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Old March 18 2013, 08:55 PM   #6
jimbotron
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Re: Episode of the Week: 2x08 "A Matter Of Honor"

The only reason they brought back the original actor was because the Benzite makeup was meant for his head, so they brought him back to cut costs. I think the writer did a good job maintaining the continuity. Mendon would not have been a real Starfleet ensign who graduated from the Academy. They make a point to show how ignorant of Starfleet protocols he is.

Fast forward to DS9. In Apocalypse Rising, Sisko overhears a Klingon warrior who says he killed Sisko's friend from the Academy, a Benzite captain. Not possible if Mendon was the first Benzite in Starfleet, whoops.
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