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

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Old May 14 2013, 08:13 PM   #16
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Re: Did Guinan EVER did or said something useful?

I always thought her 'unique' hat had a purpose- like her head was not entirely earth-normal and there was a cluster of antenna or a disk shaped structure it was designed to conceal.
I was disappointed when I found out it was just a peculiar choice of hats...
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Old May 14 2013, 08:37 PM   #17
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Re: Did Guinan EVER did or said something useful?

IIRC, the real-world reason for the big hats was to hide Goldberg's dreadlocks, because they were so distinctively Whoopi Goldberg.
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Old May 14 2013, 08:45 PM   #18
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Re: Did Guinan EVER did or said something useful?

She gave Welsey sage advice from time to time.
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Old May 14 2013, 08:57 PM   #19
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Re: Did Guinan EVER did or said something useful?

That's a pretty low bar.
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Old May 14 2013, 09:10 PM   #20
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"Sometimes a man'll tell his bartender things he'll never tell his doctor."
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Old May 14 2013, 09:11 PM   #21
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Carcazoid wrote: View Post
"Sometimes a man'll tell his bartender things he'll never tell his doctor."
As a bartender, I can definitely vouch for that.
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Old May 14 2013, 10:24 PM   #22
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Did Guinan EVER did or said something useful besides running the bar?
Well, she liked to talk dirty to Geordi.
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Old May 15 2013, 03:20 AM   #23
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Re: Did Guinan EVER did or said something useful?

I think being Ro's friend was useful. She needed one at that point.

But really... Guinan may not be at the center of the show, but that's hardly akin to being useless.
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Old May 15 2013, 03:38 AM   #24
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GUINAN: This isn't the end.
PICARD: You say that with remarkable assuredness.
GUINAN: With experience. When the Borg destroyed my world, my people scattered throughout the universe. We survived. As will humanity survive. As long as there's a handful of you to keep the spirit alive, you will prevail. Even if it takes a millennium.
Probably my fanwank...but I interpreted that scene as:

Guinan: "(Something good and prophetic sounding)"
Picard: "Really? (getting his hopes up)"
Guinan: "(Not what Picard was wanting to hear)"

And look on their faces as the Borg Depth Charges start hitting. Awesome.
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Old May 15 2013, 03:52 AM   #25
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I always wondered what her history was with Q, and how she'd ever be able to hold her own in a battle with a seemingly near-omnipotent entity.
I agree this is one of the great unresolved loose ends never resolved in Trek. Seriously.
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Old May 15 2013, 04:07 AM   #26
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I always wondered what her history was with Q, and how she'd ever be able to hold her own in a battle with a seemingly near-omnipotent entity.
I agree this is one of the great unresolved loose ends never resolved in Trek. Seriously.
I felt like there was more unresolved between her and Picard's history also. Stuff not solved by the Mark Twain story.
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Old May 15 2013, 02:56 PM   #27
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That scene with Q was very random. Wasn't her problem with the Borg?

Or Al-Eurians are semi-extinct because they liked to pick fights with more powerful beings?
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Old May 16 2013, 01:29 AM   #28
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Well, Guinan was from a race of listeners.

She helped Wesley in Evolution without saying much of anything.
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Old May 16 2013, 02:21 AM   #29
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In Night Terrors she maintained sanity in Ten Forward by threatening people with large rifles.

Guinan's role wasn't to actively get things done, it was to bring out the best qualities in the people around her.
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Old May 16 2013, 02:29 AM   #30
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JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
In Night Terrors she maintained sanity in Ten Forward by threatening people with large rifles.

Guinan's role wasn't to actively get things done, it was to bring out the best qualities in the people around her.
I loved that scene and yes... I wanna see setting two!
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