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Old August 8 2013, 12:13 AM   #31
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

A little Pulaski goes a long way I think it would have been interesting to have both Pulaski and Crusher both on the enterprise at the same time.
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Old August 8 2013, 12:27 AM   #32
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

A waste of space? Surely the focus of this thread should be Deanna Troi. The therapist on the bridge? A character whose sole purpose is to telegraph what the person on the viewscreen is thinking?

Come on, people.
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Old August 8 2013, 01:38 AM   #33
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

I actualy prefered Pulaski. She was cool and stern. Borderline awesome. I really like Crusher too though. It would have been boring if no one ever stopped and thought "Hey, genocide is not nice" and other such things.
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Old August 8 2013, 02:03 AM   #34
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

I was always a Beverly fan. She was a lot easier on my eyes than Troi. I was pleasantly surprised to see her name in the credits again in the Season 3 opener.

Being a mother (for years the only main-credits cast member with a family on a ship that was supposed to be full of families) was part of her character.

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In terms of actual character development I'd say Pulaski was more complete and better utilized.
More like she was cloned from a better developed character.
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Old August 8 2013, 02:06 AM   #35
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

Did Worf have a big head?

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Old August 8 2013, 03:28 AM   #36
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^You'd have to ask K'ehleyr...or Jadzia...or maybe Troi....
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Old August 8 2013, 03:47 AM   #37
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

I actually liked Crusher, and back in the day, even had a crush on her, no pun intended. Honestly, I was always convinced that Crusher and Picard would eventually get together, but I suppose the closest thing is the alternate timeline in ALL Good Things. I think it would have been more interesting if it it had started out that Crusher was more conflicted about Picard: on one hand, he was an old family friend who always was there to help her and Wesley, but on the other hand, she actually BLAMED Picard for Jack Crusher's death. As the show progressed they could have went from Crusher having a passive aggressive resentment for Picard, to a romantic relationship where they both felt guilty for theri feeling because of their connection to Jack Crusher, to actually resolving the relationship somehow, in the end (Be it, they fully commit or just agree to be friends).

They farted around too much with the writing, though. You can argue a lot of that DID happen behind the scenes, but it seemed like they couldn't decide if they wanted Picard to be a Ladies' man or have some kind of relationship, sort of like Riker.


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Old August 8 2013, 03:59 AM   #38
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I actually liked Crusher, and back in the day, even had a crush on her, no pun intended.
Beverly never needed to wear a bunny suit like Troi did to look good.
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Old August 8 2013, 07:49 AM   #39
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It sure takes Picard a long time to make a move on Crusher - if at all. There's a lot of points in the show / movies where Picard does seem to want a family, which makes me wonder why he doesn't "make it so."
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Old August 8 2013, 10:25 AM   #40
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... I think it would have been interesting to have both Pulaski and Crusher both on the enterprise at the same time.
What woud have been interesting is after having Crusher for one year, and then replacing her with Pulaski for the next year, is if they had continued the process and had a new doctor at the begining of every season.

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Old August 8 2013, 10:57 AM   #41
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... I think it would have been interesting to have both Pulaski and Crusher both on the enterprise at the same time.
What woud have been interesting is after having Crusher for one year, and then replacing her with Pulaski for the next year, is if they had continued the process and had a new doctor at the begining of every season.

A continuous cycle of new doctors, we'd all be guessing Doctor Who every season. Sounds like a good idea for a show in its own right to me.
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Old August 8 2013, 10:58 AM   #42
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. . .a new doctor at the begining of every season.
So for Year 4, they could have gone back to TOS again and brought Barbara Luna on board as the new doctor. And Barbara is only a year older than Patrick Stewart, so she wouldn't have been too crusty.
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Old August 8 2013, 11:00 AM   #43
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Don't see why Beverly has to be liked more because she was prettier.. Everyone's fave char should be La'Forge if it was a beauty contest. And anyway, Troi was beautiful. She could wear a garbage bag and still look good.
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Old August 8 2013, 02:46 PM   #44
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Re: Was Beverly a waste of space?

BTW, the OP is NO P any longer thanks to T'Bonz troll sensing technology.
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Old August 8 2013, 04:51 PM   #45
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^So this is a Beverly appreciation thread now?
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