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Old October 21 2008, 10:16 AM   #1
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What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL



I'm dying to know. I don't mind him at all. Although I was always amazed that he ended up on so many away missions which never really needed him....
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Old October 21 2008, 11:47 AM   #2
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

He is annoying in the way Jar Jar Binks is annoying. You want him gone from Voyager at the first opportunity because you just know that he is about to do something or say something that will drive Tuvok postal. And why waste a perfectly good functioning Vulcan when a superfluous annoying Talaxian can go out the airlock instead?
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Old October 21 2008, 12:02 PM   #3
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

Awwwww come on, he's no Jar Jar Binks! I quite like Neelix... I guess I shouldnt admit that I got teary when he left then...
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Old October 21 2008, 01:01 PM   #4
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

Yeah well the bit where he leaves was kind of emotional, agreed. I think Neelix got less annoying later on, but he was really obnoxious, I think, in the beginning- and kind of similar to good ole Jam Jam, too, though his speech patterns weren't nearly as irritating.

Tuvok and young Obi-Wan would have become good friends, I suppose.
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Old October 21 2008, 02:24 PM   #5
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

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I'm dying to know. I don't mind him at all. Although I was always amazed that he ended up on so many away missions which never really needed him....
I like Neelix, so you can put my vote in that column. He was pretty annoying in the early episodes, but I really warmed up to him when he hit his stride later. I am never a particular fan of early episodes in any of the series anyway; they are rather green and awkward, IMO. (i.e., Spock yelling, first two seasons of STNG, etc.)
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Old October 21 2008, 04:04 PM   #6
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

I personally think Neelix came into his own during the episode "Jetrel". Here was this obnoxiously optimistic person and it turned out that behind the good cheer was a very painful past. Neelix had every reason to be a bitter person but he made the decision not to be and I find that admirable.

Besides, I thought he made a good foil for our Tuvie.
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Old October 21 2008, 08:03 PM   #7
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

I adored Neelix. Granted, I found him a little annoying at times, but I enjoyed his banter with Tuvok. One episode that comes to mind with this is "Riddles". If you haven't seen it yet it's in year six..very good ep! Tuvok gets struck with a magnetic field of some kind and somehow all his logic is either dormant or non existant. Neelix had to help him overcome this obstacle and Tuvok also learned how to cook some yummy deserts!
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Old October 21 2008, 08:41 PM   #8
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

Eager, comic relief job, annoying voice, eager, younger audience interest, bad cook, eager, not sexy, monopolizes sexy girlfriend; scene stealer, did I say eager?

No, personally, I don't really mind him, except in "Mortal Coil"; and perhaps "Once Upon a Time" although this may be because I find fault with that episode as a whole (and I think there is practically consensus on that).

I wouldn't mind if he wasn't there either, but at least he is clearly non-human. There aren't that many characters in Voyager who don't look like humans, you've got to give him credit for that... OK, you can add "token alien" to the list!

Anyway, he's part of Voyager and it might be duller without him.
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Old October 21 2008, 08:50 PM   #9
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

Neelix the cat or Neelix the voyager?
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Old October 21 2008, 09:23 PM   #10
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Tuvix.

Throw rug time for the Talaxian after separation.

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Old October 23 2008, 01:02 AM   #11
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

I found Neelix became much more tollerable after season two's Parturition, when he stopped being a control freak over Kes; his character matured pretty well until his departure in Homestead.
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Old October 23 2008, 01:31 AM   #12
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

Neelix did become more tolerable after he stopped being so jealous over Kes. Up until then I couldn't stand him. After that I kind of tuned out anything involving him. Annoying, jealous, temper tantrums are lame.
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Old October 23 2008, 02:42 AM   #13
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

Nelix out ranked the captain in on episode so all i gotta say is with out Nelix we got no Kes and no Voyager. Nelix is definitely no whoppi but god bless Nelix god bless
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Old October 23 2008, 04:17 PM   #14
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Nelix out ranked the captain in on episode
Which one?
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Old October 24 2008, 08:07 AM   #15
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Re: What's with all the Neelix hating? LOL

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I'm dying to know. I don't mind him at all. Although I was always amazed that he ended up on so many away missions which never really needed him....
I have never understood the dislike (and sometimes hatred too) of Neelix. I think he is a likeable character with a highly interesting, tragic and even fascinating background story.

I could never understand the hatred aimed at Wesley Crusher either. I think that he's OK, a bit too smart sometimes but OK and likeable.

And i'm actually annoyed with some people at another (not so friendly) forum who tries to steer up hate campaigns against Kes (who happens to be a favorite of mine).

Why do some people just have to hate certain characters with such a vengeance.

As for Jar-jar Binks, I find that character horrible but I still can't understand the hatred against him.
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