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Who was most underused in the TOS Films?

RedShirtGuyNumber1001

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Report this Feb. 27 2010, 10:39 am

gone after season 1 due to drugs....lol.

RedShirtGuyNumber1001

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Report this Feb. 27 2010, 10:39 am

where you been ENT?  Watching the Olympics...team Germany is kicking some tail in cross country as usual.

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Report this Feb. 27 2010, 10:56 am

Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Feb. 26 2010, 3:39 pm)
gone after season 1 due to drugs....lol.

Not exactly, she re-appeared in the movies and again in Voyager.

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Report this Feb. 27 2010, 12:38 pm

Quote (captbates @ Feb. 27 2010, 10:56 am)
Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Feb. 26 2010, 3:39 pm)
gone after season 1 due to drugs....lol.

Not exactly, she re-appeared in the movies and again in Voyager.

yeah but how much time passed...it wasn't like she was a major character when she came back, she just sort of turned up.  Where was she in Voyager....the Tuvok episode where we see sulu?

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Report this Feb. 27 2010, 12:38 pm

Chekov has always been my fave and I would have loved to seen more of him, but at least he got some pretty good scenes in TWOK and VH so my vote goes to Uhura.

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Report this Feb. 28 2010, 9:29 am

Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Feb. 26 2010, 5:38 pm)
Quote (captbates @ Feb. 27 2010, 10:56 am)
Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Feb. 26 2010, 3:39 pm)
gone after season 1 due to drugs....lol.

Not exactly, she re-appeared in the movies and again in Voyager.

yeah but how much time passed...it wasn't like she was a major character when she came back, she just sort of turned up. ¿Where was she in Voyager....the Tuvok episode where we see sulu?

She did just get token appearances in the movies-
TMP- transporter Chief
TSFS- although not credited as Rand.
TVH- Working at Starfleet
TUC- Communications Officer on the Excelsior.

Her part in Voyagers episode Flashback was her biggest since TOS.

I'm glad she got screen time after being dropped from the series, for me Rand will always be as much a part of TOS as the main cast.

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Report this Mar. 01 2010, 2:22 pm

Kirk obviously.  He never got to do ANYTHING!

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Report this Mar. 01 2010, 2:40 pm

Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Posted: Feb. 27 2010, 10:39 am)
where you been ENT?

Was checking a theory that these boards may unnoticeably eat rather big portions of one's time when visited regularly :D
Well, they do -- my time off the boards did result in better efficiency and better sleep, huh. But coming back may be just as nice.

:question: ... Ah, I remember now :)

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Report this Mar. 01 2010, 2:44 pm

Quote (captbates @ Posted: Feb. 28 2010, 9:29 am)
She did just get token appearances in the movies-
TMP- transporter Chief
TSFS- although not credited as Rand.
TVH- Working at Starfleet
TUC- Communications Officer on the Excelsior.
Her part in Voyagers episode Flashback was her biggest since TOS.
I'm glad she got screen time after being dropped from the series, for me Rand will always be as much a part of TOS as the main cast.

Very impressive info, thank you!
I agree: even though the character is far from flawless, she IS an integral part of TOS and its absolutely unforgettable feature.

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Report this Mar. 01 2010, 3:50 pm

Quote (TheChronicOne @ Feb. 25 2010, 5:39 pm)
But... I'm beginning to notice a pattern of people not reading the topic title.

:laugh:

That's why I made a point to put "TOS Films" in the topic title.

I guess some people just don't read the title properly.

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Report this Mar. 04 2010, 9:39 am

Uhura, but then again she was the weakest character of the series.

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Report this Mar. 04 2010, 9:09 pm

Quote (captainroe @ Mar. 04 2010, 10:39 pm)
Uhura, but then again she was the weakest character of the series.

A lot of people will disagree with you there. The fact that Uhura was an officer, and being a black woman gave inspiration to a lot of people, including Whoopi Goldberg.

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Report this Mar. 08 2010, 4:13 am

I feel that Kirk did not get enought screen time in any of the six TOS films. The camera should focus only on him 99% of the time.

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Report this Mar. 08 2010, 7:24 pm

Quote (ssmukhi @ Mar. 04 2010, 9:09 pm)
Quote (captainroe @ Mar. 04 2010, 10:39 pm)
Uhura, but then again she was the weakest character of the series.

A lot of people will disagree with you there. The fact that Uhura was an officer, and being a black woman gave inspiration to a lot of people, including Whoopi Goldberg.

While you are correct, in that Uhura was incredibly important--but mostly off film.  On film, she never did much.  In the 60's she was eye-candy--in the movies, well she was just there.

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Report this Mar. 19 2010, 10:54 pm

uhura was underused in the movies.  but that is because her role was basically to be there in the series.  in the 60's her character was revolutionary simply by existing, she didn't have to do anything to be important, so they never developed her at all.  therefore, when it came time to make the movies, they had nothing to build a decent role around.  kind of adds up.

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