It’s Valentine’s Day and that means talking about love and Star Trek.
It’s Valentine’s Day and for us Star Trek fans, that means talking about all that the franchise has to offer in the world of love. The good, the bad, and the stuff we wished we forgot. Well, technically we’re going to have three, articles today; the couples we loved, the couples we didn’t, and the couples we wish would’ve gotten together.
In this article, we’re looking at the couples we wished we would’ve gotten. Star Trek is a franchise that is constantly not giving fans what they want and actively setting up ideas to never pay them off. No more is that evident than with the number on selection on this list.
Just so everyone knows, this isn’t in any order. It’s merely the three selections we thought made the most sense to add to the list. That said we do have some honorable mentions that just missed the cut.
Star Trek: Voyager – Seven of Nine and The Doctor
– They were perfect, a romance made from technology. Seven of Nine, the Borg-human hybrid who is as much technological as she is biological, and The Doctor, a computer program who had evolution subroutines put into his code so that he could grow and develop as a human would. Bound by their shared limitations and inability to connect in an authentic way that anyone else would be able to, their love would’ve been fascinating to see blossom.
Star Trek: Voyager – Harry Kim and anyone
Harry Kim’s best romance was arguable with Linnis Paris, an Ocampan and Human hybrid, and the daughter of Harry’s best friend Tom Paris. See, Tom and Kes end up getting together in an alternate timeline and have Linnis. Because Linnis is an Ocampan hybrid, she ages faster than other normal aliens, so when she finally “came of age” and matured, she was probably around five years old by the time she and Harry got together.
The Ocampans were a weird race.
Harry deserved a better romance story. One that didn’t involve an alien who was just five years old, and worse yet, erased from the history of existence by Kes. No one got screwed harder than Kim, which is ironic.