Re: Sacrifice of the Angels Ending A Deus Ex Machina?
^and the fact that they weren't used in the Dominion story line upto that point doesn't mean a thing.
Yes it does, Star Trek has created a number of Godlike beings who jsut as easily have ended the war if they cared including Q and the Organians, there's all kinds of plot elements out there for them have used. In the end they picked one and ended that part of the story arc but the Dominion war continued and outside of a final battle with the Pah Wraiths they have very little to do with the rest of the series.
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