Season 6 Birthright

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  1. DS9forever

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    DS9's pilot episode had been a ratings hit just a month before "Birthright" so your statement is completly wrong. Every viewer would have known.
     
  2. TV's Frank

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    They did follow up on it, in the episode "Phatasms" in season 7, when Data started having nightmares. I mean, what left was there to say on the topic of his dreaming after "Birthright Part 1"? I think it pretty well covers all the highlights and anything additional in Part 2 would simply be retreading the same ground. The most logical follow-up to Data dreaming is Data having nightmares and they did, just one season later.
     
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  3. TV's Frank

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    Yes, it might have made more sense, but as stated on the Memory Alpha page on this episode:

    Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax) was to appear in this episode, but she was busy filming the Deep Space Nine episode "Move Along Home". Siddig El Fadil (Julian Bashir) appeared instead. Farrell commented "I cried. I thought I should have fallen off the rock so I could have gone over there instead of Sid disappearing, because when we were filming "Move Along Home" his character disappeared, and I was acting throughout the rest of it with Nana and Avery, and we got caught up together". (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages, p 48)
     
  4. jimbotron

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    I knew that, hence I mentioned Dax.
     
  5. M'rk son of Mogh

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    Credulity, sure. But getting the actors together to film this? Impossible. They couldn't even get Terry Farrell! How could they get more for a "big crossover episode"? Notice in every single crossover with any of the series, you basically get 1 actor and that's it (except for Enterprise's last episode. You got 2 and a voice over). The filming logistics don't work out for more.

    Besides that, I don't mind the random stop. It's basically just another station they're stopping at, it might as well have been one of the big mushroom stations, it didn't matter. We got a little more bang for our buck, and instead of saying "neat!", we're greedy and saying "I deserve more"??
     
  6. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    Not quite. The episode was planned even before DS9 premiered. It was partly to promote DS9, sure, but Piller needn't have worried. DS9 was getting ratings comparable to TNG at this point, and "Emissary" was a bigger ratings success than any episode of TNG.
     
  7. wtriker1701

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    I thought, the honor of being DS9's Spock/Data had been given to Odo? Dax had that Troi-Vibe for me... with the addition of fighting skills... ;)
     
  8. DS9forever

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    I think I read somewhere that that there was to have been a big crossover at the end of DS9 Season 1/TNG Season 6 but Michael Piller and Rick Berman seemed to have gotten cold feet for some reason.
     
  9. Terra Pryme

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    I think it was more of his extended absence in "Q-Less" that Sid was able to shoot his scenes for "Birthright". Notice from the moment Q induces Bashir to sleep to miss dinner with Vash, he's not seen again until the very end, when he says he felt like he was asleep for days. That was the more likely time for him to make his special guest appearance on TNG's episode.