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Old 10-11-2010, 04:42 AM
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TTWT was charming. The Pakled storyline was just dumb and a waste of time that added nothing of value to anyone's character.

They should have focused entirely on the Wesley and Picard plotline instead in a more interesting scenario, possibly as a bottle episode with them both trapped somewhere and depending on each other, which would soften Picard's character and humanise Wesley.

Personally if I was writing TNG, Wesley would not have been a whizkid, but just a troubled kid with massive potential who needed a father figure. Ultimately after developing their relationship for a few seasons (and that between Beverely Crusher and Picard) I would reveal that Picard is in fact Wesley's father
That would have been nice, would certainly have made Wesley more easy to relate to. And as for Samaritan Snare, the Pakleds annoyed me no end, they should have just been cut out of the episode, I feel sorry for Burton getting that as one of his main appearances for the season.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:29 AM
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Personally if I was writing TNG, Wesley would not have been a whizkid, but just a troubled kid with massive potential who needed a father figure. Ultimately after developing their relationship for a few seasons (and that between Beverely Crusher and Picard) I would reveal that Picard is in fact Wesley's father
Yeah, let's convert TNG into a crappy soap with clichée storylines. Wesley was a great character as the elite belongs on starships and nor ordinary people.
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Yeah, let's convert TNG into a crappy soap with clichée storylines. Wesley was a great character as the elite belongs on starships and nor ordinary people.
Character development doesn't equate to crappy soap cliches

As for Wesley, he was a terrible character who damaged the credibility of the other characters. If you have an Mary Sue character who can do everything, then you may as well retitle the show "Star Trek: Wesley" and have him save the day week after week.

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Old 01-06-2011, 08:56 AM
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Making Picard Wesley's father has nothing to do with character development and more with a predictable clichée: of course the protagonist has to be the father of the smart kid which he initially dislikes.

Wesley could not do everything and he did not save the day week after week, only once or twice. Get your facts right.
He was a talented young man just like the new Chekov. Now whether Chekov works better dramatically is an entirely new question but you seem to be stuck on the "I don't want smart kids on starships" level.
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