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Old July 26 2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Loved Trek Characters You Just Don't Like

Trek is full of iconic and much-loved characters, but are there any out there that you just don't like? This isn't about the characters lots of people dislike (Wesley, Neelix, etc).

Please don't let this descend into petty name-calling and snarky comments, after all it is people's own tastes--there are no right or wrong answers.

Personally, I have three:
The Doctor - I found him obnoxious and pompous, who only got worse as the series went on.
Seven of Nine - For me she killed Voyager, it should have just been called the Seven of Nine Show.
James T. Kirk - He has always come across to me as sleazy (here at home we'd call him "sleekit") and arrogant.
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Old July 26 2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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For me it's Jadzia. She was good at everything, everyone liked her, all the guys were in love with her. That was just annoying for me
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Old July 26 2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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Q.

Oh, and Janeway.
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Old July 26 2013, 01:24 PM   #4
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Re: Loved Trek Characters You Just Don't Like

Most of the cast of DS9.

Odo, Bashir, Sisko, Kira... none of them did very much for me. Dax was okay.

The best characters on DS9, IMHO, were the recurring ones, like Garak.
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Old July 26 2013, 01:28 PM   #5
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Re: Loved Trek Characters You Just Don't Like

TNG: The Crushers, Troi, and Riker.
DS9: Worf and Klingons as a whole, Kira, Jadzia. The only folks I really enjoyed were the Ferengi and Garak.
Voyager: Harry, I didn't mind the rest of the cast, but they disappeared in the shadows of the Doctor, Seven and Janeway.

TOS and Enterprise, I liked both casts without reservation.
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Old July 26 2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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Re: Loved Trek Characters You Just Don't Like

TOS: Chekov, Uhura, Sulu
TNG: Pulaski, Wesley, Yar
DS9: Jadzia, Bashir, Keiko, Kira (sometimes)
VOY: Kim, Janeway, Chakotay
ENT: Trip, Phlox, Mayweather,
Abramsverse: Uhura, Chekov, Scotty
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Old July 26 2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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TheSubCommander wrote: View Post
TOS: Chekov, Uhura, Sulu
TNG: Pulaski, Wesley, Yar
DS9: Jadzia, Bashir, Keiko, Kira (sometimes)
VOY: Kim, Janeway, Chakotay
ENT: Trip, Phlox, Mayweather,
Abramsverse: Uhura, Chekov, Scotty
I don't think several of these qualify as "Loved Trek Characters"...

Kim? Wesley? Chakotay? Pulaski?

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Old July 26 2013, 02:35 PM   #8
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TheSubCommander wrote: View Post
Abramsverse: Uhura
Forgot about her. She is grating, snooty and thoroughly unpleasant. Nothing at all like the proper Uhura.
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Old July 26 2013, 02:35 PM   #9
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Kira is probably the only Trek character I actively dislike.
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Old July 26 2013, 04:18 PM   #10
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Re: Loved Trek Characters You Just Don't Like

I can't really come up with a loved ST character that I truly disliked. Sure, some were a bit annoying from time to time but that's far from truly disliking them.

*I haven't seen all episodes from all series though so it's perfectly possible that will eventually find one from DS9 or V.
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Old July 26 2013, 06:07 PM   #11
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The only characters I never liked are Kira and Pulaski. I don't enjoy episodes based around these two characters. Thankfully Pulaski only lasted one season, Kira became merely tolerable by the end of DS9.
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Old July 26 2013, 06:11 PM   #12
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Abramsverse: Uhura, Chekov, Scotty
This.
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Old July 26 2013, 06:36 PM   #13
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Kirk-Along with the character rubbing me the wrong way sometimes, Shatner is a horrible actor IMO.
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Old July 27 2013, 01:30 AM   #14
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Another vote for Kirk. Even when I was a kid I thought he was arrogant and sleazy. The older I got, the more I disliked him.
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Old July 27 2013, 02:28 AM   #15
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I have to agree the Abrams-verse characters other than Kirk and Spock kinda suck. The original cast may have been mostly one dimensional character actors but they had gravitas. The Abrams-verse secondary cast has none, they all come off as kinda pathetic, except Uhura who comes off as trying too hard to be cool.

For loved TV trek characters I hate. I don't know if Reed is 'loved' but I can't stand him. Every one of his mannerisms grates on me. Does Paris count as loved? He joined as a rebellious badass and turned out an annoying dork.
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