OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN
Laurence Simon wants to know:
Why is Captain Crunch still a captain? After all these years, why isn’t he an admiral by now? What did he do wrong? What horrible event is holding him back?
My initial response– “As I recall, he was briefly an admiral but he was stripped of his rank after stealing a starship to take Spock back to Vulcan.” — has been challenged by one of the commenters. Perhaps he was indeed offered promotion to Admiral as superintendent of Cereal Academy, but decided to remain behind commanding his vessel because it was more fun?