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Bry_Sinclair July 26 2013 11:23 AM

Loved Trek Characters You Just Don't Like
 
Trek is full of iconic and much-loved characters, but are there any out there that you just don't like? This isn't about the characters lots of people dislike (Wesley, Neelix, etc).

Please don't let this descend into petty name-calling and snarky comments, after all it is people's own tastes--there are no right or wrong answers.

Personally, I have three:
The Doctor - I found him obnoxious and pompous, who only got worse as the series went on.
Seven of Nine - For me she killed Voyager, it should have just been called the Seven of Nine Show.
James T. Kirk - He has always come across to me as sleazy (here at home we'd call him "sleekit") and arrogant.

KaraBear July 26 2013 01:14 PM

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For me it's Jadzia. She was good at everything, everyone liked her, all the guys were in love with her. That was just annoying for me

Tosk July 26 2013 01:16 PM

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Q.

Oh, and Janeway.

1001001 July 26 2013 01:24 PM

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Most of the cast of DS9.

Odo, Bashir, Sisko, Kira... none of them did very much for me. Dax was okay.

The best characters on DS9, IMHO, were the recurring ones, like Garak.

Gov Kodos July 26 2013 01:28 PM

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TNG: The Crushers, Troi, and Riker.
DS9: Worf and Klingons as a whole, Kira, Jadzia. The only folks I really enjoyed were the Ferengi and Garak.
Voyager: Harry, I didn't mind the rest of the cast, but they disappeared in the shadows of the Doctor, Seven and Janeway.

TOS and Enterprise, I liked both casts without reservation.

TheSubCommander July 26 2013 01:49 PM

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TOS: Chekov, Uhura, Sulu
TNG: Pulaski, Wesley, Yar
DS9: Jadzia, Bashir, Keiko, Kira (sometimes)
VOY: Kim, Janeway, Chakotay
ENT: Trip, Phlox, Mayweather,
Abramsverse: Uhura, Chekov, Scotty

1001001 July 26 2013 02:07 PM

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Quote:

TheSubCommander wrote: (Post 8430643)
TOS: Chekov, Uhura, Sulu
TNG: Pulaski, Wesley, Yar
DS9: Jadzia, Bashir, Keiko, Kira (sometimes)
VOY: Kim, Janeway, Chakotay
ENT: Trip, Phlox, Mayweather,
Abramsverse: Uhura, Chekov, Scotty

I don't think several of these qualify as "Loved Trek Characters"...

Kim? Wesley? Chakotay? Pulaski?

;)

Bry_Sinclair July 26 2013 02:35 PM

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TheSubCommander wrote: (Post 8430643)
Abramsverse: Uhura

Forgot about her. She is grating, snooty and thoroughly unpleasant. Nothing at all like the proper Uhura.

BillJ July 26 2013 02:35 PM

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Kira is probably the only Trek character I actively dislike.

JariM July 26 2013 04:18 PM

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I can't really come up with a loved ST character that I truly disliked. Sure, some were a bit annoying from time to time but that's far from truly disliking them.

*I haven't seen all episodes from all series though so it's perfectly possible that will eventually find one from DS9 or V.

Cmdr.Druss July 26 2013 06:07 PM

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The only characters I never liked are Kira and Pulaski. I don't enjoy episodes based around these two characters. Thankfully Pulaski only lasted one season, Kira became merely tolerable by the end of DS9.

DalekJim July 26 2013 06:11 PM

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TheSubCommander wrote: (Post 8430643)
Abramsverse: Uhura, Chekov, Scotty

This.

BruntFCA July 26 2013 06:36 PM

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Kirk-Along with the character rubbing me the wrong way sometimes, Shatner is a horrible actor IMO.

Shanndee July 27 2013 01:30 AM

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Another vote for Kirk. Even when I was a kid I thought he was arrogant and sleazy. The older I got, the more I disliked him.

JirinPanthosa July 27 2013 02:28 AM

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I have to agree the Abrams-verse characters other than Kirk and Spock kinda suck. The original cast may have been mostly one dimensional character actors but they had gravitas. The Abrams-verse secondary cast has none, they all come off as kinda pathetic, except Uhura who comes off as trying too hard to be cool.

For loved TV trek characters I hate. I don't know if Reed is 'loved' but I can't stand him. Every one of his mannerisms grates on me. Does Paris count as loved? He joined as a rebellious badass and turned out an annoying dork.


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