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Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby McAvoy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:21 pm

Popped in my head a minute ago.

Troi was good for two things: saying the obvious and wearing catsuits.

Replace Troi with Guinan and you got a better shrink. Guinan's spider sense would come in handy too.

Though I'd probably claw my eyes out to see Whoopie in a catsuit...
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:24 pm

Since Guinan was several hundred years old and carried enough experience that even Q generally left her alone. If you wanted someone to look good without having to cause any problems aboard then put Guinan as the Captain's advisor and stick Troi down in the social services office where she belongs.
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Mikey » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:59 pm

Troi didn't need to be replaced, she just needed to be kept off the bridge.
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby McAvoy » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:24 am

True. I always figured though she was up there because of her empath abilities. I doubt if they had a non-telepath shrink on every bridge in Starfleet.
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby kostmayer » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:30 am

What exactly does Troi do all the time when the ships not being attacked by aliens?

At least Picard can retire to his ready room to relax, or do his administrative work when he's not needed on the Bridge. Troi appears to be the only shrink on board - if she's on duty say 50 hours a week? That's not much time to divide amongst 1000 people. Wouldn't her time be better spent on counselling people, crew evaluations, researching alien cultures they were likely to encounter?
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Deepcrush » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:47 am

kostmayer wrote:What exactly does Troi do all the time when the ships not being attacked by aliens?

At least Picard can retire to his ready room to relax, or do his administrative work when he's not needed on the Bridge. Troi appears to be the only shrink on board - if she's on duty say 50 hours a week? That's not much time to divide amongst 1000 people. Wouldn't her time be better spent on counselling people, crew evaluations, researching alien cultures they were likely to encounter?


That would require thinking which is sadly lacking in TNG.
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Tsukiyumi » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:59 am

McAvoy wrote:Though I'd probably claw my eyes out to see Whoopie in a catsuit...


F*ck you, dude.







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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Mikey » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:02 pm

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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Tsukiyumi » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:48 pm

I meant I wouldn't have even thought of that if he hadn't said it.

Now I have to find some brain bleach.
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Captain Seafort » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:17 pm

kostmayer wrote:Troi appears to be the only shrink on board - if she's on duty say 50 hours a week? That's not much time to divide amongst 1000 people. Wouldn't her time be better spent on counselling people, crew evaluations, researching alien cultures they were likely to encounter?


Not on your life. Have you seen her performance in The Loss? Without her ability to look inside people's heads she's utterly incompetent, suggesting an appalling lack of training, ability or both. She's best left on the bridge where she can do least damage.
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Tyyr » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:44 pm

I did like her method of dealing with Reg Barclay's issues. Just let him keep going and hope he gets better.
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Mikey » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:49 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:
kostmayer wrote:Troi appears to be the only shrink on board - if she's on duty say 50 hours a week? That's not much time to divide amongst 1000 people. Wouldn't her time be better spent on counselling people, crew evaluations, researching alien cultures they were likely to encounter?


Not on your life. Have you seen her performance in The Loss? Without her ability to look inside people's heads she's utterly incompetent, suggesting an appalling lack of training, ability or both. She's best left on the bridge where she can do least damage.


Ech. the only talent she displayed on the bridge was exposing her cleavage, and there are better cleavages for that.
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Captain Seafort » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:59 pm

Mikey wrote:Ech. the only talent she displayed on the bridge was exposing her cleavage, and there are better cleavages for that.


Note my use of the term "least damage" rather than "most good". :wink:
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Tyyr » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:07 pm

I never really understood what she brought to the show. I mean why is she even there. You could remove her from probably about 90% of the episodes and never even realize she's gone.
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Re: Replace Troi with Guinan

Postby Deepcrush » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:11 pm

Tits.
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