Voyager Face-Off: Tuvok vs. Tom

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Tachyon, Feb 19, 2009.


In my opinion, better character is...

  1. Tom

    14 vote(s)
  2. Tuvok

    27 vote(s)
  1. Tachyon

    Tachyon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 5, 2009
    Another Voyager survey - this time it's the face-off of two excellent men. And the question is...

    Who do you like better - Tuvok or Tom?

    (Or who do you dislike less, if you rather want us to believe that you dislike things about Voyager more than actually like (i.e. still being in the closet with your love of Voyager, even though being on this very forum is actually your quilty pleasure visible to anyone here).) ;)
  2. es!

    es! Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 10, 2009
    Tom is great for comedy in ff, but aside from that he's...well...just a flyboy.

    Tuvok is a sore spot of J/Cers (lol) but I like Tim Russ' Vulcan very much. He always managed to steal the show from the others! hehe
  3. Piper

    Piper Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 19, 2008
    I think Tom, at least in the first couple of seasons, is a more interesting character than Tuvok so I voted for him, but I can't say either are particular favourites of mine.
  4. voyagerfan

    voyagerfan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 21, 2008
    Aberdeen, UK
    I like them both so I can't vote
  5. Gorf

    Gorf Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 1, 2009
    Definitely Tom for me. :)
  6. KimMH

    KimMH Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 14, 2009
    The poster formerly known as ORSE
    Tuvok has the advantage of being twice as old/experienced/interesting as Tom - this may not be a quite fair fight! That said as fun as these polls are; do they encourage some people (who may already have an axe to grind w/ Voy) an opening best left shut?

    Last, in Tom's defense he turns into a flyboy who is also a great human being!
  7. TMara

    TMara Commodore Commodore

    Apr 22, 2002
    Vienna, Austria
    Tuvie rules! :angel:
  8. Gates

    Gates Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 6, 2009
    New York City
    Tuvok :D
  9. Tachyon

    Tachyon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 5, 2009
    Ouch. Tuvok is kicking some flyboy's hiny here. Lol.
  10. trilbymonkey

    trilbymonkey Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Feb 14, 2009
    In the cupboard under the stairs
    i prefer Tuvok :techman:
  11. kimc

    kimc Coffee Mod Admiral

    Jan 2, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN USA
    I like them both but had to vote for Tuvie.
  12. The Sneeze Police

    The Sneeze Police Captain Captain

    Mar 9, 2005
    East Coast of the US
    I liked Tuvok right out of the gate, but Tom grew on me.
  13. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 18, 2004
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    I like Tuvok more, but I think Tom was more compellingly written, so I vote Tom.
  14. leola

    leola Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jan 31, 2009
    I voted Tom, though I like them both. To me, Tuvok didn't change much over the run of the show. Tom was allowed to show more aspects of his personality and changed from Season one to seven. Not sure that really means I like him more, but I thought he was more interesting of the two, so he got my vote.
  15. Tachyon

    Tachyon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 5, 2009
    I like them both too. Tom is great. But I have a soft spot for Tuvie. :)
  16. M

    M Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 10, 2007
    I, too, voted Tuvok. Tim Russ was awesome in this role. I don't dislike Tom, but most of the time I really got the feeling his character wasn't flashed out as much as it could have been.
  17. jongredic

    jongredic Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 10, 2008
    Another vote for Tuvok. I get the impression that Tim Russ gave us the most "Vulcan" Vulcan we've seen, and although he was rarely given the limelight, he did an amazing job in conveying emotions of a character who keeps them very well hidden.

    I like Tom, but Tuvok just edges him out.

    Also - Tom only had a food fight with Neelix. Tuvok did the sensible thing and strangled him (repeatedly I imagine) in the holodeck. Bonus points for him :p
  18. Jeyl

    Jeyl Commodore Commodore

    Feb 19, 2009
    Asheville, NC
    I dislike Tom Paris with a flaming vengeance that can only be matched by a million Ragnaroses. He doesn't have a single redeeming quality that I like and his voice is so cringe worthy. He's not awesome, he's just annoying.

    Ya, definitely put me on the Tuvok wagon!
  19. PKTrekGirl

    PKTrekGirl Arrogant Niner Thug Admiral

    Aug 17, 2001
    Anchorage, Alaska
    I voted for Tuvok, although I like both characters very much - at least during the first 4-5 seasons of the show.

    I felt that Tuvok was one of the characters whose development suffered most due to B&B's fixation with Seven and the EMH in later seasons. However, I still really love Tuvok. And Tim Russ's portrayal was flawless. IMO, he gave us the best Vulcan in Trek, outside of Nimoy himself.

    On the Tom Paris side, I actually prefered him in the earlier seaons, when he still had some rebel in him. He was not as interesting once he'd been domesticated. And we got screwed out of a resolution of his father issues in the finale, which annoyed me. But I really liked him in the early seasons...and I quite enjoyed RDM's portrayal as well...although it was not quite up to the level of Tim Russ.
  20. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
    I voted for Tuvok. He was intereresting some of the time while Paris was rather bland.