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2021-03-06 1:49:09 AM  
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2021-03-06 6:28:44 AM  
Holodecks can give you any porn your want, and he went with coworkers?  I would have been a lot more imaginative.. more species, both 'real' and from works of fiction..
 
2021-03-06 6:40:05 AM  
Reg Barclay, hero to incels.
 
2021-03-06 6:48:02 AM  
Barclay at some research station using his smarts? Fantastic. Barclay on a starship having issues constantly? Hell no.
 
2021-03-06 6:48:34 AM  
Speaking of species.. FB is reminding me that yesterday was Joline Blalock's birthday..

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Also, Jake and Nog's favorite holoprogram was Vulcan Love Slave part 2: The Revenge.
 
2021-03-06 7:05:54 AM  

Alphax: Speaking of species.. FB is reminding me that yesterday was Joline Blalock's birthday..

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Also, Jake and Nog's favorite holoprogram was Vulcan Love Slave part 2: The Revenge.


That's awful!  Thanks for ruining the characters for me, jeez.  Now I can't even watch the characters, that's creepy and unrealistic. WTF?

/even at their age it should have been obvious that Vulcan Love Slave 3: Hot Wet Quatloos was entirely superior!
 
2021-03-06 7:28:13 AM  
I've been fired from much less important jobs for way less than Barclay but whatever Starfleet, you do you
 
2021-03-06 7:50:14 AM  

Alphax: Holodecks can give you any porn your want, and he went with coworkers?  I would have been a lot more imaginative.. more species, both 'real' and from works of fiction..


What do you think Barclay Program 9 contained?
 
2021-03-06 8:03:11 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Alphax: Holodecks can give you any porn your want, and he went with coworkers?  I would have been a lot more imaginative.. more species, both 'real' and from works of fiction..

What do you think Barclay Program 9 contained?


Isn't that the one where he goes Howlin Mad?
 
2021-03-06 8:08:21 AM  
Barclay episodes are automatic skips for me. I dont know why they kept trying to make him a thing.

/holodeck semen filters, go clean them
 
2021-03-06 8:35:00 AM  

Alphax: Holodecks can give you any porn your want, and he went with coworkers?  I would have been a lot more imaginative.. more species, both 'real' and from works of fiction..


What's wrong with co-workers? Especially if you work with Lily from AT&T.
 
2021-03-06 9:07:02 AM  
"It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."
 
2021-03-06 10:03:52 AM  
Personally, I wouldn't be able to work next to some fidgety asshole like that every day. No f*cking way.
 
2021-03-06 10:16:31 AM  

Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."


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This is not a repeat from 1964.
 
2021-03-06 10:24:09 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Alphax: Holodecks can give you any porn your want, and he went with coworkers?  I would have been a lot more imaginative.. more species, both 'real' and from works of fiction..

What do you think Barclay Program 9 contained?


A discussion between O'Brien and Worf on DS9 implied it was the "Three Musketeers" program.
 
2021-03-06 10:42:19 AM  

Bslim: Personally, I wouldn't be able to work next to some fidgety asshole like that every day. No f*cking way.


If I felt that people wouldn't want to work with me, I'd probably be a fidgety asshole too.
 
2021-03-06 11:09:26 AM  

Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."


To some degree, that's just a fact of existence.  I prefer "It's OK to be different in ways you could change, so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're a net neutral or better member of your society".

If you can't help it, it's not your fault.

If you're hurting people, it's a problem regardless.

If you're productive, you get more leeway.

That's just the way it is, welcome to the universe.
 
2021-03-06 11:23:59 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."

To some degree, that's just a fact of existence.  I prefer "It's OK to be different in ways you could change, so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're a net neutral or better member of your society".

If you can't help it, it's not your fault.

If you're hurting people, it's a problem regardless.

If you're productive, you get more leeway.

That's just the way it is, welcome to the universe.


Sticking with Barclay's situation, as the character was presented by the show. It raises questions about the Starfleet recruitment process.
In the episode Coming of Age, Wesley Crusher and other applicants are subjected to an extremely rigorous admission test. Only onewas chosen. Wonder boy, acting ensign, on the motherf*cking flagship, Wesley Crusher, didn't make the cut that time.
Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense. It was a shiattily conceived character. They should have made him a civilian attached to Starfleet from the Daystrom Institute or some shiat like that, not a f*cking Starfleet officer.
 
2021-03-06 11:33:13 AM  
Barclay certainly helped make TNG Season 8 something special.

https://twitter.com/tng_s8?lang=en
 
2021-03-06 11:42:28 AM  

Bslim: Unsung_Hero: Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."

