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The Overlord August 20 2013 05:16 AM

Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
Some people think the Traveller had a creepy sub text, do you think that is true?

http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/t179.asp

Melakon August 20 2013 05:29 AM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
He's sort of an Anti-Q. The Traveller believes he's found an exceptional member of the human species. His soft manner might make people think he has ulterior motives. Q on the other hand, thinks humans are lower than muskrats and makes a big show of it.

jazzstick August 20 2013 06:41 AM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
I love the Traveler! I wish they would have given us a little bit more on his back story, other than he was traveling with a douche!

I know one thing for sure, the Traveler loves mittens!

Trekker4747 August 20 2013 01:30 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
He did have a sort of creepy vibe in how he was portrayed and his leering at/fixation with Wesley only amplified that.

Bry_Sinclair August 20 2013 03:37 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
Yes. Very.

Retu August 20 2013 04:14 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
Not as creepy as Riker was:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5075/6...5c8f6c3d_c.jpg

Savage Dragon August 20 2013 04:19 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
Quote:

Trekker4747 wrote: (Post 8529865)
He did have a sort of creepy vibe in how he was portrayed and his leering at/fixation with Wesley only amplified that.

Yes, his fascination with Wesley came off a bit creepy.

Melakon August 20 2013 04:48 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
If you want creepy, it has to be when Riker Q-Powers Wesley into an adult, and Geordi admiringly says, "Hey Wes-- not bad!"

Green Shirt August 20 2013 04:52 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
Quote:

Melakon wrote: (Post 8530546)
If you want creepy, it has to be when Riker Q-Powers Wesley into an adult, and Geordi admiringly says, "Hey Wes-- not bad!"

That's right up there with Kirk's creepy "Hey Miri, cumeeere". :devil:

Kevman7987 August 20 2013 05:52 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
Quote:

Green Shirt wrote: (Post 8530555)
Quote:

Melakon wrote: (Post 8530546)
If you want creepy, it has to be when Riker Q-Powers Wesley into an adult, and Geordi admiringly says, "Hey Wes-- not bad!"

That's right up there with Kirk's creepy "Hey Miri, cumeeere". :devil:

You'd think someone would catch the creepy factor when they were viewing the dailies.

Melakon August 20 2013 06:14 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
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Kevman7987 wrote: (Post 8530771)
You'd think someone would catch the creepy factor when they were viewing the dailies.

By the time dailies arrive it's probably too late. Television production doesn't always have the time and money to have the line rewritten, haul back all the actors, and reshoot the scene. If they cut the line out completely, then the show comes up short on running time and they have to make up for it some other way. These sort of things should have been caught by the director during shooting when there might have been time to fix it. Any line changes always had to be approved by the producers, improvised lines were rarely allowed.

With the Adult Wesley business, the scene probably wouldn't have raised any eyebrows at all if Troi or Yar had delivered the "Not bad" line.

T'Girl August 20 2013 06:21 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
If Star Trek ever comes back as a animated series, the Traveller should be "played" by the old guy with the walker from Family Guy.

Traveller: "Hey Wesley, how ya doing?"

:)

jimbotron August 20 2013 07:22 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
I knew this thread was a result of SFDebris' latest review. I never found him creepy, but I won't be able to hear the dialogue the same way again, thanks to SFDebris. :lol:

I'm more weirded out by Roddenberry's narcissism, naming Wesley after himself and making him a galactic Mozart.

MacLeod August 20 2013 07:31 PM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
Quote:

jazzstick wrote: (Post 8529262)
I love the Traveler! I wish they would have given us a little bit more on his back story, other than he was traveling with a douche!

I know one thing for sure, the Traveler loves mittens!

Sometimes not explaining things is actually better. As sometimes if answers are given all they do is dissapoint.

Hober Mallow August 21 2013 12:28 AM

Re: Was the Traveller Creepy?
 
Quote:

The Overlord wrote: (Post 8528980)
Some people think the Traveller had a creepy sub text, do you think that is true?

http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/t179.asp

This is what he was really after.


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