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Section 31 dysinformation on imperial false documentation

Written:  03/04/30

 

                        In recent days, it has been brought to my attention that the Tertiary Junior Adjutant has been manufacturing intelligence data, in an attempt to mislead his superiors into believing certain things about the United Federation of Planets, and our starship engineering technologies.  Apparently, he is in fear for his life, due to his inability to do his job properly, and is trying to appease them through his sudden ‘good work’.  Section 31 field operatives working in his office have copied this documentation, and I have amended it for your consumption.  While, obviously, you do know what’s true and what’s not, this is for the laymen that are not up do spec on UFP Starfleet engineering technologies.

 

Federation Engineering Report

Imperial DataNet
Data Requisition Order #17E02D49HG82U37KM7H12354F23S7U

Numerous serious problems have been uncovered with regards to the state of Federation engineering. Several reports have been obtained by monitoring Federation news channels, many of which report widespread degeneration in engineering standards across the board. Some of these articles have been reproduced here.

The first article appears to be a Federation news report. Its contents are shocking in many ways.

 

Though, in reality, this attack upon Dr. Leah Brahms is quite infantile, tactically, it is significant.  In an attempt to save his own life, the Tertiary Junior Adjutant is selling out the lives of his comrades by providing them data so false about the United Federation of Planets, it is guaranteed to cost the lives of thousands-upon-thousands of Imperial Armed Forces servicemen.  SIGINT personnel have found that this particular electronic document is being circulated throughout the remnants of the “Galactic” Empire, and is actually being taken as gospel, by the ignorant.  The Tertiary Junior Adjutant claims that this was taken from SIGINT sources monitoring UFP traffic, though his superiors are unaware of the fact that Imperial SIGINT/COMINT assets are non-existent in that theater of operation, for lack of ability to penetrate our own intelligence assets, and those of the United Federation of Planets Starfleet.

 

Leah Brahms found guilty of violating Federation Engineering Act

San Francisco , Earth (Stardate 55872.6)
Jacob Sisko reporting

Noted physicist Leah Brahms, one of the chief designers of the Galaxy Class starship and the lead designer of the warp core system now used in 90% of Federation vessels, was found guilty of violating the Federation Engineering Act on Tuesday.

 

The humor of this is already apparent.  First of all, Dr. Brahms is not a physicist.  In the manufacturing of this story, the Tertiary Junior Adjutant did a very poor job in accurately presenting Dr. Brahms background.

 

Brahms, Dr. Leah.  A graduate of the Daystrom Institute of Technology, Dr. Leah Brahms was part of an engineering design team on the Galaxy-Class Design Starship Development Project at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards in 2358.  Brahms made major contributions to the Theoretical Propulsion Group, far beyond her official role as a junior team member, and was responsible for much of the warp engine design on the Starship Enterprise-D. 

-Star Trek Encyclopedia:  a Reference Guide to the Future (Updated & Expanded Edition), “Brahms, Dr. Leah”, pg.:  53.  Written by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda with Debbie Mirek.

 

Theoretical Propulsion Group.  Starfleet engineering design team based at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on Mars.  The Theoretical Propulsion Group was largely responsible for the development of the warp engines for the Galaxy-class starships in the early 2360s.  Dr. Leah Brahms was a junior team member during that project.  (“Booby Trap” [TNG]).  By 2367, Brahms had been promoted to senior design engineer.  (“Galaxy’s Child” [TNG]).

-Star Trek Encyclopedia:  a Reference Guide to the Future (Updated & Expanded Edition), “Theoretical Propulsion Group”, pg.:  506.  Written by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda with Debbie Mirek.

 

Already we are faced with multiple lies.  Dr. Brahms is not a physicist, but a propulsion systems engineer.  Dr. Brahms was not one of the chief designers of the Galaxy-class starship, but made significant contributions to the Theoretical Propulsion Group, which as a group, designed the propulsion systems of the Galaxy-class starship.  In fact, the vast majority of Dr. Brahms work can be seen in the NCC-1701-D; it does not say “throughout the Galaxy-class”.  As for being utilized in 90% of UFP starships, that is another  lie.  In consulting the Star Trek: the Next Generation Technical Manual (5.0 Warp Propulsion Systems”, pg.:  54.  Written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda), you will see that between the Ambassador and Galaxy-classes of explorer, there were significant changes in incorporated propulsion technologies.  In fact, the Galaxy-class explorer’s warp propulsion system required a whole,  new system of measurement.  If you check “Section 31 Dysinformation on Starships”, you will see that the Intrepid-class, while starting off with Galaxy-class baselines, underwent at least 29 different changes to their own warp propulsion system, meaning that it is significantly different from those in which Dr. Brahms was involved.  Dr. Brahms is not known to have had any involvement in the creation of the Intrepid-class’ warp propulsion systems, which are significantly different from the Galaxy-class in warp geometry, alone.  Finally, the Defiant and Sovereign-classes of starships are even more different.  So, the statement:  “…now used in 90% of Federation vessels…” is most definitely a lie.  If you wish to get even more specific, there is no evidence that Dr. Brahms even had any involvement with the “…warp core system…” design, at all.

 

                       

According to prosecuting attorney Scott Jackson, serious flaws in the design of the warp core led to numerous preventable disasters, including the now-infamous Yamato disaster (Stardate 42609.1), in which a Galaxy Class starship exploded after contracting a computer virus. Out of more than one thousand crew members and their civilian families, there were no survivors.

 

"After more than thirteen years, we have finally achieved some measure of closure, but this is only the tip of the iceberg," said Peter Stein, representing the Yamato victims' families. During the trial, victims' families were stunned to hear that while Ms. Brahms possessed numerous degrees in astrophysics and particle physics, she had no engineering training whatsoever, nor did she possess a valid engineering license. "How does an unlicensed practitioner get assigned to head up a Starfleet engineering team, and why did it take so long for this to come to light?" asked Mr. Stein.

 

                        More foolishness from the Tertiary Junior Adjutant.  The Iconian probe that attacked the computer software of USS Yamoto (NCC-71807) was not attempting to just download a program that turned out to be a threat, but it has been found out by investigation that this was, indeed, a dedicated software weapon.  In some instances,  macro programs can harm computers; what was utilized against both the Yamoto and Enterprise (NCC-1701-D, Galaxy-class) was actually a computer virus, intended to do great damage.  However, if there is any finger-pointing that is to be done, fingers should most definitely be pointed at Imperial engineer Lira Wessex :

 

Imperial Star Destroyer, www.starwars.com

Lira Wessex , Imperial engineer, built her work on the shoulders of giants. Her father, Walex Blissex, had developed the venerable Victory-class Star Destroyer for the Republic, as well as numerous other starcraft designs. From these, Wessex proposed the Imperial-class design, a proposal that was debated at great lengths within the Empire's elite ranks.

Wessex proved the nay-sayers wrong when the first Imperial-class Star Destroyer lumbered from the sprawling Kuat Drive Yards drydocks. The resulting ship is a marvel of technology, and testament to the Empire's might.

There are whole systems whose gross domestic product is less than the cost of a single Star Destroyer. There are entire nations that, throughout their history, do not expend as much energy as a Star Destroyer does during a hyperspace jump. Powering the 1.6 kilometer long craft is nothing short of a miniature sun -- a solar ionization reactor bulges from the ventral spine, using its raging fires to fuel the giant warship.

The Imperial-class Star Destroyer bristles with 60 turbolaser batteries, 60 ion cannon batteries, and 10 tractor beam projectors. It carries a full stormtrooper division, 20 AT-ATs, 30 AT-STs, eight Lambda-class shuttles, 12 landing barges, and six TIE squadrons.

Since its introduction, an improved model of Star Destroyer also saw action. The Imperial-II Star Destroyer is an upgraded model with increased hull shielding, and more weapons, sporting 100 turbolaser emplacements, 20 ion cannons, and 10 tractor beam projectors.

 

                        This overpriced boondoggle was unable, even, to protect itself from a well-known and common weapon:  the ion cannon.  Due to the great technological inflexibility of her design, technicians were completely unable to alter the shield operating parameters to screen out the effects of these low-level ion bursts.  Fault can also be attributed to her father, Walex Blissex , as well, as this vulnerability is also apparent in Victory-class star destroyers.

 

“Since ion blasts are unimpaired by energy shields, ships have no defense against them short of reconfiguring their shields -- and this would make the shields useless for absorbing standard laser blasts.”

                        -Star Wars:  the Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology, “Ion Cannons”, pg.:  84.  Written by Bill Smith.

 

                        At the laughably high price these units had attached to them, at the very least, redundant shielding could’ve been installed that included reconfigured harmonics, allowing ion cannon blasts to be deflected.  Additionally, if their power generators were so high-efficiency, they should’ve been able to have both sets of shielding active, simultaneously.  They didn’t.  What the taxpayers of the “Galactic” Empire got stuck with was a useless gun platform that wasn’t even good enough to fight off guerilla starship attacks.

 

“Two hundred star destroyers remaining from a Fleet that had once included over twenty-five thousand of them.”

-“Specter of the Past”, page:  7.  Written by Timothy Zahn; published by Bantam Spectra, 1997.

 

                        Let us not forget, however, that the Tertiary Junior Adjutant continues to attempt to manufacture pieces of Dr. Brahms’ background, all without knowledge of what her true capabilities actually are, and what her degrees are actually in. 

 

                        “…Ms. Brahms possessed numerous degrees in astrophysics and particle physics, she had no engineering training whatsoever, nor did she possess a valid engineering license.