To some degree, that's just a fact of existence.  I prefer "It's OK to be different in ways you could change, so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're a net neutral or better member of your society".

If you can't help it, it's not your fault.

If you're hurting people, it's a problem regardless.

If you're productive, you get more leeway.

That's just the way it is, welcome to the universe.

Sticking with Barclay's situation, as the character was presented by the show. It raises questions about the Starfleet recruitment process.
In the episode Coming of Age, Wesley Crusher and other applicants are subjected to an extremely rigorous admission test. Only onewas chosen. Wonder boy, acting ensign, on the motherf*cking flagship, Wesley Crusher, didn't make the cut that time.
Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense. It was a shiattily conceived character. They should have made him a civilian attached to Starfleet from the Daystrom Institute or some shiat like that, not a f*cking Starfleet officer.


See also, The Trouble With Edward
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At least that has the excuse of being a screwball comedy with cartoon science.
 
2021-03-06 11:52:39 AM  

Bslim: Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense.


Well, what if we take it as given that he did. And this raises a deeper question: what did Starfleet do to Barclay to break him? Which horror of space traumatized him so much that even an empathic ship's counselor couldn't treat that damage?

I want to see that episode.

(I assume it was when his squad got wiped out during the Minbari war)
 
2021-03-06 11:56:11 AM  

Bslim: Unsung_Hero: Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."

To some degree, that's just a fact of existence.  I prefer "It's OK to be different in ways you could change, so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're a net neutral or better member of your society".

If you can't help it, it's not your fault.

If you're hurting people, it's a problem regardless.

If you're productive, you get more leeway.

That's just the way it is, welcome to the universe.

Sticking with Barclay's situation, as the character was presented by the show. It raises questions about the Starfleet recruitment process.
In the episode Coming of Age, Wesley Crusher and other applicants are subjected to an extremely rigorous admission test. Only onewas chosen. Wonder boy, acting ensign, on the motherf*cking flagship, Wesley Crusher, didn't make the cut that time.
Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense. It was a shiattily conceived character. They should have made him a civilian attached to Starfleet from the Daystrom Institute or some shiat like that, not a f*cking Starfleet officer.


Maybe that's what happens when one of those wonder kinds crack when they become generic officers among plot armored gods, and realize they are one accident away from having their brains implode from space herpes so that Picard can muse about the state of the galaxy.
 
2021-03-06 12:01:42 PM  

Bslim: Unsung_Hero: Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."

To some degree, that's just a fact of existence.  I prefer "It's OK to be different in ways you could change, so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're a net neutral or better member of your society".

If you can't help it, it's not your fault.

If you're hurting people, it's a problem regardless.

If you're productive, you get more leeway.

That's just the way it is, welcome to the universe.

Sticking with Barclay's situation, as the character was presented by the show. It raises questions about the Starfleet recruitment process.
In the episode Coming of Age, Wesley Crusher and other applicants are subjected to an extremely rigorous admission test. Only onewas chosen. Wonder boy, acting ensign, on the motherf*cking flagship, Wesley Crusher, didn't make the cut that time.
Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense. It was a shiattily conceived character. They should have made him a civilian attached to Starfleet from the Daystrom Institute or some shiat like that, not a f*cking Starfleet officer.


Wesley was going for Command, not Engineering.  Having a bunch of incel weirdos as Engineers is one of the few ways Trek properly mirrors reality.
 
2021-03-06 12:04:03 PM  
I mean, we haven't forgotten that Geordi did the exact same thing Broccoli did, have we?  He was just better at not letting his co-workers find out about his spanking it to real people on the holodeck, is all.
 
2021-03-06 12:11:06 PM  

AdrienVeidt: I mean, we haven't forgotten that Geordi did the exact same thing Broccoli did, have we?  He was just better at not letting his co-workers find out about his spanking it to real people on the holodeck, is all.


Yeah I thought Geordi was one to farking talk.   Didn't he skeeve on a real married woman he obsessed over from her AI imprint?
Was he entertained by the fencing fantasy or was it Riker?

Anyway I thought it was common knowledge the gold shirts were just common criminals told they can either do hard time in the triradium mines of Rapeulon-5 or be dragooned into Federation cannon fodder.
 
2021-03-06 12:13:30 PM  

t3knomanser: And this raises a deeper question: what did Starfleet do to Barclay to break him? Which horror of space traumatized him so much that even an empathic ship's counselor couldn't treat that damage?

I want to see that episode.

