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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old September 20 2013, 04:40 PM   #16
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Re: What if Tasha had survived?

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I was also thinking, what would "Best of Both Worlds" have been like? Would Shelby have been necessary, or would it have been Yar filling in her role, causing tension between herself and Riker?
That's an interesting thought. I'd imagine we'd still have had a young whipper-snapper who was after Riker's job, though she/he may not have been a pretty blonde.
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Old September 20 2013, 05:35 PM   #17
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Re: What if Tasha had survived?

The further down the road you go, almost the more interesting it gets. If Yar's still around, what happens to her in "Generations" and beyond? Does she become Picard's XO in "Nemesis"?

Instead, if Troi's out of the way, and Marina Sirtis is playing Yar, I bet Riker and Yar get together.
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Old September 20 2013, 06:06 PM   #18
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Re: What if Tasha had survived?

It's hard to tell. I personally thought Yar as a character was rather two dimensional so I really didn't much mind her departure. Certainly her alternate timeline returns and evil Romulan kids weren't any better, even when the writing had improved.

It could be she would've been developed more as the writing and characterization became better. It also could be her fears of spending seven years saying "opening hailing frequencies" were founded.

Crosby opting out of her contract didn't seem to be a good career move though. Did she ever get a long term project again after that? That was something I should imagine would be stapled to every job application she filled out.
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Old September 20 2013, 07:04 PM   #19
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I can't imagine Tasha Yar not dieing, because her multiple death episodes are her best ones.
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Old September 20 2013, 07:32 PM   #20
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True. Seeing Tasha alive is generally how you know the timeline has been futzed.
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Old September 21 2013, 04:28 AM   #21
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Crosby opting out of her contract didn't seem to be a good career move though. Did she ever get a long term project again after that? That was something I should imagine would be stapled to every job application she filled out.
Well the only things I know of her for besides TNG and the documentary Trekkies, is Pet Semetary, Jackie Brown, a couple episodes of X-Files, the pilot of Dexter, and some random episode of Red Shoe Diaries.

I am very surprised she was never picked up for one of the Stargate shows, since they liked hiring Trek actors. She could have been a good Wraith, IMHO.
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Old September 21 2013, 04:52 AM   #22
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If Yar was alive for Legacy it would have been so cool.
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Old September 21 2013, 09:38 AM   #23
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I believe that if Yar had lived, Worf would keep being portrayed as the dumb Klingon who wanted to kill Troi's baby, who wanted to Blow a hole in the viewscreen, who keeps reminding people I AM A KLINGON, That "THERES ONLY ONE BRIDGE, ONE RIKER, ONE BRIDGE", and probably would have been shown growling at the borg from his sensor station. Worf didn't really get any respect til later TNG.

I did love Yar's character, and I wish she had not been killed off. I dont think Marina Sirtis would have left. Afterall, she didn't leave when Whoopi kinda stole her job.
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Old September 21 2013, 04:26 PM   #24
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Which is kind of a great point - writing off Troi but keeping Yar would have made Guinan's job thievery more logical.
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Old September 30 2013, 11:36 PM   #25
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Which is kind of a great point - writing off Troi but keeping Yar would have made Guinan's job thievery more logical.
Troi and Guinan had different roles. It is just that most people are more comfortable talking about their problems to their bartender than a counselor.
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Old September 30 2013, 11:59 PM   #26
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^A point that was made regarding bartenders and doctors in general way back in the very first installment of Trek.
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Old October 1 2013, 10:57 AM   #27
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Old October 1 2013, 10:04 PM   #28
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R.I.P Tasha Yar

That was a surprising episode for me. There is one episode though when they go through this temporary worm hole and Yar is back.

It sucks that she died but that's how it had to be. I think Worf, Data, and Jordy excelled at their positions after that happened and were better people because of it.
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Old October 2 2013, 08:05 PM   #29
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Which is kind of a great point - writing off Troi but keeping Yar would have made Guinan's job thievery more logical.
Forget ship's counselor, Guinan as security chief would have been awesome.

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Old October 2 2013, 11:11 PM   #30
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Guinan pulling out a BFG was one of the most WTF hilarious moments in TNG.

*blows up half the room* That was setting one. Anyone want to see setting two?
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