New Starfest interview with Avery Brooks

Discussion in 'Deep Space Nine' started by Dream, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Dream

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    New interview with Avery Brooks. Some of the comments made me chuckle.

    Read the rest:
    http://sciencefiction.com/2013/04/22/the-many-and-varied-wisdom-of-avery-brooks-at-the-starfest-qa/
     
  2. Angel4576

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    This was one of the cornerstones of the series for me, and one of the many reasons why I love this version of Star Trek more than any of the rest. The relationship between Ben and Jake, father and son, was brilliant. Brilliantly written, and equally as brilliantly played by Brooks and Lofton. When I first saw that the series was going to feature a kid, I got a Wil Wheaton/Wes Crusher flashback/horror show and feared the worst, but as much as that always made me cringe in TNG, it was completely the opposite on DS9. Everything about the relationship seemed far more genuine than anything that was done with Wes.

    After the TNG Blu Rays are finished I sincerely hope that they move onto DS9, and if they do, I really can't wait for the VAM. Extras like this would be absolute gold to me.

    Nice read, thanks.
     
  3. sadsquid

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    Completely agree. After really disliking Wesley, I didn't expect much from Jake, but I think they did a pretty good job with him (although the last couple of seasons weren't his best). The relationship he had with his dad was really nice and seemed believable.
     
  4. lurok

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    Also agree. Their relationship never seemed fake. And I loved the physical affection Sisko/Brooks showed Jake/Cirroc. Still don't see that often on TV.