 

 

Nowhere in any source accessible by the Ubiqtorate or Imperial Intelligence does it actually mention what degrees Dr. Brahms has, or even how many, yet, the Tertiary Junior Adjutant seems to think it plausible that they are numerous in the areas of astro and particle physics.  As for the “license” nonsense, that’s just typical of the Tertiary Junior Adjutant.  In addition, had she no capabilities as a competent engineer, she would never have been hired in as a junior member of the Theoretical Propulsion Group, and later gotten a promotion.  Unlike Imperial engineering, UFP Starfleet engineering does not remain static for several decades, and in almost every case, each new generation of starship contains fresh, new technologies in many areas, including propulsion.  Imperial designs are more fit for the cookie-cutter, remaining stagnant for decades at a time.  Finally, the last lie:  “…How does an unlicensed practitioner get assigned to head up a Starfleet engineering team, and why did it take so long for this to come to light?…” is just silly.  Dr. Brahms was never head of the Theoretical Propulsion Group.

 

 

 

 


This was but one of many shocking revelations during the trial. It was also learned that despite their claims to the contrary, virtually all of the problems were foreseeable. In fact, it was revealed that Ms. Brahms' engineering team disregarded numerous safety regulations and design policies already in place, many of which date all the way back to the Klingon Cold War era.

 

This latest bombshell has shaken public confidence in Starfleet, as a number of increasingly vocal critics are now calling for Starfleet to open its records for public scrutiny. "How many other skeletons are hidden in Starfleet's closets?" asked one heckler as two uniformed Starfleet admirals left the proceedings. Even some politicians are now questioning why Starfleet is given a complete exemption from the Federation's freedom of information act. Even now, 3 years after the end of the Dominion War, most records of that war remain strictly classified.

 

 

                        This accusation is particularly interesting, in light of the fact that not a single missed safety is mentioned.  What’s even more interesting is how poorly designed apparently all “Galactic” Empire/New Republic/Galactic Republic/Corporate Sector Authority starships are, as an ion cannon burst can damage systems that should have absolutely no relation, whatsoever.  For instance, 1 burst can cause a cascading failure in targeting systems, rending weapons virtually useless for accurate firing, and then the same weapon can cause life support to fail.  These are 2 systems that are (should be) completely unrelated, and yet can be damaged through the same attack and mechanism.  However, apparently, their engineering communities see nothing wrong with this, and continue with these dangerously shoddy and poor design practices.  It is quite probable that these practices date back over 25,000 years to the dawn of the Galactic Republic government. 

                        If anyone should be alarmed, it should be the citizenry of the New Republic , Corporate Sector Authority and the “Galactic” Empire.  They have starships with such dangerous designs as having the main reactor situated close to the bridge.

 

“When the Super Star Destroyer Executor’s shields wend down at the Battle of Endor, it’s bridge was destroyed by a single Rebel A-wing fighter.  This triggered a series of chain reactions that eventually detonated the Executor’s main reactor.”

-Star Wars:  the Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology, Deflector Shield Generator, pgs.:  82-83.  Written by Bill Smith.

 

In this attack, alone, some 318,734 personnel lost their lives, including both crew and troops.

-Star Wars, the Role Playing Game Imperial Sourcebook, Chapter 5:  Capital Ships, “Super Star Destroyer”, pg.:  63.  Written By Greg Gorden.  Published by West End Games.

 

Minimally, 2 of these massive starships have been lost, in spite of the fact that they are (were) supposed to be among the most powerful starships in their galaxy.  That’s 637,468 people killed.  The population of the Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America, Earth, circa the 20th century in the year 1979 (Funk & Wagnalls Hammond World Atlas, “Gazetteer of the United States”, pg.:  6) was only 99,797.  This is the complete and total eradication of that entire city, resulting in 100% fatalities, more than 6 times over.  If only  of the 24,800 lost Imperial-class star destroyers were destroyed with all hands, this means that some 383.637 million Imperial servicemen lost their lives.  If this is not an indication in a rampant and glaring design flaw in the ships that were supposed to be the things that brought fear to their galaxy, what is?  Quite clearly, these starships were designed by personnel lacking the qualifications necessary for such a task, and, if a license is necessary for this work in their civilization, they must have either lacked them, or been allowed to obtain them without the proper testing and documentation.  This is a grave tragedy that must be felt by all servicemen, both Imperial and United Federation of Planets Starfleet.  My condolences go out to the families.  If each had just a pair of parents, that’s a tragedy that’s extended out to 767.274 million people.  If in addition to parents they had a wife, it goes up to a staggering 1.150911 billion.  The United States of America, planet Earth, circa 1979, had a population of only 214,659,000 (Funk & Wagnalls Hammond World Atlas, “Gazetteer of the World”, pg.:  5).  This also bespeaks a government that truly does not care about the welfare of it’s employees, and will give the ok to any design, just as long as it’s big, basically.  Never has the United Federation of Planets suffered such monstrous losses, and, God willing, it never will.

 


"Officially, Starfleet is subordinate to the civilian government. But unofficially, Starfleet restricts [security] clearance so that no one in the civilian government need be made aware of our actions, not even the President," said one high-ranking member of Starfleet who asked not to be identified. Government critics have long charged that Starfleet is effectively a "shadow government", making policy decisions and even using its own officers in foreign policy negotiations, with or without the input or approval of the civilian government. Some critics even point to (unsubstantiated) reports of an attempted coup just prior to the Dominion War as evidence that Starfleet has effectively marginalized the civilian government and could seize power at any time (the coup leader was rumoured to be Admiral Leyton, who is currently undergoing psychiatric treatment at an undisclosed location for what Starfleet terms a "nervous breakdown").

 

                        The Imperial Armed Forces paid their allegiance solely to the Emperor, his paladin (Darth Vader), and such individuals as moffs, sector moffs and grand moffs.  In some cases, regional and territorial governors.  There is virtually no free information exchange between the star systems to match what the military and government have, because it has been taken from these oppressed people (see:  Imperial Communiqué:  #0010044.92v; -Star Wars, the Role Playing Game Imperial Sourcebook, Chapter 1: “A Primer on Imperial Power”, pgs.:  14-15.  Written By Greg Gorden.  Published by West End Games.).  Now, the military isn’t even obligated to protect the populace.

 

                        Since the disbanding of the Senate, the Navy is no longer required to respond to requests from planetary governments, including the planetary governors appointed by the Empire.  Under new doctrine, individual planets are too insignificant to allow them direct control over an asset as important as the Imperial Navy, even for short periods of time.

                        Civilian orders are now transmitted at the level of the Sector Group, from regional Moffs, Grand Moffs, or the Emperor himself.  Smaller units are to receive their orders only from officers in the proper chain of command.

                        -Star Wars, the Role Playing Game Imperial Sourcebook, Chapter 4:  the Military, “Changes in Civilian Command Structure”, pgs.:  41-42. Written By Greg Gorden.  Published by West End Games.

 

                        The United Federation of Planets Starfleet, on the other hand, is limited by due process, as well as the Prime Directive.  Officers of the UFP Starfleet are tightly screened and well-trained at Starfleet Academy , to the point of being able to legally act as envoys and plenipotentiary bodies under the watch of the United Federation of Planets government.  They do not act independently in policy matters, unless they are certain that what they are doing is not violating UFP policy.  Officers that have violated this policy have been invariably punished with dismissal from Starfleet, even if they are holders of high ranks (such as captains, colonels, admirals, etc.).  Admiral Cartwright, back in the 23rd century, acted with elements of the Klingon Empire to block the peace initiative. For his actions, he was arrested and taken into custody by Captain Sulu, commanding officer of the USS Excelsior (NX-2000).   As for the reference to Admiral Leyton, Leyton was not subjected to psychiatric evaluation, but arrested and criminally charged for his part in organizing an insurrection against the United Federation of Planets government, as well as treason.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second article appears to be some sort of news story, or editorial.

 

                        This ‘article’ is another manufactured piece of evidence from the Tertiary Junior Adjutant, in an attempt to further reinforce his putrid story.  There was no such article published anywhere within the United Federation of Planets, Klingon Empire, Romulan Star Empire, Breen Confederacy, Cardassian Union or Dominion.

 

The Strange And Terrible Journey of Leah Brahms

by Raoul Duke II

There was blood in the halls of Starfleet Headquarters this week, and angry murmurings in the streets of Paris . Not since Richard Daystrom took the walk of shame for his part in the infamous M-5 debacle have those golden halls of Enlightenment seen a comparable parade of incompetents, fools, liars and the Depraved...

 

                        And so the lies begin, anew.  First of all, Dr. Richard Daystrom was not some sort of conspirator against the United Federation of Planets government, but a brilliant computer scientist that had been driven into mental illness by years of stress. 

 

                        Daystrom, Dr. Richard  Brilliant 23rd century computer scientist, inventor of computronic and duotronic systems, born 2219.  Daystrom won the prestigious Nobel Prize and the Zee-Magnees Prize in 2243 at the age of 24 for his breakthrough in duotronics, which became the basis for computer systems aboard Federation starships for over 80 years.  Daystrom’s early successes resulted in personal troubles, and he spent many years trying to live up to his reputation as a “boy wonder.”  In the 2260s, Daystrom tried to develop a concept he called multitronics.  This new system involved imprinting Human neural engrams upon computer circuits, causing them to mimic the synapses of the brain.  It was hoped the process would give a computer the ability to think and reason like a Human.  Unfortunately, when tested, Daystrom’s multitronic system also mimicked the unstable portions of his personality, resulting in a disaster in which nearly 500 Starfleet personnel were killed.  The failure of his creation pushed Daystrom over the edge of insanity, and he was committed to a rehabilitation center for treatment.

                        -Star Trek Encyclopedia:  a Reference Guide to the Future (Updated & Expanded Edition), Daystrom, Dr. Richard, pg.:  105.  Written by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda with Debbie Mirek.

