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Old October 28 2012, 03:36 PM   #38
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Re: Sacrifice of the Angels Ending A Deus Ex Machina?

Knight Templar wrote: View Post

You're making a huge mistake that lots of professional writers make.

You're thinking like a "writer" and not like a "fan".

To you, as a writer going back to an element previously introduced into the series years earlier was a natural development in the series.

But to lots of fans (perhaps the majority).

The "prophets" were just one more ridiculous element of the very annoying Bajorans that lots of fans wanted forgotten.

Thus having them suddenly come from nowhere to stick their noses into the biggest story in 24th century Star Trek continuity was galling.
But the very fact that they have gone back to a previously established element prevents it from being a deus ex machina.

But isn't that what writing is partially about, building upon previous elements?
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