History YMMV / StarTrekTheNextGeneration

11th Jun '17 7:42:24 PM wyattte
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* AssPull: The ending to "Sins of the Father". The whole episode practically sledgehammered the premise that Worf's actions could only end in success or his death. [[spoiler:Then at the very last minute, Worf matter-of-factly brings up a third way that everyone can live with.]] There is ''a'' justification for this (Worf only brings it up once he is trying to survive rather than achieve his initial goal), but it can still feel jarring.

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* AssPull: The ending to [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E17SinsOfTheFather "Sins of the Father". Father."]] The whole episode practically sledgehammered the premise that Worf's actions could only end in success or his death. [[spoiler:Then at the very last minute, Worf matter-of-factly brings up a third way that everyone can live with.]] There is ''a'' justification for this (Worf only brings it up once he is trying to survive rather than achieve his initial goal), but it can still feel jarring.



** 'I, Borg', in which they study a Borg drone separated from the collective. Changes them from [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg zombies]] into StarfishAliens.
** Creator/GeneRoddenberry never liked that he used the Klingons as the "Race of Black Hats" in [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]], and thus made Worf as a Klingon main character and the first season episode "Heart of Glory" completely redefined their place as a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]].

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** 'I, Borg', [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E23IBorg "I, Borg,"]] in which they study a Borg drone separated from the collective. Changes them from [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg zombies]] into StarfishAliens.
** Creator/GeneRoddenberry never liked that he used the Klingons as the "Race of Black Hats" in [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]], and thus made Worf as a Klingon main character and the first season episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E19HeartOfGlory "Heart of Glory" Glory"]] completely redefined their place as a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]].



** In "Deja Q", where after regaining his powers, Q decides to return with a mariachi band!
** In "Haven", the "[[FanNickname Quark-in-the-box!]]" that informs Deanna she's about to get married, then dumps jewels everywhere.
* ClicheStorm: Invoked in the episode "The Royale", where Riker, Worf, and Data get trapped in the simulation of a terribly-written crime novel set in the eponymous hotel-casino. Periodically, their attempts to escape are interrupted by scenes from the book, causing the [=NPCs=] of the simulation to start reciting the hammiest possible lines to each other (complete with a jazzy soundtrack spontaneously starting up to accompany them), all while the crew looks on in bewilderment. After these brief interactions, the music stops and the [=NPCs=] return to normal as if nothing had happened.

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** In [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ "Deja Q", where Q,"]] after regaining his powers, Q decides to return with a mariachi band!
** In "Haven", [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E10Haven "Haven,"]] the "[[FanNickname Quark-in-the-box!]]" that informs Deanna she's about to get married, then dumps jewels everywhere.
* ClicheStorm: Invoked in the episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E12TheRoyale "The Royale", Royale,"]] where Riker, Worf, and Data get trapped in the simulation of a terribly-written crime novel set in the eponymous hotel-casino. Periodically, their attempts to escape are interrupted by scenes from the book, causing the [=NPCs=] of the simulation to start reciting the hammiest possible lines to each other (complete with a jazzy soundtrack spontaneously starting up to accompany them), all while the crew looks on in bewilderment. After these brief interactions, the music stops and the [=NPCs=] return to normal as if nothing had happened.



** Probably one of the most "common" bits of common knowledge surrounding this series is that Wesley Crusher was the character to always solve the problem, save the ship, etc., and that he was excessively praised by the other characters. The truth is, while Wesley has earned much of his [[TheScrappy scrappy]] reputation, the extent of his "saving the ship" has been greatly exaggerated, including on this very wiki. He actually was only the one to solve the problem of the week six times, which is still probably more times than he should have, but hardly "every other week", as he has been accused. He also had his fair share of episodes where he screwed things up, or was called out by other characters.

