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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 102
# 70
12-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Any race that the writers make talk in an odd fashion, with the aim of making us sympathise with them find them endearing. Am thinking in particular of the Terra Novans and the Vori (the guerillas that captured and brainwashed Chakotay) - who irritate the heck out of me. The Pakleds on the other hand are a good deconstruction of this.

Similarly, any 'noble savage/primitive' type race that the writers want us to like - as it inevitably becomes a clumsy morality tale. I am thinking in particular of the Boraalans, and the ones from one of the penultimate episodes of Voyager, where Chakotay and Seven crash and end up living with some stone age types, who eventually have to be saved from the evils of education and modern medicine.