 

                        Second of all, with the fact that the UFP has had no starships with any significant design flaws go into service, there was no circumstance for “…a comparable parade of incompetents, fools, liars and the Depraved…”.  However, in the darkened halls of the “Galactic” Empire, things are different.  The Imperial Armed Forces are not much more than the biggest pyramid scheme in their entire Star Wars galaxy.  Culminating with Emperor Palpatine at the top, it expanded and broadened into a base of the most incompetent, inept, bumbling officers ever before seen.  Even such noteworthy officers as Grand Admiral Thrawn met his fate by falling into the usual mode of Imperial incompetence.  The house of cards that were their armed forces have been decimated, and no one is taking responsibility for their own actions.

 

I was in San Francisco covering the post-trial press conference surrounding "Skinned-Cat" Dougherty's involvement in the nasty affair with a species known as the Ba'ku and their children, whom Starfleet's best minds had somehow thought were an entirely different species. Xenobiologists are almost certainly in great demand this year.

 

                        Leave it to the Tertiary Junior Adjutant to come up with a statement as stupid as:  “…whom Starfleet's best minds had somehow thought were an entirely different species…”, and for his superiors to be stupid enough to believe it.  It should be noted that the data the UFP had on the species was quite limited (and intentionally so, thanks to the actions of Son’a leader Ahdar Ru’afo).  In fact, the UFP was only in the earliest stages of gathering anthropological intelligence on the Ba’ku; at this point in time, there was no biological data available on the Son’a.  The only data available on the Son’ a was in the form of such things as military intelligence briefings.  When contact was established with the United Federation of Planets, the now late Admiral Matthew Dougherty was kept in the dark about such details as their heritage.  Additionally, no one in their right mind would look at a Son’a and a Ba’ku, and say they’re related.  It’s amazing the Tertiary Junior Adjutant, indigenous to a civilization that is run by people so stupid they didn’t see an entire race of invaders entering their galaxy (never mind the fact that they’re allegedly in possession of FTL sensors along with their hyperdrive technologies) could even utter such an insult and not have his head fall off.  If the UFP needs xenobiologists, after watching the piteous performance of both the Imperials and New Republic military forces, strategists, tacticians and soldiers are “…certainly in great demand this year …” in their galaxy.

 

I couldn't take any more of the Dougherty hearing. Dougherty himself was amusing enough to watch as he compulsively rubbed his hands over his surgically restored face -- I'd pay real money to see the man's nightmares on-screen -- but when captain Jean-Luc Picard took a liter-sized gulp of water, harrumphed officiously and got right down into his Statement, it was time to go.

 

 

                        “…Dougherty himself was amusing enough to watch as he compulsively rubbed his hands over his surgically restored face -- …”  This is further evidence of the fraudulent nature of this document:  Admiral Matthew Dougherty was murdered by Ahdar Ru’afo, after announcing that he would no longer take part in what he’d begun to realize was a criminal enterprise. 

 

                        Dougherty, Admiral Matthew  High-ranking Starfleet officer.  In 2375, Dougherty conspired with the Son’a to steal the Ba’ku planet from it’s inhabitants.  Working with Ahdar Ru’afo, a Son’a official, Dougherty had hoped to harness an unusual metaphasic radiation particle field around the planet, so that the rejuvenating properties of the planet cold be made available to all senior Starfleet and Federation officials.  Dougherty planned to divert Federation attention from the planet so that he could use a holoship to remove the world’s 600 inhabitants.  Dougherty died on a Son’a ship after officers from the Enterprise-E were successful in stopping his plan.

                        -Star Trek Encyclopedia, a Reference Guide to the Future (Updated & Expanded Edition), “Dougherty, Admiral Matthew, pg.:  601.  Written by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda, with Debbie Mirek.

 

                        Admiral Dougherty is dead, and has been dead for quite some time; since about 2375.  It’s 2380, now.  Kind of hard to mistake that, when the Admiral was killed, and no such trial took place.

                       
I was lost, confused and disoriented. What kind of times were these? High-ranking military officers were falling like rotten dominoes, and it seemed that no one was safe. The infamous Captain Ben Maxwell, arguably one of the greatest heroes of the Cardassian conflict -- 10 years in New Zealand . The Maquis, many high-ranking Starfleet officers among them, who had threatened to rip that old scar wide open again. And now this -- Dougherty and Picard, both fighting over whose hand was deeper in the cookie jar... Could it get any worse?

 

                        I was lost, confused and disoriented.  The writer (an aide to the Tertiary Junior Adjutant) was no such thing.  He was just lying, confabulating and manufacturing evidence.  High-ranking military officers were falling like rotten dominoes…”  In reality, the last time a high-ranking commissioned officer faced significant disciplinary action was with Admiral Leyton, former Chief of Starfleet Operations, and that was back in 2371.  Prior to that, there was Admiral Erik Pressman, back in 2370.  Interestingly enough, in each case, all believed (and, in my opinion, were) acting in the UFP’s best interests.  Admiral Dougherty was acting to try to keep Starfleet’s best leadership fresh and vital; Admiral Leyton was looking to enhance the UFP’s defensive posture against all present and future threats.  Admiral Pressman was looking to enhance the UFP’s defenses against the Romulan Star Empire, which was becoming an ever-increasing threat, by the day.  As for Captain Ben Maxwell, Ben was attacking Cardassian assets, due to the fact that he was convinced the Cardassian Union was about to launch an unprovoked attack on the sovereign territory of the United Federation of Planets.  It’s funny that the Tertiary Junior Adjutant doesn’t mention the fact that intelligence investigations have found that the Cardassians did appear to be poised to do just that, but the intervention of captains Maxwell and Picard foiled their plans.  As for the Maquis terrorists, let’s not forget the true basis of their actions.  They fought (primarily against the Cardassians) due to the treaties that were poorly written, allowing the Cardassians to move in and take people from their very homes, claiming them for their own citizenry.  These ‘relocations’, in many instances, were executed with great brutality, degenerating into sessions of outright murder.  However, I guess it goes without saying that many an Imperial officer joined the guerilla military, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, for almost the same reason (a hatred of Imperial injustice).

 

 

I wandered until I got bored. The same architecture, the same bland colors... all a pretty face to cover up some very ugly truths. I wandered back into the conference. It wasn't until I sat down that I realized I was not in the same room I had left, and this was something Entirely Different.

 

"Mr. Foreman," intoned the Magistrate, "in the matter of the Starfleet Corps of Engineering Safety Board vs. Leah Brahms, how find you?"


Wait a minute, I thought. This is a trial! How the hell did I get past Security without showing my press pass?

 

                        “…How the hell did I get past Security without showing my press pass?  Probably because, unlike the “Galactic” Empire, the United Federation of Planets is a free and open society, and do not conduct their trials behind closed doors, hiding judgements from the public.  However, the fact that the trial never took place kind of renders the argument moot.


"On the charge of Professional Negligence," replied the foreman, "The jury finds the Defendant Guilty. On the matter of willful and premeditated violation of SCESB regulations in Power Generation System Design; we the jury find the Defendant Guilty. In the matter of Willful and Premeditated Misallocation of Project Resources, we the jury find the Defendant Guilty..." the charges rolled on for another five minutes...

 

                        “…Professional Negligence…”  There is no such charge.  “…SCESB regulations in Power Generation System Design…” and “…Willful and Premeditated Misallocation of Project Resources…”, again, no such charges.  Clearly, this is the product of someone that has no concept of UFP law or criminal procedure.  What’s really funny is the fact that the idiot that wrote this is trying to blame her for the Yamoto falling victim to a hitherto completely unknown computer virus, never before seen in either the United Federation of Planets, nor the Romulan Star Empire, and yet, Dr. Brahms had nothing to do with developing the computer.

 

 

The feeding frenzy began shortly after His Honor's sentence. That sentence will bring Hell down upon the legal system; it had even the Vulcans walking fast and looking worried.

Peter Stein, who I later learned is pursuing a class action naming both Brahms and Starfleet itself for the Families of Yamato victims, was less than thrilled with the judge's decision. "The fat bastard needs his head scanned," Stein confided in me.

I myself couldn't help but ask, "How many more skeletons does Starfleet have hiding in its closets?" But the room was already clearing, and the last two flag officers hustling each other out didn't have an answer...

 

                        Once again, if anyone has skeletons in the closet about their starships, it’s the “Galactic” Empire, New Republic and the Corporate Sector Authority.  The Empire, alone, has lost enough crewmen to nearly create a new race of beings.  They allow thousands of ships to be produced, design flaw and all, and do nothing to prevent it, regardless of how serious the situation actually is.  The Super-class star destroyer had the reactor positioned too closely to their ship’s only bridge, and yet this design has not changed, regardless of the fact that it cost the lives of the Imperial Navy’s best and brightest, as well as critically damaged the second Death Star-class battlestation.  Then, there’s the design flaw of the first Death Star, itself, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is yet another ersatz ‘article’ concocted by the Tertiary Junior Adjutant, in an attempt to portray the UFP as being unable to withstand the impending military offensive that the Imperials are planning, unaware of the fact that Section 31 and the UFP Starfleet are preparing a pre-emptive strike.  It is also more evident that the Tertiary Junior Adjutant has been receiving assistance in the fabrication of these lies; one man couldn’t possibly have come up with so much garbage, by himself.

 

The third article appears to be something of a counterpoint, and hints at far deeper problems in Starfleet than had previously been imagined. It may be that Brahms was merely made into a scapegoat for problems which permeate the entire organization.

                       

Blame Starfleet

Embattled physicist Leah Brahms claims Starfleet is to blame for the Yamato disaster. She may have a case.

By Gia Mechown, Federal Review columnist

"They didn't even bother asking for my engineering credentials," says Leah Brahms, explaining how a theoretical physicist like herself ended up in charge of designing the warp core for the Galaxy class starship. "It was always about making it faster. 'Not fast enough, not powerful enough', that's what we always heard from San Francisco ."

