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Old August 15 2008, 02:57 AM   #11
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Re: Have Star Trek Writers Ever Tried to Create an Unlikable Character

^^Except that Tev would respect her more if she did the former. The way I approached his character was that, to his Tellarite way of thinking, politeness was hypocrisy and the civil way for people to relate to one another was by being brutally honest. Gomez made a fatal mistake in terms of their relationship by trying to interact with him on human terms, being civil and polite. If she'd remembered to treat him like a Tellarite, if she'd expressed her anger and disapproval openly from the start, he would've respected her from the start and they would've gotten along much better.

Although, as we've seen, getting too angry and confrontational would've just made him think she was in love with him...
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