(I assume it was when his squad got wiped out during the Minbari war)


See, that's smart.  For all the philanthropy that Starfleet is, it is still a military, and you can bet PTSD is part of the package.
 
2021-03-06 12:14:45 PM  

Fano: Anyway I thought it was common knowledge the gold shirts were just common criminals told they can either do hard time in the triradium mines of Rapeulon-5 or be dragooned into Federation cannon fodder.


...then what did Data do?
 
2021-03-06 12:21:22 PM  

buntz: Bslim: Personally, I wouldn't be able to work next to some fidgety asshole like that every day. No f*cking way.

If I felt that people wouldn't want to work with me, I'd probably be a fidgety asshole too.


When transferring to a new group my new coworkers told me that one person was difficult to get along with.  I decided I would do my best to get along with him.

Surprise, I managed to do so
 
2021-03-06 12:23:24 PM  

Cthushi: buntz: Bslim: Personally, I wouldn't be able to work next to some fidgety asshole like that every day. No f*cking way.

If I felt that people wouldn't want to work with me, I'd probably be a fidgety asshole too.

When transferring to a new group my new coworkers told me that one person was difficult to get along with.  I decided I would do my best to get along with him.

Surprise, I managed to do so


I was just paraphrasing Guinan
 
2021-03-06 12:27:17 PM  
A Look at Reg Barclay
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2021-03-06 12:36:40 PM  

Fano: AdrienVeidt: I mean, we haven't forgotten that Geordi did the exact same thing Broccoli did, have we?  He was just better at not letting his co-workers find out about his spanking it to real people on the holodeck, is all.

Yeah I thought Geordi was one to farking talk.   Didn't he skeeve on a real married woman he obsessed over from her AI imprint?


Yeah that was all sorts of f*cked up. Geordi had issues with women, many.
 
2021-03-06 12:56:10 PM  

Bslim: Unsung_Hero: Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."

To some degree, that's just a fact of existence.  I prefer "It's OK to be different in ways you could change, so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're a net neutral or better member of your society".

If you can't help it, it's not your fault.

If you're hurting people, it's a problem regardless.

If you're productive, you get more leeway.

That's just the way it is, welcome to the universe.

Sticking with Barclay's situation, as the character was presented by the show. It raises questions about the Starfleet recruitment process.
In the episode Coming of Age, Wesley Crusher and other applicants are subjected to an extremely rigorous admission test. Only onewas chosen. Wonder boy, acting ensign, on the motherf*cking flagship, Wesley Crusher, didn't make the cut that time.
Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense. It was a shiattily conceived character. They should have made him a civilian attached to Starfleet from the Daystrom Institute or some shiat like that, not a f*cking Starfleet officer.


This.
 
2021-03-06 2:09:20 PM  
A-Team in Space!

I love it when the Prime Directive comes together.
 
2021-03-06 2:11:05 PM  

Bslim: Unsung_Hero: Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."

To some degree, that's just a fact of existence.  I prefer "It's OK to be different in ways you could change, so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're a net neutral or better member of your society".

If you can't help it, it's not your fault.

If you're hurting people, it's a problem regardless.

If you're productive, you get more leeway.

That's just the way it is, welcome to the universe.

Sticking with Barclay's situation, as the character was presented by the show. It raises questions about the Starfleet recruitment process.
In the episode Coming of Age, Wesley Crusher and other applicants are subjected to an extremely rigorous admission test. Only onewas chosen. Wonder boy, acting ensign, on the motherf*cking flagship, Wesley Crusher, didn't make the cut that time.
Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense. It was a shiattily conceived character. They should have made him a civilian attached to Starfleet from the Daystrom Institute or some shiat like that, not a f*cking Starfleet officer.


When a TV show runs a while and has different writers coming in and out, stuff starts conflicting.

I tend to think of the Wesley recruitment stuff as more unrealistic. Starfleet's a big organization. They don't have time for that kind of shiat, and the tests were ridiculous. The writers for those episodes just wanted to write a neat idea they had, and didn't think it through on whether it fully made sense or not.
 
2021-03-06 2:27:27 PM  

t3knomanser: Bslim: Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense.

Well, what if we take it as given that he did. And this raises a deeper question: what did Starfleet do to Barclay to break him? Which horror of space traumatized him so much that even an empathic ship's counselor couldn't treat that damage?

I want to see that episode.

(I assume it was when his squad got wiped out during the Minbari war)


At first I read that as Minibar. Now I want Barclay to have a minibar disaster at a conference on Raisa.
 
2021-03-06 2:39:56 PM  

mongbiohazard: The writers for those episodes just wanted to write a neat idea they had, and didn't think it through on whether it fully made sense or not.


