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Old August 15 2010, 04:30 AM   #16
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Re: Observation having to do with the cast

Milo Bloom wrote: View Post
When casting TNG, one gets the feeling that, not only were they going for a diverse crew, but they were also intentionally looking to not simply duplicate the TOS cast. Thus the youngish cowboy-diplomat captain becomes a seasoned man of letters, and his XO is the up and coming young fellow quick with a bit of wit or his phaser.
TNG followed the original plan for Phase II almost to the letter. The veteran captain (Kirk), the young brash XO (Decker), the telepathic officer with a past relationship with the XO (Ilia), and the science officer who wants to be human (Xon).
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