Dr. Leah Brahms is a gifted engineer, and is a graduate of D.I.T. (Daystrom Institute of Technology).  That, alone, sets her a world apart from any Imperial engineer, such as Lira & Walex Wessex, accomplices in the star destroyer designs.  The “Galactic” Empire has no institution of higher learning that is anywhere near comparable to anything the UFP has to offer, and thus they turn out an inferior grade of engineer.  In fact, Section 31 has turned up evidence that there was not only a conspiracy to rush the Imperial-class star destroyer into production, but that Imperial paladin Darth Vader was also, more than likely, deeply involved.

As one might expect, the pressure on the shop designers and architects is enormous; the bureaucratic infighting and political wheeling, dealing and budgetary battling is unbelievable.  Once a project is approved and work on the vessel begun, the Empire is committing itself to that vessel for the next several decades.  At that point, any changes -- even trivial ones -- in the vessel’s design can cost literally billions of credits and thousands of extra man-hours.

When Lira Wessex, daughter of the designer of the Victory-class Star Destroyer, proposed that the Empire produce the Imperial-class Star Destroyer, the angry debate between the Navy’s military strategists, the Imperial Military Oversight Commission, the Corporate Sector, and the Senate Budgetary Committee (since disbanded)almost destroyed the Empire.  Some believed the Imperial too expensive, some believed it too unwieldy, others quite simply thought it was an engineering impossibility.  The Navy loved it, of course; and through a combination of bribes, political pressure and a rash of mysteriously crushed tracheas, it slowly brought the others into line.

Years later, when the first Imperial-class ship lumbered out of dry dock (at only 50 million credits over budget) and assumed active duty, the Navy as proven correct in it’s belief.

-Star Wars, the Role Playing Game Sourcebook, Chapter 3:  Combat Starships, “Imperial Star Destroyers”, pg.:  32.  Written by Bill Slavicsek & Curtis Smith.  Published by West End Games.

 

Notice there is no mention of the ship even being put through a shakedown cruise; it just simply flew out of spacedock, and right into duty.  This is truly irresponsible, and a recipe for death and destruction.  As the Imperials have found out the hard and painful way.  Imperial engineers always seem to work from the same premise, when it comes to capital starship design:  “bigger is better”.  Their workforce is driven not by a sense of accomplishment, or even greed, but self-preservation.  Emperor Palpatine was well-known for his brutal punishment, and outright murder, of some that disappointed him in projects.


Today, Leah Brahms, once a respected physicist and Starfleet darling, is battling for her professional life and possibly her freedom. The Federal government is considering filing criminal charges in the wake of a Starfleet Engineering hearing which found Brahms guilty of gross negligence and incompetence. She's named as a defendant in a massive class-action lawsuit filed by the families of the victims of the U.S.S. Yamato disaster. If she's found to be even partly responsible for the warp core breech which destroyed that ship with all hands, she may find herself also liable for the failure of every warp core based on the original GCS design.

"I want one thing to be clear to everyone right now," said Brahms. "The press is making me out to be the sole designer of the Galaxy. They're making it sound like I was the one who said it was safe for children, like I was the one who ordered it into combat zones. I didn't do anything of the kind."

I don’t know what’s funnier:  the piss-poor writing of this so-called ‘report’, or the fact that the Yamoto was not listed to have had civilians on board at the time of it’s destruction in the Neutral Zone.

Stardate 42609.1.  The Enterprise-D responds to distress call from Starship Yamoto in the Romulan Neutral Zone, but is unable to save the ship or it’s crew from destruction due to major onboard computer malfunction.  Investigation determines the Yamoto to have been the victim of a computer software weapon surviving from the long-dead planet Iconia.

-Star Trek Chronology:  the History of the Future, The Next Generation, Year 2, 2365, “Contagion” (TNG), pg.:  135.  Written by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda.

 

Yamoto, U.S.S.  Galaxy-class Federation starship commanded by Captain Donald Varley.  Starfleet registry number NCC-71807.  A sister ship of the Enterprise-D.  (“Where Silence Has Lease” [TNG]).  The Yamoto was destroyed in 2365 by an ancient Iconian computer software weapon that caused the failure of the ship’s antimatter containment system, resulting in the ship’s explosion and the loss of all hands.  The software weapon had also been responsible for a series of other malfunctions aboard the Yamoto, including the failure of a shuttlebay force field.

-Star Trek Encyclopedia, a Reference Guide to the Future (Updated & Expanded Edition), “Yamoto, U.S.S.”, pg.:  569.  Written by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda with Debbie Mirek.

 

So, the Enterprise-D is “…unable to save the ship or it’s crew…” from an explosion that resulted in “…the loss of all hands”.  Golly, you’d think that a tragedy of such magnitude (the loss of countless civilians on board a United Federation of Planets Starfleet deep space exploration starship) would at least make it into official reports, wouldn’t you?  The phrase “…the loss of all hands” is a holdover from the old United States Navy, meaning the loss of those actually assigned to the ship.  When an aircraft carrier went down and all crew were killed, that was the loss of all hands.  In some circles, this also included those assigned TDY (Temporary DutY), such as marines.  Never, however, did it refer to civilian passengers, or anyone else not actually assigned to that vessel.  Again, this is more of the same stupidity that didn’t know that you didn’t need press passes to walk into a courtroom, or that a man (the late Admiral Dougherty) had been dead for several years, now.  The idiots that are conspiring with the Tertiary Junior Adjutant must be even dumber than he is.  Just because 2 starships are of the same class, doesn’t mean they’re identical in what they carry on board.  Only someone working for Imperial Intelligence would be stupid enough to assume that just because 1 starship has civilians, that all of them of that class carry them, or that all of them are assigned to the same types of duty.  Dr. Brahms’ role in the design of the Galaxy-class has already been discussed and clarified through the haze of lies.  While her contributions were significant in some areas, they were not singular.  She wasn’t even responsible for the design of the warp core, itself, and even if she was, it wasn’t the core that failed due to software corruption; it was the antimatter containment system.  Something completely different from the warp core.  Pretending you know about something you don’t inevitably makes you look like an idiot.

 

She goes on to explain: "Starfleet came to me and a few others almost 20 years ago. At the time, the Excelsior cruisers and the Miranda destroyers were really starting to show their age, compared to what some of our neighbors were building. We'd just lost the Enterprise --1701-C, I mean--a few years ago at Narendra Three, and that showed us what the Ambassadors' limits were against the Romulans. At the same time, we were really starting to open up the galaxy, and nothing we had was fast enough to really explore deep space out deep in the alpha quadrant. We were pushing out the frontiers as fast as we could and we left this huge volume of uncharted space basically in the middle of our territory. So they came to us and said they wanted a warp drive that could push a starship along fast, faster than even the Constellations, which were really built with the same technology we'd used in the Mirandas and even the Constitutions.

 

This statement:  “…the Excelsior cruisers and the Miranda destroyers were really starting to show their age, compared to what some of our neighbors were building.” bespeaks a complete lack of military knowledge and ignorance, on par with that of the Tertiary Junior Adjutant, himself, which leads us to conclude that the writers of this ‘article’ and the Tertiary Junior Adjutant are contemporaries, and possibly co-workers in the same department.  On Earth, ever since the 20th century, major navies (such as the legendary United States Navy) have put their ships through major technological overhauls at different intervals of their service careers.  This is done to maintain the effectiveness of their ships, and because it is a cheaper alternative to constantly scrapping and building new ships.  The United Federation of Planets Starfleet is no stranger to this method of doing things, and even the Galaxy-class goes through occasional refits.  If the Excelsior and Ambassador classes of explorer were losing their edge, they certainly would not be in service, now (which they are, and doing very well), and they certainly wouldn’t have served with distinction during the Dominion War.  Even the venerable USS Excelsior (NX-2000) is still in service, almost 100 years after it’s launch.  As for the loss of Ambassador-class explorer Enterprise-C and the Galaxy Class Starship Development Project, the NCC-1701-C was lost in the year 2344  (-Star Trek Chronology:  the History of the Future, Prior to Star Trek:  the Next Generation, 2344, pg.:  103.  Written by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda).  The Galaxy Class Starship Development Project was approved in 2343!  The year before the Enterprise-C had even been captured by the Romulans.  This is further proof of the lie of:  “…We'd just lost the Enterprise --1701-C, I mean--a few years ago at Narendra Three, and that showed us what the Ambassadors' limits were against the Romulans.  On top of that, neither the Ambassador-class, nor the Galaxy-class for that matter, were designed for 4-on-1 combat against major capital starships.  Though they are heavily armed and shielded enough to get themselves out of trouble that they may get into within reason, they are not war ships.  Now the Defiant-class destroyer escort, and the Prometheus-class cruiser:  those are war ships.  Then, the lie about “…nothing we had was fast enough to really explore deep space out deep in the alpha quadrant.”; the old New United Nations Starfleet USS Enterprise (NX-01, Captain Jonathan Archer commanding) was able to reach the Beta Quadrant and the Klingon Homeworld in just about 3 days (by the way, since the Star Wars absurdists don’t know this, apparently, the Klingon Homeworld is in the Beta Quadrant).  This was nothing more than a warp 5 starship, and that was warp 5 on the old scale that fell into disuse with the propulsion systems developed for the Galaxy-class starship.  Nothing worse than spies that can’t tell convincing lies.  Further evidence these idiots don’t even know how to write a good propaganda piece?  “…So they came to us and said they wanted a warp drive that could push a starship along fast, faster than even the Constellations, which were really built with the same technology we'd used in the Mirandas and even the Constitutions.  The Galaxy-class starship was an improvement of the revolutionary propulsion technologies installed into the Ambassador-class.  The Ambassador-class explorer was an improvement over the Excelsior-class explorer’s propulsion, and that, in turn, was an improvement over the technologies integrated into the rebuilt Constitution-class explorers, not the first series Constitution-class cruisers.  Attempting to say that the old Constitution class had much in common with the Ambassador is stupidity, plain and simple.  UFP Starfleet technologies advance far too quickly for something like that to happen; that is more likely to occur in the “Galactic” Empire/New Republic/Corporate Sector Authority.  Between the Constitution-class and the Constitution-class refit, there were a great many differences, ranging from weapons and computer, to corridor layout, to even the size of the spaceframe.  Between the Imperial and Imperial II class star destroyer, the only real differences are that they have more weapons; no real engineering innovations are evident.  The genius that wrote this is barely even laughable.  The Miranda-class was based off the Constitution-class refit, not the base Constitution-class, meaning it has a lot of technological innovations not seen in the other class.  In turn, the Constellation-class was based on the technologies of the Miranda and Constitution classes.  Consulting “Section 31 Dysinformation on Starships”, as well as the technical manual (-Star Trek:  the Next Generation Technical Manual, “1.4, Construction Chronology”, pgs.:  14-17.  Written by Rick Sternbach & Michael Okuda) one will see that even during construction, designs and technologies continue to evolve.  A warp engine design could be changed more than 20 times, and computer technologies could be changed just as many times.  There is nothing supporting any claims that the Imperials do the same during the construction of their cookie-cutter starships.  It just seems like their engineers (the Wessex family, the Umak Leth, etc.) just don’t have the wherewithal for such complex tasks as designing starships and space stations, but the Empire hires their services, anyway.  I’m thinking of speaking to a buddy of mine in the UFP Department of Justice, and seeing if he can wrangle a class action suit against the Empire, for all the families of the people lost in star destroyer incidents; that’ll cost ‘em a pretty penny.

