Your favorite platonic friendship

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by tafkats, Dec 26, 2011.

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What's your favorite platonic friendship in Trek?

  1. Kirk, Spock and McCoy

    43 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. Data and Geordi

    17 vote(s)
    19.1%
  3. Sisko and Dax

    8 vote(s)
    9.0%
  4. O'Brien and Bashir

    38 vote(s)
    42.7%
  5. Janeway and Tuvok

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. Paris and Kim

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. tafkats

    tafkats Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Which of Trek's various close friendships -- the ones that didn't start with or lead to romantic involvement at any point, so leaving off Picard/Crusher, Riker/Troi and Kira/Odo -- were the best executed or the most appealing?

    The odd-couple trio of Kirk, Spock and McCoy? The rivalry-turned-bromance of Bashir and O'Brien? The longstanding professional relationship turned friendship of Janeway and Tuvok?
     
  2. Elias Vaughn

    Elias Vaughn Captain Captain

    Definitely Bashir and O'Brien.

    It's so weird watching them in a first season episode and then immediately watching a seventh season episode after. Really showed an evolving friendship, rather than having them start out as BFFs, and I liked that.
     
  3. toughlittleship

    toughlittleship Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    When exactly do we first see O'Brien and Bashir hanging out? They get paired together in "The Storyteller" and "Armageddon Game", but those were missions.
     
  4. CaptainMatt

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    Kirk-Spock-McCoy. The Classic Series Triad. Nothing can beat it.
     
  5. 7thsealord

    7thsealord Captain Captain

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    For me ...

    Kirk, Spock and McCoy. The classic triad.

    Bashir and O'Brien. Always enjoyed watching these two.

    Paris and Kim. Captain Photon, and nothing more need be said.

    The others I liked, and they gave their shows added depth, but none of them (IMO) ever really evolved much over time. Could have tuned in at any time in their respective series, and they would be basically the same. Which I don't object to - some stability is needed and, let's be fair, Kirk and Co remained very constant as well.
     
  6. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Actually a very hard choice, since I liked all of these friendships. All really well done. But for the sake of this poll, I had to go with Kirk, McCoy, and Spock. Truly classic.
     
  7. Anika Hanson

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    Kirk, Spock and McCoy.
     
  8. tighr

    tighr Commodore Commodore

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    So many other good friendships though, with excellent episodes to back them up:

    Troi and Dr. Crusher (the pantheon of "girltalk" in Star Trek)
    Picard and Guinan
    Jake and Nog
    7 of 9 and Naomi

    I voted for O'Brien/Bashir, though.
     
  9. The Dominion

    The Dominion Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Exactly, nothing more to say about that one. Terribly one dimensional, what did that Asian sidekick guy contribute? Oh yeah, he played clarinet...

    By the way, it's Captain Proton, The Doctor is Captain Photon. :)

    O'Brien and Bashir all the way.
     
  10. RoJoHen

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    I don't remember which episode it is, but there's one where they get drunk together and O'Brien finally admits that he "doesn't hate Bashir anymore." :lol: I loved that moment.
     
  11. Nerys Myk

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    No Archer/Trip, Archer/T'Pol or Trip/Reed?
     
  12. tighr

    tighr Commodore Commodore

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    Or the episode where he wishes that Keiko was more like a man?
     
  13. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Admiral

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    I just wish Keiko was less like a bitch. :p

    Although I did really like it when she let Miles go out and play with Julian. That was a good moment for her.
     
  14. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Archer/T'Pol would be high on my list, along with Data/Geordi.
     
  15. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Commander Red Shirt

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    I've got to go with O'Brien/Bashir. Their relationship always felt like it was the most genuine to me.
     
  16. TerragonSix

    TerragonSix Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The triad wins out.

    But Riker/Worf is a close second. They were close, without getting to sappy about it. I don't think Riker or Worf would have it any other way.
     
  17. Skywalker

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    O'Brien/Bashir wins for me. I love how it started out with O'Brien Bashir's just this obnoxious, arrogant little punk, but then by the end of the show they're acting like an old married couple. It's great. :lol:
     
  18. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Obrein and Bashir
     
  19. James R

    James R Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Voted O'Brien and Bashir
     
  20. sonak

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    Spock/McCoy and Odo/Quark- I like the rivalry friendships