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dub November 25 2013 04:28 PM

10 Reasons to Love Rom
 
While I personally don't agree with the second half of the title "The Greatest Star Trek Character Ever," this article does bring a smile to my hu-mon face. :)

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/...m-is-the-best/

Tosk November 25 2013 04:41 PM

Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom
 
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dub wrote: (Post 8937949)
While I personally don't agree with the second half of the title "The Greatest Star Trek Character Ever,"

A case could be made though. ;)

dub November 25 2013 08:14 PM

Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom
 
yes...as I've learned in life and has been confirmed again and again on this board, a case can be made against anything no matter how brilliant, and for anything no matter how ridiculous. Life is one big squishy blob of subjectiveness. Makes things interesting and frustrating at the same time. For everyone.

:techman::brickwall::techman::brickwall:

:crazy:

Melakon November 25 2013 08:40 PM

Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom
 
Rom got the prettiest girl on the show. That's all that needs to be said.

dub November 25 2013 10:05 PM

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Melakon wrote: (Post 8938933)
the prettiest girl on the show

Somehow I don't think a poll for "prettiest girl on DS9" would end with "so say we all!" ;)

Melakon November 25 2013 11:04 PM

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dub wrote: (Post 8939512)
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Melakon wrote: (Post 8938933)
the prettiest girl on the show

Somehow I don't think a poll for "prettiest girl on DS9" would end with "so say we all!" ;)

I was sort of paraphrasing what Max Grodenchik said about Rom's good fortune.

GalaxyX November 27 2013 12:55 AM

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Melakon wrote: (Post 8938933)
Rom got the prettiest girl on the show. That's all that needs to be said.

Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.

Trek always wants to pander to the "beauty and the beast" trope, and DS9 went full ludicrous speed there.

Mister Spock November 29 2013 10:42 PM

Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom
 
The only reason you need to love Rom is the way he goes "Moogie!!!".

Tosk November 30 2013 01:33 AM

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GalaxyX wrote: (Post 8945074)
Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.

Who says? Did you never find a single Trek Alien attractive?

Cyke101 November 30 2013 03:48 AM

Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom
 
Wait, only 10 reasons?

Mr. Laser Beam November 30 2013 03:51 AM

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GalaxyX wrote: (Post 8945074)
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Melakon wrote: (Post 8938933)
Rom got the prettiest girl on the show. That's all that needs to be said.

Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.

No, not really. There's never been any evidence of that.

Tosk November 30 2013 10:54 AM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 8957122)
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GalaxyX wrote: (Post 8945074)
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Melakon wrote: (Post 8938933)
Rom got the prettiest girl on the show. That's all that needs to be said.

Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.

No, not really. There's never been any evidence of that.

Farek was repulsed by the sight of Betazoid females, but he's practically the exception that proves the rule. Most other Ferengi have been shown to lust after pretty much any species. Just as most of us would.

...It's not difficult when so many species look just like humans with spots or ridged noses or black eyes or whatever. ;)

teacake November 30 2013 01:04 PM

Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom
 
Sure I love Rom just fine. But I love Quark better.

Hazel November 30 2013 08:10 PM

Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom
 
My favourite was always Nog. His journey to become a cadet was so touching, particularly when compared to his first appearances, while his motivations (to escape a fate similar to Rom) were compelling.

GalaxyX December 3 2013 07:12 AM

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Tosk wrote: (Post 8956699)
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GalaxyX wrote: (Post 8945074)
Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.

Who says? Did you never find a single Trek Alien attractive?

I'll answer your question right after the following:

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 8957122)
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GalaxyX wrote: (Post 8945074)
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Melakon wrote: (Post 8938933)
Rom got the prettiest girl on the show. That's all that needs to be said.

Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.

No, not really. There's never been any evidence of that.

See below:

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Tosk wrote: (Post 8957767)
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 8957122)
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GalaxyX wrote: (Post 8945074)

Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.

No, not really. There's never been any evidence of that.

Farek was repulsed by the sight of Betazoid females, but he's practically the exception that proves the rule. Most other Ferengi have been shown to lust after pretty much any species. Just as most of us would.

...It's not difficult when so many species look just like humans with spots or ridged noses or black eyes or whatever. ;)

I was going to mention this, plus "The last Outpost", where the Ferengi mention something about humans being repulsive looking (as Ferengi would be to us. That was the whole point)

To answer the question "Do I find any Trek aliens hot?" That's an unfair question. Most of the "hot" Trek alien women clearly have a human female body (usually a hot, fit body by our standards) save some really minor difference, like nose ridges (Bajorans), Pointy ears and a bowl haircut (Vulcans, Romulans, etc). Even Klingon women tend to have nice "human" looking bodies.

Trek never really went beyond that. Every race is practically a human body with forehead ridges or spots, or shit like that.

Think how many other actual species here on earth have females that look even remotely like a human being, yet all Trek "species" do :rolleyes:

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teacake wrote: (Post 8957920)
Sure I love Rom just fine. But I love Quark better.

Rom was a bumbling idiot. Quark was as shrewd as a snake. It was fun watching Quark deal with his problems his way.

I hated the Quark/Odo "relationship" the first time I saw the series. On my second rewatch I'm enjoying it a lot more.


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