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(Topless Robot)   The seven most useless Star Trek characters. Missing from the list: the entire cast of Voyager   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 38
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2012-09-20 02:18:43 PM
6 votes:
subspacecomms.com

Buy me a drink?

I'm not that blind
2012-09-20 08:48:15 AM
6 votes:
Oh Hai Guyz... What's going on in this thread?

i236.photobucket.com
2012-09-20 02:15:04 PM
5 votes:
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2012-09-20 06:52:31 PM
3 votes:

Detinwolf: thismomentinblackhistory: I would have put Q on there, as much as I liked him.

Some people hate Q as a convenient plot device, but I thought John DeLance was a great actor and loved seeing his interactions with Picard.


I liked how Picard always got him to go away by tricking him into saying Yuek
2012-09-20 11:48:25 PM
2 votes:
The best thing that Malcom ever did was the episode when he and I think Tucker thought they were doing to die and he recorded a message for his girlfriend back on Earth. The scene started towards the end of the recording and it was so heartfelt and emotional but for some reason Tucker looked bored and pissed off at it all. And then when he got to the end of the recording "and I'll always love you forever Amanada." Malcom goes "End Recording." pauses for a few seconds and then goes "Letter to Sarah. Dearest Sarah, by the time you hear this I will be dead..." and repeats pretty much the entire last message to the new girl. He had like six girlfriends back on Earth.
The guy was a player.
2012-09-20 11:41:06 PM
2 votes:
Voyager got really good when Ron Moore replaced Janeway with Edward James Olmos
2012-09-20 03:51:00 PM
2 votes:
Two adjacent threads with people shiatting all over Firefly in one and heaping praise on Enterprise in the other. I guess I have to start growing a van dyke because I've obviously slipped in to the evil mirror universe.
2012-09-20 03:11:28 PM
2 votes:
It's too bad Jack Nicholson didn't successfully kill off Winn Adami in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
2012-09-20 02:29:34 PM
2 votes:
Voyager is the only Star Trek worth a damn
2012-09-20 02:21:48 PM
2 votes:

RexTalionis: The most semi-major character in Star Trek is Leeta.

Her only purpose was to be Rom's hot wife.


Not to mention some funny lines from Quark regarding her appearance:

Quark: [about Rom] He needs a woman with a body and brains.
Leeta: I have brains.
Quark: Sure you do, honey. That's why I hired you. Now, eat up, and then take those brains back to the dabo wheel where the customers can get a good long look at them.
2012-09-20 02:14:13 PM
2 votes:
No love for I'm just going to be stupidly killed by an alien Hefty Bag?
2012-09-20 02:01:36 PM
2 votes:
What about the Traveller? The aids patient from another galaxy.
2012-09-20 12:50:26 PM
2 votes:
They forgot Biggs Darklighter.
2012-09-20 12:13:59 PM
2 votes:
The entire cast of Voyager? Seven of Tits was *not* useless.

I do agree with the Worf in Insurrection. He kind of reminded me of Norm on Cheers in that he just wanders on to the bridge of the Enterprise when it's convenient even though he's normally several quadrants away...

(Doors to turbolift squeak open. The entire bridge crew turns to see who it is)
Bridge Crew: "Worf!!!"
Riker: "How does some blood-wine sound Worfie?"
Worf: "I don't know. I usually finish it before it gets a word in!"

And Troi was quite useful...
2012-09-21 10:21:21 AM
1 votes:
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2012-09-21 02:02:51 AM
1 votes:
I know he was normally pretty solid, but I remember watching "Final Mission" and thinking that Geordi had to be the worst gorram engineer in Starfleet.

"Ok, captain I checked out this guy's shuttlecraft and it looks safe."

[Five minutes later => shuttle breaks down and crashes]

"Geordi, we need to finish [technobabble] so we can save this planet quickly and then get back to searching for the Captain."

"No problem, Commander, I'm on it."

