Star Trek: 10 Annoying Characters Who Really Should Have Died
9. Vic Fontaine
How much longer do you think they should have tried to drag out that old "singer in a holodeck" idea before Vic was finally shut down for good? Now, I know technically he wasn't alive, but even so, as a character he just really got on my nerves, especially his way of calling everyone "pally" and believing he was still in the 1950s or something. Nothing more than a vehicle for Bobby Darin to remind people how great a singer he was, still is. One story, maybe. Two? Suppose so. But Vic started to get into more stories than even the Ferengi. I'm not saying he wasn't entertaining, to a degree, but the idea was stretched to wafer-thin proportions when Bashir and O'Brien had to get his night club back when it was "taken over" by gangsters. Should have left it as it was. And how come he had a life outside the club? A hotel room? Give me a break! As for when Nog decided to "live in the holosuite" --- a great episode, (and yes, I know it was the same one) but indulgent much? All it would have taken was some judicially crossed wires and we'd never have had to hear "I've got you under my skin" or any of the rest of his lounge lizard repertoire ever again!
Born and raised in Dublin Ireland, I worked for almost 30 years in the freight industry but took voluntary redundancy in 2009 to look after my sister, and discovered I had suddenly more free time on my hands. That's when I started contributing to online blogs such as Music Banter, and recently joined WhatCulture. A big sci-fi geek, I love Star Trek, Babylon 5, Farscape, Dr Who and many others as well as Red Dwarf, Buffy/Angel and so on. Love to write and express my views, and I always feel a but of humour never goes amiss. Big animal lover with three cats, and finally came into the 21st century by buying a HD TV! Yay!