Missed opportunities to revisit old characters

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by alpha_leonis, May 10, 2014.

  1. The Overlord

    The Overlord Captain Captain

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    I was kinda of annoyed that none of the prominent Romulan characters from TNG appeared in Nemesis. In the earlier seasons of TNG, Tomalak was built up as Picard's Romulan counterpart, it have been nice to see him again in the movie.
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    In the months before the movie's release, IMDb claimed that every single one of them would (along with every prominent Romulan from DS9 and VGR too). Which just goes to show how ridiculous IMDb can sometimes be.
     
  3. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    But she's an important elder female who has an established personal link to Spock: a key point (or passing point) in Amok Time is that Kirk and McCoy are surprised to see her at Spock's ceremony, as they'd had no idea he (or his family) were that well connected.
    So it would make sense for her to be there, though not necessarily to conduct this particular ceremony. But with the actress gone, Nimoy might as well just use a new character.
     
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  4. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Tomalak always seemed more like a bumbling moron to me. :shrug:
     
  5. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

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    I agree. He always seemed more like a Romulan Biff Tannen than a legitimate foil for Picard, and one of the least interesting Romulan characters to ever appear in Star Trek. Jarok, N'vek, Donatra and the two Romulan Commanders from TOS were much more intriguing.

    As far as missed opportunities go, it would have been interesting if Stephen Collins had been able to reprise Will Decker on Voyager, as was rumored before The 37's came out.

    --Sran
     
  6. Timewalker

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

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    That would have been a nice nod to the original pilot. They'd have had to give her a proper name, though, or she would have been "Admiral Number One." :p