"The hard part, though, was going to be that they wanted this ship to be big, bigger than anything we'd launched before, way bigger than what the Klingons had and what we thought the Romulans had. When they first told us the proposed dimensions, the first thing I think I said was, 'it can't be done', and the engineers were saying the same thing. It dwarfed an Ambassador and it was supposed to be much, much faster. Later on, when we all found out what the D'Deridex [largest and most powerful class of Romulan Warbird] looked like, it made more sense that they wanted it that big."

 

The hard part, though, was going to be that they wanted this ship to be big, bigger than anything we'd launched before, way bigger than what the Klingons had and what we thought the Romulans had.  So it had to be big, huh?  The Galaxy-class is only 59 meters longer than the Ambassador-class.  As for what the Romulans had, we had no idea.  The Romulans had basically vanished off the scopes back around the Tomed Incident of 2311; some 32 years before the Galaxy-class starship had even been approved to go into the research & development phase!  If the UFP Starfleet was that concerned about a ‘phantom menace’, I think that waiting 32 years to do anything about it is a little lax.  It dwarfed an Ambassador …”  59 Meters “…dwarfed…” an Ambassador-class explorer?  And as for the UFP being anything close to ‘satisfied’ with the size and scale of the Galaxy-class starship against the D’Deridex-class cruiser, that would be pretty stupid, considering they’re almost twice (a D’Deridex-class B-type warbird measures in at 1.041.65 meters in length, as compared to the Galaxy-class’ 642.51 meters) as big as a Galaxy-class explorer, and, initially, had even greater firepower.  This just gets dumber, the further I read.



She pauses. "And yet, it doesn't really make sense, because that space isn't being taken up by ship's systems. The saucer is all crew quarters. The structural engineers working on the saucer complained all the time about how some lieutenant commander from fleet personnel was always coming down there complaining the crew quarters were too small, Starfleet wanted them bigger. That's how the whole project went. The engineers' decisions kept getting overridden by people in Starfleet who probably couldn't hammer a tool shed together. I don't think anybody in Starfleet command had any idea what they wanted out of this project."

 

This half-assed fish story just gets dumber by the minute.  The ship is made to have an evacuation limit of about 14,000 people in addition to the crew, and the idiots that wrote this garbage complain that the ship has the space to do it.

 

ACCOMODATION:  1,012 officers and crew; 200 visiting personnel; 15,000 person evacuation limit.

-Star Trek Deep Space 9 Technical Manual, 14.4 Starfleet Strategic Forces, “Galaxy-Class Starship”, pg.:  151.  Written by Herman Zimmerman, Rick Sternbach and Doug Drexler.

 

Then, let’s revisit a previous statement (from the Empire’s own records):

 

As one might expect, the pressure on the shop designers and architects is enormous; the bureaucratic infighting and political wheeling, dealing and budgetary battling is unbelievable.  Once a project is approved and work on the vessel begun, the Empire is committing itself to that vessel for the next several decades.  At that point, any changes -- even trivial ones -- in the vessel’s design can cost literally billions of credits and thousands of extra man-hours.

-Star Wars, the Role Playing Game Sourcebook, Chapter 3:  Combat Starships, “Imperial Star Destroyers”, pg.:  32.  Written by Bill Slavicsek & Curtis Smith.  Published by West End Games.

 

The United Federation of Planets knows this, and knows this very well.  Unlike the “Galactic” Empire (or, shall I say, ‘the government that is formerly known as the Galactic Empire, in light of Yuuzhan Vong incursions), this was a less that they’d learned and adhered to.  The “Galactic” Empire was dirt poor, while the UFP is still one of the richest governments, around, if not the richest in our galaxy.  Our citizens enjoy prosperity for the most part, while most Imperial citizens are living in hovels, and dreading the day they’re drafted into service, and forced to ride on one of those Imperial star destroyer death traps.  As for crew quarters:

 

Starfleet believes that providing comfortable living quarters to all crew and attached personnel to be of primary importance.  Indeed, living accommodations are one of the most visible displays of Starfleet’s commitment to caring for it’s single most important “system”, it’s people.

Each person aboard the Enterprise is assigned approximately 110 square meters of personal living quarters space.  These accommodations typically include a bedroom, living/work area, and a small bathroom.  Families may request that their living quarters be combined to create a single larger dwelling.  Living quarters decks are designed to be modular with removable walls to permit reconfiguration for such requests as crew load and structure change.

Other such amenities available include food synthesizer terminals, sonic showers, standard showers, null-grav sleeping chambers, personal holographic viewers and provisions for pets.

Individuals assigned to the Enterprise for periods more than six months are permitted to reconfigure their quarters within hardware, mass and volume limits.  Individuals assigned for shorter periods are generally restricted to standard quarters configurations.

The Enterprise in extended mission mode includes several large areas on Decks 9, 11, 33 and 35 that are configured and maintained as living quarters, but are normally unoccupied.  These areas held in reserve allow the Enterprise to absorb large numbers of mission specialists or other guest and attached personnel (in various short-term mission configurations, use of these quarters can increase the ship’s compliment to as many as 6,500 individuals).  These accommodations are in addition to normal guest and VIP accommodations.

-Star Trek:  the Next Generation Technical Manual, 13.4, Crew Quarters Systems, pg.:  152.  Written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda.

 

The living areas of the starship have been designed for maximum comfort and safety while the crew is conducting a mission.  Long-term studies of humanoid cultures have confirmed that as each race embarked upon permanent occupation of space, large personal living spaces had to be established, especially on early sublight expeditions.  The Enterprise allows for some 110 square meters of living space per person, in addition to community space and the areas allocated to purely working functions.  While some engineers questioned the relatively large size of the vessel, opting for a smaller, more efficient design, it was conceded that the large size provided a greater number of mission options, given the changing social, political and economic conditions of the Milky Way.

-Star Trek:  the Next Generation Technical Manual, 1.3, General Overview, pg.:  6.  Written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda.

 

Starfleet recognizes that it’s single most  important system and most valuable resource is it’s people.  The crew of a starship determines, far more than any technology or hardware, the success of any given mission.  Accordingly, Starfleet has a long tradition of placing it’s personnel at the top of it’s priority list.

The long, exacting and frequently hazardous nature of starship duty places a very considerable toll on it’s crew.  Yet the nature of Starfleet missions requires each crew member to be continually operating  at very near 100%.  The success of a mission, the safety of the ship, or the fate of an entire planet can at any moment hinge on the performance of any crew member.  Reconciling the demanding nature of starship duty with the need to maintain quality over extended periods is a difficult goal, but Starfleet’s personnel policies make it a reality.

Starfleet personnel are well trained and highly motivated, but maintaining that motivation is an ongoing challenge.  Starfleet’s command structure is designed to support this philosophy and our officers understand the importance of nurturing and encouraging the efforts of each crew member.  This ranges from ample opportunities for personnel to advance within Starfleet, to a policy of actively listening to the needs and concerns of all personnel.  Each crew member is encouraged to be innovative in his/her job, and allowed to excel in his/her chosen area.  Indeed, many of our most important technological and procedural advances have come from on-duty personnel who have suggested better ways to do their jobs.

Part of Starfleet’s support for it’s personnel is the attention lavished on living accommodations.  All Starfleet personnel are provided with comfortable, spacious living quarters.  Food service aboard the Galaxy class starship is provided by a sophisticated replicator system that provides a vast array of culinary selections from a hundred planets. 

Starfleet duty is extremely demanding, but the entire organization is devoted to supporting it’s people and allowing them to excel.  Starfleet’s extraordinary history of over two centuries of space exploration is ample testament to the success of that policy.

-Star Trek:  the Next Generation Technical Manual, 13.0, Crew Support Systems, pg.:  147.  Written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda.

