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Old 05-07-2009, 01:34 PM
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OK So when its slow at work I play the "Where are the now" game. I look up shows on IMDB (I know not the best resource) And see what other show's poeple I know have done. Robert Duncan McNeill aka Paris has been in ST TNG for one ep. I thought it was interesting. And he Directed several eps of Enterprise. Now he's a Producer for Chuck.

I think alot of us are wondering, Why they didnt just continue his charator from TNG on into Voyager
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:41 PM
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I think alot of us are wondering, Why they didnt just continue his charator from TNG on into Voyager
One of the strangest decisions about the show.

Why was he not just Nick Locarno? Almost the same backstory, same actor - I don't get it.
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One of the strangest decisions about the show.

Why was he not just Nick Locarno? Almost the same backstory, same actor - I don't get it.
I heard two stories about this:
1) Nick Locarno was a much darker character and not really redeemable
2)If they had used him, they had to pay the guy who invented him, everytime
( same reason why they named T'Pol not T' Pau)
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I heard two stories about this:
1) Nick Locarno was a much darker character and not really redeemable
2)If they had used him, they had to pay the guy who invented him, everytime
( same reason why they named T'Pol not T' Pau)
Interesting - If I had to choose one I'd think the latter would be most likely then.
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Interesting - If I had to choose one I'd think the latter would be most likely then.
Me too. I searched and found these two statements on the memory alpha site:
http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/The_First_Duty_(episode)
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Robert Duncan McNeill (Cadet Nicholas Locarno) later played Tom Paris on Star Trek: Voyager, a character partly based on Locarno. It was hoped that Locarno himself would be a character on Voyager, but when it was realized that such a decision would mean that the writers of this episode would receive royalties for each Voyager episode, it was deemed cost-prohibitive and the character was adjusted to become Tom Paris.
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Robert Duncan McNeill said in an interview that while they may seem similar, Locarno and Tom Paris were actually quite different, as while Paris seemed unpleasant and self-serving, deep down he was a good person. Whereas Locarno, while nice and charming on the outside, was actually a really nasty person beneath the surface.
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Interesting. I think Locarno could have been a better case of character redemption given we actually saw what he did.

But obviously it was the financial side that put an end to it.
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