Deanna Troi of Star Trek
Movies - TV
Star Trek’s Original Plan For Deanna Troi Would’ve Caused Some Controversy
When creating "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in 1986, it appeared Gene Roddenberry was eager to shift Trek's themes, wanting diplomacy and consideration of humanity's emotions.
No character symbolized Roddenberry's peacenik wants better than Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis). Half Betazoid, she could psychically read the emotions of others.
She was ready for diplomatic missions, seated beside the captain, and regularly checked with the crew about their mental health. Troi also originally had three breasts.
Talking to EW in 2007, writer D.C. Fontana recalled, "I objected to Troi having three breasts. [...] I was like, 'Please, don't go there.' And they didn't, fortunately."
Adding a breast to a very human actress would have not only required a heck of a lot of makeup but would undoubtedly have pushed the boundaries of good taste.