Was killing K'Ehleyr the right decision?

Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by PTRACER, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If it weren't for the murder of K'elyhr it wouldn't have made sense for Worf to kill Duras.

    It does seem odd that Duras thought he could get away with it. The way the computer can track everybody's life signs all the time it's a wonder there isn't some kind of emergency system to transport somebody automatically to sickbay and put them in stasis whenever it detects they're on the verge of death.

    Maybe Duras just figured he had diplomatic immunity so as long as he got off the ship before anyone found her there's nothing they could do.
     
  2. Praetor

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    It has to be the diplomatic immunity angle. Either that, or Duras is just stupid. Which, actually...
     
  3. T'Girl

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    Ahhh, but what if Duras had murdered Worf, then K'eheyr would seek revenge by challaging Duras to the duel, and then of course killing him.

    At the end of the episode, Picard would invite K'Ehleyr to his ready room and explain that her skills would be of great service on the Federation Flagship.

    After K'Ehleyr's experiences in Parallels, she and Deanna Troi would begin a passionate affair.

    :)
     
  4. R. Star

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    You may commence writing this fanfic. ;)
     
  5. Praetor

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    Decon scene. And... go!
     
  6. Captain Clark Terrell

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    Ironic that he spent so much time working with the Romulans. Apparently, he learned nothing from them in terms of working behind the scenes or not drawing attention to himself.

    --Sran
     
  7. Dream

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    Let's just keep that silly Decon stuff on ENT only.:p
     
  8. JirinPanthosa

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    If it weren't for the death of Duras Reunion would have been a pretty average, forgettable episode.

    I would make the counterargument to this that character death should occur when it's logical to the story. So many long running shows wrap characters in an overly obvious 'Bubble of protection', and when that happens, any further jeopardy that character is in gets neutralized.

    Another saying I've heard writers throw around 'You have to be willing to kill your baby'. If you're not willing to kill off good characters now and then, your entire story loses tension.
     
  9. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Very similar to *my* ending of ST: Generations. Picard is killed. Kirk becomes Captain of the Ent-E.
     
  10. CybexAl

    CybexAl Cadet Newbie

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    This argument is silly because you can make that rule about any of the main characters in the series. What sells good TV are the compelling characters that work and also enhance the ongoing story. So many times in all of the series main characters, including the Captains, have faced points where it would have been logical for the story to kill them off to make the strongest of points e.g. Locutus of Borg and the Chain of Command stories. Jelicho or Riker could have taken over but the writers wont go there. K'ehleyr was like Ensign Ro. Played by a great actress and imbued with a passion and power seldom portrayed by females in Trek. Compare what she brings to the table against Troi or Dr. Crusher. No, these convenient and facile points about advancing particular story arcs are just that. I think TNG was diminished by this.
     
  11. picsiskvinechef

    picsiskvinechef Lieutenant

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    There were few other options.

    Either keep her as a guest star, or an onboard girlfriend for Worf. the latter wouldn't have been consistent with Worf's values though, but then even Worf himself admits that some aspects of Klingonness have washed off due to living with humans.

    She would have made a good recurring character though. Perhaps she survived getting stabbed by Duras, and Worf gets a kind of revenge by killing Duras in Redemption.