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Malcolm is called Sir by multiple people through out the series, including Zoe and Kaylee and even Rayne (sarcasticly). He's also called Sarge, Sergeant, Cap and Captain. All titles of authority, both earned and given. As you mentioned, this is more of a TV thing than real life. In real life, the don't call me Sir thing varies by person, and situation. ...


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Because he is the captain of the ship and is a male authority over her. It doesn't specifically have to do with him being "Captain" as it does him being an authority. Sir is a title of respect no matter the context. sir /sər/ noun noun: sir; plural noun: sirs; noun: Sir; plural noun: Sirs used as a polite or respectful way of addressing a ...



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