constantly underestimated and made out to be less important/less impressive than it really is. uhura not just a spaceship receptionist. she takes most of the ships main communications with other ships and other planets. she is capable of speaking multiple romulan dialects, klingon, english and swahili, probably among several other languages that she has a working knowledge of. uhura translates codes and identifies sonic anomalies/subspace fuckery. her job is not just answering the fuckin space phone like damn.