Oh, so you've seen 95% of Star Trek then.
 
2021-03-06 3:29:03 PM  

Bslim: Fano: AdrienVeidt: I mean, we haven't forgotten that Geordi did the exact same thing Broccoli did, have we?  He was just better at not letting his co-workers find out about his spanking it to real people on the holodeck, is all.

Yeah I thought Geordi was one to farking talk.   Didn't he skeeve on a real married woman he obsessed over from her AI imprint?

Yeah that was all sorts of f*cked up. Geordi had issues with women, many.


The engineering / science crew had it rough with women. O'Brien and Keiko had their relationship issues in TNG. They had some more run of the mill ones in DS: balancing pregnancy and work, losing their daughter in a time warp, demonic possession, and having your baby transferred between mothers mid pregnancy.

Harry Kim literally having to go through long term withdrawal after leaving love behind was a poignant point in his character development, even if his conduct there affected his promotion to lieutenant.

Nog had his issues too but those were really separated. I can't recall him even talking to girls much after he joined Starfleet. Also tbf I'm not sure if he was a command or engineering cadet. I just remember him working a lot more with O'Brien and being the chief engineer on that cadet ship.
 
2021-03-06 4:17:54 PM  
Completely off the subject, if they're doing season two of Picard, I would love to see some sort of repercussions about the life he lived in "the inner light" episode, some sort of remorse, some psychological effects of missing his dead wife and children that never existed!
 
2021-03-06 5:34:41 PM  

buntz: Completely off the subject, if they're doing season two of Picard, I would love to see some sort of repercussions about the life he lived in "the inner light" episode, some sort of remorse, some psychological effects of missing his dead wife and children that never existed!


"That's me!" gets me every time.
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And I love that they basically showed him level up at the end of that episode by getting a new skill and a new miscellaneous item. I wished they did that more often (or maybe I missed other times)

I stopped watching Picard when they said "we need you to pretend to be somebody else" and he didn't immediately don his trench coat and fedora.
 
2021-03-06 7:19:08 PM  

mongbiohazard: Bslim: Unsung_Hero: Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."

To some degree, that's just a fact of existence.  I prefer "It's OK to be different in ways you could change, so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're a net neutral or better member of your society".

If you can't help it, it's not your fault.

If you're hurting people, it's a problem regardless.

If you're productive, you get more leeway.

That's just the way it is, welcome to the universe.

Sticking with Barclay's situation, as the character was presented by the show. It raises questions about the Starfleet recruitment process.
In the episode Coming of Age, Wesley Crusher and other applicants are subjected to an extremely rigorous admission test. Only onewas chosen. Wonder boy, acting ensign, on the motherf*cking flagship, Wesley Crusher, didn't make the cut that time.
Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense. It was a shiattily conceived character. They should have made him a civilian attached to Starfleet from the Daystrom Institute or some shiat like that, not a f*cking Starfleet officer.

When a TV show runs a while and has different writers coming in and out, stuff starts conflicting.

I tend to think of the Wesley recruitment stuff as more unrealistic. Starfleet's a big organization. They don't have time for that kind of shiat, and the tests were ridiculous. The writers for those episodes just wanted to write a neat idea they had, and didn't think it through on whether it fully made sense or not.


Welsey also seemed young for an Academy grad at the time.  Perhaps he was going through a more-rigorous early enrollment program.
 
2021-03-06 7:50:40 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Perhaps he was going through a more-rigorous early enrollment program


Picard felt guilty about killing Wesley's dad, and he called in a favour on Beverley's behalf.  Starfleet's corrupt as all hell that way, you can always work around something if you have a friend in the right place.
 
2021-03-06 7:59:09 PM  

t3knomanser: Bslim: Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense.

Well, what if we take it as given that he did. And this raises a deeper question: what did Starfleet do to Barclay to break him? Which horror of space traumatized him so much that even an empathic ship's counselor couldn't treat that damage?

I want to see that episode.

(I assume it was when his squad got wiped out during the Minbari war)


He saw Star Trek V.
 
2021-03-06 8:04:24 PM  

cob2f: t3knomanser: Bslim: Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense.

Well, what if we take it as given that he did. And this raises a deeper question: what did Starfleet do to Barclay to break him? Which horror of space traumatized him so much that even an empathic ship's counselor couldn't treat that damage?

I want to see that episode.

(I assume it was when his squad got wiped out during the Minbari war)

At first I read that as Minibar. Now I want Barclay to have a minibar disaster at a conference on Raisa.


You can try out as a newsreader for ISN.
 
