Your impressions of Zephram Cochrane...the drunk?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Good Will Riker, May 23, 2007.

  1. 3D Master

    3D Master Rear Admiral

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    World War III; nuclear holocaust and devastation, half the world a nuclear waste land, that enough of something "happening" for ya?
     
  2. GMDreia

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    Needs to be more personal than that... he has to have lost his wife and half his family.
     
  3. Anwar

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    I hope you're being a tad sarcastic...
     
  4. 3D Master

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    Sorry, but no need. Living in a nuclear waste land is more than personal enough to make some lose hope; if he had any to begin with. 21st Trek century isn't a nice place.
     
  5. alchemist

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    I still disagree with the ending with regards to the development of the Cochrane character (or lack thereof). Think how much less poignant the ending of the original Metamorphosis would have been if Cochrane had said (in reply to Kirk's “The Enterprise is waiting, Mr. Cochrane.”):

    “Captain, you WILL make sure that Ms. Hedford, I mean the Companion, has some good library tapes to read, won’t you? I mean, she did take care of me all of those years. I’d hate to see her die of loneliness after we depart.”

    Instead of:

    “I can't take her away from here. If I do, she'll die. If I leave her, she'll die of loneliness. I owe everything to her. I can't leave her. I love her.”

    With regards to the non-regular players in FC, Lilly's character was developed better than Cochrane's.
     
  6. cobraburnout

    cobraburnout Ensign Newbie

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    I had no problem with Cochrane in FC. If I were living in that time period I'd drink too. Several people I know didnt even know Cochrane was in TOS. I enjoy seeing the surprise on thier face when I tell them about it.