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Old December 9 2010, 04:36 AM   #1
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Cross Show characters

I HATE it when characters from the previous show are on the next one as a guest star, For example, Scotty coming to TNG, Spock coming to TNG. I was ok with Worf and obrian on DS9 though, anyone share this opinion?
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Old December 9 2010, 04:49 AM   #2
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It depends on the nature of the crossover. Wither it feels organic or forced. Most of the TNG crossovers during season 1 of DS9 were kinda forced. The results were mixed.
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Old December 9 2010, 04:59 AM   #3
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Re: Cross Show characters

I thought this was going to be about characters who were always in a grumpy mood, like Worf.

But no, this doesn't bother me. As long as it doesn't get in the way of the story, it's a nice way of throwing a bone to the long-time fans.
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Old December 9 2010, 06:53 AM   #4
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Re: Cross Show characters

Not at all. In fact hating crossovers is pretty weird. Why does it bother you so much?
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Old December 9 2010, 08:52 AM   #5
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I prefer that it happens. They all live in the same universe, so why not have them interact once in a while?
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Old December 9 2010, 02:39 PM   #6
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I thoroughly enjoyed seeing McCoy, Scotty and Spock in TNG. It's nice to see characters from different series interact because it gives a sense of in-universe continuity. As Tosk said, since they all belong to the same world, it's only natural that they meet.
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Old December 9 2010, 02:52 PM   #7
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I enjoyed these episodes ("Relics" is one of my favorite stories in all of Trek). As Tosk said, they are all in the same Universe and timeframe. Barclay turned up on Voyager a couple times, too. The only time I was not so happy was Riker and Troi in "These are the Voyages". I actually thought the episode was OK, but only if it had been a mid-season episode. I do feel that this is one case were the "guest" crossover characters did dominate the episode, which was a shame (maybe even a crime) since this was the Enterprise series finale.
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Old December 9 2010, 03:29 PM   #8
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Re: Cross Show characters

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Not at all. In fact hating crossovers is pretty weird. Why does it bother you so much?
I think that its because i am not very experienced in TOS but a HUGE TNG and DS9 fan, also it really does feel like they are unrealistically inserted into the show i.e. Scotty being stuck in a transporter, NO WAY it could have happened but thats just my opinion
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Old December 9 2010, 03:56 PM   #9
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i.e. Scotty being stuck in a transporter, NO WAY it could have happened but thats just my opinion
But it did happen. So I guess you're wrong on that one.
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Old December 9 2010, 08:57 PM   #10
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i.e. Scotty being stuck in a transporter, NO WAY it could have happened but thats just my opinion
But it did happen. So I guess you're wrong on that one.
No more impossible than all the other things we've seen transporters do over the years. From splitting people in two to merging two people together. Hell, we've even had it rebuild an entire person from a single strand of hair.

As long as a power source exists, whose to say a transporter couldn't recycle a pattern til the end of time?
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Old December 9 2010, 09:59 PM   #11
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They're fun and we probably should have seen more. To echo another question I see quite often in these parts "Where in the blue hell where the crew of the Enterprise during the Dominion War?"
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Old December 9 2010, 10:29 PM   #12
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While I love cross-over characters, I can understand why people who like one Trek series would hate characters from another series "invading" their turf.

Doesn't mean that I agree with it, but I can understand it. It's the "My Star Trek Syndrome," IMO.

Aside from ENT's "These Are The Voyages," I thought the majority of crossovers were handled pretty well. They gave me a sense that Star Trek was bigger than just one show...
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Old December 9 2010, 11:33 PM   #13
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I've really only had a hard time with it when it seemed forced or contrived. I didn't like when the DUras sisters made it to DS9 for that reason, or when Riker talked to Quark on the viewer on TNG. Those seemed too forced.
TATV bothered me just because it was so badly done. I would have no problem if we saw Riker and Troi from the Titan interact for real with Archer's crew.
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Old December 10 2010, 12:11 AM   #14
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I've really only had a hard time with it when it seemed forced or contrived. I didn't like when the DUras sisters made it to DS9 for that reason, or when Riker talked to Quark on the viewer on TNG. Those seemed too forced.
I actually liked those appearances. Thought they were fun little cameos...
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Old December 10 2010, 04:27 AM   #15
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The Duras sisters on DS9 wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that they were in the second or third episode. We had just had Picard in the pilot, a few weeks later Q and Vash appeared. Yeah, I undertstand why they were doing it, but too many crossovers can be tiring.

Although, I did enjoy it when they have the same guest stars appearing on different shows. Like how they had Amdiral Nechayev and Admiral Chekote on both TNG and DS9, or Gul Evek appearing on TNG, DS9, and also in Voyager's pilot. This sort of thing is cool and helps establish a sense of "community" without feeling like small universe syndrome.

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They're fun and we probably should have seen more. To echo another question I see quite often in these parts "Where in the blue hell where the crew of the Enterprise during the Dominion War?"
You know, I would have been satisfied with just a throw-away line mentioning the Enterprise being involved with the Dominion War in a DS9 episode.
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