[Five minutes later => something breaks so farking bad that they get held up even longer]

It wasn't representative of his usual cleverness, but in that episode, Geordi couldn't do ANYTHING right.
2012-09-20 09:15:30 PM
1 votes:
I saw the costumes at the Star Trek exhibit. The woman who played Kes was so petite.

And whoa to the Dabo girl costume.
2012-09-20 09:13:09 PM
1 votes:

rickycal78: cman: Doctor was the saving grace in Voyager. If it weren't for him, Voyager would not be watchable.

There, I said it

It's not like you're in the minority on that opinion.


I'm just glad that Voyager didn't launch a few years later. Could you imagine being stranded in space for seven years with holographic Andy Dick?
2012-09-20 09:08:41 PM
1 votes:

cman: Doctor was the saving grace in Voyager. If it weren't for him, Voyager would not be watchable.

There, I said it


It's not like you're in the minority on that opinion.
2012-09-20 08:40:29 PM
1 votes:

OnlyM3: wes not make this list?


you can hardly call him useless when he saved the ship from destruction in episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ..... 50, 51, 52, and 104
2012-09-20 06:20:19 PM
1 votes:

PlatinumDragon: Ron D. Moore should reboot Enterprise.

/wha? article? errr... agreed with some, disagreed with others, completely agree with #1


So....

Q will be an Angel that was guiding Archer to fullfill God's plan to have nothing significant happen?
2012-09-20 05:51:24 PM
1 votes:
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2012-09-20 05:49:26 PM
1 votes:

Ennuipoet: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x480]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHk7ZkbWo4A
2012-09-20 05:45:17 PM
1 votes:

th0th:

Major Kira: Yes, we get it, she's a former terrorist who is now a politician/diplomat/ambassador type, and has a lot of skeletons in her closet. The angry biatch attitude got very old, very quick, so much so that the one being who loved her so much to undo an entire timeline and kill dozens of the crew's future generations still left her ass to be with his people.


Well, that at the whole "every guy I fark dies" thing.
2012-09-20 05:31:49 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: I don't think putting Jake there is fair. His relationship with Captain Sisko was absolutely central to that show. Jadzia was far more useless.


I think I'm the only Trek fan who found "The Visitor" terribly boring. Tony Todd belongs in Candyman films and Michael Bay splosions. The aged makeup job they did on him was hideous, his voice became immediately annoying, and you end up having two of the most insufferable overactors in the same show.

Useless characters in no particular order:

Neelix - Easily the worst, the ship morale officer and chef. Who at the time had the hottest girlfriend on the show. Given the fact that two episodes resulted in him losing his voice (in one his lungs were stolen, in another Q2 removed his larynx), that should have been a hint for him to go away.

Chakotay - Dozens of Native American actors in Hollywood and they cast a Hispanic? Magua will eat his heart, even 70,000 light years away.

Harry Kim - An underachieving, clarinet-playing Asian who has a problem with women? If you're going to stereotype, at least do it right.

Kes: I didn't see Kes being a throwaway because prior to Six of Nine, her character had potential. Plus that voice...yummy.

Sisko: If he had turned the overacting/over-enunciating (yes, in a previous thread I realize this is his style given his theater days) I might have found him more appealing. He was a badass but overall his delivery ruined every scene.

Bashir: There were only a few episodes where he shone through as a compelling character, and not the ones where the other genetic weirdos were on board.

Major Kira: Yes, we get it, she's a former terrorist who is now a politician/diplomat/ambassador type, and has a lot of skeletons in her closet. The angry biatch attitude got very old, very quick, so much so that the one being who loved her so much to undo an entire timeline and kill dozens of the crew's future generations still left her ass to be with his people.

I liked Geordi on TNG, but as with pretty much 99% of bad characters in Trek, the problem was with the writing, not the actors. La Forge had a lot of potential that rarely got to shine with a good actor, but the continual "let's give Geordi an awkward dating moment" episodes created a bad trend.

Troi was a throwaway character - the quintessential one, I thought, but she was the other hotness once Tasha Yar left, they sort of had to keep her for gender balance.

