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I'm watching Star Trek, and I find myself wishing that the writers had allowed Dianna Troi to be a complete character, instead of an extended exploration of trauma.

@djsundog @ajroach42 1) largely agreed 2) there’s one troi moment that sticks out to me as being real fuckin good writing and acting, and it’s when Deanna is upset with her mom for planning to wear clothes to her latest wedding. Sirtis delivers that line with absolute conviction and it sorta shook me up in a way I’m still trying to figure out.

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@ajroach42 I love the idea that mental health is so important to Starfleet they'd put someone in a core bridge position with that responsibility.

I *wish* there had been more scripts that made better use of the idea in TNG.

@ajroach42 I'm still somewhat disappointed that the PTSD storylines of Discovery S3 didn't get resolved with Admiral Space Dad telling Discovery that mental health officers were required in Space Future now and that they should start interviewing to fill that position immediately.

At the very least, Discovery needed a bartender like Guinan. (Another missed opportunity: have Guinan report to Troi in a gentle chain of command of sorts, emphasize it was an officer role with delegate authority.)

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