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TrekToday January 28 2009 09:38 PM

Wolfe On Return To The Mirror Universe
 
Former <i>Star Trek: Deep Space Nine</i> writer <font color=yellow>Robert Hewitt Wolfe</font> explained the reasoning behind returning to the Mirror Universe for several <i>Deep Space Nine</i> episodes.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.trektoday.com/images/news/ST15.gif" WIDTH="150" HEIGHT="206" ALIGN="RIGHT" BORDER="0"><p>As reported by the <A class="link" HREF="http://www.titanmagazines.com">Official Star Trek Magazine</A>, speculation at a story meeting with the <i>Deep Space Nine</i> writers generated the idea of writing more Mirror Universe stories. "I remember discussing the idea of what would have happened after Kirk set Spock up to take down the Empire (in <i>Mirror, Mirror</i>,) said Wolfe. "Big, nasty empires are usually big and nasty for a reason, or they create a lot of enemies and then they justify themselves continuing to be big and nasty because they have so many enemies. The idea that you could just magically stop an empire from being nasty and then nothing bad would happen was a little na´ve."<p>According to Wolfe, actions have consequences. "That was one of the themes of 'Deep Space Nine," he explained. "You can't just fly to a planet and give everybody a speech, then fly away and expect it all to be okay. If there was a na´vetÚ about the original series, and sometimes TNG, that was it. One of the things that DS9 was really committed to was showing consequences. You can't just decide that you're going to change the government of some place and then everything will be wonderful. We wanted to show that was true even in the Mirror Universe."<p>A further benefit of a story set in the Mirror Universe was the chance to show a character in a different way, which made it fun for the actors portraying the characters. "...It was just a fun excuse to go to a really different place and show our actors being different people," said Wolfe.<p>This was the case with Kira Nerys, played by <font color=yellow>Nana Visitor</font>. "Nana had a great time," said Wolfe. "She just vamped the hell out of it and went nuts, but in the same kind of fun way that George Takei did in the original Mirror Universe show. He was the main evil universe guy, so he played it to the hilt. Takei was just having a ball. Nana really got to do that, and Avery got to do that, too, in the first one."<p><b>Read the full article in issue #15 of The Official Star Trek magazine. Subscribe now <A class="link" HREF=" http://www.titanmagazines.com/app?service=external/Product&sp=l85">HERE!</A></b><center></center>

Broccoli January 29 2009 01:30 AM

Re: Wolfe On Return To The Mirror Universe
 
Okay...honestly, what is the deal here?

Did we get this many articles about articles from Star Trek: The Magazine before in such great quantity and rapid fire?

Lord Garth January 29 2009 01:41 AM

Re: Wolfe On Return To The Mirror Universe
 
It's better than reposting comments about ST XI made by JJ Abrams et al 50 times. So I approve.

anti-matter January 29 2009 03:14 AM

Re: Wolfe On Return To The Mirror Universe
 
Yup, it's all coming back to me now...DS9 made a lot of sense to me. And I like how ST was all connected back then too. Of course...that took effort.

Is it wrong to point that out or just bad manners?

T'Grinch January 29 2009 07:23 AM

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Lord Garth wrote: (Post 2552536)
It's better than reposting comments about ST XI made by JJ Abrams et al 50 times. So I approve.

Tell me about it. *grin*

billcosby January 29 2009 12:06 PM

Re: Wolfe On Return To The Mirror Universe
 
I thought this magazine was discontinued. Or is this the British edition?
Regardless, I'm thinking I'll have to pay for it with money.

js January 29 2009 04:30 PM

Re: Wolfe On Return To The Mirror Universe
 
Hey, I'm just happy my interview with Robert merited an actual news article and not just a mention in the TrekLit forum! :)

js

Duane January 29 2009 06:38 PM

Re: Wolfe On Return To The Mirror Universe
 
The "Mirror" universe episodes were total crap.

RandyS January 30 2009 12:42 AM

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roger1999 wrote: (Post 2554575)
The "Mirror" universe episodes were total crap.

Well, that's fine that you think that, but I'm sure there are many of us who disagree.

Or, am I in a class by myself here?

Broccoli January 30 2009 01:27 AM

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Lord Garth wrote: (Post 2552536)
It's better than reposting comments about ST XI made by JJ Abrams et al 50 times. So I approve.

I concede your point and agree.

Speaking of which...has Abrams said the movie and cast are awesome lately?

M'Sharak February 1 2009 03:42 AM

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billcosby wrote: (Post 2553778)
I thought this magazine was discontinued. Or is this the British edition?

It is the British magazine.


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