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Old February 23 2014, 04:18 PM   #46
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Re: Which "main" character could have been eliminated?

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Surprised to see so many Jake votes for DS9.

Is that just because you believe everyone else was so awesome, and someone needs to thrown under the bus, or did folks actually have a problem with Jake?
I think people remember that he had little to do for much of the second half of the series. Personally I think he provided a much-needed background for Ben Sisko. And I really liked the fact that he prefered being a journalist/writer over joining Starfleet. It added something to the ST universe.
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Old February 23 2014, 04:33 PM   #47
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I loved the father son relationship Ben and Jake had.



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Old February 23 2014, 05:02 PM   #48
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Re: Which "main" character could have been eliminated?

TOS: Uhura, Chekov, Scotty and Sulu [glorified extras anyway]
TNG: Yar. Definitely Yar.
DS9: Ezri. Jadzia was awesome.
VOY: Kes. Seven was leagues better.
ENT: Mayweather. [Glorified extra]
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Old February 23 2014, 05:15 PM   #49
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Re: Which "main" character could have been eliminated?

Isn't it a bit against the intent to vote for Tasha or Kes? They were eliminated, too easy.

TOS--Technically, only Kirk, Spock, and McCoy qualify...the rest were end-credits recurring characters. So I'd definitely have to abstain!

TNG--Troi...Generally annoying, and her power only worked when they didn't need it.

DS9--Jake...you can argue that he was essential to Ben's character, but he proved to be a waste of a main-credits character...he could just as easily have been a recurring character.

VGR--So many to choose from...but probably Chuckles. I could have done without Seven entirely, though...if VGR had been canceled early, would that have been a terrible thing? It would have been putting Berman-era Trek out of its misery sooner.

ENT--Mayweather conceptually had potential if they'd cast him with a stronger actor and used him more. I'll say Archer. I agree that Trip would have made a more interesting inexperienced captain character, and a better precursor to Kirk. The buddy character/engineer could have been a cooler-headed mentor figure. Honorable mention to Reed for being the Whiniest Security Officer Ever.
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Old February 23 2014, 08:22 PM   #50
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Re: Which "main" character could have been eliminated?

To actually answer the OP;

TOS - Either Chekov or Uhura, so go with Pavel.
TNG - Wesley... oh wait. Tasha... oh wait.
DS9 - Really none of them. Or demote Jake to recurring, I like that as a cheat.
VOY - Harry. And Chakotay to make up for DS9?
ENT - Travis.
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Old February 23 2014, 11:49 PM   #51
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Re: Which "main" character could have been eliminated?

Jake would've been fine if he was written so poorly in later seasons. The only time I found him tolerable was during the Dominion in control of DS9 when he was given something to do. Then you get episodes like Valiant, where he walks around pouting the entire episode.
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Old February 24 2014, 12:08 AM   #52
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Re: Which "main" character could have been eliminated?

TOS: Chekov
TNG: Wesley
DS9: Worf (it's not that I dislike him, but he had a pretty good run on TNG)
VOY: Harry
ENT: Hoshi
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Old February 24 2014, 12:29 AM   #53
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Re: Which "main" character could have been eliminated?

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Jake would've been fine if he was written so poorly in later seasons. The only time I found him tolerable was during the Dominion in control of DS9 when he was given something to do. Then you get episodes like Valiant, where he walks around pouting the entire episode.
Nor the Battle to the Strong was a good episode. I don't think you're being fair.
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Old February 24 2014, 12:51 AM   #54
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Re: Which "main" character could have been eliminated?

TOS: Uhura
TNG: Barclay
DS9: Worf
VOY: Kim
ENT: Phlox
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