2021-03-06 8:50:08 PM  
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I'm not a fan of barclays holodeck events. Not that there's anything wrong with that
 
2021-03-06 10:33:42 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Picard felt guilty about killing Wesley's dad, and he called in a favour on Beverley's behalf.  Starfleet's corrupt as all hell that way, you can always work around something if you have a friend in the right place.


To be fair, I don't think he really has to call in a favor to put up a candidate for that sort of thing.  He is the captain of the flagship of the fleet after all.  That's like a hair below an admiral.  Would be putting a bit of his reputation on the line though.
 
2021-03-06 10:40:49 PM  

Bslim: Unsung_Hero: Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."

To some degree, that's just a fact of existence.  I prefer "It's OK to be different in ways you could change, so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're a net neutral or better member of your society".

If you can't help it, it's not your fault.

If you're hurting people, it's a problem regardless.

If you're productive, you get more leeway.

That's just the way it is, welcome to the universe.

Sticking with Barclay's situation, as the character was presented by the show. It raises questions about the Starfleet recruitment process.
In the episode Coming of Age, Wesley Crusher and other applicants are subjected to an extremely rigorous admission test. Only onewas chosen. Wonder boy, acting ensign, on the motherf*cking flagship, Wesley Crusher, didn't make the cut that time.
Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense. It was a shiattily conceived character. They should have made him a civilian attached to Starfleet from the Daystrom Institute or some shiat like that, not a f*cking Starfleet officer.


The Starfleet officers' test didn't test social skills. He can be a kick-ass scientist and still not be able to hold a conversation. In Voyager it made sense that he was assigned to pound code on a computer all day; he's probably much happier doing that.
 
2021-03-07 11:17:30 AM  

JerkStore: Barclay episodes are automatic skips for me. I dont know why they kept trying to make him a thing.

/holodeck semen filters, go clean them


Anything Alexander, Lwaxana, Beverly or Keiko is a skip for me. Broccoli is a little less annoying for some reason, but I get it.

/Kat in BSG
//any of the tech dweebs in SG1
 
2021-03-07 1:47:08 PM  
And he was great with all the Jibba-Jabba.

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2021-03-07 3:55:06 PM  

Bslim: Unsung_Hero: Fano: "It's okay to be different, as long as you're useful."

To some degree, that's just a fact of existence.  I prefer "It's OK to be different in ways you could change, so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're a net neutral or better member of your society".

If you can't help it, it's not your fault.

If you're hurting people, it's a problem regardless.

If you're productive, you get more leeway.

That's just the way it is, welcome to the universe.

Sticking with Barclay's situation, as the character was presented by the show. It raises questions about the Starfleet recruitment process.
In the episode Coming of Age, Wesley Crusher and other applicants are subjected to an extremely rigorous admission test. Only onewas chosen. Wonder boy, acting ensign, on the motherf*cking flagship, Wesley Crusher, didn't make the cut that time.
Are you gonna f*cking tell me, that sexual deviant, sack-o-nerves-Barclay made the cut? F*ck outta here with that nonsense. It was a shiattily conceived character. They should have made him a civilian attached to Starfleet from the Daystrom Institute or some shiat like that, not a f*cking Starfleet officer.


You think the more realistic thing is every Starfleet cadet and officer passed a similar test?

You think the testing that let only one person through when there is clearly a high demand for personnel is more realistic than a twitchy person with performance anxiety somehow getting in?

The Federation is not so large that they could fully staff Starfleet using a test with that kind of pass-fail ratio. Especially with the majority of officers being human. Not to mention the fact people as smart as those potentials were will adapt for the next test and be more prepared for the mind-farkery.

I've always assumed that specific testing regimen was only for potential command-track officers.

Just look at the version of Picard who avoided the fight with the Nausicans. Clearly a junior officer, not especially different from Barclay in his accomplishments if not his deportment, but judged as not demonstrating the intangibles that set you up for command. But he was still in Starfleet.

You're also skipping completely over the possibility Barclay's issues started up after he became an officer. People get broken far more often than they are born broken. All it takes is one bad day to shatter a person's confidence and start a downward spiral. It's the rare extraordinarily strong person who pulls themselves out of that without outside help. Barclay's assignment prior to the Enterprise shuffled him away rather than address his issues as Picard chose to.

Imagine Wesley if any one of his innumerable fark ups had resulted in getting a full bore dressing down and subsequent constant dislike and mistrust from his colleagues. Very very few people are going to come through something like that calm and confident without someone having their back. Something Barclay clearly did not get until he came to the Enterprise.
 
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