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** Probably one of the most "common" bits of common knowledge surrounding this series is that Wesley Crusher was the character to always solve the problem, save the ship, etc., and that he was excessively praised by the other characters. The truth is, while Wesley has earned much of his [[TheScrappy scrappy]] reputation, the extent of his "saving the ship" has been greatly exaggerated, including on this very wiki. He actually was only the one to solve the problem of the week six times, which is still probably more times than he should have, but hardly "every other week", as he has been accused. He also had his fair share of episodes where he screwed things up, or was called out by other characters.characters, though that came more with the show GrowingTheBeard.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Besides the theme, several instances in the episode "Lessons", when LTCMDR Darren and Picard are playing together. Of particular note were turning the simple melody of "Frere Jaques" into a remarkable duet, and the beautiful rendition of the Ressikan theme from "The Inner Light."

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Besides the theme, several instances in the episode "Lessons", [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E17Lessons "Lessons,"]] when LTCMDR Darren and Picard are playing together. Of particular note were turning the simple melody of "Frere Jaques" into a remarkable duet, and the beautiful rendition of the Ressikan theme from "The Inner Light."



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVIGhYMwRgs Riker sits down]]. A fan decided to make a supercut of the odd way Riker sits down (by stretching his leg over the chair, much like mounting a horse), and it quickly took the internet by storm. Tall Trekkies were quick to point out that Creator/JonathanFrakes ''had'' to sit down like this, due to how short the chairs were in comparison to himself (and that the one-piece uniforms and injuries from his old job moving furniture) probably didn't make it any easier).

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVIGhYMwRgs Riker sits down]]. A fan decided to make a supercut of the odd way Riker sits down (by stretching his leg over the chair, much like mounting a horse), and it quickly took the internet by storm. Tall Trekkies were quick to point out that Creator/JonathanFrakes ''had'' to sit down like this, due to how short the chairs were in comparison to himself (and that the one-piece uniforms uniforms, and injuries from his Frakes' old job moving furniture) furniture, probably didn't make it any easier).



** The audience reaction to the Ferengi introduction as the BigBad of the series in "The Last Outpost" was so much this, that the writers dropped them as villains in favor of the Borg.

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** The audience reaction to the Ferengi introduction as the BigBad of the series in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E4TheLastOutpost "The Last Outpost" Outpost"]] was so much this, that the writers dropped them as villains in favor of the Borg.



** In "The Best of Both Worlds" part 1, when the ''Enterprise'''s engineering section is under attack, Geordi epically rolls under the door sealing off engineering... which was still high enough for Geordi to simply crouch under. This scene has been [[MemeticMutation memetically mutated]] on {{YTMND}} as the "[[http://epicgeordi.ytmnd.com/ Epic Geordi Maneuver]]".
** "Oh no. Oh PLEEASE no!!"[[note]]"Eye of the Beholder"[[/note]]
** The producers were never thrilled by the final appearance of the abductor aliens from "Schisms". Brannon Braga said "I felt they looked like monks - fish monks, [[AndThatsTerrible and monks aren't terrifying]]."
** A deliberate example in "Chain of Command", when Picard yells "THERE! ARE! FOUR! LIGHTS!" at his tormentor, sounding more desperate than defiant - Picard reveals later that he was on the very edge of breaking at that point, so his yell was more to convince himself than Gul Madred.
* NarmCharm: In "Reunion", as Gowron confronts Duras, he says "You will die slowly, Duras...", suddenly turning his chair mid-sentence to face him directly, capping off with a SlasherSmile. It's so silly but so entertaining.

