Warp Coil wrote:
I honestly don't think romance was one of Trek's greatest strengths. There isn't a single relationship in the history of the franchise that I ever found to be compelling. I think part of it is that so many of the relationships were aliens-of-the-week, or were written so inconsistently that there was no point in getting emotionally wrapped up (Picard/Crusher or Riker/Troi, who kept teasing the audience without any real advancement over the course of the series).
I agree. I used to like Tom and BElanna from voyager. but they got stale real quick. A real tv couple needs obsticles and a reason for the fan to root for them. the writer's of Star trek just didn't get it.