Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 14:05:58 -0800
From: Keith Johnson
Subject: Peer Review Problems (Re: Sci fi films)
At 09:48 AM 11/30/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Star Fleet ships look good because these people are professionals, and
>they *want* to be there.
The first time I saw Star Trek: the Next Generation, I thought they had a lounge instead of a bridge. The tactical station is a perfect location for a DJ, and I always thought that an ensign should walk in with some drinks for the well connected lounge lizards in the big chairs watching the wall sized tv screen.
ObTrav: The Scout Service functions via peer review, and it (like all
systems) has a potential for abuse. How many Scout ships/teams are turning
a blind eye to the abuses of their fellow Scouts so that those others will
turn a blind eye to their own abuses? Beyond the ISS Lounge Ship
Enterprise, what about more serious violations? What if other scouts (the
PCs) stumble on a group that is involved in grey market smuggling and
discover that they can profit if they don't report them to their
superiors? What if they discover that those superiors are the ones
organizing the smuggling ring?
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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 17:37:41 -0900
From: "William F. Hostman"
Subject: Re Lounge Ship Enterprise
>Beyond the ISS Lounge Ship
>Enterprise, what about more serious violations?
IMTU, the scout service itself turns an institutional blind eye towards small scale trafficing in recreational materials, provided the work gets done, done right, done on time and no-one gets caught or complains.
Then again, IMTU, scout brew also requires certain chemicals barred by the psionic suppressions....
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