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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old July 22 2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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What was the point of the Bolian guy in Insurrection?

The character gives one line, something about meeting Picard somewhere and thats it. What was the point of that? Just another annoyance for Picard?

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Old July 22 2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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Re: What was the point of the Bolian guy in Insurrection?

toughlittleship wrote: View Post
The character gives one line, something about meeting Picard somewhere and thats it. What was the point of that? Just another annoyance for Picard?

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Hars_Adislo
Yep, i think that was it.
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Old July 22 2013, 07:10 AM   #3
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Re: What was the point of the Bolian guy in Insurrection?

It's a continuance of a running joke from TNG, Picard disliked going to the ship's Bolian barber because he talked too much.

I guess Bolians are the know-it-alls of the universe.
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Old July 22 2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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Re: What was the point of the Bolian guy in Insurrection?

Yeah, it just highlighted the current tedium of his life, and how he was desperate for a cause to fight, a puzzle to solve, and an adventure to be had.
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Old July 22 2013, 07:38 PM   #5
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Re: What was the point of the Bolian guy in Insurrection?

It's of course a bit odd that this apparent Starfleet officer would choose this very moment to approach Picard. There should have been better ones, earlier on, for anybody serving aboard the ship. Was he not part of the regular Enterprise crew?

If he came aboard at this particular time... Why? (And why did Worf arrive right then, too?) Were there other starships present for the ceremony? And if there were, why all the fuss about Picard, and why the absence of the other skippers?

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Old July 22 2013, 10:06 PM   #6
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Re: What was the point of the Bolian guy in Insurrection?

He was there for the ceremony and to make an appearance after he heard that it may be filmed and wanted to talk to Picard, so he butted his blue face on camera for a second.
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Old July 23 2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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Re: What was the point of the Bolian guy in Insurrection?

Roboturner913 wrote: View Post
I guess Bolians are the know-it-alls of the universe.
Chell certainly was, on Voyager. He also sported the bling.
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Old July 23 2013, 05:55 PM   #8
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Re: What was the point of the Bolian guy in Insurrection?

In my opinion, he was sorta the same character as Hutch in Starship Mine. Except he doesn't die. Just random Starfleet Captain. I think Hutch was a Commander though, I could be wrong.
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Old July 23 2013, 07:48 PM   #9
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In my opinion, he was sorta the same character as Hutch in Starship Mine. Except he doesn't die. Just random Starfleet Captain. I think Hutch was a Commander though, I could be wrong.
Did Hutch die?

I guess I need to re-watch that episode.
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Old July 23 2013, 09:43 PM   #10
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Re: What was the point of the Bolian guy in Insurrection?

We never quite learn why his fate should be different from LaForge's, who definitely doesn't die. Hutchkinson collapses on the floor from a gunshot, much like LaForge moments before, and action then moves to the starship; when the camera returns to the planet, we see a body completely wrapped in tablecloth. Dead or alive? This body is never seen again...

We basically never see the old "cloth pulled over the victim's face" trick being applied to a living person (unless it's part of a scam of some sort). And covering poor Hutch in tablecloth probably doesn't qualify as a futuristic medical technique! It might have been different if he had been seen wrapped in some exotic silver material that might be a stasis bag or whatever... The way it's shot, he does appear dead as a dodo.

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