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** [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E15TooShortASeason "Too Short A Season"]] has Admiral Jameson, who is an eighty-something man played by 27-year-old actor Clayton Rohner, wearing an inch of wrinkly makeup. It's ''painfully'' obvious.
** In [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E26S4E1TheBestOfBothWorlds "The Best of Both Worlds" Worlds"]] part 1, when the ''Enterprise'''s engineering section is under attack, Geordi epically rolls under the door sealing off engineering... which was still high enough for Geordi to simply crouch under. This scene has been [[MemeticMutation memetically mutated]] on {{YTMND}} as the "[[http://epicgeordi.ytmnd.com/ Epic Geordi Maneuver]]".
** "Oh no. Oh PLEEASE no!!"[[note]]"Eye no!!"[[note]][[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E17EyeOfTheBeholder "Eye of the Beholder"[[/note]]
Beholder"]][[/note]]
** The producers were never thrilled by the final appearance of the abductor aliens from "Schisms".[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E5Schisms "Schisms"]]. Brannon Braga said "I felt they looked like monks - fish monks, [[AndThatsTerrible and monks aren't terrifying]]."
** A deliberate example in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E10ChainOfCommand "Chain of Command", Command"]], when Picard yells "THERE! ARE! FOUR! LIGHTS!" at his tormentor, sounding more desperate than defiant - Picard reveals later that he was on the very edge of breaking at that point, so his yell was more to convince himself than Gul Madred.
** [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E13SubRosa "Sub Rosa."]] Let's just say this sentence is no less crazy ''in'' context.
-->'''Beverly:''' I did fall asleep reading a particularly erotic chapter in my grandmother's journal.
* NarmCharm: In "Reunion", [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E7Reunion "Reunion"]], as Gowron confronts Duras, he says "You will die slowly, Duras...", suddenly turning his chair mid-sentence to face him directly, capping off with a SlasherSmile. It's so silly but so entertaining.



** It probably really didn't help Wesley that in the second episode, really the first time he got any significant screentime, he spent the first half of it whining that he wasn't allowed on the bridge, even making a device that mimics Picard's voice so that he can ''pretend Captain Picard is giving him orders'', and the second half "drunk" and having taken over the ship and declared himself Captain.

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** It probably really didn't help Wesley that in the second episode, [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow "The Naked Now,"]] really the first time he got any significant screentime, he spent the first half of it whining that he wasn't allowed on the bridge, even making a device that mimics Picard's voice so that he can ''pretend Captain Picard is giving him orders'', and the second half "drunk" and having taken over the ship and declared himself Captain.



* OneSceneWonder: Sarek in "Unification I".

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* OneSceneWonder: Sarek in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E7Unification1 "Unification I".I."]]



* RelationshipSue: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in "The Perfect Mate", when the Enterprise unknowingly winds up transporting a woman who's been raised and designed to be a Relationship Sue to whatever man she happens to be with. After being encouraged to make her own choices and formulate her own beliefs, she's forced to realize how empty her existence as a RelationshipSue is, as she essentially has no thoughts or feelings of her own.

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* RelationshipSue: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E21ThePerfectMate "The Perfect Mate", Mate"]], when the Enterprise unknowingly winds up transporting a woman who's been raised and designed to be a Relationship Sue to whatever man she happens to be with. After being encouraged to make her own choices and formulate her own beliefs, she's forced to realize how empty her existence as a RelationshipSue is, as she essentially has no thoughts or feelings of her own.



* SoBadItsGood: "Night Terrors". C'mon, the flying Troi scenes are unbeatable.

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* SoBadItsGood: [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E17NightTerrors "Night Terrors". Terrors."]] C'mon, the flying Troi scenes are unbeatable.



* {{Squick}}: In "The Cost of Living" Lwaxana (an older woman played by an actress at 60) and Alexander (a little boy whose actor was 11) take a seemingly-naked mudbath together. It's entirely platonic, but while this sort of behavior might be more acceptable by the twenty-fourth century, it's rather disgusting to some viewers ''now.''

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* {{Squick}}: In [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E20CostOfLiving "The Cost of Living" Living"]] Lwaxana (an older woman played by an actress at 60) and Alexander (a little boy whose actor was 11) take a seemingly-naked mudbath together. It's entirely platonic, but while this sort of behavior might be more acceptable by the twenty-fourth century, it's rather disgusting to some viewers ''now.''



