LaForge and ladies

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by JesterFace, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. JesterFace

    JesterFace Captain Captain

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    We know Geordi isn't a great ladies man. There was that awkward holodeck beach moment on season 3 and then the Leah Brahms incident... So, it was a bit surprising to see him acting the way he did towards Ensign Tyler in 'Phantasms' on season 7. If he didn't fancy her, that's fine, but the overall feeling was almost disgust and he just wanted to get rid of her. I'd imagine he would be a little bit more enthusiastic or polite towards a shy Ensign with a crush.
     
  2. The Orange Monster

    The Orange Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Alright. I just watched it. My take is that he can't handle someone drooling over him, but he would go after someone who doesn't...return the same feelings.
     
  3. Paradise City

    Paradise City Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Ensign Tyler came across as a bit strange for me. She over-flirts rather than flirts. LaForge is as eligible as anyone but he's not Mick bloody Jagger. I thought the writers could have reigned in that a little bit whilst retaining her flirtatious interference. I'm nitpicking of course but I can see how LaForge can get testy particularly as Picard is being more demanding than is usual.
     
  4. The Orange Monster

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    ^Picard's not more demaning than usual :lol: He didn't want to go anywhere.
     
  5. Mojochi

    Mojochi Commodore Commodore

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    She comes on too strong & he's her superior. It's a pretty awkward situation, but I still think of all people, he should be someone who could be more understanding about it than he was, but that's true of him a lot

    There's been tons of times I thought that being who he is, he should've been more understanding. He gets his shorts in a twist whenever social circumstances go just a little bit sideways. He takes professional matters personally. He rubs other scientists & engineers wrong quite a lot, Leah, the exocomp lady, the warp complainers, the Vulcan Junior officer. I even kind of felt like he never really gave a fair shake to Scotty at 1st either. It took a long time & even a directive from Picard before he began working things out with Barkley. All of this is hardly all his fault & can be explained away, in most cases, but cumulatively, it makes him appear dickish