Was the Traveller Creepy?

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  1. The Overlord

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  2. Melakon

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    He's sort of an Anti-Q. The Traveller believes he's found an exceptional member of the human species. His soft manner might make people think he has ulterior motives. Q on the other hand, thinks humans are lower than muskrats and makes a big show of it.
     
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    I love the Traveler! I wish they would have given us a little bit more on his back story, other than he was traveling with a douche!

    I know one thing for sure, the Traveler loves mittens!
     
  4. Trekker4747

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    He did have a sort of creepy vibe in how he was portrayed and his leering at/fixation with Wesley only amplified that.
     
  5. Bry_Sinclair

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    Yes. Very.
     
  6. Retu

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    Not as creepy as Riker was:

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  7. Savage Dragon

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    Yes, his fascination with Wesley came off a bit creepy.
     
  8. Melakon

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    If you want creepy, it has to be when Riker Q-Powers Wesley into an adult, and Geordi admiringly says, "Hey Wes-- not bad!"
     
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    That's right up there with Kirk's creepy "Hey Miri, cumeeere". :devil:
     
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    You'd think someone would catch the creepy factor when they were viewing the dailies.
     
  11. Melakon

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    By the time dailies arrive it's probably too late. Television production doesn't always have the time and money to have the line rewritten, haul back all the actors, and reshoot the scene. If they cut the line out completely, then the show comes up short on running time and they have to make up for it some other way. These sort of things should have been caught by the director during shooting when there might have been time to fix it. Any line changes always had to be approved by the producers, improvised lines were rarely allowed.

    With the Adult Wesley business, the scene probably wouldn't have raised any eyebrows at all if Troi or Yar had delivered the "Not bad" line.
     
  12. T'Girl

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    If Star Trek ever comes back as a animated series, the Traveller should be "played" by the old guy with the walker from Family Guy.

    Traveller: "Hey Wesley, how ya doing?"

    :)
     
  13. jimbotron

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    I knew this thread was a result of SFDebris' latest review. I never found him creepy, but I won't be able to hear the dialogue the same way again, thanks to SFDebris. :lol:

    I'm more weirded out by Roddenberry's narcissism, naming Wesley after himself and making him a galactic Mozart.
     
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    Sometimes not explaining things is actually better. As sometimes if answers are given all they do is dissapoint.
     
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    Yeah sorry... he came off as a pedophile. All his lines just had a creepy vibe to them. I'd hope it was unintentional, but it was pretty consistent.
     
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    I think these judgments say more about how people today read a sexual context into everything.

    The Traveler was enlightened.

    Bert and Ernie are not sexual.

    Hm, come to think of it, Full House was really sick. And don't get me started on Leave it to Beaver!

    The cynic who can't believe the truth when he hears it has become the fool he so abhors.
     
  18. Melakon

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    It's really amazing how the Traveler could be so calm and laid back considering he must have been riding around with the over-caffeinated Kosinski for several months.
     
  19. Captain Rob

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    I always just figured that the Traveler just over indulged in smoking pot.
     
  20. Melakon

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    I'll toke to that!