My 5 Unpopular Star Trek Opinions

I Loved Guinan

Whoopi Goldberg’s mysterious bartender character from ST:TNG tends to illicit either hatred or love but there is no middle ground. I fall squarely in the “love her” category. Guinan was a really cool character that fit seamlessly into the ST:TNG mythos and had the potential to be a really cool major player if Goldberg and the powers that be had seen what a goldmine Guinan was. I would have been perfectly happy with Troi getting the boot and Guinan becoming the ship’s counselor just so we could find out more about her powers, her alien race and just why she freaked out a being as powerful as Q.


  1. youjivinmeturkey · December 7, 2012

    Dude, I’m In Total Agreement With You.
    Especially The Fact That DS9 Seriously IS The Best Trek TV Production. Period. TNG May Be My Fave Fave, But DS9 Really Was The Best.
    -Crewman BRAD 😉


  2. r361n4 · December 7, 2012

    This post makes me want to go back and watch old star trek episodes now, lol. I actually have barely seen any of DS9 or Voyager, I was much more of a TNG guy at the time. I’ll have to change that methinks


  3. MikA · July 27, 2015

    The only thing I disagree on is Dr. Pulaski. I do agree with your opinion of Crusher, but for whatever reason, I never liked Pulaski. You’re absolutely right about DS9. It was the best of the 5 series. I thought the series finale was meh. They built up some tension for the finale, but I don’t think they executed the finale properly. I think they had too many storylines to wrap up. Both, Enterprise & Voyager are underrated. Janeway is my favorite captain. On Enterprise, I loved that the crew wasn’t bound by the “Prime Directive”. I thought that made some of the stories more interesting, esp. with the Xindi.


    • Derek · July 27, 2015

      I know she is a tough sell but I just love Pulaski to pieces.
      I have been revisiting Voyager and have found myself enjoying Janeway more than I initially did during the show’s original run.


  4. colmdebhailis · January 7, 2017

    Guinan is the stupidiest, most useless character in Trekdom. Just that idiotic costume is enough to deep space her pitiful behind. She is constantly imposed on episodes without advancing the plot in anyway. Compared to Guinan Neelix is a Spock.


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