I like Tasha Yar.

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Amaris, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Amaris

    Amaris Abiding Eos Premium Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    United States
    Right now I'm watching "Yesterday's Enterprise" and really regretting that she's gone.

  2. Red Ranger

    Red Ranger Admiral In Memoriam

    May 20, 2005
    New York City, the greatest city in the world!
    I think had Tasha lived, she would have wound up on Deep Space Nine instead of Worf! -- RR
  3. JohanKoch

    JohanKoch Lieutenant Red Shirt

    May 16, 2007
    Not a big fan of the character or the actress I'm afraid. I do like what they originally tried to do with the character (tough young woman from difficult background becomes promising officer in Starfleet) but they never went anywhere with that. As several people mentioned, she just faded into the background. I never missed her after her death.

    As for Worf, I don't think Dorn was necessarily a better actor, but because his character was an alien, they were willing to push his storyline a little. Things like Worf killing Duras, for example. You would not have seen that with one of the human characters. I think Worf's growth had more to do with the fact that he was a Klingon than getting rid of Tasha (though that certainly helped).

    A major, major weakness of TNG was its female characters. Troi and Crusher were never terribly interesting to me, way too similar, and often had weak episodes when they were the focus (with a few exceptions, such as Face of the Enemy). One reason so many people were excited when Ro showed up was that she was a breath of fresh air in a crew that needed a little excitement.