Earl Grey 118: Blue Shirts Win The House Cup / by Darren Moser

Starfleet Career Path.

Many fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation and all other Trek incarnations continually imagine what life is like as a Starfleet officer. Phillip, Daniel, and Darren decide to play "guidance counselor" and explore the actual Starfleet career track. They begin with Next Gen's debut of Starfleet Academy in "The First Duty," as well as the multiple references to various crew member's experiences, including their application process to the Academy or their life as cadets.

Earl Grey then goes through the ranks step-by-step, exploring what life is like as a "blue" (science/medical) or "red" (command) shirt. What does a science lieutenant junior grade do on the Enterprise-D? Do red shirt ensigns do anything else other than pilot the ship? How can you be in command of anything when you are the lowest rank? The trio also reveals the "secret" behind the post-grad school blue shirt experience and spends time with the "Lower Decks," discussing life as a junior officer on the flagship. So put on the Academy sorting hat to determine your hous-...color uniform and enjoy this episode that analyzes the Starfleet career path.  

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Running Time: 53 minute 59 seconds


Daniel Proulx, Phillip Gilfus, & Darren Moser

Editor / Producer

Darren Moser

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, & C Bryan Jones

Associate Producer

Stephen Boyd

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen


Starfleet Cadet (00:05:25)
Blue Shirt (Science/Medical) (00:13:13)
Ensign - Wes' team in "Pen Pals"
LTJG - Ogawa, Nightmare Picard (00:16:52)
LT - Dr. Selar (00:18:52)
LTCMDR - Darren, Troi (00:24:25)
CMDR - Bruce Maddox, Crusher, Pulaski, (00:27:08)
Red Shirt (Command) (00:33:12)
LTJG - Worf, LaForge (00:35:56)
LT - Hawk (00:38:02)
LTCMDR - Shelby, Dexter Remmick (00:41:32)
CMDR - Riker (00:43:21)
CAPTAIN - Picard, Louvois (00:45:17)
ADMIRAL - (00:47:09)

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