I just read a book from the The Fall series recently (to remain spoiler free) of a small interaction between LaForge & Gomez. Got me to thinking what a stale character LaForge has become. He was basically on the same ship since the series started...yeah the Indistinguished From Magic book had some growth for the guy, but seems that got pushed to the way side. Overall I'm neutral toward the character of LaForge...not really a fav and I never disliked the character either. Just seems that Gomez had more character fleshed out (and I never liked here character in the SCE series) -- but she seems to be developed more. Without this becoming a drunken rambling....seems when LaForge is written these days you could almost substitue Taurik for LaForge as Laforge has become so bland. It didn't seem so obvious to me until the scene of Gomez & LaForge together. Your thoughts?