Silaran Prin

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Dal Rassak, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Dal Rassak

    Dal Rassak Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 31, 2013
    Terok Nor
    I've always wondered why, what with all the astonishing medical technology available in the future, Silaran remained disfigured. Some have speculated that he might have refused treatment in order to wear his disfigurement like a badge, which certainly makes psychological sense.

    But the thought has also occurred to me that in such a stratified, hierarchical society, a mere domestic servant simply might not warrant expensive reconstructive surgery - he's not important enough. I'd say that those of privilege, with a high rank in society, and military troops would probably enjoy automatic priority when it comes to any sort of medical aid - military served first, they need to be "repaired" so they can function again and return to their duty; ordinary citizens second. And the privileged could certainly buy priority treatment for themselves or family members. Any thoughts?
  2. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 28, 2009
    The glorious Shetland Isles!
    His low standing would also mean low earnings, so he probably simply couldn't afford the treatment.

    Love the episode.
  3. James T. Vader

    James T. Vader Lieutenant

    Feb 19, 2013
    Well he was going to cut Yoshi out of Kira without any pain meds. Doesn't seem all that concerned about "the little things."
  4. Dover

    Dover Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jan 12, 2013
    I always figured it was your first theory, that he wanted to keep it because it gave him fuel for his hatred of Kira and her accomplices.

    But it's easy to forget that the people we see on Star Trek are usually the elite of their societies, and the amazing technologies they have access to may not always be as freely available to everyone in the galaxy. I had never thought of it that way before, at least not in this case.
  5. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 3, 2007
    Exactly. Prin was pretty unstable.