Re: Would Spock Prime think Kirk and a young Kirk Prime look identical
Nerys Myk wrote:
Not quite the same thing, but wasn't the original concept of TNG for Picard to be the older, wiser captain who does the diplomacy thing and stays on the ship, while Riker was the action hero who goes on landing parties and gets in to scrapes?
TNG's first season shaped up that way, with Riker getting lots of screen time. Things changed once the producers realized that Data and Worf were more popular with fans, and the show become much more Klingon-centric with the occasional Data-wants-to-be-human episode thrown in. Riker's character probably changed the least amount of anyone in the entire series.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again