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Old August 26 2011, 08:00 AM   #38
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Re: Re-booting TNG For TV?

middyseafort wrote: View Post
Frankly, Riker and Picard were originally meant to be the captain role split evenly and equally into two.
Exactly, and when Picard began to take more of an action-oriented role, the character of Riker became completely superfluous. He would be equally superfluous in a reboot, so we might as well get rid of him. Doctor Crusher can and should be the one who goes toe-to-toe with Picard when the situation calls for it.
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