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Old October 17 2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Visitor: Deep Space Nine Has Staying Power

As the twentieth anniversary of the debut of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine approaches, Nana Visitor shares her memories of the show, beginning with her unusual approach to her audition for the role of Kira Nerys. From the beginning, Kira Nerys was meant to be a strong woman. “What was described to me was that [...]

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Old October 17 2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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I'd like to know if Paramount ever thought about a DS9 movie. As Visitor herself says, she doesn't know why Paramount decided not to.
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Old October 17 2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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I think DS9 could have had an awesome movie. But of course, the suits say it was a popularity issue.
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Old October 18 2012, 04:36 AM   #4
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They still could have a great movie. TOS didn't start making movies for about this length of time after the show ended. I would love to see more DS9.
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Old October 18 2012, 06:19 AM   #5
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They still could have a great movie. TOS didn't start making movies for about this length of time after the show ended. I would love to see more DS9.
It could be done, but any film featuring Deep Space 9's cast would have to find a credible means of bringing Captain Sisko back from the Celestial Temple, and Odo back from the Gamma Quadrant. Anyone who has read the relaunch series knows that Sisko returns in Unity,
but it cannot be assumed that everyone seeing the film would have this information, so their returns would have to be shown on screen, and they would have to be done well.

I won't comment on a possible return for Worf, as the way he was always forced into The Next Generation films because something of a joke, especially his presence in Nemesis, which made no sense without the dialogue removed by Stupid Baird.

TPTB seemed to think that DS9 had wrapped up most of its character arcs with the series finale, hence Sisko's ascension to the Celestial Temple, Odo's return to the Great Link, Worf's leaving with Martok, etc. I can't help getting the feeling that a Deep Space 9 movie would mirror the awkwardness of The Motion Picture, as the characters didn't seem like themselves until the final twenty minutes of the film.
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Old October 18 2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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I would love to see a DS9 mini-series or movie With the JJ movies, I think it is a long shot though. I hope we at least get the Bluray upgrade for this show
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Old October 18 2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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They should have done a DS9 or VOY movie instead of Insurrection or Nemesis. I can just about FC a pass.
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Old October 18 2012, 10:13 PM   #8
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20th anniversary thanks for making me feel old.I don't know why DS9 does not get any attention for movies or mini series there are so many more stories to tell.I am just about sick of TNG or relauch era of Kirk and Spock (JJ Abrams movie)there's only one so far but .....Time for star trek with a different crew for non trekkies.
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Old October 18 2012, 10:57 PM   #9
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They could have done what Marvel did with the Avengers. Each crew gets their own set of films, and perhaps a crossover where they all come together.
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Old October 18 2012, 11:09 PM   #10
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They should have done a DS9 or VOY movie instead of Insurrection or Nemesis. I can just about FC a pass.
FC I thought was great, but I completely agree with you on DS9 and VOY getting movies instead of the other two.

Both I genuinely thought deserved movies, or they even could have played out the end of Season 7 into one big shebang of a film to top it all off - problem is anyone whos not been following it would be lost.

I actually always thought DS9 had a plethora of possible epic material to hand them a film, even more than one, but where you would fit it in Im not so sure. The difference with TNG finishing in Season 7 was it sort of ended on a really good episode, but not a "thats the end of all these story archs" sort of way, concluding nearly everything there was because there was the films coming up. DS9 on the other hand finished everything off and rounded everything off in a perfect sort of way, would a film really suit after such a conclusive ending to a series?
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Old October 19 2012, 02:29 AM   #11
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Did anyone else notice the picture of Nana featured with the article is from interviews filmed about a decade ago for the original DVD release?
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Old October 19 2012, 03:25 PM   #12
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there was no chance for a movie. Insurrection had just had a sub-par box office performance, and that was TNG, where the ratings were much higher than DS9.


As to DS9 not being as popular as VOY- by what measure? Their ratings were pretty close, and if you average in DS9's early ratings they were probably better overall.

VOY had the advantage of being a network show, but I don't think it was more popular than DS9.
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Old October 19 2012, 08:13 PM   #13
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DS9 fell through the TNG-VOY crack, which is a shame as it is my favourite Trek. It had grit and grime, with long story arcs and great character development throughout.

It would be interesting to revisit it now for a TV movie, fifteen years after the Dominion War with Commodore Kira Nerys commanding a fleet and Commander Nog in charge of the station
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Old October 22 2012, 02:45 AM   #14
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DS9 fell through the TNG-VOY crack, which is a shame as it is my favourite Trek.
You could argue that DS9 being the middle child between TNG and VOY (DS9 was never on the air all by itself) allowed the show to be as great as it was, since the suits at the top were too concerned with milking TNG and making VOY as bland and repetitive as possible to bother themselves with DS9.
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Old October 22 2012, 02:59 AM   #15
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DS9 being set on a space station might have turned some people off. It's a shame.
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