Thread: The Nth Degree
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Old March 14 2009, 03:59 PM   #2
Chief of Staff, Starfleet Command
Re: The Nth Degree

No matter how much innate talent someone may have, the ability to move one's fingers across the strings or to modulate one's voice to convey emotion comes only with a certain amount of practice. I'm surprised the actors in the cast didn't object more to the idea that any idiot could be a great actor with a bit of cleverness, without the physical training and sense of one's own body as instrument that I'm sure they all studied.
I didn't feel the point was that the probe taught him to act, any more than aliens commanded him to hit on Troi. In both those situations, I think the idea is that he is more successful because of his greater confidence.
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