Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Dee1891, Aug 25, 2022.
Shouldn't take long. I'm already stacking the wood.
And I've got the lighter...
Finally, the right to a speedy condemnation is taken seriously!
I don't want to lose Worf, but I've always thought it would have been interesting if the writers had brought over Troi instead. She wouldn't be able to read the Ferengi, she'd be able to counsel when needed, and the war really could have given her character more growth. And it would have added another female character.
Otherwise, I wish we could have seen bald/bearded Sisko from episode 1.
Now that you mention it, that would have been an interesting idea.
There of course was the recommendation of that 'think tank' in Statistical Probabilities that as the Federation couldn't win, it therefore would be better to surrender to the Dominion to prevent 900 billion deaths. They weren't taken seriously, but I wonder whether more people actually thought that way.
Have Jadzia return in spirit via Trill rituals, the Mirror Universe, etc, and guide Ezri
Have Ezri counsel Alexander through his grief of losing two mothers to murder.
Don't have Odo betrays friends and endanger the galaxy to frak himself-with-tits
But then we wouldn't have gotten storming through the corridors to smash his doorbell, and I don't want to live in a world that doesn't show the Major are her most murderously furious.
I agree with both of these.
No Worf. The show was better when it just did the occasional nod to previous Trek.
I'm not religious anymore, but I still find it a unique aspect of Star Trek, especially for a Starfleet member.
I really like the slow burn start, with the occasional hints at what was to come, either foreshadowed or retconned later. They eased into the story arcs which was the right thing to do, gave us more time to better get to know the numerous characters.
I go back and forth on this one. On the one hand, some of the Worf episodes in DS9 were more fun than anything that I found with the character in TNG. On the other hand, some of Worf's episodes in DS9 were among the worst so I think possibly redoing some of his character work to include other characters might be more appropriate.
I'll also add to the discussion of "Don't go to Earth."
No Section 31. Or at least restrict it to the one episode while throwing doubt on it.
Worf was a great addition to DS9.
Newer classes of ships for the fleet battles. I hated how most the time we'd see nothing but Galaxy, Miranda, and Excelsior class ships fighting the Dominion. Especially after First Contact, I thought we would be moving onto newer ship designs that amounted to more than the occasional Akira cameo. Same for races like the Klingons and Romulans. War breeds innovation, and this was a good time as any to start bringing in fresh new designs for the capital ships.
I would’ve had the writers clarify what rank Chief O’Brien actually was earlier on – in TNG he was seemingly a lieutenant who was transporter chief, in the novelisation of DS9 pilot Emissary he was apparently an Ensign Junior Grade(!), and later on in DS9 we get it near enough confirmed he was a senior chief petty officer (or near enough), with chevron-based rank badge.
Well, yes, but it's such a little thing. We know O'Brien does a heck of a lot of work keeping things running, and has to say "Yes Sir" to just about everybody except Quark and Keiko, and that's all we really need to know about his rank.
O'Brien's rank was always an inconsistency that was never fully resolved. DS9 tried with his unique pip and his 'senior chief specialist' line when he said how his father introduced him to people. But it really felt like it became a sort of inside joke in the franchise.
He has to say "yes, ma'am" to Keiko.
I was thinking about posting that.
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