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Old November 3 2012, 01:23 AM   #135
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Re: Sacrifice of the Angels Ending A Deus Ex Machina?

MacLeod wrote: View Post
^So if the writers end a story in an unexpected way it could be classed as a Deus ex Machina.
Talk about jumping to a conclusion, but the Prophets weren't an element in the war prior to the final minutes of the ep., if they knew that Bajor was in danger why didn't they act sooner? They were hell bent to give us a war on DS9 and in the end it was a retconned desease used weapon of genocide by an organization that wasn't even a part of the Federation. And it's work of art subject to the viewer's interpretation of events not the intention of the writer, it's not much of a stretch to think the people would see the end of Sacrifice of Angels as a DEM.
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