View Single Post
Old August 7 2013, 10:20 PM   #29
iguana_tonante
Admiral
 
iguana_tonante's Avatar
 
Location: Italy, EU
Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

Mojochi wrote: View Post
iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
She never tried to impose her own views to others.
I disagree

She pushed Picard to get involved in the Kamala situation, in The Perfect Mate

She jeopardizes herself & her away team in hostile territory in The High Ground, & they actually comment about having to deal with her attitude if they force beam her out

She disregarded the captain's orders, when he ordered her to leave the Borg crash site in I Borg, endangering all of the Federation
I see your point, but at the same time, it's kinda of an honoured tradition in Trek for doctors to be the voice of emotion and empathy in a situation. In the first case, while she voiced her opinion on the issue of sexual exploitation and personal freedom, I don't remember her "forcing" her view on others: ultimately, it was Picard's (and later, Kamala's) decision to do what they felt was the right thing to do.

As for her involvement in the other situations you mentioned, it's a inherent contradiction in her job: as an officer, her duty is to follow orders; as a physician, her call is to render assistance where it's needed. Good or bad, it's food for drama.
__________________
Scientist. Gentleman. Teacher. Fighter. Lover. Father.
iguana_tonante is offline   Reply With Quote