Who was a better counselor, Troi or Guinan?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by shatastrophic, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Jun 20, 2001
    I seem to remember Troi saying something along the lines of... "Friends will talk to you about the things you want to talk about. I'm a counselor. It's my job to get you to talk about the things you don't want to talk about." That's a good distinction.
  2. 2takesfrakes

    2takesfrakes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 13, 2013
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm curious as to what you guys think about why GR kept the Troi character going, when all she ever did was look pretty and feel everything, while Yar and Crusher were shown the door? While I love Marina ... absolutely adore her and her legacy in STAR TREK ... if I were in on meetings that first season where Deanna's future was brought up, I wouldn't have given her a snowball's chance in hell of making it to Season Three. Then lo & behold, around comes Season Two and what's the openner? It's a Deanna show ...
  3. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    And there's your reason.

  4. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 19, 2010
    east coast United States
    Agree, Guinan.:vulcan:
  5. Makarov

    Makarov Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 9, 2013
    I think Troi does a lot of good counseling offscreen. For instance in The Neutral Zone, that one woman starts bawling. Picard walks over, puts a hand on her shoulder, I'm thinking he's about to say something inspirational, but nope it's "Troi get in here and deal with this."
  6. Mister Spock

    Mister Spock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 24, 2013
    North London, England

    As Doctor Philip Boyce said in The Cage, "Sometimes a man'll tell his bartender things he'll never tell his doctor."