Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by NCC-73515, Feb 18, 2021.
Bargain Bin Han Solo. I kind of forgot he had a name.
So Special Edition Han Solo?
I'm not following.
No one. Okona was late to the meeting and Han eventually left after boredom.
This just gives me ideas for Han Solo/Okona slash-fanfiction. Maybe throw in Westley from Princess Bride for a love-triangle.
No, it was a joke Because really the Outrageous Okona and the Princess Bride have nothing in common.
I think that instead of the Teri Hatcher character, Okona should have hooked up with O'Brien.
Now that is something I'd get an 8x11 glossy to have autographed and framed on the wall.
Yeah but familiarity breeds contempt... silly pun aside, a lot of people seem to want someone whom they have everything in common with... less than a year later in many cases, some even after a day, it's splitsville worse than in a malt shop filled with bananas... mostly because they have nothing in common where it counts the most...
He was in one of my least favorite episodes, and yet I’m charmed by this. Nostalgia, I guess. I’m glad he’s getting another shot to be in Trek, as [he’s] a Trekkie. Can’t wait to see what happens!
Okona never shoots first. He's a ladies man, after all.
I dunno, I guess I'm in the minority here, but I really like "The Outrageous Okada." Something about the big cartoonish persona and the bad dialogue and the Bargain Bin Han Solo vibe has always appealed to me. Could be that I was 8 when this episode aired and I liked it from childhood? Also, I realize this may live in the same part of my brain that really genuinely enjoys Star Trek V.
Your mileage may (and in most cases certainly does) vary.
Okona always struck me as an attempt at introducing an occasionally recurring character, albeit not a very good one (much like Harry Mudd, actually). But they never brought Okona back.
The can bring back Okona, but they couldn't bring back Brian Brophy for Maddox????
Billy Campbell's post-Star Trek career shaped up mighty differently than Mr. Brophy's. I wouldn't be surprised if they approached Campbell for a role first and then learned that he had done TNG and only then decided to tie it into the show.
You sound like you doubt that the creative team ever watched TNG.
He's hot and the character could have been fun, but they only conveyed what he was "supposed" to be in dialogue, without any of his actions backing up what they said. He was one of those obvious examples of "show, don't tell"
I've often wondered the same thing, whether he was supposed to be "TNG's Harry Mudd". Now, I'm not a Mudd fan (I consider Mudd's women to be one of the worst episodes in all of Star Trek) but from what I remember Mudd was at least allowed to be shady. Okona seems like they constantly went "but please not too shady/roguish" and toned him down until the character had nothing left but a Han Solo costume and some scenes of flirting with backgorund extras.
He was OK. I won't object if he shows up again.
I almost thought he might return in Picard- that he would be the pilot that Raffi was able to find for their mission. Not that I have a problem with Rios, who turned out to be a neat new character. :-)
That would have been a better fit.
Danar, the vet could be the muscle
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