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Genre-Zombie says: I can has critic?
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fledgist From: fledgist Date: July 9th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ah, you say the sweetest things

You have a point there. And Kes was a more interesting character. But they needed to get rid of her to bring in Seven of Nine, since Jeri Ryan seemed more likely to bring in the teenage male audience.
bellatrys From: bellatrys Date: July 9th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

and of course, everyone knows

we can't have equal numbers of male and female main characters on a show, that would totally unbalance it!
fledgist From: fledgist Date: July 9th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: and of course, everyone knows

Oh, of course. Especially since, as we all know, the audience for television science fiction is made up exclusively of pre-teen and teen WASP and Jewish boys, and no non-white males and no females of any kind are actually interested. (The fact that Martin Luther King famously encouraged Nichelle Nichols to stay on The Original Series, of course, being swept under the table to lurk with all the non-white, non-male fen of all ages.)
From: deiseach Date: July 9th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, because of course...

... more than one possible Lust Object would cause their little pointy heads to explode.

Er, on second thoughts...

That was one of the problems with "Voyager"; it veered wildly from character to character as whichever one seemed more popular at the time, hence we got loads of Chatokay, then loads of B'Elanna, then loads of Kes, then loads of the Doctor, then loads upon loads of Seven.

Instead of giving everyone a fair go (e.g. why didn't we see more of Vorik and the other Vulcans? Or a bit more of how the other Maquis characters were getting on? Or - a personal sore point - how come poor Harry Kim started and ended as an Ensign, when Tom Paris got all the promotion?)
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