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Old January 9 2013, 04:13 PM   #30
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Re: Vorta telepathic abilities

Timo wrote: View Post
that seems to be what some people are arguing.
That seems to be what the heroes believed to have happened - and what the writers wanted the audience to believe happened. Neither factor should force the audience to actually think it happened, though, especially in light of later evidence.

In retrospect, it was quite probably superior technology at work. At the time of the episode's airing, though, it could equally well have been fanatic dedication to the Dominion at work: another suicide attack to show that not only the Jem'Hadar but in fact anybody related to this sinister organization would be willing to sacrifice her, his or its life at the drop of a hat, with a smile on her face.

Beaming to oblivion was a classic ending to villains in Trek, after all: NOMAD, Tox Uthat and Lore were disposed of that way (even if Lore rebounded). Here a villain would volunteer - what a horrid thought, and what a horrid villain!

Timo Saloniemi
I never for a second got the impression Eris was meant to have killed herself. if was quite clear to me (even if the opposite was intended to be what I took away) that she simply beamed onto a cloaked ship (Or somehow transported a long distance.

They did intend to bring her back, but, the actress was never available when they wanted her, so, that's more evidence their intention wasn't to kill her, because the Clone thing didn't get invented until they killed off Weyoun and deciedd he was just too awesome for a one shot, and invented the clone thing
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