** In "Time Squared", Dr. Pulaski (who, to put it mildly, was not well-liked by the crew) tells Troi that she's concerned Picard's fear and doubt over the situation with the future Picard could be potentially paralyzing, and says the time may come that she'd have to relieve him of duty. Troi basically tells her to shove it, but when the vortex shows up, Pulaski is proven right: Picard, uncharacteristically, keeps going back and forth with himself out loud about what to do.

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** In [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E13TimeSquared "Time Squared", Squared,"]] Dr. Pulaski (who, to put it mildly, was not well-liked by the crew) tells Troi that she's concerned Picard's fear and doubt over the situation with the future Picard could be potentially paralyzing, and says the time may come that she'd have to relieve him of duty. Troi basically tells her to shove it, but when the vortex shows up, Pulaski is proven right: Picard, uncharacteristically, keeps going back and forth with himself out loud about what to do.



** One mistaken example is in the episode "Datalore". At one point Picard yells a big loud "Shut up, Wesley!", but only so that it [[CreatorsPet makes Wesley look more heroic]] [[NotNowKiddo when he insists on being heard]], and when he's ''still'' ignored, he goes against Picard's orders and as a result, and saves the ship and everyone on it from being killed. None the less, it was just about one of the funniest scenes that season, and satisfying to hear. (Wesley himself, Creator/WilWheaton, wrote that there are ''Series/StarTrek'' fans who put their children through college on the proceeds of selling t-shirts and badges reading "Shut up, Wesley!")

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** One mistaken example is in the episode "Datalore". [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E12Datalore "Datalore."]] At one point Picard yells a big loud "Shut up, Wesley!", but only so that it [[CreatorsPet makes Wesley look more heroic]] [[NotNowKiddo when he insists on being heard]], and when he's ''still'' ignored, he goes against Picard's orders and as a result, and saves the ship and everyone on it from being killed. None the less, it was just about one of the funniest scenes that season, and satisfying to hear. (Wesley himself, Creator/WilWheaton, wrote that there are ''Series/StarTrek'' fans who put their children through college on the proceeds of selling t-shirts and badges reading "Shut up, Wesley!")
1st Jun '17 2:56:41 AM jormis29
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** Teri Hatcher, all of 23 years old, appears as a transporter operator in "The Outrageous Okona". Complete with 80s hair.

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** Teri Hatcher, Creator/TeriHatcher, all of 23 years old, appears as a transporter operator in "The Outrageous Okona". Complete with 80s hair.



** "The Outrageous Okona": A Han Solo style pilot comes on board the notoriously dull season 2 Enterprise, has sex with 1980's Teri Hatcher, teaches Data about humanity, nearly starts an interplanetary war and at the end has to come to terms with his responsibilities... completely ruined by some of the flattest and cheesiest jokes of the entire franchise; including a cringe-worthy and racist stereotypical Japanese impression courtesy of Joe Piscopo. He even has the novelty teeth.

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** "The Outrageous Okona": A Han Solo style pilot comes on board the notoriously dull season 2 Enterprise, has sex with 1980's Teri Hatcher, Creator/TeriHatcher, teaches Data about humanity, nearly starts an interplanetary war and at the end has to come to terms with his responsibilities... completely ruined by some of the flattest and cheesiest jokes of the entire franchise; including a cringe-worthy and racist stereotypical Japanese impression courtesy of Joe Piscopo. He even has the novelty teeth.
30th Mar '17 10:27:59 PM wyattte
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* EscapistCharacter: ''Data.'' Socially awkward fans (and, notably, [[http://www.geekwire.com/2013/brent-spiner-star-trek/ autistic fans]]) tend to gravitate toward Data, for being incredibly smart, strong, and universally accepted by his peers even though he struggles to understand social nuances. Of course, it helps that episodes that focus on him tend to be above average.
** Wesley was intended to be this kind of character. [[CreatorsPet By and large, it failed.]]



