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Old May 10 2013, 03:55 AM   #1
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Harris Yulin made me cry again

I've lost track of how many times I've seen Duet, but I watched it again today, and again it left me in tears at the end just as it always has.

Has enough praise been heaped on Harris Yulin for his astounding performance as Marritza? Is there such a thing as enough praise for such a performance? it's the acting equivalent of a high-wire acrobat.
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Old May 10 2013, 04:46 AM   #2
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Re: Harris Yulin made me cry again

I never let a Duet-praising thread go by unattended. It remains a strong fave.
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Old May 10 2013, 06:12 AM   #3
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Re: Harris Yulin made me cry again

I just watched "Duet" a couple nights ago. I'm not an overly emotional person, but I got a little choked up, and not for the first time. The moment when Marritza breaks down and admits he heard the screams of the Bajorans and did nothing always gets me. Always.

"Duet" is the episode that made me fall in love with DS9.
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Old May 10 2013, 06:16 AM   #4
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Duet's one of DS9's finest. A great story with great acting is a 100 times better than an episode full of flashy and pointless action sequences.
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Old June 2 2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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Re: Harris Yulin made me cry again

One of my favourite DS9 episodes. Great writing and great acting.

Harris Yulin is an extraordinary talent. I was privileged to see him on stage a couple of years ago in "Death of a Salesman" as Willy Loman and he completely blew me away.
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Old June 2 2013, 10:49 PM   #6
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Duet is definatly towards the top end of all Star Trek episodes.
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Old June 3 2013, 12:24 AM   #7
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It was an incredible performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l9N237kvHI
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Old June 3 2013, 03:35 AM   #8
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Excellent episode, but also a bit depressing when you think of how it is more relevant now than when it was made.
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Old June 3 2013, 07:19 PM   #9
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It is the finest episode of DS9 to me. I loved Way of the Warrior for the ships--but for story--this ranks with Yesteryear and Harlan's episode.

Bab 5 had better story arcs, but DS9 had better stand alones, as it was once noted.
Duet is proof of that.
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Old June 3 2013, 08:25 PM   #10
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Gotta love Dukat in this episode.

"If he says his name is Maritza, he's telling the truth."

"He says his name is Gul Dar'heel? Well he's lying!"
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Old June 4 2013, 02:17 AM   #11
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Re: Harris Yulin made me cry again

I just finished re-watching this episode for the first time in possibly two decades. And to finish that and stumble in here to find this thread!

To say this was one of the finest hours in the history of Star Trek doesn't begin to recognize the extraordinary writing that went into it. I love the shifting identity game they play with Maritza. And Yulin Harris! What a magnificent job of acting he did. Not only with his own character, but in bringing out the best that Nana Visitor could deliver.
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Old June 4 2013, 05:22 AM   #12
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Re: Harris Yulin made me cry again

I agree completely with everything said in this thread, so far.
Duet is superb, perhaps only matched by Visitor and Far Beyond the Stars.
If memory serves, Nana Visitor is on record, saying Duet was her favorite Kira episode as well.
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Old June 4 2013, 08:13 PM   #13
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"Duet" is my single favorite episode of Star Trek.

Ryva Brall wrote: View Post
"Duet" is the episode that made me fall in love with DS9.
Me too.
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Old June 5 2013, 01:45 AM   #14
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My favorite episode of DS9. It may very well be my favorite episode of Trek ever. Harris Yulin was AMAZING!

It is so perfectly done they he goes from being way over the top to try and convince Kira to breaking down and weeping when he tells her the truth.
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Old June 5 2013, 02:47 AM   #15
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Not to put too fine a point on it, but Yulin makes Ghostbusters II watchable. That's how good he is.
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