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Old 06-04-2008, 04:15 PM
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Why do you think the Doctor's character was so popular?

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Old 06-04-2008, 04:40 PM
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Why do you think the Doctor's character was so popular?
Personally, I think it's a confluence of the fact that the defined character is one of the most initially limited - defined as being 'one dimensional', if you will, - while Mr. Picardo, from the get-go, was one of the more 'three dimensional' figures in the show. I think the duality between actor and script is what provided for such a wonderful overall performance. Even as, in character, he was explaining his limitations, he could convey both the awareness and disgust of those limitations, while providing at least a foreshadowing of what he could become.

(It must be a 'Robert' thing, as I found much of the same dichotomy for Chakotay... unfortunately, aside from a few very specific episodes, you only really saw it as brief sparks in-episode; cases more of an actor OVERCOMING scripts, rather than the sort of dedicated exploration of character development the Doctor received...)
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:36 PM
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IMHO, he was the most likeable character on Voyager. He was the comic relief, he grew from being "just" a hologram to a fully aware member of the crew with rights and privlidges and all that happy stuff.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:26 PM
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I think people liked him b/c of his quest to become human. (Remind you of anyone found on Omicron Theta?)

I never really cared for the doctor though. We went from being an uptight a-hole to being a pretentious a-hole.

Tom Paris was my favorite from ep. 1 when he saved Harry from Quark.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:34 AM
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I always felt like they were copying Data.

In fact... "Author, Author" is "The Measure of a Man" with much more "plot" crammed into it.
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I always felt like they were copying Data.

In fact... "Author, Author" is "The Measure of a Man" with much more "plot" crammed into it.
And Data himself was a copy of Questor, a failed GR pilot from 1973.
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nd Questor was really just a ripoff of "I, Robot". We could do this all day.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:41 PM
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His terrible bed side manner coupled with his genuine caring for the crew and his quest for acceptance as a full member of the crew made him special.
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One thing people love in Trek is character growth. The Doctor is a prime example of great writing, great acting can do for a chacter's growth and evolution.
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The Doctor grew on me. He got a lot better after he got the mobile emitter. I love how he bored the crew with his slide shows.
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