Are all the redshirts we’ve met in this story (including the one who transferred to navigation) from ol’ 1701? For that matter, the good Capt. Guzman herself? This branch of the Trekverse seems to keep up the convention that different ships have different badges. But everyone here’s wearing the Enterprise arrowhead (or Cochrane Delta, if you like that particular bit of fanon), which didn’t become the standard Starfleet badge until the movies.
For this tale, Mark and I set this tale in the years leading up to TMP… sorta the Star Trek II (proposed 70s show) era. So we figured that Starfleet begun the Fleet-wide adoption of the singular Delta (or Flying A as Roddenberry called it).
TBH, I was never a fan of each ship having its own emblem. I subscribe to Justman’s memo that the Flying A meant starship service, as we show other officers not Enterprise wearing it (see “Court Martial” and “The Tholian Web”).
For myself, which has no bearing on this comic, I see all the emblems break down like this: Flying A (starship duty), Starburst (shore/starbase duty), Commodore Decker’s insignia (Flag Officer at Sea), Antares (Merchant Marine/spaceship not starship duty), and the “Fish” (outpost duty only).
For all you want to know about the famous Star Trek insignia, check out this Fact Trek Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/FactTreks/status/1262412635150180352
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