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Old January 15 2008, 05:28 AM   #1
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The fate of Kai Opaka

The crew of DS9 never checked in on Kai Opaka, to see how she was faring on that prison/punishment planet (at least onscreen they never did).

Anyone know of any non-canon follow-ups (novels, comics, etc.) regarding the fate of Opaka?

Anyone have any speculations?
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Old January 15 2008, 05:44 AM   #2
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Re: The fate of Kai Opaka

Mike Have-Not said:
Anyone know of any non-canon follow-ups (novels, comics, etc.) regarding the fate of Opaka?
Most definitely: see the excellent Jake Sisko novel, "Rising Son" by SD Perry, which is part of the DS9 Relaunch and leads into the hardcover novel, "Unity". However, "Rising Son" is also a good standalone SF story.
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Old January 16 2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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I think it's one of the few big loose ends in DS9. It would have been great if the finale included her return to Bajor restoring order and stability to the position of Kai
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Old January 16 2008, 08:39 PM   #4
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Re: The fate of Kai Opaka

It wasn't that much of a loose end was it, I mean it was clear she could never leave
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Old January 16 2008, 09:57 PM   #5
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Re: The fate of Kai Opaka

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It wasn't that much of a loose end was it, I mean it was clear she could never leave
But would it not have been interesting to see if her work on that moon was successful? I for one would have liked to see a follow-up to "Battle Lines".
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Old January 16 2008, 10:59 PM   #6
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She realized it was her fate to be there and was grateful for the opportunity to serve... end of story.
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Old January 16 2008, 11:04 PM   #7
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Re: The fate of Kai Opaka

Rising Son does a pretty good job with this one.
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Old January 16 2008, 11:10 PM   #8
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Re: The fate of Kai Opaka

Well you're right that it would have been nice to see a follow up to that show definetly. But yeah Rising son fixed that. But I wouldn't have mind if they had used the "O'Brian in prison" show for that instead, maybe it could have been one of their punishments or something
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Old January 17 2008, 04:31 AM   #9
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Re: The fate of Kai Opaka

I always felt like the character of Opaka was done a disservice...but then I'm biased because I like Camille Saviola's performance so much.

Besides, without Opaka's departure we couldn't have had the drama of finding a new Kai, and all the crap that Winn stirred up.
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Old January 17 2008, 05:13 AM   #10
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It would be nice if there was only one episode with Opaka. Still, I just do not see that Kai Opaka was needed. True, she did give a counter weight to Kai Win as being the better Kai.
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Old January 17 2008, 06:00 AM   #11
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So I probably will never read the book. What was her resolution in "Rising Son"? You can tag it so those who want to read it don't get spoiled.
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Old January 17 2008, 06:05 AM   #12
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Old January 17 2008, 06:29 AM   #13
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So I probably will never read the book. What was her resolution in "Rising Son"? You can tag it so those who want to read it don't get spoiled.
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Old January 17 2008, 06:42 AM   #14
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Who wants that job again anyway? I much prefer having the esteem without the responsibilities this time around! I did my part during the Occupation, thank you very much..
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Old January 17 2008, 01:59 PM   #15
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