Avery Brooks

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by JeffOakland, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. JeffOakland

    JeffOakland Ensign Newbie

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    Is it true Brooks quickly grew tired of DS9 and wanted to leave as early as the 2nd season but felt professionally obligated to honor his contract?
     
  2. kkt

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    Where did you hear that? I think all the casts' contracts were up for renewal after season 6, if he wanted out he would not have agreed to an extension.
     
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  3. JeffOakland

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    I think by then the show had improved enough that he had come around and was willing to see the series through.
     
  4. Bad Thoughts

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    It was feared he might want to leave, but he did not express such a desire.
     
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    What I've read here and there is he wanted to leave but he had signed a contract. He felt it would set a poor example for his kids and and as the 1st black captain to renege on a deal so he honored his contract. I don't think he expressed these thoughts at the time. They've come out in interviews after the show ended.
     
  6. Kor

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    The character seemed to hit his stride in season three. If Brooks had quit DS9 early in the series, I think things would have turned out much differently, since Sisko's character arc ended up being so integral to the overall story. If Brooks had left the series early, I wonder if he would have tried to get a lead role in a different show, or if he would have done more theater work.

    I think it's rather interesting that in recent years he has been very involved with theater arts in academia.

    ...like Brian Brophy. :shifty:

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  7. Bad Thoughts

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    Could you please provide a link?
     
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  8. Nakita Akita

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    Yep, I hear lots of stuff.
    I have tinnitus so....
    Yea, I don't put much value in what I hear either.
     
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  9. Jono

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    It is something Brooks has said. He has said that he stuck with it as an example to his son of sticking to your word. The way he talks about it isn't that he didn't enjoy or see value in his character, but it seems more of the realities of having to film 20+ episode long seasons.
     
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  10. arch101

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    First I’ve ever heard of this - fan since the shows premiere ep.
     
  11. Jono

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    One of the places Brooks has said this is in an interview that was part of a special feature on the season 7 DVD boxset.
     
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    I'm very glad he stuck it out. The show wouldn't be the same without him.

    Patrick Stewart was the same way, not even unpacking during the first season of TNG.
     
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    Brooks was mentioned by Winston Duke (the new Hawk) in a recent interview:

    "Avery Brooks’ turn as Hawk was so meaningful for black viewers who got to see this cool, debonair black brother who was doing an unorthodox job at the time and just killing it. It was really great when it came to representation onscreen. It’s such an honor now to be picking up the baton in this relay, to have my own version of Hawk that’s very much a product of the present.”

    https://www.latimes.com/entertainme...06/spenser-confidential-netflix-mark-wahlberg
     
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    WTF! No glasses, no cool clothes, no scowl! 25% Hawk.

    #NotMyHawk #pitchforks #getKurtzman
     
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    Yes, the new Hawk is a gentle millennial... UFC fighter.
     
  16. jtm55

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    Hi All

    I never heard that Mr Brooks wanted to leave Deep Space Nine.
     
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  17. Sidewinder

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    I'd say more that he thought about it, for other opportunities. Never that he really wanted to.
     
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  18. Bad Thoughts

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    Of course. He never voiced such an idea.
     
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  19. JesterFace

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    I thought Patrick wasn't sure if TNG would succeed so he was unsure what to do?
    I don't remember any talks about Stewart wanting to leave the show after it got more popular.
     
  20. Nakita Akita

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    :lol::hugegrin:
    Avery Brooks never said he wanted to leave either!!!:guffaw:
     
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