Who Else Loved Lieutenant Barclay?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by GemHaters, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. AdmiralScreed

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    I loved Hollow Pursuits, but I didn't think too highly of his later episodes. With that said, I was happy he was given a cameo in FC.
     
  2. GemHaters

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    Uhm, no. There's nothing wrong with wanting to see your favorite characters carried over. Geez people....:rolleyes:
     
  3. GalaxyX

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    One thing I never understood is why Troi never felt his attraction toward her. I know it's just the writers ignoring her "empathic" abilities for the sake of the story, but it's still annoying.
     
  4. 7thsealord

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    Far from the only time that Deanna's abilities had a blind spot or otherwise let her down.
     
  5. GalaxyX

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    Q was a character that was meant as a foil for Picard's stuffiness and self righteous smugness. He was a being that was so powerful, that even Picard with his underlying self righteousness, was forced to bow once in a while to Q. Janeway fits that profile also, because she was basically female Picard, even down to the Rambo antics.

    Sisko on the other hand was a very angry character, and he's damn lucky Q found his over the top uncontrolled anger amusing, otherwise he could have just turned him into a terallian amoeba permanently.
     
  6. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Q is like a childhood bully, in a way. He didn't mess with Sisko because Sisko fought back hard. Sisko kicked Q's ass. Bullies don't like that.
     
  7. A beaker full of death

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    Indeed. She was walking around that ship in a catsuit that left little to the imagination; maybe we're supposed to believe that the ship was peopled by a bunch of eunuchs, but my thinking is that she totally missed that most of the male crew wanted to do really nasty things to her.
     
  8. Worf'sParmach

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    Amen to that!!
     
  9. Eckauskas

    Eckauskas Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I liked Brocolli as a character too.

    No surprise he features in my two favourite Voyager episodes.
     
  10. The Castellan

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    Not too big on him.

    Least it wad good to see a guy who had worse luck with chicks than Geordie.
     
  11. indolover

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    I thought it was a nice/interesting touch to place him in the series. I guess they had Geordi who had a disability, so adding Reg is no different.
     
  12. TenLubak

    TenLubak Commander Red Shirt

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    I LOVE him. Me and brother both bought his action figure doll over any of the other cast members because hes a real person with the same imperfects, social awkardness, and lack of confidences that many dorky introverted people can relate to. I also thought his holo addiction was nice because u can see how the disease of addiction works. Some people really STILL dont understand that it is a DISEASE, and lots of ppls with addictions actions are not done to be mean, but its all part of the disease that controls them. No one takes a drink and wants to be an alcoholic, no one takes a hit of weed and wants to be a junkie. No body want to see boobs on the computer and become addicted to porn, but all these things are part of the disease of addiction. And this and the epidsode i nthe 1st season with the guy who played kirks son whose whole race was controlled by another because of this drug, were the only 2 next gen examples i can remember. so for me Barlclay has a lot to over come. Its interesting to see him deal with real problems on a ship with many "model" humans around him.
     
  13. Agent Richard07

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    I like Barclay and even loved that he made a cameo in First Contact, but I thought they made him too much of a buffoon there. He was more of a caricature than a person struggling with real shyness.

    Maybe she learned to tune it out due to every guy feeling that way.
     
  14. The Castellan

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    When has he not been a buffoon?:confused::vulcan:
     
  15. Agent Richard07

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    ^ On the show. There, he was socially awkward and uncomfortable. In First Contact, he was more giddy and played up for comic relief.
     
  16. Jonesy

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    I think he's a breath of fresh air, particularly when I went through TNG the first time on dvd. He's so unlike everyone else on the ship, but I think that is what makes him special. It's nice Piller and company were able to incorporate him into the show, especially given the insistance from Roddenberry that everyone on the ship be essentially without personal flaws.

    It's also very funny the way that they introduced him - particularly with an out-and-out holodeck fantasy. He's not just a character that is insecure professionally and socially awkward, but we also get to know what he fantasises about.
     
  17. 7thsealord

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    He was meeting Zefrem-frackin'-Cochrane. I think Barclay's behaviour there was entirely understandable.
     
  18. Agent Richard07

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    ^ I thought it was over the top and out of character. Shyness doesn't eqaul comedic buffoonery, unless he was going though a manic episode or something.

    Did Roddenberry really insist on that? Or is that something that gets embellished by fans over time?

    When I first saw that, I thought... Oh boy. He's going to be a real troublemaker. :eek: :rommie:
     
  19. Dr. Crusher

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    He really grew on me, actually. There was a malicious strand embedded in "Hollow Pursuits", I think, but, when Barclay was featured in other episodes, I really enjoyed his performance. Flaws and all, his character took on a very real quality. I just watched "Genesis" for the first time in a while (I know that isn't a big favorite among TNG fans, but I do like the episode), and I really liked his part in it, especially at the end.
     
  20. ReedEnterprise

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    Barclay was great. He was the smart one that was so introverted. He was neurotic. He was lovable. He was great in Voyager. He did what he believed in even if he got in trouble for it. Loved him, only wish he had been on more. And considering how long he was on, he made quite an impact.