 

With the inclusion of families on some configurations of Galaxy-class explorer (and other starships), this has increased crew efficiency by starting at the root of problems:  personal well-being.  Back during the Vietnam War of 1960-1970, planet Earth, the United States Army Special Force trained natives in the area in special and unconventional warfare, and these natives, the Montagnard (chiefly from the highland regions of Southern Vietnam , bordering Cambodia ), often deployed and took their families with them.  Though dangerous, they knew that the threat they faced would not stop at them, whether they survived, or not.  Having their families to return to after difficult missions increased morale phenomenally, and made their efficiency skyrocket.  They fought not only for their own versions of political idealism, but for their families.  Having families along on exploration missions is not as dumb an idea as it might seem.  Explorers are not combat starships, though they can certainly fight, and fight hard.  Missions can be 10 years long, or longer; especially when dealing with longevous starships, like the Galaxy-class.  The prospect of 10 years of galactic exploration and missing your children growing up is not one that most people would go for, unless they’re already in divorce court.  Contrary to what the idiots of the “Galactic” Empire would have you believe, Starfleet doesn’t put civilians into combat starships, even though there is the possibility that non-combat starships can go into combat. 

You see, the “Galactic” Empire didn’t care anything about their own crews, seeing everyone as their most expendable resource, as opposed to their most precious.  You can see this everywhere you look in their society.  No consideration is given to their soldiers, stormtroopers, etc.  They’re taken from their families, and face the possibility of never seeing them, ever again.  I got hold of some of their recruitment, stuff, and it’s pretty funny and sad, at the same time.

To:  All Sector Commanders

From:  General Nasda, ISB

Subject:  Imperial Recruitment

 

Following the defection of the Imperial Army infantry units of Waztu (see Imperial Communiqué #2734.19g), an unspecified number of Imperial Navy vessels and their crews have deserted.  This spate of defections to the Rebellion must stop.  We cannot continue to allow the Rebel sympathizers to enter Imperial Service for the sole purpose of undermining morale.

At the same time, unexpected losses suffered by Imperial forces engaged against Rebels in the Yavin system have highlighted the need to increase the rate of Imperial recruitment.  You will personally ensure that your recruitment and training procedures are brought into line with the following directives.

Recruiting:  Recruits for any section of the Imperial services must have a high loyalty to the Empire.  In light of recent desertions, we can no longer rely on troops or officers whose loyalty is in any way questionable.

You will therefore cease to recruit on worlds which have been subject to Imperial bombardment or planetary assault in the last 10 Standard Years.  Worlds which have a history of liberal or independent traditions are also to be avoided as these worlds are known to be breeding grounds for the Rebellion.

Recruiting drives shall be directed on worlds known to be loyal to our glorious Emperor.  The worlds forming the Imperial Core still provide the best and most able recruits.  These shall continue to form the majority of our officer pool, their beliefs in genetic superiority making them ideally suited for command.

Policy of Assignment:  Initial procedures will have determined which services and branches applicants wish to join.  Where possible, recruits should be posted to their chosen positions.  Where screen tests show that recruits would be better suited to another branch, this should be implemented as soon as possible.  Remember that personnel cannot leave the service before their contract is fulfilled, but dissatisfaction with an assignment has been shown to have a detrimental effect upon morale.

To the less intelligent recruits, the infantry divisions should appear glamorous, making their transfer to the infantry seem logical and beneficial progression.

Stormtrooper units will continue to be formed in the standard manner, and therefore fall outside of your jurisdiction.  However, the Empire is always looking for people with high aptitudes and initiatives to undergo specialist training.  The files of any recruits who match this criteria should be forwarded to Imperial Command.

Indoctrination:  While the loyalty of our recruits should be high, initial training shall serve to further increase this loyalty.  The anarchic viewpoint of the Rebel Alliance shall be stressed along with the Rebels’ disregard for law and order.  The Empire is the only force in the galaxy which actively promotes stability and peace.  Our troops are engaged in a noble crusade against the forces of disorder, and every trooper should be aware of this.  By the end of basic training, recruits should willingly die for the Empire. 

The great size and strength of the Imperial war machine should also be stressed, along with the belief that each recruit has an important contribution to make.  Unit morale is very important, and personnel should feel that their individual unit is the best there is. 

Any inquires regarding this communiqué should be addressed to the ISB.

-Star Wars, the Role Playing Game Imperial Sourcebook, Chapter 12:  Recruitment, Training and Indoctrination, pgs.:  138-139.  Written by Greg Gorden.  Published by West End Games.

 

 

The Imperial Naval Academy

Now that the Emperor has come to power, the Navy has become a means for terrorizing millions of planets.  The Imperial Academy has maintained it’s high standards in regards to training the young men in the ways of space, but, at the same time, it has also turned it’s efforts to brainwashing those same young men into believing that the brutality, corruption and terror of the Empire is right, and that they should be willing -- and eager -- to die for the evil creature known as the Emperor.

Many young men are not aware of this until they enter the Academy.  They join because their father, and their father’s father were Academy men, because all their lives they have heard stories about the Academy.  Others join simply to escape the tedium of their everyday lives -- the lure of space is strong.

For the young idealists (there are still some left in the galaxy, even today), the shock of discovering what the Academy has become is tremendous.  The physical brutality is expected -- even in the old days, recruits were worked to within an inch of their lives -- but the mental oppression is completely unexpected.  The recruits are told what to think, what to say, what to do.  They are told that the Empire is the most important thing in the galaxy, and that the Emperor is almost a god.  They are taught that the oppression is right, and that cruelty is pragmatism, that atrocity is acceptable when it is “for the good of the state”.

Sadly, many fall prey to the brainwashing techniques of the Academy, becoming willing tools of the Empire.  However, a few refuse, determined to hold onto the values they learned from their parents, from the teachings of the Old Republic .  These men have a cruelly hard time in the Academy -- the instructors attempt to break their will; their fellow students haze them unmercifully.  Many resign or are dismissed from the Academy; a few -- the strongest -- continue their training until the end.

-Star Wars, the Role Playing Game Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Chapter 10:  Recruitment & Training, pgs.:  140-141.  Written by Paul Murphy.  Published by West End Games.

 

Let it also not be forgotten that the Empire still supports and institutes involuntary servitude to the armed forces:

 

Frontier Worlds

The Empire attempts to tap this resource by imposing mass troop levies on the planets:  the planetary government is told to provide a certain number of troops per year for service to the Empire, and if they fail, the Imperial military will come and take them.  This is bitterly resented by the population, many of whom moved to the Frontiers to avoid government interference in their lives in the first place.

To avoid sending their children into military service, some families head into the wilderness, living far away from the centers of population, making it extremely difficult for press gangs to track them down.  Sometimes this tactic is successful, sometimes they are found and punished, their children taken from them anyway.

These planets provide a large number of recruits for the Alliance .  After all, the young men and women reason, if they are going to have to fight in the war anyway, they’d much rather fight on the side of right, of their own choice, then fight as slaves for a cruel and uncaring Empire.

-Star Wars, the Role Playing Game Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Chapter 10:  Recruitment & Training, pgs.:  141-142.  Written by Paul Murphy.  Published by West End Games.

 

So, while the United Federation of Planets makes room for servicemens’ children, the “Galactic” Empire drafts them into involuntary service.

Though Starfleet has done its best to keep criticisms like these quiet, Dr. Brahms is not the first to complain about the schizophrenic mission profile of the GCS. Captain Jean-Luc Picard himself is known to have complained to Starfleet about the presence of children on board the U.S.S. Enterprise-D.

 

A “…schizophrenic mission profile…”?  If anyone can be described as “…schizophrenic…”, it’s the writer of this garbage.  The forces of the Empire can’t conceive of multi-mission starships, and have even less of a grasp of the fact that not every ship of the same class (such as the Galaxy-class) functions in the same capacity.  Just because they can all do the same missions, doesn’t mean they’re all doing the same missions.

 

The multimission starship is by definition capable of performing a wide range of mission scenarios, offering autonomous capability of executing nearly any of Starfleet’s objectives.  This capability is extremely valuable for vehicles operating near the frontier of Federation influence where additional Starfleet support may be unavailable.

Missions for the Galaxy-class USS Enterprise generally fall into one of the following categories, utilizing the following spacecraft capabilities:

 

¨       Deep space exploration.  The Enterprise is equipped for long-range stellar survey and mapping missions, as well as a wide range of planetary exploration.

¨       Ongoing scientific investigations.  The Enterprise has support capability for a number of ongoing scientific research projects.  Many such projects are classified as secondary missions.

¨       Contact with alien life forms.  Pursuant to the Starfleet Life Contact Policy Directive, facilities to support such missions include a full exobiology and cultural sociology staff, as well as a highly sophisticated complement of universal translation software.

¨       Federation policy and diplomacy.  The Enterprise is frequently the sold Federation envoy during deep-space operations.

¨       Tactical and defense.  Typical tactical and defensive missions might include patrol of the Romulan Neutral Zone, or protection of Federation interests in planetary or interstellar conflicts.

¨       Emergency and rescue.  Typical rescue scenarios include rescue of Starfleet and non-Starfleet spacecraft in distress.  Planetary rescue scenarios include medium-scale evacuation from planetary surfaces of humanoid and non-humanoid populations.  Large-scale evacuation of planetary populations is not feasible. 

-Star Trek:  the Next Generation Technical Manual, “15.0, USS Enterprise Flight Operations, 15.2, Mission Types”, pg.:  165.  Written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda.

 

It should be noted that this clearly stated:  “…Missions for the Galaxy-class USS Enterprise…”, which implies that the other starships of the Galaxy-class (such as the USS Galaxy, NX-70637) could have entirely different missions, or just a few in common with Enterprise.  After all:

 

As the Enterprise left the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, approximately 35% of the internal volume was not yet filled with room modules and remained as empty spaceframe for future expansion and mission-specific applications.

