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Old December 3 2012, 05:38 AM   #31
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I would have enjoyed her debunking/ribbing of Sisko once she got comfortable with him.
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Old December 3 2012, 05:40 AM   #32
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i never liked ro that much in the tng guest officer role, and kira is awesome. if they had her turn up in place of eddington and do something else maquis related t couldve been cool.
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Old December 3 2012, 06:49 PM   #33
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Yea, if Ro had Guest starred on DS9 I would definitely welcome the appearance, but, I would never want to retroactively replace Kira with her
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Old December 3 2012, 07:20 PM   #34
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I found her believable, she was just rather shrill. She never grabbed me the first run through but I've enjoyed her more in subsequent rewatches. Her relationship with Sisko was excellent.. and you're right, Ro and Sisko might have had some problems BUT you would also have an atheist Bajoran whose commanding officer is viewed as a deity by her planet's religion. So there might have been some big time conflict there, or at the very least a whole lot of Ro sarcasm.
Wasn't Ro only established as an atheist in the novels? Given the spiritual theme of DS9 if Ro was casted I bet that never would've happened.
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Old December 3 2012, 07:58 PM   #35
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Did she become an atheist in the novels? I ask because I recall the episode of TNG when Riker gave Ro grief for wearing her Bajoran earring while on duty. I thought the earring was supposed to signify the Bajoran's religious beliefs.

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Old December 3 2012, 10:50 PM   #36
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Did she become an atheist in the novels? I ask because I recall the episode of TNG when Riker gave Ro grief for wearing her Bajoran earring while on duty. I thought the earring was supposed to signify the Bajoran's religious beliefs.

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If you notice Ro wears her earring on the opposite ear of every other Bajorian. Ro explains this in the novels is to "keep those annoying Vedeks from grabbing my ear." She wears it to honor her Bajoran heritage, but doesn't believe in the Prophets after the occupation.
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Old December 3 2012, 11:13 PM   #37
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Ah, ok. I get it now.

Never understood Riker's rationale for going after Ro for wearing her earring when he never said a word to Worf for wearing his Klingon sash.

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Old December 3 2012, 11:41 PM   #38
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Never understood Riker's rationale for going after Ro for wearing her earring when he never said a word to Worf for wearing his Klingon sash.
It's because he is a dick.
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Old December 3 2012, 11:43 PM   #39
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^ I thought Riker was doing it on purpose just because Ro had been so insubordinate and gotten her away team killed. Worf was an upstanding officer and a friend, so nobody cared about the sash. Ro was mean to everyone and broke regs and got people killed. So a little extra was needed.
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Old December 3 2012, 11:44 PM   #40
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^ I thought Riker was doing it on purpose just because Ro had been so insubordinate and gotten her away team killed. Worf was an upstanding officer and a friend, so nobody cared about the sash. Ro was mean to everyone and broke regs and got people killed. So a little extra was needed.
It's that great surly attitude that Ro had--it's great for us to watch, but not for Riker to deal with.

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Never understood Riker's rationale for going after Ro for wearing her earring when he never said a word to Worf for wearing his Klingon sash.
It's because he is a dick.
Yep, that explains it handily.

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Old December 3 2012, 11:46 PM   #41
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My favorite line that Ro ever spoke, was when she and Geordi were thought to have been killed and somebody brings up the Bajoran death chant, which lasts over 2 hours. Ro just gets this awesome "Oh no...not the death chant!" line. It's just the way she says it.
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Old December 4 2012, 03:45 AM   #42
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I loved Ro.
I'm not sure what my favorite line of hers is...
But I did like how she looked as Lt Ro. Might have been nice for her to come around as LCDR Ro during the dominion war to show how desperate starfleet was
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Old December 4 2012, 04:22 AM   #43
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Blaming Riker going after Ro's earring on her attitude makes no sense. He went into her for that before she even said anything beyond reporting for duty. He's a jerk to anyone outside of the command clique or that he's trying to seduce really.

I always found it hilarious that 5 minutes after he rips into her for that, she's asked to attend a meeting with Troi in her catsuit, and Worf in his huge sash. Yeah, be consistent with your enforcement of the rules, or stow it.
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Old December 4 2012, 04:38 AM   #44
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Never understood Riker's rationale for going after Ro for wearing her earring when he never said a word to Worf for wearing his Klingon sash.
Because he knew Worf would kick his ass.

I am so, so glad we got Major Kira (and I love Colonel Anastasia Komananov too!). I think it goes without saying that Kira having lived on Bajor during the occupation and being in the resistance was a major factor in this show. I don't think Ro really had any allegience to Bajor, let alone the prophets.

What I really would have liked, though, would have been for Ro to be a recurring character in the Maquis part of the story. Hell, I would have expected her and Tom Riker to hook up I thought Ro was a great character. We could have had some great interactions between her and Kira, as I'm sure they'd both have some things to say to each other, both having fought for their cause yet both having completely different feelings about their loyalty to Bajor and, the Prophets, the Maquis, etc.
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Old December 4 2012, 04:54 AM   #45
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He's a jerk to anyone outside of the command clique...
I think Lower Decks reinforced this
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