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Old December 4 2012, 09:20 AM   #46
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Riker really was a dick, wasn't he? Everytime I watch Defiant, I keep expecting to feel some sympathy for Tom Riker's fate (as I do for Eddington) but it's like: no, I got nothing. Though I do like Frakes I also admire Forbes for not getting too identified with a series character and trying new things.
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Old December 4 2012, 09:24 AM   #47
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Riker really was a dick, wasn't he?
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Old December 4 2012, 10:01 AM   #48
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Maybe Frakes had a lot of dickness experience before. He played a dick prosecuting attorney on Matlock. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StuJ3fHfrCQ
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Old December 4 2012, 10:46 AM   #49
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Frakes voiced the ultimate magnificent bastard role in Gargoyles. Xantos was probably the most awesome antagonist ever.
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Old December 17 2012, 04:55 AM   #50
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You know, everytime this topic comes up, I keep thinking to myself how bizarre the series would have been if Ro would have been O'Brian's direct superior.

I think the show would have had to have gotten pretty messy. If we learned anything from TNG, we learned they disagree with each other A LOT.
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Old December 17 2012, 09:30 AM   #51
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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.
She was certainly fleshed out as an atheist in the novels, but it was an arguably valid extrapolation from a line in "The Next Phase." When they think they're dead, and Ro worries that she might be a ghost, or a borhyas, she admits that she never really believed in the stories her people told. If she doesn't believe in ghosts, then it's certainly possible and/or likely that she wouldn't believe in the Prophets either. Like the Andorian-four-sexes thing - it's not necessarily the only interpretation, but it's an acceptable one that gave the writers something interesting to work with.

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Old December 18 2012, 09:03 PM   #52
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I would have enjoyed her debunking/ribbing of Sisko once she got comfortable with him.
Ro wouldn't have considered Sisko the emissary. She didn't come across very religious. Growing up in refugee camps off Bajor would isolate the people form the prophets and the orbs.

The spiritual relationship between Sisko and Kira was very important to the series and several stories and arcs.
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Old December 18 2012, 11:15 PM   #53
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There were several great stories, one involving a comet that Kira thought was sent from the prophets, which created a lot of great drama between her and Sisko.

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Old December 19 2012, 01:10 PM   #54
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The first time I heard that it was originally intended that Ro be the Bajoran ranking officer on the station I was a little disappointed that it just didn't work out. In hindsight, it doesn't bother me so much, Kira was a great character, and likely a much better fit for what the role needed. That being said, it's still disappointing that Ro never turned up at some point, at least in a guest capacity.
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Old December 21 2012, 03:02 AM   #55
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I would assume they just couldn't reach a deal with Michelle Forbes .I would love to have seen Ro on DS9.
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Old December 21 2012, 04:35 AM   #56
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She didn't come across very religious
Ro wore the ear piece that was a symbol of the Bajorian faith.

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Old December 21 2012, 05:06 AM   #57
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Forget Ro, Admiral Cain should have been in DS9.
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Old December 23 2012, 03:04 PM   #58
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She didn't come across very religious
Ro wore the ear piece that was a symbol of the Bajorian faith.

Madonna wears crucifixes. Doesn't make her a saint
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Old December 24 2012, 12:55 AM   #59
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Is the earring exclusively religion-oriented, like a crucifix, or is it more generally cultural? Even if it was generally associated with Bajoran Prophet worship, it doesn't follow that wearing the symbol means she's a follower of the religion. Besides, she wore the earring on the opposite ear of all other Bajorans. Surely that indicates something about her belief, ranging from "I'm aware of all religious doctrine and beliefs, but choose to not participate" all the way to possibly meaning "I despise all religion and only wear the earring to keep the vedeks from squeezing my ear".
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Old December 24 2012, 12:04 PM   #60
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The earring seems to have various meanings. Kira recognizes Li Nalas' earring instantly in "The Homecoming," which suggests there's some kind of family crest or memorable symbol on them that denotes family or something specific to the wearer. I'm sure I remember Kira saying that Shakaar fashioned her earring for her out of the metal of a Cardassian weapon or something like that, which suggests both that they don't get their earrings right at birth, and that they might symbolize a specific event or achievement or point of maturity. And Quark wore a big extravagant earring for the Gratitude Festival in "Fascination," which suggests that non-followers can wear them for fashion purposes if they choose, at least on special occasions.

And for Bajorans, there probably isn't much of a distinction between "cultural" and "religious" - their religion denies their culture almost entirely, at least for most citizens. So maybe the wearing on the other ear is the only way she could think of to make that distinction.
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