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Old November 5 2011, 04:03 AM   #109
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Re: Why are the TOS movies better then the TNG movies?

Original's characters are better/uniquer than TNG. Let's call Kirk and Picard a draw. Spock over Data, by a mile. Bones over Crusher by a mile. She's a female "nice guy." Riker? bland, nice guy. Geordi? Bland, nice guy. Troi is a bit weird (that's good), but "nice" with horrible acting. Worf is interesting.

But, Chekov: funny, quirky, goofy Russian accent. Uhura is spunky in the films. Scotty! Sulu is still a bit bland in the movies, I'll give you that.

Overall I'd go 70-30 as far as TOS' interesting-characters advantage over TNG.

PLUS the whole Jungian (not "Freudian," O poster upstream) individuation (non-dividedness) embodied by Kirk with Spock (reason) and McCoy (passion) on either side. Very fortuitous (inevitable, I think Jung would say) that Kelley rose from day player to costar, and with him the third part of the triumvirite.
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