Avery Brooks to return as Sisko?

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  1. kkt

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    Not as popular as TNG, maybe, but more popular than Voyager. All TV shows were getting lower ratings as viewers abandon the networks and distributed to hundreds of cable channels.
     
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    Avery Brooks didn't even bother to show his face in WWLB!

    That should tell you how much he cares for the whole thing right there.
     
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  3. The Emissary

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    Avery Brooks not appearing in the DS9 documentary doesn't tell us anything really. Especially since he was involved (however minor of a role) in the production - https://redshirtsalwaysdie.com/2019/08/12/avery-brooks-happy-left-behind/

    He simply said that what was displayed in the documentary captured how he felt about it and there was nothing else he could have added to it. That doesn't mean he doesn't care. Of course, I still would have loved to have seen him in it. Even if he was repeating what he said in old interviews. Not to mention, he has done conventions from time to time. So I don't think he is that averse to his Sisko role in Star Trek.

    I'm not holding out a lot of hope that he'd return, but that's because I am more cynical and don't want to let myself down. I'm just thinking about how there seems to be a lot of shows that are harkening back to older material in a modern format (The Mandalorian, Picard, Cobra Kai, Dexter, etc.) and rumors (just rumors) that Star Trek is going into a Marvel formula of a shared universe. There is potential on a short Sisko idea with all of that.

    Again, that all depends on Avery Brooks...
     
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    This seems to imply racism when Brooks may be just uninterested.
     
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    I don't think you understand how Avery is as a person and how different he is in character.
     
  6. Bad Thoughts

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    Are they mutually exclusive?
     
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  7. kkt

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    I don't know what you're talking about. Portraying a character who's very different from an actor's real personality is what actors do.

    Avery - Counterculture, kinda woowoo, musician, actor and teacher of acting.

    Benjamin - Straightlaced Starfleet officer and Emissary of the Prophets.
     
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    Or it's a little from Column A, a little from Column B...
     
  9. VoyagerSeason8

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    So you do know, why are you busting my balls then? He had to tone himself down, not all actors can do that. Usually they go the other way or they are someone like Jack Nicolson who basically plays Jack Nicolson in every movie.
     
  10. Jellico

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    I’d like to see Avary’s Sisko back and find out what he’s been doing all of these years, let’s say in Picard.
     
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  11. ananta

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    Isn’t Star Trek already a shared universe? At least it been since TNG and DS9 came out.
     
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    Please no, I don't trust the writers of Picard to do the Sisko character any justice. They've already ruined Picard and Seven of Nine. Best to leave other iconic Trek characters well alone now.
     
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    If Sisko shows up I think that he lost his kids/wife or he gets killed
     
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  14. Jellico

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    I suppose I’m just melancholy over DS9 these days. Anything new would be appreciated. I just hope that, with the new content that we expect to be seeing, that CBS All Access, or whatever they may come to call themselves, doesn’t bury DS9. I know this has been discussed on other threads.
     
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    I'm sorry to be pessimistic but I don't see an attempt to add on to DS9 being likely to honor its memory.
     
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    i would love a reboot with all new characters and actors... all new...
    DS9 is the ONE sci fi series that could really go on "forever"
    like "days of our lives" with 14000 episodes or like "bold and the beautiful" with over 30 seasons.
    These shows goes on for decades and they are LAME!!....
    So i believe that life on a space station should be able to have a similar run,
    but that may only happen if we find traces of life on mars or some organisms at the moons of jupiter first.
     
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    True. But I think "shared universe" has a different meaning in a post-MCU context. The TNG-era was certainly a shared universe (you're 100% right) but with 90s trappings. It was a shared universe the way Xena: Warrior Princess was a spinoff of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys or Angel being a spinoff of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Certainly it was interconnected in terms of being in the same universe and even had some nice cameos from time to time. Sometimes, not that often, events would be referenced from the other show. However, it was pretty split from the other shows and doing its own thing.

    Contrast that to the MCU where events lead up to a shared conflict (the infinity stones being in several films leading up to Endgame) or even the tiniest of events can have an impact in other shows/films. Ant-Man had no infinity stones but the quantum realm was pivotal in the finale too. Where cross overs are usually the norm and not an extremely random one-off (for example Riker appearing for a minute in "Death Wish" or Spock being given a two-parter in TNG). In fact, the TNG-era was very reigned in when it came to references, cameos, or outright creating massive events culminating in several characters across shows coming together. I think the closest thing would maybe be Star Trek: Generations where Kirk and Picard had to work together to bring down the big bad. However, they were also stingy in bringing in the Enterprise-E during the Dominion War (or if they only wanted the ship for the films then bringing the Dominion War to TNG films). I guess the biggest difference is how the "shared" universe of the TNG-era was episodic vs. modern film/shows where it is arc driven and the "shared" aspect comes across as much .... grander?

    I think the expansion of Star Trek in the modern era across several shows/films will look different compared to the "shared" universe of the 90s era. But that's just MO. They may not want to go down that route considering how overwhelmed they felt with all the interconnected lore by the time ENT came on television.
     
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    I'm not quite so harsh on Picard (though it's currently my least fave of the new Trek shows), but I agree that I wouldn't want that writers room touching Sisko. But, really, I think CBS would have to bring Brooks something truly epic to get him back into uniform, and I don't think they have the will to do that.
     
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    All shows? No. Some shows, i.e. the ones that people liked, did just fine. See, e.g., Oprah or Law & Order. It was the shows that people got bored with that shed viewers.
     
  20. StarMan

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    I mean with a track record like The Transformers movies, Joel Schumacher's Batman movies, Tom Cruises' The Mummy ... are you sure? :lol:
     
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