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What always amused me was the fact that the characters were all squeaky-clean, but nearly every one of them grew up in a unique or broken family dynamic:

Picard - Estranged from his father and brother

Riker - Mother died; estranged from father for decades

Data - Homicidal brother (Lore); Mentally challenged brother (B-4); Brilliant "father" but somewhat of a sociopath; "Mother" killed before activation but lived on as an android; "dead" daughter (Lal)

Troi - Father killed; Succession of stepfathers since Lwaxana Troi's hobby post-TNG was marrying

Worf - Parents killed; adoptive family; Estranged from son for years (pretty crappy father)

LaForge- Only one with two parents (but his backstory was never really explored); mother died under mysterious circumstances

Crusher - Parents killed; raised by grandmother

Wesley Crusher - Father killed; becomes stepson to man who commanded the mission where his father was killed (book series)

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What always amused me was the fact that the characters were all squeaky-clean, but nearly every one of them grew up in a unique or broken family dynamic:

Picard - Estranged from his father and brother

Riker - Mother died; estranged from father for decades

Data - Homicidal brother (Lore); Mentally challenged brother (B-4); Brilliant "father" but somewhat of a sociopath; "Mother" killed before activation but lived on as an android; "dead" daughter (Lal)

Troi - Father killed; Succession of stepfathers since Lwaxana Troi's hobby post-TNG was marrying

Worf - Parents killed; adoptive family; Estranged from son for years (pretty crappy father)

LaForge- Only one with two parents (but his backstory was never really explored); mother died under mysterious circumstances

Crusher - Parents killed; raised by grandmother

Wesley Crusher - Father killed; becomes stepson to man who commanded the mission where his father was killed (book series)

I never laid that out like that, but, damn, you're absolutely right. Data gets a pass, I suppose because android, but the rest? They should be pretty supremely broken people.

Mental heath services must be extraordinary in the 24th.

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What always amused me was the fact that the characters were all squeaky-clean, but nearly every one of them grew up in a unique or broken family dynamic:

Picard - Estranged from his father and brother

Riker - Mother died; estranged from father for decades

Data - Homicidal brother (Lore); Mentally challenged brother (B-4); Brilliant "father" but somewhat of a sociopath; "Mother" killed before activation but lived on as an android; "dead" daughter (Lal)

Troi - Father killed; Succession of stepfathers since Lwaxana Troi's hobby post-TNG was marrying

Worf - Parents killed; adoptive family; Estranged from son for years (pretty crappy father)

LaForge- Only one with two parents (but his backstory was never really explored); mother died under mysterious circumstances

Crusher - Parents killed; raised by grandmother

Wesley Crusher - Father killed; becomes stepson to man who commanded the mission where his father was killed (book series)

I never laid that out like that, but, damn, you're absolutely right. Data gets a pass, I suppose because android, but the rest? They should be pretty supremely broken people.

Mental heath services must be extraordinary in the 24th.

Some of these circumstances would be enough to harden or break some people, so it's a testament to the mental health approach of the 24th century that the crew came out as 'functional' as they did.

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Seeing as how Troi was the mental health professional on the ship, I'd wager they have damn good mood-altering drugs...

Remember the "chocolate" Troi keeps eating ...? :P

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Seeing as how Troi was the mental health professional on the ship, I'd wager they have damn good mood-altering drugs...

Remember the "chocolate" Troi keeps eating ...? :P

Is that 'chocolate' available over the counter, or do I need a prescription? :giggle:

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What always amused me was the fact that the characters were all squeaky-clean, but nearly every one of them grew up in a unique or broken family dynamic:

Picard - Estranged from his father and brother

Riker - Mother died; estranged from father for decades

Data - Homicidal brother (Lore); Mentally challenged brother (B-4); Brilliant "father" but somewhat of a sociopath; "Mother" killed before activation but lived on as an android; "dead" daughter (Lal)

Troi - Father killed; Succession of stepfathers since Lwaxana Troi's hobby post-TNG was marrying

Worf - Parents killed; adoptive family; Estranged from son for years (pretty crappy father)

LaForge- Only one with two parents (but his backstory was never really explored); mother died under mysterious circumstances

Crusher - Parents killed; raised by grandmother

Wesley Crusher - Father killed; becomes stepson to man who commanded the mission where his father was killed (book series)

I never laid that out like that, but, damn, you're absolutely right. Data gets a pass, I suppose because android, but the rest? They should be pretty supremely broken people.

Mental heath services must be extraordinary in the 24th.

Some of these circumstances would be enough to harden or break some people, so it's a testament to the mental health approach of the 24th century that the crew came out as 'functional' as they did.

Though I'm not sure what the endgame was from a mental health standpoint to leave a kid holed up in his quarters for God knows how long after his mom dies.

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I am the One Who Slides

(It appears the Enterprise crew isn't as well-adjusted as we thought...)

Data: "Commander, I am detecting elevated temperature levels and increased power consumption in Counselor Troi's quarters. Shall I investigate?"

Riker: "Uh...yes, Mr. Data, you should. But run a level-one diagnostic before you go. Now if you'll excuse me...I have to use the bathroom...in the captain's ready room..." <Enters ready room.> "Riker to Troi. How many times have I told you to move your grow house next to the damn warp core? The fuzz is on to you!"

Troi: "I've disabled the door signal and jammed the doors closed. Can you do a site-to-site transport?"

RIker: "Sure, there's a transporter panel right here in the ready room! No, I can't beam you out! Talk to O'Brien!"

Troi: "He's not for sale anymore. He's working for Barclay's meth operation on Deck 12."

Riker: "Really? So all the nervous tics and stuttering that looked like social phobia was actually him tweaking?"

Troi: "Yeah."

Riker: "What about Wesley? That little bastard can do anything!"

Troi: "Running ecstasy in the ship's schools."

Riker: "Damn, Tasha was right: I guess drugs can make you feel good...Geordi?"

Troi: "Too busy being a porn mogul on the holodeck."

Riker: "The only women he get were virtual, so that makes sense. Beverly?"

Troi: "She and Keiko partnered up to produce heroin in the arboretum."

Riker: "Wow."

Troi: "That's not all: from the ship's Drug Addiction Center, Beverly makes a tidy sum giving out methadone to those coming down from the high."

Riker: "Worf?"

Troi: "Coke-dealing. It's a warrior's drug."

Riker: "Picard?"

Troi: "He doesn't care as long as he gets his cut from each operation."

Riker: "Is everybody but me running a side business?"

Troi: "You tried to get everyone addicted to a crappy game throwing a disk into a trumpet! Who the hell does that?"

Riker: "Hey, that was based on the science of neuroplasticity!"

Troi: "It was based on the science of bulls*%t! Now-"

<Sounds of pounding on the door filter through the comm channel.>

Voice: "Counselor? Are you all right? Shall I come in? You are not doing naked housecleaning again, are you? I wish to avoid a potentially awkward situation!"

Troi: "Dammit! The fuzz!"

Voice: <More pounding ensues> "I can hear you on the other side of the door! I presume your reference to 'the fuzz' is an archaic Earth slang term used to describe law enforcement! From context, this suggests that you may regard me as an authority figure who will implicate you in an illegal or immoral activity!"

Troi: "Uh...who is it? I don't open my doors to strangers!"

Data: "It is Data. I am the one who knocks." <A tiny gap opens in the door and pale fingers are visible. The gap widens until Data is framed in the doorway.> "Now, I am the one who slides...open the door, to be precise."

Edited by Captain_Bravo

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