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Old November 25 2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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10 Reasons to Love Rom

While I personally don't agree with the second half of the title "The Greatest Star Trek Character Ever," this article does bring a smile to my hu-mon face.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/...m-is-the-best/
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Old November 25 2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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While I personally don't agree with the second half of the title "The Greatest Star Trek Character Ever,"
A case could be made though.
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Old November 25 2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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yes...as I've learned in life and has been confirmed again and again on this board, a case can be made against anything no matter how brilliant, and for anything no matter how ridiculous. Life is one big squishy blob of subjectiveness. Makes things interesting and frustrating at the same time. For everyone.



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Old November 25 2013, 08:40 PM   #4
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Rom got the prettiest girl on the show. That's all that needs to be said.
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Old November 25 2013, 10:05 PM   #5
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the prettiest girl on the show
Somehow I don't think a poll for "prettiest girl on DS9" would end with "so say we all!"
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Old November 25 2013, 11:04 PM   #6
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the prettiest girl on the show
Somehow I don't think a poll for "prettiest girl on DS9" would end with "so say we all!"
I was sort of paraphrasing what Max Grodenchik said about Rom's good fortune.
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Old November 27 2013, 12:55 AM   #7
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Rom got the prettiest girl on the show. That's all that needs to be said.
Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.

Trek always wants to pander to the "beauty and the beast" trope, and DS9 went full ludicrous speed there.
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Old November 29 2013, 10:42 PM   #8
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The only reason you need to love Rom is the way he goes "Moogie!!!".
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Old November 30 2013, 01:33 AM   #9
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Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.
Who says? Did you never find a single Trek Alien attractive?
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Old November 30 2013, 03:48 AM   #10
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Wait, only 10 reasons?
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Old November 30 2013, 03:51 AM   #11
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Rom got the prettiest girl on the show. That's all that needs to be said.
Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.
No, not really. There's never been any evidence of that.
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Old November 30 2013, 10:54 AM   #12
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Rom got the prettiest girl on the show. That's all that needs to be said.
Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.
No, not really. There's never been any evidence of that.
Farek was repulsed by the sight of Betazoid females, but he's practically the exception that proves the rule. Most other Ferengi have been shown to lust after pretty much any species. Just as most of us would.

...It's not difficult when so many species look just like humans with spots or ridged noses or black eyes or whatever.
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Old November 30 2013, 01:04 PM   #13
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Sure I love Rom just fine. But I love Quark better.
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Old November 30 2013, 08:10 PM   #14
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My favourite was always Nog. His journey to become a cadet was so touching, particularly when compared to his first appearances, while his motivations (to escape a fate similar to Rom) were compelling.
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Old December 3 2013, 07:12 AM   #15
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Tosk wrote: View Post
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Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.
Who says? Did you never find a single Trek Alien attractive?
I'll answer your question right after the following:

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Rom got the prettiest girl on the show. That's all that needs to be said.
Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.
No, not really. There's never been any evidence of that.
See below:

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Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.
No, not really. There's never been any evidence of that.
Farek was repulsed by the sight of Betazoid females, but he's practically the exception that proves the rule. Most other Ferengi have been shown to lust after pretty much any species. Just as most of us would.

...It's not difficult when so many species look just like humans with spots or ridged noses or black eyes or whatever.
I was going to mention this, plus "The last Outpost", where the Ferengi mention something about humans being repulsive looking (as Ferengi would be to us. That was the whole point)

To answer the question "Do I find any Trek aliens hot?" That's an unfair question. Most of the "hot" Trek alien women clearly have a human female body (usually a hot, fit body by our standards) save some really minor difference, like nose ridges (Bajorans), Pointy ears and a bowl haircut (Vulcans, Romulans, etc). Even Klingon women tend to have nice "human" looking bodies.

Trek never really went beyond that. Every race is practically a human body with forehead ridges or spots, or shit like that.

Think how many other actual species here on earth have females that look even remotely like a human being, yet all Trek "species" do

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Sure I love Rom just fine. But I love Quark better.
Rom was a bumbling idiot. Quark was as shrewd as a snake. It was fun watching Quark deal with his problems his way.

I hated the Quark/Odo "relationship" the first time I saw the series. On my second rewatch I'm enjoying it a lot more.
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