Was the Mobile Emitter a Bad Idea?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Python Trek, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Enough with the androids. It certainly wasn't a mistake to take the best actor VOY had and give him a much bigger and lively role.
     
  2. Guy Gardener

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    Picardo isn't the worlds grearest actor, he was just given the worlds greatest part.

    An unrelenting asshole who doesn't care about the consequences of his actions or words.
     
  3. teacake

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    I'm embarrassed I said he was the best actor in VOY. I must have eaten something that disagreed with my brain.
     
  4. Isolinear

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    Yeah, that would have been a great development for the EMH in Season 2. They kind of did that in "Projections", but it doesn't really count of course.
     
  5. JirinPanthosa

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    Picardo may not be the best actor who was in the Voy cast, but he certainly did the best work on the show.
     
  6. exodus

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    Completely missing the point of a handicapped character overcoming their limitations and being a fully functional member of society or how it gives him a leg up on equality, huh?
     
  7. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The only thing that ever proved that lightbulbs equality, was when Janeway let him leave to pursue a life of his own as an opera star in Virtuoso, but I am a man of some doubt that that ever happened, and it wasn't some devious falsehood programmed into the Doctors memories to make him think that he had a choice and further that no other bugger out there would respect him if he ever did try leave the generous patonage of Starfleet again.

    After what happened in Flesh and Blood, Janeway should have given the EMH a limp.
     
  8. Drone

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    Maybe as a counterweight to the memory scrambling done to him in Latent Image?
     
  9. kcmartz

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    I'm of the opinion that it was both a good and bad idea. Good idea that he was able to help other members of the crew in other areas outside of Sickbay, but a bad idea because like the OP, it is a 'I must explore my humanity' type of character. But don't get me wrong, he was a great actor.