Better if they had allowed main cast to die?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Crazyewok, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Yuck. [​IMG]

    They'd have found a way. In-universe, he could simply have been a Worf-hologram.

    Aw, thanks! :)
     
  2. Fruitcake

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    That's what I thought but really it's no different than a hologram or a conventional toy used today. But I never found Data very appealing.
     
  3. JirinPanthosa

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    I hate it when dead characters come back. If they only do it once, for a very special cause (Like in BSG), it's okay. But if they make it easy for dead characters to magically come back it makes it so character death isn't a real threat, and the jeopardy is reduced in future storylines.

    But they totally should have killed Kim instead of getting rid of Kes. Stupid sexiest man list, who the hell would ever find Garrett Wang sexy beyond the standard amount of sexiness necessary to be on TV?
     
  4. Fruitcake

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    I think he's pretty sexy. Sexiest though.. well given how I usually feel about the people that end up on those lists I probably would promote him to the top.
     
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  5. Anwar

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    I dunno, no one minded when they brought Spock back from the dead.
     
  6. Fruitcake

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    And yet Kirk is still dead :(

    Ah these were the days..

    http://www.bringbackkirk.com/

    I forgot all about that, having only come out the other end of another Bring Back campaign.
     
  7. Guy Gardener

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    The Borg don't have sex.

    They revel in he memories of the trillions of assimilated consciousnesses int heir collective's combined sexual histories.
     
  8. Fruitcake

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    That reminds me of something.. oh yeah, the internet.
     
  9. DonIago

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    It's interesting that you bring this up, as I'd argue the same logic holds true for a series that basically establishes the main characters will never die during the series. Half the reason BoBW was as iconic as it was is because at the time there was no guarantee that Picard would be alive and well next season.
     
  10. Fruitcake

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    Really? Did people REALLY think that he might never return from the Borg?

    Because it's not like TNG was that kind of show prior to this. Yes Tasha died, but that's not the same as the Captain.
     
  11. Anwar

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    Back in 1990, they'd never done anything like that to the lead character on a major mainstream show. It sort of stuck out.
     
  12. Fruitcake

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    That I did not know. I'm looking at BOBW through too modern eyes I suspect.
     
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    Thanks to JJ that TNG holodeck episode isn't canon anymore. :evil:
     
  14. Fruitcake

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    I'll admit to maniacal laughing when I realized only ENT survived.
     
  15. Gov Kodos

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    Faith of the Heart, teacake.
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    Picard didn't make it back. At least not all of him. They would have kept a copy of his personality and memories who would have been part of the decision making process right up till the point Janeway wiped them out.
     
  17. Fruitcake

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    Sisko should send her a fruit basket for that.
     
  18. MacLeod

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    But in the case of DSN, they had the full resources of the Federation to call upon, and we did hear mention of ships inline to be repaired at DSN.
     
  19. Bry_Sinclair

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    I'm not a fan of killing off cast for the sake of it, and VOY did away with quite a few interesting and likeable recurring characters (I'll never forgive them for killing off Hogan). Then when they removed a main cast member it was in a really unsatisfying way, without any real resolution (plus Kes' departure forced Seven down my throat, who I never really took to).

    There weren't many situations I ever worried about the ship not surviving, as every enemy they faced they defeated--there aren't many occassions they had to just run or hide from a hostile ship.
     
  20. Fruitcake

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    ONLY Star Trek character ever eaten by an animal (tar monsters and non-corporeal entities don't count). Claim to fame.

    Also, we saw his skeleton! How often does this happen?

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