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View Poll Results: In my opinion, better character is...
Tom 14 34.15%
Tuvok 27 65.85%
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Old February 23 2009, 06:06 AM   #16
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

I, too, voted Tuvok. Tim Russ was awesome in this role. I don't dislike Tom, but most of the time I really got the feeling his character wasn't flashed out as much as it could have been.
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Old February 25 2009, 10:26 AM   #17
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

Another vote for Tuvok. I get the impression that Tim Russ gave us the most "Vulcan" Vulcan we've seen, and although he was rarely given the limelight, he did an amazing job in conveying emotions of a character who keeps them very well hidden.

I like Tom, but Tuvok just edges him out.

Also - Tom only had a food fight with Neelix. Tuvok did the sensible thing and strangled him (repeatedly I imagine) in the holodeck. Bonus points for him
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Old February 25 2009, 04:36 PM   #18
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

I dislike Tom Paris with a flaming vengeance that can only be matched by a million Ragnaroses. He doesn't have a single redeeming quality that I like and his voice is so cringe worthy. He's not awesome, he's just annoying.

Ya, definitely put me on the Tuvok wagon!
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Old February 25 2009, 05:42 PM   #19
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

I voted for Tuvok, although I like both characters very much - at least during the first 4-5 seasons of the show.

I felt that Tuvok was one of the characters whose development suffered most due to B&B's fixation with Seven and the EMH in later seasons. However, I still really love Tuvok. And Tim Russ's portrayal was flawless. IMO, he gave us the best Vulcan in Trek, outside of Nimoy himself.

On the Tom Paris side, I actually prefered him in the earlier seaons, when he still had some rebel in him. He was not as interesting once he'd been domesticated. And we got screwed out of a resolution of his father issues in the finale, which annoyed me. But I really liked him in the early seasons...and I quite enjoyed RDM's portrayal as well...although it was not quite up to the level of Tim Russ.
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Old March 2 2009, 11:59 PM   #20
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

I voted for Tuvok. He was intereresting some of the time while Paris was rather bland.
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Old March 3 2009, 04:51 PM   #21
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Tuvok's character was more developed, but I've always had a thing for Tom so he get's my vote LOL.
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Old March 4 2009, 06:01 AM   #22
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

hmmm...tom...or tuvok...well the logic would indicate that if it came to a battle of wits tuvok would gain the advantage, however if it was a case of power tom would have the better chance...
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Old March 4 2009, 04:03 PM   #23
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Tuvok!

Tom Paris is too shallow, he's a rebel flyboy but underneath there's nothing else interesting about him
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Old March 15 2009, 08:36 PM   #24
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

I picked Tom.

But this was a tough call. I kind of think Tuvok is the more enjoyable character for me, but only when he's really allowed to shine, and that's not very often. When Tuvok takes center stage Tom can't match him, even if Tom is in a central character roll, but when they're both kind of not central, which was more often than not, Tom came off as more enjoyable. That's why I picked him.
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Old March 16 2009, 05:32 PM   #25
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

Tom all the way. Even my husband accepts that he's a Tom Paris substitute (or is it the other way around...)
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Old March 16 2009, 05:56 PM   #26
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

If this were actor vs actor then no offense to RDM but Tim Russ would win hands down.
I love Tuvok's character and I appreciate the skill that Tim Russ had for Tuvok.

But I enjoy Tom's character more so He gets my vote.
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Old March 16 2009, 08:18 PM   #27
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

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Tom all the way. Even my husband accepts that he's a Tom Paris substitute (or is it the other way around...)



This is a more difficult choice than I orig thought - although Tuvok seems a most logical choice Tom has grown on me after some of the rewatchings. The problem/allure of an ensemble show is that not enough people get to shine often enough! I enjoyed his 'ship with B"Elana and how stubborn he was about building it even though she often pushed him away. I felt like of all people he knew what that was about and he wasn't going to be fooled. I admired Tuvok and agree he was more vulcany () than other Vulcans we've seen.

It almost comes down to this for me, I'd love to be pals with Tom but I might be less worried about taking commands from Tuvok.
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Old March 16 2009, 09:03 PM   #28
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

I voted for Tom because I like his sense of humor.
Not so much his taste in holodeck programs, but that's not important here.
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Old March 17 2009, 10:57 AM   #29
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Tuvok, I preferred his version of a Vulcan to T'pol, and I think he did well to stand out in an overcrowded cast.
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Old March 18 2009, 04:26 PM   #30
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Re: Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

...my vote go's for Tuvok...
...I love Vulcans...
...and I dont like caracter of Tom Paris...
...simple
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