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Old September 20 2013, 10:23 AM   #11
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Re: What if Tasha had survived?

TheSubCommander wrote: View Post
Had Yar lived and remained Security Chief, just as on DS9, Worf could have easily just been the Tactical Officer\Klingon Liaison. Those two positions, especially after Tasha died, were sort of blurred, but they really were two distinct functions: security chief essentially being the "top cop" aboard the Enterprise, and Tactical officer being responsible for ship weapons and shields, and making tactical\battle recommendations.
I always think it is a bit short-sighted to have one person fill two key roles--which could have put them at odds. Look at "The Most Toys", the situation on the planet needed their best security officer, whilst the ship needed its best weapons officer. Where possible in my fanfic I always split the duties.

TheSubCommander wrote: View Post
Now, here is a thought: what if they stuck with the original plan and Crosby was cast as Troi, and Sirtis was cast as Yar? Would Crosby still have left? Would Sirtis been more interesting?
I get the feeling if the character had remained Macha Hernandez then she would still have been onboard (kinda hard to picture Marina in the role, given how Troi was the polar opposite). I would have thought Denise would have been more fed up in the Troi role and opted to leave as she did. Though I wonder who would've taken the third seat?

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Edit: seeing as today is International Talk like a Pirate Day, henceforth for the rest of the day, let's refer to Tasha as YARRRRRR!!
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