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Old February 9 2013, 10:52 PM   #42
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Re: So many horrible characters aboard the Voyager

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I liked it when Paris' antics got on Tuvok's nerves. They should have done more with that and focused less on the one-sided Paris/Kim friendship.
I think we really see the effects of being trapped indefinitely on a ship of emotionally demonstrative people for Tuvok. It starts to wear him down.
I guess a more personal story telling interaction between characters was needed, however personalised story-telling seemed only to become more apparent in BSG, before that Scifi series could always be a bit remote. Firefly has some personalised story telling aspects, someone is going to claim DS9 had all that, and indeed it did, but it never really floated my boat.
And when Trek did spend extra time on personal stories it gets called a soap opera. See DS9.

Science fiction is always having a big stress between how much is about what's outside the ship and how much is about what's inside.
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