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21 July 2006 @ 05:48 pm
Emotional characters  
I am watching the TNG episode where Picard goes home and visits his brother. Can I just say the scene where they are fighting in the mud and then laughing and then Picard crying is brilliant? (so is the Worf and foster parent think but Picard's scenes were amazing.) I am not a Trek fan, but I did watch some TNG back in the day. I always liked the characters. Sometimes a plot doesn't have to be fabulous for me. As long as I can believe in the characters, I am there. It's what drew me to Smallville originally. X-Files. It's what brought me to SG-1 and incidentally, it is what drives me away from other shows. And I think this is what makes a break a show for me. The plot is an extra bonus. But if the characters are sound, I can really sink my teeth into it.

I hope that I can create characters that get you in the gut someday.
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Amy Cooper: picard dancesamycooper on July 21st, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
That really is one of the best scenes to be found on tv. And the actors were really able to pull it off well too. It really is brilliant.
Karalaineausiewanab on July 21st, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
I'm rather new to the whole Trek world (thanks to a certain Boy in my life) and when I first saw the movie Star Trek Generations, certain points in the plot centers around the Picard family and at that time it didn't have the impact that it should have had on me if I had seen the episode Family first. Now that I've seen the episode, and how pivitol it was, it makes more sense.

Great episode. The scene at the end with Picard and his brother sitting around in the sitting room (naked if I remember right) covered in mud, singing is a powerful scene.
Beautiful Fucked up Mess: [sad] mr tumulusvvalflovver on July 22nd, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
I lovvvve Data :)
If you haven't watched the movie Nemesis, don't watch it. I cried for days because Data dies. Its soooooo sad. And to think Brent Spinner actually wrote that one.
MegTDJ: Team - my_shiny_thingsmeg_tdj on July 22nd, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Oh... I loved that ep! Now I wanna see it again... :P