Should K'Ehleyr have replaced Troi?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Morpheus 02, Mar 11, 2011.


Should K'Ehleyr have replaced Troi?

  1. Oh Yes! She would have added much to the crew & stories

  2. No, the death was appropriate for the story & Worf's arc

  3. Umm...maybe. Let's discuss it.

  4. Y'know, I never thought about that...

  1. C_Miller

    C_Miller Captain Captain

    May 24, 2009
    Geneseo, NY
    One of my "complaints" is that ultimately, Guinan did more counseling than Troi by the time it was all said and done. Look at episodes like Suspicions, Ensign Ro, The Best of Both Worlds, Redemption, Family and hell, in Hollow Pursuits she treats Barclay better than Troi does. Not really a complaint, because Whoopi Goldberg did so well with the role, but she made Troi even more useless than she already was. Guinan did a better job justifying the role of counselor on a ship than any actual counselor has.
  2. Zombie Cheerleader

    Zombie Cheerleader Nerys Myk Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    JJ Abraaaaains
    "Sometimes a man'll tell his bartender things he'll never tell his doctor." -Philip Boyce
  3. Sorak

    Sorak Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Mar 24, 2010
    Taranto, Italy
    I don't want to think about character substitution, although I never really found Deanna Troi tridimensional enough. But the OP is right: K'Ehleyr showed immense depth and potential for development in the span of one single episode. It's a shame she hadn't more chances to reappear as a recurring character, much like Garak or Q.

    Besides, Suzie Plakson was the hottest Vulcan ever:

  4. CaptainStoner

    CaptainStoner Knuckle-dragging TNZ Denizen Admiral

    Sep 11, 2007
    Hill dweller
    She was a good actor for star trek. I like the story as-is, because of the sheer awesome of Worf taking off his badge and getting down to business.
    Reprising a Vulcan would have been fun though. One that really offends Troi, and often the rest of the crew, but sometimes in agreement with Worf.
  5. Anji

    Anji Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 7, 2003
    Assisting in the birth of baby Horta on Janus VI
    She wouldn't have been bland if they didn't bring in Guinan. I love Whoopi Goldberg and I loved Guinan, but that was a big whopping mistake.