Use of Time wrote:
Breakout redneck? i don't think so he was fairly bland unlike Phlox who actually looked unique and had a unique voice.
The opposite was true. Enterprise was in production when I was in High School, and Trip was the character that people were talking about, especially the girls. He seemed somehow like he was in his mid-late teens, he was good looking, cool, laid back, had a southern accent, played the harmonica and he was popular aboard the ship. Eventually he got "the hot girl."
Trip was the man.