** "[[TakeThatScrappy SHUT UP WESLEY!]]". Creator/WilWheaton jokes that people have put their kids through college with how much money the fans made selling homemade t-shirts emblazoned with that phrase.
*** However, in 2016, Wil has confirmed that [[DiscreditedMeme he insta-bans people that tweet "Shut up, Wesley!" to him on Twitter, even if it's in jest]].

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** "[[TakeThatScrappy SHUT UP WESLEY!]]". Creator/WilWheaton jokes that people have put their kids through college with how much money the fans made selling homemade t-shirts emblazoned with that phrase.
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phrase. However, in 2016, Wil has confirmed that [[DiscreditedMeme he insta-bans people that tweet "Shut up, Wesley!" to him on Twitter, even if it's in jest]].



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVIGhYMwRgs Riker sits down]]. A fan decided to make a supercut of the odd way Riker sits down (by stretching his leg over the chair, much like mounting a horse), and it quickly took the internet by storm. Tall Trekkies were quick to point out that Creator/JonathanFrakes ''had'' to sit down like this, due to how short the chairs were in comparison to himself (and that the one-piece uniforms and his old knee injury probably didn't make it any easier).

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVIGhYMwRgs Riker sits down]]. A fan decided to make a supercut of the odd way Riker sits down (by stretching his leg over the chair, much like mounting a horse), and it quickly took the internet by storm. Tall Trekkies were quick to point out that Creator/JonathanFrakes ''had'' to sit down like this, due to how short the chairs were in comparison to himself (and that the one-piece uniforms and injuries from his old knee injury job moving furniture) probably didn't make it any easier).easier).
*** Alternately, there's the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjQ8yt33l14 Riker Lean.]] Which, even though it accommodates Frakes, fits his character well, and tends to lend itself to the CaptainMorganPose.
23rd Mar '17 4:48:41 PM Pren
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** The theory advanced in varying degrees of seriousness over the years that Picard deliberately let Jack Crusher die so he could have a shot with Beverly.

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** The theory advanced in varying degrees of seriousness over the years that Picard deliberately let Jack Crusher die so he could have a shot with Beverly. It helps that a novel reveals that ''is'' exactly what happened in the Mirror Universe.
23rd Mar '17 1:46:58 PM Allronix
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* FriendlyFandoms: Pre-Internet, there was an informal trading network. The British were airing STTNG at least a season behind the Americans, and Americans only got to see ''Series/DoctorWho'' if their local PBS station was begging for cash. Queue some quasi-formal tape exchanges across the pond.
13th Mar '17 11:59:54 PM ShorinBJ
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** Creator/TeriHatcher, all of 23 years old, appears as a transporter operator in "The Outrageous Okona". Complete with 80s hair.

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** Creator/TeriHatcher, Teri Hatcher, all of 23 years old, appears as a transporter operator in "The Outrageous Okona". Complete with 80s hair.hair.
** Suzie Plakson is known to Next Gen fans as K'Ehleyr, Worf's witty lady love, but younger TV audiences probably know her better as Judy Eriksen, Marshall's mom on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
** Noted hottie Nikki Cox is barely recognizable, not only because she's in heavy alien makeup, but because she's ten.
** Famke Jannsen appears opposite Patrick Stewart for the first time in "The Perfect Mate", years before ''Film/XMen''



*** Creator/MarcAlaimo played the first Romulan to appear in the series (Commander Tebok) and ''then'' the first Cardassian to appear in the franchise (Gul Macet) before being cast in his best-known role, Gul Dukat.
*** Creator/EthanPhillips (Neelix) played a Ferengi in "Menage a Troi".
*** One of the technicians who tries to take over the ''Enterprise'' in "Starship Mine" is played by Creator/TimRuss before we knew him as Tuvok.
*** A well-known example is Creator/RobertDuncanMcNeill playing Nicholas Locarno in "The First Duty". Depending on who you ask, Tom Paris was either created as an {{Expy}} of Locarno so they wouldn't have to pay royalties, or there were other reasons, such as that the creators of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' felt Locarno was irredeemable.

