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The Trouble with Edward 

Newly minted Captain Lynne Lucero is excited to take command of the U.S.S. Cabot. That is, until she meets Edward Larkin, an ornery scientist who believes he has found a revolutionary new use for tribbles.

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Bryan Fuller (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Anson Mount ... Captain Christopher Pike
Rosa Salazar ... Captain Lynne Lucero
H. Jon Benjamin ... Edward Larkin
Lisa Michelle Cornelius ... Sarah
Matthew Gouveia Matthew Gouveia ... Noel
Krista Jang ... Rob
John Jarvis John Jarvis ... Admiral Quinn
Loretta Shenosky ... Cabot Computer (voice)
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Newly minted Captain Lynne Lucero is excited to take command of the U.S.S. Cabot. That is, until she meets Edward Larkin, an ornery scientist who believes he has found a revolutionary new use for tribbles.

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10 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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This is the first, and so far only, Star Trek: Short Trek to have a "post-credits" scene. See more »

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If you think of this as a parody of Star Trek, it's actually quite hilarious
26 October 2019 | by isabellachengSee all my reviews

But then unfortunately this is canon. So, nope.

Everyone was blaming Rosa in this scenario, but as per the "Swiss cheese model", there were multiple points of failure in Star Fleet to allow this disaster to occur.

Before:

  • According to the crew, Edward's behaviour was a chronic problem. Why was this not dealt with before, by the previous commander?
  • Edward was a senior officer on-board. How did he get this far in his career?
  • Edward's lack of ethical restraint was indicative of a lack of monitoring in research activities. Did Star Fleet personnel just pass an ethics exam in the Academy, and then zero periodic evaluation thereafter? Even research projects today have to be reviewed by an ethics board.


During:
  • Was there any on-board counselor like Deanna Troi? If not, it was understandable though since this was a small research vessel.
  • But then, not even a physician with psychology training? Or other qualified psychologists? It's a science vessel!
  • Did command training not include identifying and dealing with psychological breakdown of crew members?
  • They were in a food crisis. Why not assign Edward to agriculture research? That's not how science works! He's a protein specialist, not OP Michael Burnham!
  • Why did Edward still have laboratory access?
  • Why did they not lock on to the tribbles and beam them to space (before they ate the transporter)?
  • Did they call for assistance?
  • That's a pretty large evacuation shuttle to not have its own transporter to beam Edward on board to rescue him.
  • Why did Rosa not set the ship to self-destruct, and allow this tribbidemic to spread?


After:
  • How did Star Fleet fail to contain the tribbles in the aftermath?
  • Was the other crew members being reviewed by the hearing?
  • What should Rosa have done in this scenario?
  • What should Edward's colleagues have done in this scenario?


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