Star Trek Debate: 5 Reasons Trip Was The Best Engineer

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4. He seemed like a real person

It wasn’t all fun and games with Trip Tucker as he did have emotional episodes and he was heavily involved in some of the best bits of Enterprise. One of the things I found about Trip was that he seemed like a person we can relate to. He was naïve at times, believing everything people told him and he suffered personal loss when the Xindi attacked Earth. He got angry and emotional sometimes, he misunderstood things and he was a human being. Sometimes the engineers from other series felt and acted like people from the future, and yes, Star Trek is a vision of the future, but Trip Tucker often made it feel a little bit more natural and a little closer to now.

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