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Report this Dec. 18 2011, 10:56 am

Quote: BrotherofShran01 @ Nov. 05 2011, 4:51 pm

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>Tasha may have been a fictionsl character, but no character on the side of right should have to die a meaningless death like that. If a character has to die, give some real meaning behind a character;s death other than because I can and I wanted to show how weak and helpless you are.

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I liked how they killed her. They did it to red shirts all the time in TOS, and it was about time it happened to a main character.


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Report this Dec. 18 2011, 12:44 pm

I always like Tasha and I wish she'd stuck around longer. Her death, though, was kind of refreshing: no big send-off, no dying words of wisdom, none of the usual unrealistic tropes writers employ to make death seem okay. Death is usually meaningless.


It would have worked better if she'd lasted a couple more seasons so that she had a chance to grow into a better character. Then they kill her off totally randomly. That would have upset the audience even more. Showing how the other characters deal with such a sudden and pointless death would have made for a powerful episode.

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Report this Dec. 19 2011, 12:26 am

All I can say is....worst Trek death EVER! No one has beat it yet!


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Report this Dec. 19 2011, 1:24 am

Tasha's death in the episode came as a shock, it happened so fast. Her eventual demise was always on the cards. Her imprudent nature seemed on a path to downfall. She did not learn from her close call with Q, which had no effect. As a ranking officer she was a dismal failure.

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Report this Dec. 19 2011, 3:57 am

I kept thinking that they were going to be able to fix it--go back in time or something, or call on an entity with deity powers.  When it became clear that this was not the case, my first thought was "Sh*t, now Data will never understand why she told him it never happened!"


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Report this Dec. 20 2011, 11:05 am

From watching the first ep, "Encounter At Farpoint", I determined that the deciding factor in casting Marina Sirtis and Denise Crosby was their physical atributes. Their acting was horrible. Both actresses over dramatized their every line.  Crosby more so than Sirtis. As time went on though Sirtis did find her groove. I'm sure that Crosby would have as well.


Tasha Yar was a poor choice for Security and Tacticle officer. Her character had a chip on her shoulder, she had a knack for wallowing in self pity and she allowed her emotions to steer herself into impetuous behavior making her function as Chief security officer totally unbelievable.


I will give Crosby credit though, I felt that she did a good job as a Romulan officer.


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Report this Dec. 20 2011, 4:38 pm

I didn't care for her all that much, but I found her death pretty harsh and abrupt.

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Report this Dec. 21 2011, 8:32 am

Quote: scott.johnson_844542359 @ Dec. 20 2011, 11:05 am

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>Tasha Yar was a poor choice for Security and Tacticle officer. Her character had a chip on her shoulder, she had a knack for wallowing in self pity and she allowed her emotions to steer herself into impetuous behavior making her function as Chief security officer totally unbelievable.

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Doesn't that also describe Worf?

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Report this Dec. 22 2011, 7:33 am

Quote: scott.johnson_844542359 @ Dec. 20 2011, 11:05 am

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>I will give Crosby credit though, I felt that she did a good job as a Romulan officer.

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The only Romulan with blonde hair.


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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 1:25 pm

Yar's death was a blessing in disguise.


Worf is much more compelling and Yar's death and reincarnations made for good episodes (including Legacy) which allowed Crosby to pop up from time to time which was enough of her for me.

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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 9:30 pm

Quote: mewmewrocks1 @ Aug. 30 2011, 5:46 pm

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>Ok, I just saw "Skin of Evil". I was really sad that Tasha died (I cried). How about you guys and gals?

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I think that Denise Crosby should not have decided to leave the show. But then again, it is her decision to make and not mine.

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Report this Jan. 02 2012, 8:38 pm

Quote: Vulcan1981 @ Dec. 19 2011, 12:26 am

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>All I can say is....worst Trek death EVER! No one has beat it yet!

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Really? Well I'll see your Tasha's death and raise you one Trip's death!


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Report this Jan. 02 2012, 10:58 pm

Quote: Beershark @ Jan. 02 2012, 8:38 pm

Quote: Vulcan1981 @ Dec. 19 2011, 12:26 am

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>All I can say is....worst Trek death EVER! No one has beat it yet!

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Really? Well I'll see your Tasha's death and raise you one Trip's death!


 


I loved Trip and yeah his death overall sucked, but atleast it was heroic and not due to a tar fixation, lol.


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Report this Jan. 03 2012, 10:30 am

The first time I saw the episode, I didn't really care. I wasn't acquainted with the show and the characters before I saw it the first time. Soon after, I started watching the series through... Even though I knew what would happen, I started crying. I definitely think they could have picked a better way for her to die than as a demonstration of the creature's power. I think loss of communication with Troi was enough to show that it was a powerful being. Maybe swallowing Riker was enough? But, no. That was just anticlimactic. If she had to leave the show, why couldn't she die, I don't know, battling or something? Being alive and then falling over dead is not exactly exciting...


She shouldn't have been fired, anyway. She can choose what she does with her own image. But, Worf was definitely a character more fit for filling the role of Cheif of Security. A Klingon was the perfect choice for the job! 

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Report this Jan. 29 2012, 9:14 am

I always cry at the  end .

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