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Old February 15 2013, 12:40 AM   #63
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Re: Seven Of Nine Was AWESOME!!!

ZapBrannigan wrote: View Post
Spock, Data, Seven, and T'Pol were the smart-n-serious outsiders who gave us social commentary ("you humans...") and quick mental calculations. You can't have a proper space mission without that.

Of the four, and I loved them all, I got the most pure pleasure from Seven of Nine. She could be utterly cold and analytical, but also had vulnerability and desires. The character grew as her humanity re-asserted itself. She got tutoring in social skills from a hologram-- that fell in love with her.

She looked like a million bucks, sang like an angel, and was rude to the Klingon. She was probably the best single character in the history of STAR TREK.
I agree... and I too loved all 4 of these outsiders. I suspect part of the reason was that, as Seven herself said to Janeway... "she" was a work in progress. The others were, for all intents and purposes, grownups who already were "formed" when we met them, even if their friends/crews had to "tweak them" a little.

Seven was tweaked quite alot.

Kes, even though she was "growing up" on Voyager, seemed more adult than our Dear Miss Seven of Nine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybGY8Ku-7kQ

Absolutely loved this entire scene from season 7's Imperfection... It and the one in Engineering with "big sister" B'Elanna are among my series favs.



SEVEN: Every person on this list died under your command. You accepted their deaths, but I don't believe you'll accept mine.
JANEWAY: That's presumptuous.
SEVEN: I'm not being egotistical. On the contrary, I'm trying to make a point.
JANEWAY: Which is?
SEVEN: All of these crew members came to Voyager with unique personalities, but I've required your constant assistance to develop my individuality.
JANEWAY: And you've come a long way.
SEVEN: But not far enough. I've disappointed you. You feel your task is incomplete. That's why my death will be difficult for you to accept.
JANEWAY: Is that what you think? That you haven't lived up to my expectations?
SEVEN: Clearly I haven't but I want you to know that the failure has been mine, not yours.
JANEWAY: You haven't failed, Seven. You've exceeded my expectations. You've become an individual, an extraordinary individual. If I'm having trouble accepting your condition it's only because I don't want to lose a friend.

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