He was a full-blood Vulcan, so didn't have to 'act Vulcan' to prove himself like Spock did. I especially liked his relationship with Tom Paris, they were a good 'odd couple'. Not truly 'friends' in Tuvok's eyes, (although Paris did say that he considered Tuvok a friend) but certainly a deeper respect than mere 'colleagues'. If anything, their relationship was more like that of an older brother having to put up with a younger brother's shenanigans, but still having a fondness and appreciation for the other.
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I'm very much a Kathryn Janeway fan, I enjoyed watching Voyager, although there are some cringe episodes where I was *face palming*
my favorite quote by far from Janeway is - "Mind melds... the last time I heard the words "my mind to your mind", I had a headache for two weeks"
I have very much based my Character; Rachel Victoria Johnson on Janeway, being very much influenced by Voyager and Janeways Captaining "regardless of how Voyager and Janeway are viewed in the Star Trek Community"
TNG- Picard- best Captain, best growth as a character( besides Data but he was obvious)
DS9- Main Cast- Sisko- He dealt with problems most men do not and made the real hard decisions. Secondary Cast- Garak- deserved way more screen time
VOY- Tuvok- opened up the Vulcan aspect in most ways more than Spock also deserved more stories with him
ENT- Archer- Alot of the stories were centered around him but out of all the characters on Enterprise he was the most interesting because I was always wondering what he was gonna do next, mess up or not.
Q: [quoting Hartley] "Nothing reveals Humanity so well as the games it plays..."
My favorites were the dynamic duo of N'Vek and Toreth.
N'Vek was a 'good' Romulan, but, well...he's still a Romulan. Very intelligent, yet intensely emotional, held together by self-discipline and a strong sense of purpose. His idealism and sense of principle don't make him any less ruthless or deterministic than any other Romulan.
Being a 'good guy' doesn't make him anyone's "beer buddy".
It's fascinating to see the Romulan character played out as something other than a villain...and yet the result is not quite heroic. The acting was also of course amazing.
Toreth was the character Janeway should have been. Definitely female - passive-aggressive, touchy, emotional, contentious, sentimental. Yet she was never whimsical, erratic or self-pitying the way Janeway was (being styled after white American female middle managers, of course).
Toreth had many of the qualities that made Picard an admirable character - wisdom, tact, courage, loyalty, responsibility, passion - yet she's definitely NOT Picard. Picard is a diplomat; Toreth is a fighter. Picard is conciliatory; Toreth is merciless. Picard is motivated by truth and justice; Toreth is motivated by duty. It is that difference in value systems superimposed on many of the same virtues that made Toreth a fascinating character.
I still think that a series featuring the adventures of Toreth and the IRW Khazara would have been well worth watching. Provided it had competent writers, actors and screenplay, of course - things VOY didn't have. Still, at least the premise - Toreth dealing with the flaws of her society and vision while doing the best she can with her situation - would have been more worthwhile than the cosmic inverse of "to boldly go".