*Membership spots not really limited!
Strict31 wrote:That's an odd quote given the fact that not everyone on the first 1701 was an officer, much less the 1701-D...I mean, how many "crewmen" got redshirted just because they happened to be on an Away mission with Kill 'Em All Kirk?
"Crewman" appears to have been a catch-all term referencing any member of the crew, regardless of rank. Most of them wear the Lieutenant stripe, from what I've seen.
That said, I don't think the writers went with the idea, and I don't know if Roddenberry insisted on it, or if its just how he saw things. I believe the dude Dark Half Kirk hospitalizes in that one episode was technically an enlisted man. I'd figure - but I'm just speculating - that most of the guys who had jumpsuits were.
TNG definitely had enlisted crew.