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Old August 7 2013, 04:35 PM   #16
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

Meh, Beverly was underdeveloped. She was basically there to spit out the medical technobabble and later on when they got bored with that, to be a romantic interest for Picard.
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Old August 7 2013, 04:42 PM   #17
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

McFadden was a good actress whose character suffered most of the time from bad writing. Funny enough, I think that season one was the strongest one for the character.
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Old August 7 2013, 04:55 PM   #18
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

The one thing I can't forgive Beverly for was spawning Wesley. Other than that I quite liked her as a character, she was a strong-willed woman who let her thoughts be heard.
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Old August 7 2013, 04:59 PM   #19
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

What was wrong with Wesley?
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Old August 7 2013, 05:12 PM   #20
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Ehm everything?
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Old August 7 2013, 05:59 PM   #21
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

The interesting thing about Crusher is her dead husband, killed while working with Picard. As far as romance goes I think Picard was better with Vash or the blonde in We'll Always Have Paris. Or even the judge in Measure of a Man.

That said, I'd want Crusher as my doctor above all the others because she would break the prime directive to save me.
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Old August 7 2013, 06:03 PM   #22
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I liked Crusher, she definately wasn't a waste of space. She was definately much better then Pulaski
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Old August 7 2013, 06:05 PM   #23
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What? Again, who the hell are you to say what I say is meaningless? Why must I listen to you?
You're on the knife edge of trolling. Keep up this hostile style and your visit here will be pretty brief.
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Old August 7 2013, 07:12 PM   #24
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The one thing I can't forgive Beverly for was spawning Wesley. Other than that I quite liked her as a character, she was a strong-willed woman who let her thoughts be heard.
I am fine with that. But why she had to allow him to go on the Enterprise? She should have sent him to Starfleet Academy, urging him to befriend Nick Locarno and do as many Kolvoord Starburst maneuvers as necessary to save the universe.
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Old August 7 2013, 07:34 PM   #25
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

She was a good dancer.

I might have to watch Showgirls again and imagine Beverly as Nomi.
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Old August 7 2013, 07:39 PM   #26
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I liked Crusher, she definately wasn't a waste of space. She was definately much better then Pulaski
Agreed.
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Old August 7 2013, 09:38 PM   #27
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She never tried to impose her own views to others.
I disagree

She pushed Picard to get involved in the Kamala situation, in The Perfect Mate

She jeopardizes herself & her away team in hostile territory in The High Ground, & they actually comment about having to deal with her attitude if they force beam her out

She disregarded the captain's orders, when he ordered her to leave the Borg crash site in I Borg, endangering all of the Federation
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Old August 7 2013, 09:45 PM   #28
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How come any culture she did not find to her tastes, she utterly condemned as "bad" or "savage"?

Surely if one is merely living in a multi-species Federation, such judgmental/holier-than-thou attitudes hold no place. Reminds me of when she said in Sins of the Father "what kind of weapon causes a vicious wound like that?" lol. yeah, Klingons will stop using weapons of their choice invented by their Kahless divinity, just because some dopey-arse Starfleet doctor says so.
She only condemned them when they were out killing and murdering each other.

Following Starfleet regulations doesn't mean you have to apply moral relativism to your own personal feelings.

Only in this obnoxious decade could we call extending personal empathy to everyone without exception a sign of arrogance.
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Old August 7 2013, 10:20 PM   #29
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She never tried to impose her own views to others.
I disagree

She pushed Picard to get involved in the Kamala situation, in The Perfect Mate

She jeopardizes herself & her away team in hostile territory in The High Ground, & they actually comment about having to deal with her attitude if they force beam her out

She disregarded the captain's orders, when he ordered her to leave the Borg crash site in I Borg, endangering all of the Federation
I see your point, but at the same time, it's kinda of an honoured tradition in Trek for doctors to be the voice of emotion and empathy in a situation. In the first case, while she voiced her opinion on the issue of sexual exploitation and personal freedom, I don't remember her "forcing" her view on others: ultimately, it was Picard's (and later, Kamala's) decision to do what they felt was the right thing to do.

As for her involvement in the other situations you mentioned, it's a inherent contradiction in her job: as an officer, her duty is to follow orders; as a physician, her call is to render assistance where it's needed. Good or bad, it's food for drama.
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Old August 7 2013, 11:31 PM   #30
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I liked Crusher, she definately wasn't a waste of space. She was definately much better then Pulaski
Agreed.
Crusher was definitely more likable. In terms of actual character development I'd say Pulaski was more complete and better utilized.
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