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*** Creator/MarcAlaimo Marc Alaimo played the first Romulan to appear in the series (Commander Tebok) in "The Neutral Zone" and ''then'' the first Cardassian to appear in the franchise (Gul Macet) in "The Wounded", before being cast in his best-known role, Gul Dukat.
*** Creator/EthanPhillips Ethan Phillips (Neelix) played a Ferengi in "Menage a Troi".
*** One of the technicians who tries to take over the ''Enterprise'' in "Starship Mine" is played by Creator/TimRuss Tim Russ before we knew him as Tuvok.
*** A well-known example is Creator/RobertDuncanMcNeill Robert Duncan [=McNeill=] playing Nicholas Locarno in "The First Duty". Depending on who you ask, Tom Paris was either created as an {{Expy}} of Locarno so they wouldn't have to pay royalties, or there were other reasons, such as that the creators of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' felt Locarno was irredeemable. For what it's worth, [=McNeill=] has said they're very different characters; "Locarno seemed like a nice guy, but deep down he was a bad guy. Tom Paris is an opposite premise in a way. Deep down he's a good guy. He's just made some mistakes."
*** Max Grodenchik puts in a couple of appearances as two different Ferengi before playing Rom on [=DS9=].
13th Mar '17 11:39:53 PM ShorinBJ
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** Creator/TeriHatcher, all of 23 years old, appears as a transporter operator, complete with 80s hair.

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** Creator/TeriHatcher, all of 23 years old, appears as a transporter operator, complete operator in "The Outrageous Okona". Complete with 80s hair.hair.
** Just within the franchise:
*** The captain of a Ferengi ship in "The Last Outpost", the episode in which they were introduced was Creator/ArminShimerman, better known as Quark.
*** Creator/MarcAlaimo played the first Romulan to appear in the series (Commander Tebok) and ''then'' the first Cardassian to appear in the franchise (Gul Macet) before being cast in his best-known role, Gul Dukat.
*** Creator/EthanPhillips (Neelix) played a Ferengi in "Menage a Troi".
*** One of the technicians who tries to take over the ''Enterprise'' in "Starship Mine" is played by Creator/TimRuss before we knew him as Tuvok.
*** A well-known example is Creator/RobertDuncanMcNeill playing Nicholas Locarno in "The First Duty". Depending on who you ask, Tom Paris was either created as an {{Expy}} of Locarno so they wouldn't have to pay royalties, or there were other reasons, such as that the creators of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' felt Locarno was irredeemable.
13th Mar '17 11:19:56 PM ShorinBJ
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* RelationshipSue: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in "The Perfect Mate", when the Enterprise unknowingly winds up transporting a woman who's been raised and designed to be a Relationship Sue to whatever man she happens to be with. After being encouraged to make her own choices and formulate her own beliefs, she's forced to realize how empty her existence as a RelationshipSue is, as she essentially has no thoughts or feelings of her own.



** Lwaxanna Troi was described by some critics as like a dentist drill in her first few appearances, with both "Haven" and "Manhunt" cringeworthy episodes (like most of the first few two seasons) and her overbearing personality contributing to that. Starting with "Menage a' Troi" in the third season, she became a lot more tolerable, even sympathetic while also being quite funny. Her last TNG episode "Dark Page" is considered one of the biggest {{Tearjerker}}s of the franchise.
* RelationshipSue: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in "The Perfect Mate", when the Enterprise unknowingly winds up transporting a woman who's been raised and designed to be a Relationship Sue to whatever man she happens to be with. After being encouraged to make her own choices and formulate her own beliefs, she's forced to realize how empty her existence as a RelationshipSue is, as she essentially has no thoughts or feelings of her own.

