Since there are a few of us trekkie types on here I will pose the questions that have caused much debate amongst my friends...
Who is the best Star Trek Captain?
Who is the best TNG character?
Easy for me: Jean Luc and Jean Luc. If you mean character other than Jean Luc, I'd have to say Data. Out of any Star Trek series my DH would say 7 of 9.
It's a hard one. Kirk was the first (though you could argue Jonathan Archer was first but though I love Scott Bakula, he is not in the Kirk-Picard league) and I think sine he had no others to reserach, he should get special props for that.
However, asmuch of a d**k as Stewart is, he brought his amazing acting skills to the role. His body of Shakespeare and theatre work really gave Picard that special something. It's almost like Shatner tried to be regal, but Stewart just was. But then again, Kirk was supposed to be the rebel crazy one whom you could trust and Picard was more like the reserved professional that everyone trusted. But if I had to go into space I would want the reserved regal professional vs. the adventurous sexy genius. So my pick is Picard, hands down.
As to best character ever, I would choose in the original series Spock. In TNG, out fo the main cast, I always had a soft spot for Geordi. I'll tell you who I always hated, Dr. Pulaski. blech.
I have to say I did not like Bakula as a Captain. He just didn't do it for me. In fact I would prefer to imagine that Enterprise did not exist at all. I feel better about star trek as a whole without it. It just did not live up to the others.
Captain Picard and Deanna Troi
Captain Picard was the best captain, but I loved Kirk and Janeway. Yes I said Janeway!!!
Loved Seven Of Nine, loved Data when he wasn't trying to have emotions, loved Spock for many many years before there was a TNG. Also thought Dax was awesome.
Disliked: Ferengis in general (although Quark had his moments), Lwaxana, Pulaski, and both The Doctor and Neelix started getting REALLY annoying by the end of Voyager. They were both great when they started.
I LOVE STAR TREK FOREVER AND EVER!!
Agree about Enterprise. Watched every episode but disliked it immensely. Liked Trip Tucker. Thought Scott Bakula, normally talented and great, was terribly miscast or just played it all wrong. Benjamin Bratt would have been so much better.
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