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Old September 17 2011, 01:13 PM   #1562
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

Maurice wrote: View Post
Killing the love interest is right out of the BONANZA playbook. It's a tired trope. I toyed with it and dropped it.
Well, I completely disagree. A story where a secondary character is introduced only to die at the end can bring out tremendous insight into a primary character.

I give you this exemple:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlMR1WM-Pyo

I usually dismiss about 95% of all TNG episodes as merely adequate writing-wise (sorry), but this episode and especially the performance by Michael Dorn was cinema gold. And made me a fan of Dorn's.
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