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Was Trip's Death necessary?

zapp77

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Report this Apr. 03 2011, 4:42 pm

I will always consider Lorian and Elizabeth the first hybrids.  But yeah, him and T'pol weren't even together anymore, his death was unecessary.  I think that in that moment, Trip knew that the alliance wasn't going to happen without Archer, and he didn't wanna take any risks, so he sacraficed himself.  Still, we didn't need that.  We were all already pissed off enough because the show was ending, then they had to kill off Trip?  What the hell?


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Beersnark

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Report this Apr. 03 2011, 5:16 pm

no


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j3067

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Report this Apr. 03 2011, 5:24 pm

It was definitely not necessary and it was poorly written.  TATV will live in infamy.

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Report this Apr. 03 2011, 6:54 pm

Quote: j3067 @ Apr. 03 2011, 5:24 pm

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>It was definitely not necessary and it was poorly written.  TATV will live in infamy.

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Caesar753

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Report this Apr. 04 2011, 6:29 pm

I think Trip's death could have been meaningful, but it was poorly written.  I couldn't help but get the impression that the writers threw it in just becuase it was the finale.

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Report this Apr. 04 2011, 6:45 pm

NO-O-O-O! Of all things that pissed me off about the last episode, this one was the worst.

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Report this Apr. 05 2011, 4:58 am

Trip was the engineer he should have been able charge the deck plates or something besides burning himself to death.


B&B called this one a Valentine to the fans


Yet they killed off one of the most popular characters.


Are you feeling the love ?


 

VORTEX8472

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Report this Apr. 05 2011, 9:42 am

Quote: Trekwolf164 @ Apr. 05 2011, 4:58 am

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>Trip was the engineer he should have been able charge the deck plates or something besides burning himself to death.

>B&B called this one a Valentine to the fans

>Yet they killed off one of the most popular characters.

>Are you feeling the love ?

>


like that old Klingon proverb "Revenge is a dish, best served cold" (ST II - Khan)


B&B wanted to thank the inadequete audience (failing viewership) for their useless support, and sucker punch the rest of us.  Look Riker and Troi, come and watch, they lulled us into watching the sad excuse for a finale, and killed one of the lead/favored characters'.  


B&B were the "Charlie Sheens" of Star Trek.


Blackbird223

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Report this Apr. 06 2011, 8:42 am

No, definetly not. Trip should have lived and stayed with T'Pol.


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Report this Apr. 06 2011, 10:51 am

Trip understood how important Archer was to creating the Federation and he was willing to die to make sure the Federation lived. I understand and respect the writer's decision to kill him off - But the writing could have been better.

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Report this Apr. 06 2011, 11:26 am

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>After all, we've seen the Trek characters get out of much, much worse situations. I mean, some armed thugs killed Trip.

>Howver, perhaps his death was necessary to ensure that the icon Spock was the human/Vulcan hybrid we all enjoy so much.

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I would have to agree with Bite_me. 


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tishkajaku

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Report this Apr. 07 2011, 8:28 pm

No, it was not necessary to the plotline, which was poorly written, however Connor did exceptionally well in his scenes.  As far as I am concerned, Demons/Terra Prime while TATV is a program quickly provided to Riker without a full background check on true facts of what really happened.

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Report this Apr. 08 2011, 3:39 am

Quote: Caesar753 @ Apr. 04 2011, 6:29 pm

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>I think Trip's death could have been meaningful, but it was poorly written.  I couldn't help but get the impression that the writers threw it in just becuase it was the finale.

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Hate to say it, but I think many parts of the finale were unnecessary and poorly written. No need at all to kill off Trip. (Not that I particularly cared about Trip as a character or think that every death in Star Trek has to be memorable or meaningful...) Certainly no need to bring in the Next Generation aspects of that -- really did feel so forced.


Bummer, because honestly I saw it very recently and was really looking forward to another great episode after the rest of season four. This one was such a fizzer.


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Tureaz'47

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Report this Apr. 09 2011, 5:44 pm

It was a bad trip, just lke a bad hair day.


 

MsFixit

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Report this Apr. 09 2011, 7:09 pm

Was Spock referenced as the first or only Vulcan/Human hybrid?  Not saying that it wasn't mentioned somewhere, but I just don't know about it.  Mind you, I gave up on TNG pretty early on, so if it was in there, I wouldn't have known about it.


And, yes, Trip's death was unnecessary.  It was a cheap writer's gimmick that was meant to evoke grief from the audience, but it failed because they didn't show the effect on the other characters, so it lacked the emotional depth that it would have needed to be effective.  Contrast Trip's death with Spock's in TWOK - that death was effectively done because we saw and felt Kirk's reaction.


In addition to being unnecessary, the death was useless - the situation was a trivial one that should have been resolved without even a red shirt buying it.  Kind of like Tasha's death on TNG.  At least Spock died saving the ship.


I'd also argue that death in Star Trek hasn't had any permanance since they resurrected Spock.  Killing Spock was a landmark moment in Star Trek - but then they realized it would also be the end of TOS movies.  Because - oops - no one would watch another TOS movie without him.  So they found a way to bring him back.  If they were ever going to do anything more on screen with Enterprise, they'd figure out a way to bring Trip back - probably in about the same way they did it in the post-series books.

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