Pulaski had a raw deal for one reason: Gates McFadden got pregnant and wanted to leave the show. They needed someone to fill the void while her contract was re-negotiated, and I thought she provided a good foil to Data and Picard while bringing something new - a bit of maturity - to the role. In a few of the Trek novels her character got a bit more backstory, but overall I don't feel it's right to castigate what was essentially a guest cast member - same with Guinan.

Given how little I've watched Enterprise, I agree with #1 on the OP; the entire cast could go spit aside from Phlox. He was the non-human who seemed the most humane, and I found John Billingsley did a wonderful job with it. Bakula was horribly miscast and I don't feel the series had enough stability or consistency for the characters to really get fleshed out in the way TNG and DS9 allowed it to develop.
2012-09-20 04:48:53 PM
1 votes:

drongozone: Nurse Chapel, anybody? The only reason for her presence was that the actress was Roddenbery's wife.


She's not the first or the last starlette to make a career ot of screwing the boss.
2012-09-20 04:08:31 PM
1 votes:

ltdanman44: (Sirtis pic)

Achtung Falschung! Diese Darstellung ist digital manipullert. Sie setzt sich aus 2 Bildern zusammen, ein kopf oder gesicht eines Prominenten auf einem Korper des models. Das Bild ist keine Wiedergabe einer real aussehenden Person.


Warning Fake! This representation is digitally manipulated. It is composed of 2 frames; a head or face of a celebrity on a model's body. The image is not rendering a real-looking person. 

/saw those bewbies in Death Wish 3 - they weren't nearly that big
2012-09-20 03:53:34 PM
1 votes:
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Vibrating musical plants. But they had more animation than Chekov ever did.
2012-09-20 03:23:55 PM
1 votes:

Snapper Carr: Without Jake Sisko we wouldn't have had the best episode of NuTrek

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AAAAH! The Candyman!
2012-09-20 02:59:29 PM
1 votes:

puckrock2000: But Diana Muldaur was no DeForest Kelley -- with whom she had worked with on an episode of the original Star Trek

Actually, she was on two episodes of TOS - she played Ann Mulhall/Thalassa in "Return to Tomorrow", and Miranda Jones in "Is There Truth In No Beauty?"


Whoops. Somebody give that blogwriter his notice for not doing his homework.
Bonus: force him to watch amateur non-canon fanfilms
2012-09-20 02:15:11 PM
1 votes:
The most semi-major character in Star Trek is Leeta.

Her only purpose was to be Rom's hot wife.
2012-09-20 02:13:26 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Harry Kim was useless.

They would have killed him off if Garret Wang he hadn't appeared on some 100 sexiest people list.


They did kill him off. Too bad he didn't stay dead.
2012-09-20 02:04:49 PM
1 votes:
"When audiences didn't buy that a beautiful Ocampa (portrayed by Jennifer Lien, who deserved better) would shack up with an alien who resembled a ginger Mr. T stricken with chicken pox, it paralleled the concerns the show's producers were having about the romance."

Now THAT phrase is hilarious!
2012-09-20 01:25:16 PM
1 votes:
Ro Laren.
2012-09-20 12:10:06 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: I don't think putting Jake there is fair. His relationship with Captain Sisko was absolutely central to that show. Jadzia was far more useless.


Jake Sisko should get a pass for one reason: The Visitor. And Rapture. Making the decision to cut off Sisko's visions...but yes, I agree about Jadzia, at least until she and Worf had some scenes together. DS9 had the most solid of casts. TNG had Troi, VOY had 7of9, and ENT had T'Pol as nothing more than technobabble eye candy. Troi and Riker were two of the most useless characters ever seen in the Trek universe.
2012-09-20 11:36:42 AM
1 votes:
I feel...snarkiness in them Captain...but I'm not sure...
2012-09-20 11:23:36 AM
1 votes:
2012-09-20 08:59:18 AM
1 votes:

Voiceofreason01: I guess we're not counting Enterprise as Star Trek? I guess it would kind of ruin the list of all of the characters were from the one series.


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?
 
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