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** Lwaxanna Lwaxana Troi was described by some critics as like a dentist drill in her first few appearances, with both "Haven" and "Manhunt" cringeworthy episodes (like most of the first few two seasons) and her overbearing personality contributing to that. Starting with "Menage a' Troi" in the third season, she became a lot more tolerable, even sympathetic while also being quite funny. Her last TNG episode "Dark Page" is considered one of the biggest {{Tearjerker}}s of the franchise.
* RelationshipSue: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in "The Perfect Mate", when the Enterprise unknowingly winds up transporting a woman who's been raised and designed to be a Relationship Sue to whatever man she happens to be with. After being encouraged to make her own choices and formulate her own beliefs, she's forced to realize how empty her existence as a RelationshipSue is, as she essentially has no thoughts or feelings of her own.
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** Creator/TeriHatcher, all of 23 years old, appears as a transporter operator, complete with 80s hair.
13th Mar '17 1:46:44 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Dr. Pulaski. Pulaski replaced Wesley's mother as the ship's doctor for a single season before fan outcry got them to bring Dr. Crusher back. As often happens in life, first impressions are everything. Not only was she a ReplacementScrappy, but the writers made a major miscalculation in their attempt to make her a DistaffCounterpart of [[TheMcCoy Dr. McCoy]] from the original series. Since [=McCoy's=] arguments with Spock were such a fan favorite aspect of the character, the writers tried to duplicate it by having Pulaski take a dislike to [[TheSpock Data]] and toss him similar insults about being so logical all the time. Unfortunately, unlike Spock, Data couldn't even really understand that he was being insulted and could not respond in kind. Also, Data is very rarely wrong, so Pulaski's mockery of Data's aping of human traits makes her seem like a bigot. Other than Pulaski, every TNG character who has expressed doubt in Data's sentience has been labeled a villain. Worse, Pulaski behaved boorishly to Captain Picard in her very first scene. If an incoming department head tried that in a Naval ship, she'd probably be tossed overboard. The character mellowed out by her second episode, but the damage was done. Diana Muldaur left the show on less-than-harmonious terms; a mess all around. However, some fans at least acknowledge that she was a competent and intelligent doctor. (And a good actress, as her two parts in classic ''Trek'' show.)

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** Dr. Pulaski. Pulaski replaced Wesley's mother as the ship's doctor for a single season before fan outcry got them to bring Dr. Crusher back. As often happens in life, first impressions are everything. Not only was she a ReplacementScrappy, but the writers made a major miscalculation in their attempt to make her a DistaffCounterpart of [[TheMcCoy Dr. McCoy]] from the original series. Since [=McCoy's=] arguments with Spock were such a fan favorite aspect of the character, the writers tried to duplicate it by having Pulaski take a dislike to [[TheSpock Data]] and toss him similar insults about being so logical all the time. Unfortunately, unlike Spock, Data couldn't even really understand that he was being insulted and could not respond in kind. Also, Data is very rarely wrong, so Pulaski's mockery of Data's aping of human traits makes her seem come across like a bigot.bigot bullying a mentally disabled person. Other than Pulaski, every TNG character who has expressed doubt in Data's sentience has been labeled a villain. Worse, Pulaski behaved boorishly to Captain Picard in her very first scene. If an incoming department head tried that in a Naval ship, she'd probably be tossed overboard. The character mellowed out by her second episode, but the damage was done. Diana Muldaur left the show on less-than-harmonious terms; a mess all around. However, some fans at least acknowledge that she was a competent and intelligent doctor. (And a good actress, as her two parts in classic ''Trek'' show.)
11th Mar '17 3:53:26 PM nombretomado
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** In "Skin of Evil", [[http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x23/skinofevil_hd_462.jpg the holodeck program]] where Tasha Yar's memorial service is held looks very much like [[http://www.hdwallpapers.in/walls/windows_xp_bliss-wide.jpg the standard wallpaper]] of [[MicrosoftWindows Windows XP]].

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** In "Skin of Evil", [[http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x23/skinofevil_hd_462.jpg the holodeck program]] where Tasha Yar's memorial service is held looks very much like [[http://www.hdwallpapers.in/walls/windows_xp_bliss-wide.jpg the standard wallpaper]] of [[MicrosoftWindows [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows XP]].
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