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Old August 21 2012, 03:20 AM   #1456
Fleet Captain
Re: TheGodBen Revisits Deep Space Nine

I've never been a huge fan of how this retcon of Bashir's character was handled. From a certain point of view, it can really be seen as character assassination (because it basically reveals he has been a fraud all along). Then there's also the fact that they tried to turn him into DS9's Data/Spock, which worked so poorly that they then basically dropped it.

While it produces a couple of decent moments later on, I think Section 31 really worked better as a way of making the good Doctor more interesting.

It's true that genetic engineering is a good topic to address. But... for the most part I don't think this ever really produced anything that made the retcon worthwhile. Maybe Statistical Probabilities, I guess.
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