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Old January 28 2012, 02:18 AM   #31
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Re: Who Else Loved Lieutenant Barclay?

I thought it was a nice/interesting touch to place him in the series. I guess they had Geordi who had a disability, so adding Reg is no different.
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Old January 28 2012, 08:51 PM   #32
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Re: Who Else Loved Lieutenant Barclay?

I LOVE him. Me and brother both bought his action figure doll over any of the other cast members because hes a real person with the same imperfects, social awkardness, and lack of confidences that many dorky introverted people can relate to. I also thought his holo addiction was nice because u can see how the disease of addiction works. Some people really STILL dont understand that it is a DISEASE, and lots of ppls with addictions actions are not done to be mean, but its all part of the disease that controls them. No one takes a drink and wants to be an alcoholic, no one takes a hit of weed and wants to be a junkie. No body want to see boobs on the computer and become addicted to porn, but all these things are part of the disease of addiction. And this and the epidsode i nthe 1st season with the guy who played kirks son whose whole race was controlled by another because of this drug, were the only 2 next gen examples i can remember. so for me Barlclay has a lot to over come. Its interesting to see him deal with real problems on a ship with many "model" humans around him.
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Old February 18 2012, 12:59 AM   #33
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I like Barclay and even loved that he made a cameo in First Contact, but I thought they made him too much of a buffoon there. He was more of a caricature than a person struggling with real shyness.

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One thing I never understood is why Troi never felt his attraction toward her. I know it's just the writers ignoring her "empathic" abilities for the sake of the story, but it's still annoying.
Maybe she learned to tune it out due to every guy feeling that way.
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Old February 18 2012, 05:18 AM   #34
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Re: Who Else Loved Lieutenant Barclay?

Agent Richard07 wrote: View Post
I like Barclay and even loved that he made a cameo in First Contact, but I thought they made him too much of a buffoon there. He was more of a caricature than a person struggling with real shyness.

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One thing I never understood is why Troi never felt his attraction toward her. I know it's just the writers ignoring her "empathic" abilities for the sake of the story, but it's still annoying.
Maybe she learned to tune it out due to every guy feeling that way.
When has he not been a buffoon?
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Old February 19 2012, 03:49 PM   #35
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^ On the show. There, he was socially awkward and uncomfortable. In First Contact, he was more giddy and played up for comic relief.
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Old February 20 2012, 06:44 AM   #36
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I think he's a breath of fresh air, particularly when I went through TNG the first time on dvd. He's so unlike everyone else on the ship, but I think that is what makes him special. It's nice Piller and company were able to incorporate him into the show, especially given the insistance from Roddenberry that everyone on the ship be essentially without personal flaws.

It's also very funny the way that they introduced him - particularly with an out-and-out holodeck fantasy. He's not just a character that is insecure professionally and socially awkward, but we also get to know what he fantasises about.
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Old February 20 2012, 07:27 AM   #37
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^ On the show. There, he was socially awkward and uncomfortable. In First Contact, he was more giddy and played up for comic relief.
He was meeting Zefrem-frackin'-Cochrane. I think Barclay's behaviour there was entirely understandable.
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Old February 22 2012, 08:20 PM   #38
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^ I thought it was over the top and out of character. Shyness doesn't eqaul comedic buffoonery, unless he was going though a manic episode or something.

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It's nice Piller and company were able to incorporate him into the show, especially given the insistance from Roddenberry that everyone on the ship be essentially without personal flaws.
Did Roddenberry really insist on that? Or is that something that gets embellished by fans over time?

It's also very funny the way that they introduced him - particularly with an out-and-out holodeck fantasy.
When I first saw that, I thought... Oh boy. He's going to be a real troublemaker.
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Old February 23 2012, 04:32 AM   #39
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He really grew on me, actually. There was a malicious strand embedded in "Hollow Pursuits", I think, but, when Barclay was featured in other episodes, I really enjoyed his performance. Flaws and all, his character took on a very real quality. I just watched "Genesis" for the first time in a while (I know that isn't a big favorite among TNG fans, but I do like the episode), and I really liked his part in it, especially at the end.
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Old March 2 2012, 03:59 AM   #40
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Barclay was great. He was the smart one that was so introverted. He was neurotic. He was lovable. He was great in Voyager. He did what he believed in even if he got in trouble for it. Loved him, only wish he had been on more. And considering how long he was on, he made quite an impact.
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Old March 2 2012, 06:02 AM   #41
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One thing I never understood is why Troi never felt his attraction toward her.
Who says she didn't? Women do like it when men "notice" us, just because we don't notice back, doesn't mean we did notice in the first place.

Even without her empathic abilities, Deanna was likely aware of Reggie's attraction to her.

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Old March 5 2012, 03:21 AM   #42
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In the hands of a lesser talented actor Barclay would've been viewed as a fool. Loved Barclay and loved Dwight Schultz.
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Old March 5 2012, 06:47 PM   #43
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Barclay grew on me eventually, with his subsequant appearances on TNG, FC and VOY.
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Old May 10 2013, 03:41 AM   #44
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Agent Richard07 wrote: View Post
Did Roddenberry really insist on that? Or is that something that gets embellished by fans over time?
That's something that has been stated by people who worked for the show. (actors, writers, producers, etc etc etc)
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