-Star Trek:  the Next Generation Technical Manual, “1.3 General Overview, Physical Arrangement”, pg.:  6.  Written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda.

 

More than likely, a significant percentile of the existing Galaxy-class starships are not configured to maintain a civilian population, beyond what’s needed for such missions as rescue/evac operations.  The Imperial and Imperial II class star destroyers, on the other hand, are a completely different story.  As opposed to being multimission, it requires countless different variants on the base model to accomplish their missions (even though the majority of them are military applications, and should have been doable with 1 model).  This is part of what has driven the former “Galactic” Empire into near-bankruptcy, and prevented them from rebuilding their eradicated fleets (especially of the star destroyer class starships).

 


"What kind of idiot puts children on a starship?" complains Dr. Brahms. "No, correction--what kind of idiot puts children on a starship and then sends it into dangerous missions? Yamato was patrolling the Neutral Zone. The Neutral Zone! That's a pure combat mission, which the Galaxy wasn't supposed to be designed for in the first place. And yet there they are, and then to make matters worse, they actually enter the Neutral Zone, on a pure lark I guess, and download the computer virus that destroyed the ship."

 

What kind of idiot would make a starship that can be totally commandeered from a single control panel?

 

There was a computer terminal just inside the archway, built against the wall where it would be accessible to both the forward prep area and the aft hangar bay.  It’s location made it an obvious target for unauthorized access, and as a consequence it would undoubtedly be protected by an elaborate entry code.  Probably changed hourly, if she knew Thrawn; but what even a Grand Admiral might not know was that the Emperor had a private back door installed into the main computer of every Star Destroyer.  It had been his guarantee, first during his consolidation of power and then during the upheaval of Rebellion, that no commander could ever lock him out of his own ships.  Not him, and not his top agents.”

Dark Force Rising, book 2 of the “Heir to the Empire Trilogy”, chapter 19, pg:  283.  Written by Timothy Zahn.

 

It had been his guarantee, first during his consolidation of power and then during the upheaval of Rebellion, that no commander could ever lock him out of his own ships.  Not him, and not his top agents.  Never mind the fact that you have to be on board the ship to use that back door, and that if you aren’t, it isn’t much good to you.

What kind of idiot makes up the lie that there were families on board all Galaxy-class starships, when there were no indications of them on neither Yamoto, nor  Odyssey?  What kind of idiot tries fooling people with phony missions, when they don’t even know the first thing about Starfleet, or the mission that Starfleet has come to call “Contagion” (Star Trek:  the Next Generation, episode #37; written by Steve Gerber & Beth Woods.  Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan.  Stardate 42609.1)?

 

Stardate 42568.8

USS Yamoto at planet Denius III, where Captain Donald Varley, participating in an archaeological study, deciphers evidence from an ancient Iconian artifact, making it possible to determine the actual location of the Iconian homeworld, somewhere in the Neutral Zone.  Varley, citing the potentially disastrous consequences should he Romulans gain access to Iconian weapons technology, orders the Yamoto to proceed to Iconia.  Near Iconia, the Yamoto is scanned by an Iconian space probe.

-Star Trek Chronology, the History of the Future, The Next Generation, Year 2, 2365, pg.:  135.  Written by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda.

 

Gee, where’s this assignment of “…patrolling the Neutral Zone…”?  Furthermore, for this to be a “…a pure combat mission…”, would indicate a captain of poor quality (e.g.:  Imperial); and as for “…wasn't supposed to be designed for in the first place…” when it comes to combat:

 

¨       Tactical and defense.  Typical tactical and defensive missions might include patrol of the Romulan Neutral Zone, or protection of Federation interests in planetary or interstellar conflicts.

-Star Trek:  the Next Generation Technical Manual, “15.0, USS Enterprise Flight Operations, 15.2, Mission Types”, pg.:  165.  Written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda.

 

Hmmm, looks like “…patrol of the Romulan Neutral Zone…” might be right up a Galaxy-class starship’s alley.

Liar.



When asked about why the warp core was so unstable, Dr. Brahms gets defensive. "We had to do it that way. There's no way the ship could have gone as fast as it did with a conventional warp drive. None. We tried three nacelle designs, four nacelle, even six nacelle. Nothing. No configuration would work. Our only option was to either shrink the ship, which Starfleet wouldn't let us do, or create a contained overreaction inside the core and use the dilithium matrix to prevent the reaction from running out of control. Basically, every time the ship's drive was online, there'd need to be constant, 100% control over the reaction, or else it would blow. We never in a million years though Starfleet would accept the design, but they did."

 

I’m sorry, but I’m too busy laughing to really make any in-depth comments.  Idiocy like “…the warp core was so unstable…”, and “…We tried three nacelle designs, four nacelle, even six nacelle…”, and “…create a contained overreaction inside the core and use the dilithium matrix to prevent the reaction from running out of control…” are just too funny.  I hope they’re that droll at their trial and sentencing.

 


The Starfleet engineering board, responsible for overseeing new ship designs, has vehemently denied they knew how unstable and dangerous the Brahms core design would turn out to be. Brahms laughs at this. "What the hell good is an engineering board that doesn't see flaws in the system before it blows up? I'll give you an example here. During my hearing, they confronted me with data that suggested if you tapped--I mean, had a low speed collision or took an asteroid hit or something--one of the nacelles just right, you'd cause a plasma backflash which could destroy the ship. I wonder why they didn't catch that when we were still in blueprints."

 

Again, this laughable attempt at assigning names to spurious corporate and governmental entities, like “…The Starfleet engineering board …”, and it’s role in “…overseeing new ship designs…”.  There are the Starfleet Spacecraft Design Advisory Commission and the Advanced Starship Design Bureau, but no “…Starfleet engineering board…”.  Starfleet Command Advanced Starship Design Bureau (ASDB) operate under the authority of the ASDB, including research & fabrication centers throughout the Federation; they also did he early definition work on Galaxy-class mission  simulators, programming them with basic vessel characteristics (-Star Trek:  the Next Generation Technical Manual, 1.4 Construction Chronology, pgs.:  14-15.  Written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda).

 

What the hell good is an engineering board that doesn't see flaws in the system before it blows up?  About as good as an Imperial engineer that can’t see that his entire computer system on board any and all Imperial starships are all hard-wired to allow anyone with a certain access code to assume control over the entire starship.  About as useful as an engineer that can’t see that a single, outdated R2-class astromech robot could take control over an entire war ship, just by jacking in to an out of the way console.  Section 31 captured this embarrassing moment on video:

 

“Okay, that’s it.  Artoo has bypassed the bridge.  I have control of the navicomputer and the hyperdrive systems.”

“The engines are responding…I just heard the hyperdrive kick in.”

(Unintelligible gibbering from Wookie.)

“None too soon!  Here comes the Empire!  Everybody back to the Falcon!”

 

On the bridge:

 

Imperial Navy bridge officer:  “Sir…Eclipse II is beginning to accelerate…we’ve lost the helm.”

Commanding Officer:  “The attack was a diversion!  The rebels are on board this ship!”

The great Imperial flagship accelerates to lightspeed, as Solusar’s team battles their way back to the Millennium Falcon.

 

From another Section 31 agent (that almost lost his life in the crash):

 

Many light-years away, in high orbit over the Imperial throneworld Byss.

 

Imperial Officer:  “Engineer Leth, the Galaxy Gun is repaired and ready to fire.  We have found and targeted 50 rebel attack groups, sir…Hiding in deep space.”

Umak Leth:  “Good work!  Notify the Emperor we are ready for his order to commence firing!  The old goat will be pleased that I have fixed his great weapon!”

Imperial Officer:  “Sir--we can’t reach the Imperial flagship.  Fleet command is reporting Eclipse II is under attack.  They are sending a rescue force.”

Umak Leth:  “Hmm…If I fire the Galaxy Gun and save his skin, Palpatine will give me a world to rule…or execute me for disobedience!  It’s worth a chance--commence firing!”

 

At the moment Umak Leth utters his treasonous command, the Emperor’s flagship emerges from Hyperspace.

 

Umak Leth:  “My Emperor!  I didn’t mean it!  Eclipse II is going to hit us!  Fire the Galaxy Gun at it!”

Imperial Officer:  “I can’t shoot at the Emperor’s ship, sir…and…uhh…we’re not aimed right!”

 

With an astromech’s unfailing precision, Artoo-Detoo has set Eclipse IIs navicomputer to the coordinates supplied by Shug Nix and Salla Zend!

-Star Wars:  Empire’s End, #2 of 2, pgs.:  21-24.  Written by Tom Veitch.  Published by Dark Horse Comics, 1995.

 

About as useful as an engineer that can’t design his ships to survive starship collisions:

 

The Executor's maiden voyage was both a military mission and a political one. It was a demonstration to the Rebellion and the galaxy that the Alliance 's success over the Death Star was pure chance. This new weapon, of which there would be many, would be unstoppable. Once leaving dry-dock at Fondor, the Executor destroyed the Rebel outpost at Laakteen Depot.

The warship then set forth to Yavin 4, where the Rebels were in the midst of a rushed evacuation. The use of rare power gems allowed several Rebel ships to penetrate the Executor's shields and momentarily cripple the craft. During the mass exodus of Yavin to Hoth, Admiral Griff miscalculated his task force's hyperspace jump, bringing the three Destroyers out on top of the Executor. The angle and shielding was sufficient to protect the Super Star Destroyer, but the other three vessels were annihilated.

Star Destroyer </databank/starship/imperialstardestroyer/index.html>

 

                        Pitiful.  Criminally pitiful.  Their civilization continues to utilize propulsion systems that are dangerous to their ships and crews, leaving them flying faster than the speed of light, completely blind.

