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Old April 15 2013, 10:10 AM   #246
Paper Moon
Re: TNG: The Body Electric by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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C) Rhea's just a great character and it's disappointing that her story in Trek lit is over.
If the only characters who ever died were faceless redshirts, it wouldn't have any emotional impact, would it?
I actually think this is the one level on which Rhea's death did not make sense. Due to the way she was used in this story, I think that the loss of Rhea is felt less keenly than is the loss of her character potential (particularly as relates to a potential future with Data). Obviously YMMV, but I'm not sure I would characterize Rhea's death as one that puts a face to faceless-redshirt-type deaths (if that makes any sense), nor would I say that the reaction it provoked in me was quite an "emotional impact."

Also, I've said this before, but I'll repeat here:
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