Why is Lt. Saavik called Mr. in the Star Trek movies?
I haven't seen all the movies, but in Wrath of Khan Kirk keeps calling her Mr. Saavik. I even put on the subtitles and it said Mr. too.
I am just so confused and any insight as to why would be very relieving.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Actually, it's not just custom to call a Lieutenant "Mr.", but any officer of Commander and lower, according to naval tradition (it is NOT regulation.
Furthermore, nowadays, it would be appropriate to call a female officer "Ms." it comes down tot he officer's individual choice. As such, Saavik probably expressed some desire to be called Mr."
There's a ton more detail available, but it's a bit off-topic from the question. :)Source(s): "The Naval Officer's Guide" by William Mack, Harry Seymour and Lesa McCornas, pg. 91.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Mr SaavikSource(s): https://shrinks.im/a9yyT
- 1 decade ago
In Naval Command it is proper to refer to a Lieutenant as Mr. regardless of their actual gender. Because Star Trek takes place mostly on the Enterprise which is considered a Naval Vessel Lt. Saavik is referred to as Mr. Saavik in order to keep that tradition going.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
I agree with the first poster but would like to add that it takes the gender issue out of the equation. Everyone of rank is called Mr. so as to not delineate between men and women. Apparently they are progressive but not progressive enough to have equal respect for women without a constant reminder. Plus if you think about it, it makes everything easier. Who can keep up with if a female is a Miss, Mrs, or Ms.
- marquitaLv 44 years ago
That is not true