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Old July 8 2013, 02:49 AM   #22
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Re: Why is Data so likeable?

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It's very jarring whenever a character like Pulaski is mean to Data. Feels like someone kicking a puppy.
Indeed, that's the main reason why Pulaski didn't work...you couldn't lazily introduce a McCoy clone and get the same chemistry that you got between Spock and McCoy...Data was too inherently different from Spock.

except that was only her attitude toward him for like five episodes or so. Further into season 2, she's much nicer to him.
By that point, the damage had been more than done. IMO, the character never recovered from consistently-bad first through fifth impressions.

And the whole McCoy clone package went beyond that with the transporter aversion, amongst other touches. It was insulting in my view...they crossed the line between "homage" and "blatant, mindlessly-inappropriate rip-off". Diana Muldaur could have been a good character on the show, if they'd given her a character of her own to play....
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