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The Next Generation

Michelle rounds up the great characters that made "Star Trek: The Next Generation" so memorable. Also the not-so-great characters. You know who I'm talking about. Counselor Deanna Troi.

So so far as I could tell, her sole job on the ship was just to look generally fleshy and available in a variety of low cut (and often unfortunate) spandex outfits, and to be imperiled when outside influences take over her mind and cause her to lapse into a coma, which Dr. Crusher would invariably diagnose with her beep-beep-beep cell phone-looking thing and treat with some variant of the neck spray.
Troi should never have been allowed on the bridge.


I'm not sure what it is about The Next Generation lately, but this is like the fourth time it's come up in as many days.

And Troi's main job was actually to state the obvious emotional subtext of lines of dialogue delivered. Like this:

Alien Captain: The quadcombobulator is destablizing! We have only moments.

Troi: I am sensing that they are... frightened.

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