Katherine, Deanna, or Jadzia?

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  1. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    (Posting this here because it relates to TNG and DS9)

    Just noticed this on Memory Alpha:

    Which relationship would have been the best?
     
  2. Mysterion

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    Well, I would have preferred Pulaski to have stayed in the first place, and expanding the apparent rapport that she and Work seemed to have in Season 2 would have been a nice bonus.
     
  3. PSGarak

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    I loved Pulaski and have never gotten the hate, so yeah, I think that would have been a really interesting development for both characters. While I did like aspects of his relationship with Jadzia, I never really saw it going to marriage. They were too different, and I didn't like that she wound up changing for him in a lot of ways. I don't think either Worf or Pulaski would have needed to change much to be compatible. I never saw Worf and Deanna. That just felt weird to me and like a way to generate drama with Riker.
     
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  4. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I was so sure the title was referring to Janeway. :lol:
     
  5. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    She spells it differently. I checked.
     
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  6. Mojochi

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    Katherine Pulaski? I never saw much there beyond friendship

    Troi was a weird fit, & Jadzia wasn't all that great either IMHO. None of them hold a candle to K'Ehleyr
     
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  7. valkyrie013

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    Yeah.. Worf has never really had any luck in releationships..
    Deanna was.. weird.. Kathriene? sure.. give it a try.. Jadzia.. didn't see any problems with it, till she jumped ship .. but that did give us Captain Ezri.. so
     
  8. The Wormhole

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    First I've heard about a possible Worf/Pulaski romance. I thought there were plans to make Dr. Selar a potential love interest for Worf back when there was a possibility that character might become recurring, or am I conflating thinks because she was also played by Suzie Plakson?
     
  9. Shawnster

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    Pulaski and Worf? :ROFL

    Nah, I don't see it. Worf needs to be with someone more active and energetic, like Jadzia was. Maybe not Jadzia, but someone with that much vitality.

    Someone like K'Ehleyr, if she would have wanted to stay with Worf.

    Pulaski couldn't handle the broken bones.
     
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  10. Push The Button

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    Tasha Yar
     
  11. Cutie McWhiskers

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    ^^this

    Deanna was shoehorned in ineffectively. Dax had Curzon's background to help create a boring sense of familiarity, but the acting chemistry between Dorn and Muldar just felt stronger and their characters were more interesting and Dax being a parasite in the middle isn't the same thing as getting to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

    Yes, I'd still puke over the fact every show from the 1980s onward has to "ship it up" to real in audiences (drama doesn't need shipping, which is way too often used way too lazily too), but I'd be more inclined to believe Pulworf (or Worfaski?) having legitimacy, not just because it's season two TNG.
     
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  12. Captain_Oblivious

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    I would have loved to see Pulaski stay on after S2. I think she would have had some fascinating interactions with Crusher.

    Oh, oh, I can see it now! An not-quite-totally-serious episode (or even a show) based around Crusher, Pulaski & Selar!
     
  13. Tiberous Q Data

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    Worf and Pulaski soulmates is interesting.

    I never thought of them as romantic but they definitely have a bird's of a feather vibe maybe more so than any two Star Trek characters that shared the screen. Only Spock and Picard seems in the ball park to me as far as similar souls.

    Adding a lusty element would have been cool and would have also made me like Pulaski a lot more especially in real time removing her much further from the "Lady Bones" vibe she tended to call up in me.
     
  14. Mysterion

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    I actually wasn't necessarily thinking of a romantic angle for Worf/Pulaski. More that their interactions could have lent an interesting direction to the series as both characters tended toward attitudes/opinions a bit outside those held by the rest of the regular cast of characters. They'd present a nice contrast.
     
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  15. Tiberous Q Data

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    Right on. I agree for the same "birds of a feather" factor and could leave it there.

    I still like taking it one toke over the line with the hookup and preferably ending that arch with Pulaski friend zone dumping Worf for being too stuck in his ways and uptight and the aftermath leading to a bit more of a hair down character.

    You could get there with a few curmudgeon team ups too.
     
  16. Mysterion

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    I can see that maybe. The way I'd write it though would be to never come right out and spell it out that they had some sort of intimate relationship, but from time to time drop some ambiguous hints/clues that could be taken either way. Leave the rest of the crew (and the audience) guessing.
     
  17. Prax

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    I'd say no and choose Deanna as the best, not that they had any good storylines depicting their relationship(besides sort of parallels), but they had good chemistry, and looked good together, and would have made for a good on screen relationship.

    Worf and Jadzia was fine. They had some good moments, and good episodes, and some bad moments. I don't feel they had a lot of natural chemistry, but the actors made it work despite that.

    I just can't picture Pulaski with Worf. Sure, they had one or two good moments together during the season, but it wasn't potential relationship material. Plus, Word was still like half-animal in season 2 of TNG. Only Kehleyr knew how to handle worf, and those two had great chemistry on screen.
     
  18. JirinPanthosa

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    Another vote for Tasha. They weirdly teased it out of nowhere the episode she died. But it made sense.

    I don’t think he had much romantic chemistry with Pulaski and I don’t think she’d abide his more childish tendencies.

    Troi I think did make sense from the opposites attract standpoint. But Tasha would have been perfect.
     
  19. Prax

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    Tasha, to me, felt more like a big sister to Worf. I dunno who she would have a romance with(besides shooter McGavin)
     
  20. JirinPanthosa

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    Worf’s type seems to be the precocious type who will annoy him. K’elyhr, Jadzia. He thrives on being challenged, and in the tolerant Federation women who will challenge his stoicism drive him mad.

    Maybe that’s why he lost interest in Troi. They have a strong emotional bond but she never challenged him much.