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Old February 6 2009, 06:32 PM   #28
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Re: Are the Cardassians the most interesting Race in the Star Terk Gal

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I agree that the Borg got screwed over by bad writing. That never happened to the Cardassians--and I think the fact that they were set up as so multifaceted from the very beginning meant that viewers were less likely to infer the actions of one Cardassian onto another. It was a lot harder to destroy them.
Yeah, but the Dominion sure tried, the Bastards. I guess the writers through that near Genocide would be poetic justice for the Occupation of Bajor.
Well...remember that the Dominion HAD demonstrated its genocidal tendencies before. Had Bashir not intervened, the Teplans would've been wiped out slowly by the Blight. And I'm afraid my memory isn't really doing so well on this question, but I think the Dominion had killed other races as well--and threatened to do so to Cardassia before Dukat's alliance. Dukat was arrogant...incredibly think he could keep that in check! If it's anybody's fault, it was Dukat's.

Maybe there was a poetic justice element...but to me, it was most importantly a comment on the consequences of Dukat's supreme arrogance.

Agreed on the above, Dukat's arrogance got the better of him. And he seriously thought the desperate times call for desperate measures yet the Feds had extended an open hand to the new Civilian government on Cardassia, but Dukat needed that Statute .

As to those mass murdering bastards called the Dominion, I recall Weyoun stating to Dukat that they would need to kill everyone on Earth to stop rebellion and that the Dominion would have killed every man,women and child on Bajor during the Resistance.
So the Dominion likes to resort to Genocide on a regular basis, that's why we all rooted for the Cardassians!
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