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Old November 30 2010, 06:50 PM   #1
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I can't stand Trip

"Trip" is the worst character on enterprise, maybe in the entire Star trek universe. Its the southern accent and STUPID one liners that just ruin him. It is not even a real southern accent. Connor Trinneer speaks perfect english.
He says stuff like:
Cap'n
Hunderds

Does anyone else agree with this?
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Old November 30 2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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Old November 30 2010, 08:29 PM   #3
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Re: I can't stand Trip

drazzz52923849 wrote: View Post
Does anyone else agree with this?

Trip is my favorite.
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Old November 30 2010, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: I can't stand Trip

"Gowron" is the worst character on deep space nine, maybe in the entire Star trek universe. Its the klingon accent and STUPID one liners that just ruin him. It is not even a real klingon accent. Robert O'Reilly speaks perfect english.
He says stuff like:
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Old November 30 2010, 09:25 PM   #5
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Re: I can't stand Trip

drazzz52923849 wrote: View Post
"Trip" is the worst character on enterprise, maybe in the entire Star trek universe.
You mean to say that Trip is worse than Wesley Crusher? I think not.

Its the southern accent and STUPID one liners that just ruin him. It is not even a real southern accent.
Of course his accent isn't real. He's an actor paid to speak like a Southerner, just like James Doohan did with the Scottish accent. If you want to blame someone, blame the Enterprise character bible for making him Southern in a blatant attempt to recreate the Kirk/Spock/McCoy triumvirate, with Trip as McCoy.

Would you have preferred him to speak like Boss Hogg?

Connor Trinneer speaks perfect english.
He says stuff like:
Cap'n
Hunderds

Does anyone else agree with this?
I agree that a huge disservice was paid to Connor Trinneer in the first few seasons, where as you poignantly point out, he was made to be a southern-fried hick in charge of the ol' engines. However, if you bothered to watch the rest of the series, you'd see that his character evolved over time and (to me, anyway), became one of the best and most believable characters in ENT. A lot of that "southern-ness" went away.
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Old November 30 2010, 10:16 PM   #6
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He was my favourite character on Enterprise, at least.
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Old November 30 2010, 10:55 PM   #7
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I don't like Trip, but I can't even agree that he's the worst on ENT, so long as Travis still counts as a character.
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Old November 30 2010, 11:10 PM   #8
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Disagree, he wasn't my favorite Enterprise Character, but he was a good character.
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Old November 30 2010, 11:41 PM   #9
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Re: I can't stand Trip

I liked Trip. I thought he was a little too stereotypical as a Southern good ol' boy, but overall he was a fun character.

After a while, he gets me saying Cap'n. It would have been funny if T'Pol had said it that way once, then caught herself. A Pillarian slip, so to speak.
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Old December 1 2010, 12:18 AM   #10
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The answer to your question is No. Trip is my Favorite character on Enterprise.
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Old December 1 2010, 12:30 AM   #11
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od0_ital wrote: View Post
I don't like Trip, but I can't even agree that he's the worst on ENT, so long as Travis still counts as a character.
Hell, Porthos was a better character than Mayweather.
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Old December 1 2010, 01:10 AM   #12
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Trip was my favorite character on Enterprise, so NO, I do not agree.

He DID start off a bit too "hickish" but I really liked the guy when it was all said and done.
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Old December 1 2010, 02:42 AM   #13
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PsychoPere wrote: View Post
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I don't like Trip, but I can't even agree that he's the worst on ENT, so long as Travis still counts as a character.
Hell, Porthos was a better character than Mayweather.
Can you even call Mayweather a main character? There were extras and recurring characters on TNG, DS9, and Ent. that were more developed characters than Mayweather (Vash, Garak, Shran) and they had far more and better lines than Mayweather.
My problem with Trip is the way he yells most of the time when he talks, he reminds me of Spock in The Cage pilot episode.
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Old December 1 2010, 02:49 AM   #14
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Re: I can't stand Trip

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I agree that a huge disservice was paid to Connor Trinneer in the first few seasons, where as you poignantly point out, he was made to be a southern-fried hick in charge of the ol' engines. However, if you bothered to watch the rest of the series, you'd see that his character evolved over time and (to me, anyway), became one of the best and most believable characters in ENT. A lot of that "southern-ness" went away.
Pretty much my assessment... and he is my favorite character.

During the third season he has some major character growth and a lot of the "stereotype" dissipates with that growth.

As far as most annoying character in Trek? Not even close. *cough*Neelix*cough*
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Old December 1 2010, 02:57 AM   #15
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Re: I can't stand Trip

you'd see that his character evolved over time and (to me, anyway), became one of the best and most believable characters in ENT. A lot of that "southern-ness" went away.
Well, let's be careful here and not equate a Southern (U.S.) accent with stupidity or ignorance. It's an accent, just like I (occasionally) drop my Rs and sound like a real New Englander, or someone else having a Cockney accent, or Glasgwegians being completely unintelligible (I kid ... a bit). It has nothing at all to do with intelligence, and if you associate it with a "dumb hick" stereotype, I'd say that has more to do with you than with the person speaking with an accent.

Anyway, to answer your question, no I don't hate Trip. I thought he was funny and sweet and resourceful.
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