Re: What Kinds of Characters?
The thing that has irked me with Star Trek is that each crew has their own interpretation of the same character. You need a leader who shoots first and asks questions later? Kirk/Riker/Archer/Nerys. You need a kid? Chekov/Crusher/Jake Sisko/Harry Kim/Mayweather. You need someone who can rattle off statistics? Spock/Data/Dax/Tuvok/T'Pol/Seven? Comic relief? Neelix/Quark/Barclay/Bones... the list goes on. The point is, how about someone just write some cool characters and let them do their thing? Not every grocery store has a manager/assistant manager/warehouse guy/checker/delivery driver. Why does every Trek series have to have a captain/first officer/doctor/science officer/engineer that need to be major characters?
"In the course of my life, I have more than once been too ignorant to know that something was impossible before I did it anyway." -Maximus from the Codex Alera