 

Blind, silent and isolated from one another, the 106 ships of the Fifth Battle Group of the New Republic Defense Force bored through Hyperspace, counting down to their arrival at Koornacht Cluster.

“I don’t like to make this long a jump into a hot zone,” General A’baht said under his breath, shaking his head.

Captain Morano, captain of the Fleet carrier Intrepid, flagship of the Fifth Fleet, was the only one on the bridge close enough to A’baht to hear his words.

“A hot zone, General?”  Morano asked.  “The last report from our prowlers, before we left Coruscant, said that everything was quiet outside the Cluster.  I thought we were going in to draw a line in the sky, nothing more.”

“A lot can happen in three days, Captain.”  A’baht glanced up at the mission timers.  “We’ll know soon.” 

The task force would leave Hyperspace as it had entered it, with the spacings, velocities and timings all predetermined.  Before leaving Coruscant, the Fifth had dispersed into the widest formation the jump lanes to the target coordinates would allow.  The signal ferret had jumped first, followed by the forward scouts and pickets, then the well-spaced capital ships and their screens.  No change was possible en route.  New Republic engineers had still not found a solution for the Hyperspace blackout.  Once the jump began, the Fleet was committed.

The worry, always, was that the tactical situation might have changed.  The worst version of that fear was that the enemy might have learned the jump vectors from spies or a prowler and prepared a deadly surprise.

That was why A’baht preferred to jump first to a staging area, where he could pick up updated reports from Fleet Intelligence and make any necessary adjustments before a final jump to enter the target zone.  By doing so, he could shorten the window of opportunity created by the blackout to an hour or less.

      -Star Wars:  Shield of Lies, Book 2 of the Black Fleet Crisis, pgs:  210-211.  Written by Michael P. Kube-McDowell.

 

Being forced to work with such dangerous equipment on a daily basis?  Now that’s criminal negligence and depraved indifference.  Every accident relating to that should be a charge of negligent homicide.

 

Brahms seems frustrated. "I'm a physicist. They gave me an "engineer" title and asked me to design a warp core that could move a lot of mass very quickly. I worked out how it could be done, expecting the engineers to come in and refine my ideas, not make a few changes so it would fit into the hull and actually fly it. And now they're blaming me for all the people that died on the Yamato, Enterprise , and Odyssey.

                        Again, this laughable attempt at portraying that they know the doctor’s credentials, and what her chosen career field is.  Also, they don’t seem to realize that Dr. Brahms lives in the United Federation of Planets, not the once and former “Galactic” Empire.  We don’t like the job we’re doing, we can always quit, without fear of being executed by a psychotic, megalomaniac, autoerotic emperor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        And now, the last of these comedies of errors, that are fooling the idiots in charge at Imperial Intelligence, the Ubiqtorate and the military and paramilitary branches of the crumbling Imperial government that it’s a good idea to attack the United Federation of Planets.  The writers of these articles have been all identified as Imperial Intelligence desk jockeys (no surprise there), like the Tertiary Junior Adjutant, and we’ve their full dossiers on file, now, in Section 31 archives.

 

From: Winston Smith, Analysis: Media
To: Marius Danton, Bureau: Destabilisation
Subject: Intercepted News Broadcast from United Federation of Planets

Confirmed: SEND; TRAN59/64; RECV
Context: 7E25; AADV; DSYS; ROPT
Phase Cycle: PSEG14451356739O29O; ICON; 00. 12BMUT; O0.3ORMUT

Marius,

Per your request, Media Branch has been monitoring civilian news channels in the United Federation of Planets, with special attention given to political and social irregularities. Recently, we have been provided with an intercept of a media scandoc, written by one Jacob Sisko, dealing with a criminal suit against one Leah Brahms, for gross negligence, depraved indifference, and a number of other charges.

We are assembling a more thorough file on the subject now; more information will be sent to your office as soon as it is made available. The full text of the article is appended to this scandoc; I have highlighted a few passages with some comments.

Noted physicist Leah Brahms, one of the chief designers of the Galaxy Class starship and the lead designer of the warp core system now used in 90% of Federation vessels, was found guilty of violating the Federation Engineering Act on Tuesday. According to prosecuting attorney Scott Jackson, serious flaws in the design of the warp core led to numerous preventable disasters, including the now-infamous Yamato disaster (Stardate 42609.1), in which a Galaxy Class starship exploded after contracting a computer virus. Out of more than one thousand crew members and their civilian families, there were no survivors.

I don't know how your office might view this excerpt, but I simply find it amazing that such a poorly designed propulsion plant ever made it into mass production! This warp core is clearly deeply flawed, yet it was aboard a starship in full commission, with civilians aboard, despite the fact that it violates the provisions of a Federal law.

 

                        What’s even more amazing is the fact that there are others that will believe this garbage, and are willing to literally bet their lives on an ill-fated Imperial military campaign that could result in the deaths of tens of thousands.  It is also amazing that while they can point to illusory flaws in the warp core design of the Galaxy-class starship, they fail to see the glaring, thousands-of-years-long flaw in their hyperdrive designs, which are always fatal accidents waiting to happen.  However, Imperial law doesn’t prohibit this; as long as the government gets what it wants out of something and someone, it’s as legal as they want it to be.

Frankly, I'm stunned. Was there no testbed? Did the designers not test the propulsion plant before they put it into production? I can only imagine what our colleagues in His Imperial Majesty's Navy would do if someone tried to sell them such a badly-designed propulsion plant. Fortunately for us, stupidity is a capital offense.

 

Consult the construction chronology of the Galaxy-class, genius. 

-Star Trek:  the Next Generation Technical Manual, 1.4 Construction Chronology, pgs.:  14-15.  Written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda).

 

                        And as for:  Was there no testbed? Did the designers not test the propulsion plant before they put it into production?”, let’s not forget the description of the Imperial-class star destroyer’s design evolution:

 

Years later, when the first Imperial-class ship lumbered out of dry dock (at only 50 million credits over budget) and assumed active duty, the Navy as proven correct in it’s belief.

-Star Wars, the Role Playing Game Sourcebook, Chapter 3:  Combat Starships, “Imperial Star Destroyers”, pg.:  32.  Written by Bill Slavicsek & Curtis Smith.  Published by West End Games.

 

                        Was there no testbed? Did the designers not test the propulsion plant before they put it into production?

 

Note to Tech Branch: a computer virus is capable of causing disastrous core failure in the main propulsion plants of 90% of Federation starships; consider developing a programme to exploit this vulnerability. Details regarding the "Yamato disaster" are on record.

                       

Note:  the Iconians were in possession of very high technologies, not the least of which being intergalactic teleportation, and the capability of transporting entire armies across the galaxy for conquest of distant worlds (even though a lot of that was just bad press, and got them killed).  In any event, the “Galactic” Empire/New Republic/Corporate Sector Authority has no technological capabilities even approaching the Iconian level of sophistication.  Their computers are archaic, and even a small, primitive robot can bypass their non-existent cryptological security, and take command of an entire war ship, bending it to it’s programmed will.  For the writer of this article to even believe that they could figure out how to use a Starfleet computer, much less infiltrate a virus program into one that would actually get through security, is beyond me.

 

 

"After more than thirteen years, we have finally achieved some measure of closure, but this is only the tip of the iceberg," said Peter Stein, representing the Yamato victims' families. During the trial, victims' families were stunned to hear that while Ms. Brahms possessed numerous degrees in astrophysics and particle physics, she had no engineering training whatsoever, nor did she possess a valid engineering license. "How does an unlicensed practitioner get assigned to head up a Starfleet engineering team, and why did it take so long for this to come to light?" asked Mr. Stein.

What kind of idiots do the Federation have in charge over there? Whose idea was it to allow a theoretical physicist design a warship? Do they even realise that there is a difference between pure science and applied science?

 

                        What kind of idiots does the “Galactic” Empire have in charge over there?  Don’t they know that there’s a difference between saying something intelligent, and saying something just to hear yourself talk (“…Do they even realise that there is a difference between pure science and applied science?”) Don’t they even realize that there’s a difference between sophistry and science?  Apparently not.

 

Note to Infiltration Branch: infiltration of vital operations should not be excessively difficult; the Federation's administrators apparently don't even bother with examining credentials.

 

This was but one of many shocking revelations during the trial. It was also learned that despite their claims to the contrary, virtually all of the problems were foreseeable. In fact, it was revealed that Ms. Brahms' engineering team disregarded numerous safety regulations and design policies already in place, many of which date all the way back to the Klingon Cold War era.

At this point, I'm forced to wonder if the Federation even examined Brahms' design at all before putting it into production. If it violated their own well-established safety regulations, how did it ever get approved?

 

Note:  Imperial infiltration isn’t going to be a problem.  For one, they don’t even have any scientists that are even capable of understanding the level of technology that is in common use throughout the United Federation of Planets, much less the UFP Starfleet.  For two, their agents aren’t very effective or intelligent.  They don’t know we’ve been in their midst, all this time, and they couldn’t even stop the guerillas from booting them out of power.  Twice.

 

Of course, I'm sure you can see these things for yourself, Marius. Really, the surprising thing is that the Federation didn't see them. Examine our records on one of their starships, the U.S.S. Enterprise (Registry number NCC-1701-D). How many times did that single ship narrowly avoid being blown to very small non-working parts? And how many of those times was it the result of criminally stupid flaws in the basic design?

You can read the rest of the article, and form your own conclusions. I'll have my office forward all new information on this subject to your office; let me know if there's anything else you want.

                        An unfavorable review from a government that has had, arguably, the least competent military any galaxy’s ever seen, lead by the worst leaders.  This is just too rich.  You know how some memos get passed around and become office jokes around the galaxy, though no one knows where they originated from?  These stupid reviews are destined to become all-time classics.  Wish I could make money off them…



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