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Post  Captain Burgundy on Sat May 28, 2011 11:16 am

I put this section up in case our members had any questions regarding anything from OCS, NCS or otherwise Gerry Anderson related; but it just so happens that I have one.

I know that the Spectrum colour-coded rank of "colonel" is in actual fact the equivalent of a *general, but what are captains and lieutenants?




*a 5 star general, in the case of the American ranks; in Britain, a general is a general.
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Post  Intensity Angel on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:32 pm

I think the Spectrum rank of *Captain is actually equivalent to Colonel and *Lieutenant to Captain.

The Angels are an interesting one as their ranks are unknown. They could be all different ranks based on their abilites or they could have the same rank, maybe they're level with the *Lieutenants.
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Post  Captain Scarlet on Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:52 am

That would explain why the Captains order the Angels around, wouldn't it?
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Post  Captain Burgundy on Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:25 pm

They all order the Angels about do they, Captain Scarlet? I only remember one being particularly bossy...
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Post  Intensity Angel on Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:06 pm

Lets change the subject before anyone gets killed, indestructible or not.

I think the Angels ranks might 'float' if you get what I mean. They can be bossed around but equally they can boss others around.
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Post  Mads on Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:57 pm

Intensity Angel wrote:I think the Angels ranks might 'float' if you get what I mean. They can be bossed around but equally they can boss others around.
I think the same could be said for Doctor Fawn. He doesn't have a proper rank - being a Doctor - but depending on the situation he could boss or be bossed around.
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Post  Captain Burgundy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:56 pm

I know what you mean - if Colonel White was injured/ill, he'd have to take orders from Doctor Fawn, whether he likes it or not. I don't know about Fawn taking orders though, Mads; if the Colonel wanted someone on duty when s/he was unfit - even if that patient insisted that they were fine - Doctor Fawn would be able to refuse to allow that patient to return to active duty if he had to (not that I think Colonel White would be so callous, of course).
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Post  Intensity Angel on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:36 pm

I could see Colonel White putting up a fight if he was sick. He's a commandering officer, he'd want to be seen as tough as old boots and ignoring Doctor Fawn until he was too sick.

But you guys are correct, Fawn is another one who floats. It's one of the those ranks that does not follow the standard system.

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Post  captain canary on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:53 pm

Yeah, I bet he would put up a fight, too. He's British, after all.
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Post  Captain Burgundy on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:53 pm

Yes, he probably would - it wouldn't wash though. Smile Fawn can outrank anyone on the base, including the colonel... which is probably just as well! Wink
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Post  Intensity Angel on Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:58 pm

The advantage of a floating rank I guess. But what if Fawn is the one who ends up sick? Surely there's someone on board who can pull rank on him. A senior nurse prehaps.
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Post  Captain Burgundy on Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:19 pm

There certainly should be, but the series doesn't mention anyone (as far as I remember). I'm not sure about the comic strips.
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Post  Captain Scarlet on Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:48 pm

That isn't fair, is it? He can keep me in Sickbay until I die of boredom, if he wants to, but there's nobody to do the same to him! I think the seniour staff should appael!
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Post  Captain Burgundy on Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:01 pm

Can you actually die of boredom, Captain Scarlet? Wink
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Post  Captain Ruddy on Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:04 pm

They say physicians are the worst patients, since they know what is wrong with them, how they want to be treated, when someone isn't telling them the whole story etc. Maybe one of the robo-docs takes care of Fawn if he gets too crotchety? Doctor
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Post  Captain Burgundy on Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:08 pm

That's more than likely! I certainly wouldn't want to be the one who had to look after him.
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Post  Captain Scarlet on Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:56 pm

Captain Ruddy wrote:They say physicians are the worst patients, since they know what is wrong with them, how they want to be treated, when someone isn't telling them the whole story etc. Maybe one of the robo-docs takes care of Fawn if he gets too crotchety? Doctor

He can't possibly be worse than me... Wink
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