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Old 11-04-2009, 08:58 AM
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Definitely, makes you think the creators always have a certain quote of character types and traits that have to be filled to produce a successful series.

Polaski is basically a female version of McCoy! They even got the transporter phobia in there.
Is interesting how in season 1 TNG they tried to make Picard have the prideful attachment to France that Chekov had to Russia, something quickly phased out.
Never thought Scotty was much like Laforge, where do you see the similarities?
Well I think it was trying to find a personality for Picard that was NOT like Kirk. But I agree with what you said.

They share the over-love for their jobs, and the overexuberance when things go worng. Both would rather read technical journals than date.
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They share the over-love for their jobs, and the overexuberance when things go worng. Both would rather read technical journals than date.
True say, neither of them were particularly successful with women, a tradition Ensign Kim kept alive a few years later.
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True say, neither of them were particularly successful with women, a tradition Ensign Kim kept alive a few years later.
Exactly!
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With LaForge, it was more of a case that things simply never worked out with him and women. He tried repeatedly to hook up with various women, but it was always doomed to failure for whatever reason.

Had Tasha Yar not died, it is possible that something might have cooked up later down the line with her and LaForge, IMO...
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With LaForge, it was more of a case that things simply never worked out with him and women. He tried repeatedly to hook up with various women, but it was always doomed to failure for whatever reason.

Had Tasha Yar not died, it is possible that something might have cooked up later down the line with her and LaForge, IMO...
I'd see Troi/LaForge before I'd see Yar/LaForge.
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I'd see Troi/LaForge before I'd see Yar/LaForge.
Wow...I didn't see that one coming.
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Yar/Worf? They had some things in common.
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Wow...I didn't see that one coming.
Why not? They are pretty compatable, each has skilsl th other lacks, so lots of good conversation, both can be pasionate.

Besides, I am sure LaForge looks better at a Betazoid wedding than Riker did.
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Worf was written differently in those days. He was much more standoffish. He would also have only have gone after a Klingon woman back then (Human women were too frail for his liking). I think he respected Yar as a fellow warrior, though.

LaForge, though, specifically looked at Yar and called her beautiful when he was briefly given back his sight and when he was earlier infected with the Psi 2000 virus, he only called out to her for help (touching her face gently in the process after removing his VISOR) and she responded by taking him personally to sickbay rather than allow another security officer to take him there.

Ah, alien diseases do make the heart grow fonder, IMO...
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Sure, but we are talking about later down the line. Worf grew a lot as the show went on. If Yar was still around........
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