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Old April 17 2013, 06:29 PM   #16
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Re: Would you trade Kira for Ro Laren? Or maybe put them both on DS9?

Ro and Kira both on DS9? Cat fight!
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Old April 17 2013, 08:05 PM   #17
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Re: Would you trade Kira for Ro Laren? Or maybe put them both on DS9?

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Yes.

Forbes is an immense actress and Visitor has an annoying voice.


Also in the DS9 relaunch, Ro is Bajoran militia, although the timing is off it would have been possible to make it work.
I get the feeling that Ro was able to claim being a Bajoran citizen to escape the consequences that were awaiting her after she betrayed Starfleet, or she was in prison for a while and then upon release went back to Bajor.
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Old April 17 2013, 08:28 PM   #18
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Re: Would you trade Kira for Ro Laren? Or maybe put them both on DS9?

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Yes.

Forbes is an immense actress and Visitor has an annoying voice.


Also in the DS9 relaunch, Ro is Bajoran militia, although the timing is off it would have been possible to make it work.
I get the feeling that Ro was able to claim being a Bajoran citizen to escape the consequences that were awaiting her after she betrayed Starfleet, or she was in prison for a while and then upon release went back to Bajor.
Pretty much exactly what happened. After the Dominion War showed up, she was something of a celebrity for having fought the Cardassians and Dominion both in the Maquis, apparently her cell wasn't wiped out and kept harassing the Dominion during the war, and the Bajorian militia offered her a commission. Though later on it was revealed that Picard quietly talked Starfleet into dropping the matter too.
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Old April 19 2013, 03:30 AM   #19
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Re: Would you trade Kira for Ro Laren? Or maybe put them both on DS9?

I would absolutely not trade Kira for Ro.

But if I could add Ro without losing Kira I'd absolutely do that.

Ro/Kira might have had some interesting chemistry. The hardcore Bajoran versus the anti-Bajoran. The Prophet devotee versus the Bajoran who doesn't give a crap about the Prophets. The resistance fighter versus the woman who hid out in a Federation prison. Kira would have hated Ro, and it would have been awesome to see that.

I also tend to think that after what happened with Cardassian and the Dominion, nobody pursued the Maquis survivors that hard afterward.
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Old April 22 2013, 06:12 PM   #20
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Re: Would you trade Kira for Ro Laren? Or maybe put them both on DS9?

Ro was a cool character, and her anti-social, don't-give-a-crap attitude was fun to see amid all the squeaky-clean TNG characters, but with DS9 I think you really needed someone like Kira who could get emotionally invested and want to fight for Bajor, and who could kind of represent the culture as a whole.

Plus which, we already had one cold and aloof character on the show in the form of Odo.
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Old April 24 2013, 08:21 AM   #21
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Re: Would you trade Kira for Ro Laren? Or maybe put them both on DS9?

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I would have loved it if Forbes had accepted to play the character for the first season. I think Avery Brooks and her would have been sensational together. Then she leaves or die at the end of season 1, and is replaced by another Bajoran officer who's even more intense than Ro, Major Kira.
This. But Forbes and S1 lethargic Brooks would have been a waste, and I doubt even she would have upped his game. Forbes and later-shouty Brooks a la Eddington? Much better
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Old April 24 2013, 09:27 AM   #22
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Yes I would trade Kira for Ro Laren in a heartbeat.
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Old May 1 2013, 04:15 AM   #23
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Re: Would you trade Kira for Ro Laren? Or maybe put them both on DS9?

If not DS9, I wish they'd made Ro a regular cast member for the final season or two of TNG. Loved seeing her verbally spar with Picard, she was every bit his match and unlike some other characters was totally not intimidated by Picard's gravitas. Ro and Guinan were the two best female characters on TNG and they weren't even regulars (sadly).
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Old May 1 2013, 08:25 PM   #24
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Re: Would you trade Kira for Ro Laren? Or maybe put them both on DS9?

Never in a million years would I have made that trade. Now, Ro and Forbes are both awesome, so if she had been on DS9 from the beginning it would have been fine. And the whole 'Ro was in Starfleet so the dynamic would have been different' could easily have been overcome with a simple uniform change. No problem.

But DS9 without Kira would be DS9 without its heart. She was the centre of that show from the very beginning, and I've always seen her as the main character, not Sisko. Visitor is an incredibly underrated actress too, and I think the show would have suffered a huge loss without her.

Plus, she's the only Star Trek cast member who's ever given me a kiss (and vice versa), so, y'know.
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Old May 1 2013, 09:19 PM   #25
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Plus, she's the only Star Trek cast member who's ever given me a kiss (and vice versa), so, y'know.
Lucky.
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Old May 1 2013, 09:50 PM   #26
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Re: Would you trade Kira for Ro Laren? Or maybe put them both on DS9?

Over the years I have come to the realization that Kira is more or less my favorite character on that show. I love all of them (except maybe Worf, who was always kinda meh), but Kira-centric episodes, scenes and arcs tend to be the ones I love most about this show. I'm a huge fan of the Bajoran arc in the first two seasons and Kira is all over that. She's such a strong and at the same time very conflicted and often vulnerable character. Plus, Nana Visitor does a wonderful job portraying her.

Sure, I like Ro, too. But don't anyone get near my Major Kira!
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Old May 1 2013, 10:20 PM   #27
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But DS9 without Kira would be DS9 without its heart. She was the centre of that show from the very beginning, and I've always seen her as the main character, not Sisko.
Agreed. Kira is at the center of a lot of what makes DS9 great
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Old May 1 2013, 10:30 PM   #28
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Re: Would you trade Kira for Ro Laren? Or maybe put them both on DS9?

Actually, I'd want both. And Jadzia. And Ezri. And Leeta. All in my bed. At least I'd die happy.
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Old May 1 2013, 10:42 PM   #29
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Actually, I'd want both. And Jadzia. And Ezri. And Leeta. All in my bed. At least I'd die happy.
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Old May 6 2013, 04:15 PM   #30
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I would not trade Kira Nerys for anything . Having Ro Larern would have been nice but in the end Ro would have had to submit to Sisko's demands .With Kira being a bajoran militia member she was argumentative with him.
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