Star Trek is dead, I can't get into it right now
I've long been curious about what's made some of the modern Star Trek shows better than the others (in liu of Star Trek Enterpise being cancelled), and I think it wholly has to do with the characters (and Rick Berman - American Idiot). So in this thread, post your favorite and least favorite modern Star Trek characters, and if your feeling wordy, post why...
* Data.............................. (ST-TNG)
* Jean Luc Picard............... (ST-TNG)
* Geordi La Forg................ (ST-TNG)
* Worf............................... (ST-TNG)
* Beverly Crusher.............. (ST-TNG)
* Quark............................. (ST-DS9)
* The Doctor...................... (ST-V)
* Chakotay......................... (ST-V)
* Harry Kim........................ (ST-V)
Those I hated:
* Wesley Crusher................ (ST-TNG)
* Kira Nerys........................ (ST-DS9)
* Julian Bashir..................... (ST-DS9)
* Kathryn Janeway<--- ruined series for me.... (ST-V)
* Entire cast of Star Trek Enterprise.. (ST-E)
For myself I can of see a correlation between identifiable well-made characters, and the success of the series.
For the old Star Trek, I pretty much like everyone a lot... especially Cpt Kirk, McCoy, and Spock.
Star Trek is dead, I can't get into it right now
"I'm not dead yet."
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personally i liked ds9 for their characters, but also for the relationships.
bashir and garak >> by themselves
kira and kai wynn >> by themselves
i liked kira and bashir. sisko because he had one of the more effective leadership styles and how he grew to believe in the prophets. o'brien since he has the average family guy thing going on.
the evil kai, the good original one, the prophets(though technically they change appearance and are played by different actors each time), garak the cardassian tailor and his dad, the weyoun clones (played by jeffrey combs), dukat (both pre and post insanity).
DS9 had awesome characters.
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Kes in the most disliked list.
Mine would be:
Troi (first couple of seasons)
Seven of Nine (mostly for dominating the show)
Oddly enough, I actually like the cast of Enterprise more or less. Then again, I haven't been subjected to them all that often.
Odo was my favourite. Though, that came more from reading the DS9 books than watching the show.
Still, Odo was pretty badass.
I loved the entire DS9 cast. That was one of the biggest strengths of that show over the other Star Trek series, IMO. They even had two of my favorite TNG characters (O'Brian and Worf).
Pretty much the entire cast of Enterprise and 90% of the cast of Voyager were just awful though. Voyager at least had The Doctor and Chakotay.
Monkeys out butt. Pigs flying. Hell freezing. etc. etc.Originally Posted by Brian Rucker
Is Kes that child/woman on Voyager? I don't like her either. I don't like any of the Voyager characters actually, except maybe the Vulcan (don't know his name...guess you can see how much I watch it).
I like all the DS9 characters, with the possible exception of Kako, who never really does enough and just seems to be background.
For TNG, I like all the characters except Wesley and Q (he annoys me, not in a good way). Oh, and Troi annoys the hell out of me in the first season, but after that, she isn't so bad. Data can also be annoying at times, especially in the movies when he has emotions. I'm not a fan of Spiner.
For original, I am not a huge fan of Kirk or McCoy. Kirk is the worst stereotype of macho men and McCoy overplays his role as foil to Spock's logic. He has that constant surprised/annoyed/stunned/incensed look on his face too. That's off-putting.
I've never seen Enterprise.
Interesting fact: 9 out of 10 child molesters* caught in North America are hard core trekkies - with the suits, fake phasers, tendency to visit conventions etc.
*According to an interview with a kiddie-porn cop I read in the LA times.
next you'll be telling me the stereotypical serial murderer is an over educated white male.Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
btw, was it 90% of child molesters or 90% of stalkers? because i remember one stalking story where a cop was doing a woman a favor and trying to scare a guy from stalking her and saw his apartment was full of star trek stuff.
"So apparently, being adopted leads to serial killing!"
All perverts. Put away that Shatner mask you filth!Originally Posted by russellmz00
This is hyperspatial profiling I tell you.
My least favorite characters? Captain Archer and Doctor Phlox.
I've never really bought into the idea of Scott Bakula being threatening enough to do scenes where he tries to intimidate the enemy into some course of action. I've also always thought John Billingsley's character was written a bit over-the-top for my tastes, though I suspect it's a writing problem versus the actor.
But the moment where they became my absolute least favorite Star Trek characters was episode 13, "Dear Doctor", where they both let millions of people suffer and die all because that race can't fly around the universe fast enough for Archer's tastes.