Anyone else find Naomi Wildman annoying?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Yvaine, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Yvaine

    Yvaine Ensign Newbie

    Jun 21, 2012
    Seems like a lot of people not only can stand Naomi Wildman, but actually LIKE her. I never could, she just bugged me. I mean to me, she has Neelix levels of being annoying with a Wesley Crusher twist.
    So, does anybody not like her as I do, or if you do like her: why?
    Thank you.
  2. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Gray Owl Wizard Premium Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    I have no problem with her, I don't dislike her, simply because I don't find her annoying. I enjoyed her interactions with Seven and Neelix. I believe she contributed to "Humanizing" Seven every bit as much as Capt Janeway did.

    And Neelix, when I watched the First run live (Spotty viewing at best), I thought Neelix was a complete oaf, fool and a joke. However, after just finishing a complete rewatch of the Series for the first time, I found Neelix to be quite a valuable member of the crew and far more of a comeptent Warrior with far more courage than I ever would've thought from my initial viewing during First Run.

    *Sorry, just can't seem to come up with any arguments to defend you Wesley, other than you don't annoy me so bad it destroys every episode you're in.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2012
  3. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    I've never found her annoying. Same deal with Jake Sisko and even Wesley Crusher.
  4. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Taking up space
    I never had a problem with her being there.
  5. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

    May 26, 2007
    In many different universes, simultaneously.
    Cute little kid, provided Seven with invaluable friendship and a "sister" kind of relationship as well as a teacher-student relationship.

    The only thing I didn't like about her were those stupid Flotter stories. Surely by the 24th century, kids must have imaginary friends less annoying than that (reminds me of Barney the Dinosaur kind of annoying).
  6. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2000
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    We only saw her as a kid.

    Some Transitional episodes where she falls in love or does something incredibly violent.

    Disney stories are fine, it's the loss of innocence that's interesting, but Voyager didn't last that long.
  7. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

    Mar 23, 2004
    Gov Kodos on Mohammed's Radio, WZVN Boston
    I liked Naomi, and found the introduction of the Borg kids distracted from the humanizing elements the relationship with Naomi had for Seven. I liked the idea that they shared a common home in Voyager and the Delta Quadrant as shown in 'Bliss' and Namoi's use of Borg designations, seemingly to rile mom, mentioned in the episode with the 3 severed borg. (I can't remember the episode.) They had a great relationship that might have been explored further, I wish it had been. Rather than the Borg kids, I'd preferred Sam have been written out and Seven take over her up bringing based on her established closeness with Naomi.
  8. sonak

    sonak Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 13, 2007
    in a figment of a mediocre mind's imagination
    not annoying. Not even close to Wesley.
  9. Collingwood Nick

    Collingwood Nick Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 28, 2002
    Kids are annoying. She was ok, for a kid. Liked her with Seven ... I like anybody with Seven
  10. Lynx

    Lynx Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2001
    Lynx Empire
    I never understood why they brought her in and made her a main character. I think she was best in season 2 and 3.
  11. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 1, 2001
    Seven of Five
    I used to detest her when I was younger, but came to appreciate her role more years later when I rewatched the series. Her interactions with Seven were good usually, though from time to time she would grate a bit. That's just child actors in general though.

    Wesley Crusher was just a terribly conceived and written character on the whole, and doesn't really compare.
  12. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
    Naomi is my favorite Trek kid. I like her a lot.
  13. Jeri

    Jeri Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 20, 2001
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    ^ Mine, too.
  14. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 2, 2009
    I have yet to see a TV show or film where the kid is not annoying. Last time I saw Terminator 2, I wanted Arnold to terminate that fucker.

    The ONLY time I liked a kid in a film was Jerry Maguire.
  15. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 17, 2010
    So, you're saying that you like none of:

    Samara Morgan in The Ring
    Newt in Aliens
    Danny Torrance and the Grady girls in The Shining
    The boy in The Road
    Hugo and Isabelle in Hugo
    Guinan and Ro Laren in Rascals
    The girls in the The Parent Trap
    Oscar in Chimpanzee

    And, yeah, I liked Naomi Wildman.
  16. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2000
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    Don't be offensive.

    Tom is short, not 8 years old.

    Plenty of people under 5 feet tall have a lot to offer the world.
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    Naomi was just a normal kid. She didn't annoy me at all.

    Plus she had a hot mom.
  18. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 15, 2012
    Yeah, she was pretty annoying. If she'd been five years older she would have been the female version of Wesley Crusher. Most of her contributions to episodes were annoying Seven, playing with Neelix(double dose of annoying) and generally distracting from the plot.
  19. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2000
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    picture this...

    "Mommy, can I have some cool Borg Implants like Seven of Nine?"

    (5 minutes later.)

  20. Vorta

    Vorta Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 17, 2012
    I think she's incredibly irritating, and roll my eyes every time I see her. I generally can't stand children, but something about Naomi Wildman really annoys me. And am I the only one that thinks it's strange how Seven always has to say her whole name, but never does with anyone else?

    (Oh, and to everyone that cannot stand Neelix, I don't get you. I love Neelix, he's one of my favorite characters)