Kurtzman: DS9 characters could appear in Picard

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  1. Bad Thoughts

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    Brooks has implied, and Behr has confirmed, that he would play Sisko again. I am sure that it's just a matter of the right story.
     
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  2. JirinPanthosa

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    It would be neat to see Nagus Rom.

    A few of the characters (Kira, Garak) would only make sense if the storyline specifically involved their respective planets.
     
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  3. Crewman6

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    You wouldn't need to do any of that. It would be far better if you didn't explain it.

    "Ambassador Sisko, it's been a long time."

    That's it. No one cares about those kinds of convoluted explanations except people on the Trek BBS.
     
  4. C.E. Evans

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    Actually, it wouldn't be very hard at all. At the end of DS9, Sisko said that one day he'd return.
    'Nuff said.

    20-odd years later, the details wouldn't be very important in Star Trek: Picard. Maybe in a DS9 revival, but not here.
    I couldn't say it better.
     
  5. kkt

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    Yes. A lengthy explanation would have been out of character for the characters who'd been living their lives for the past 30 years.
     
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  6. Dukhat

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    I don’t want to see anyone from DS9 in STP. And this is coming from someone who thinks DS9 was the best Star Trek series.
     
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  7. Cutie McWhiskers

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    So Kurtzman is just winding up the audience with tabloid puff'n'huff? Either they are or aren't.
     
  8. Cutie McWhiskers

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    And yet Brooks said he was done with Sisko and moved on and wouldn't even participate in "What We Left Behind"? That does fit; he said he had nothing new to offer the documentary (though just being there still would say a lot to the fans, but that's not quite the same thing...)
     
  9. Bad Thoughts

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    So Brooks and Behr are lying?

    The two are not mutually exclusive: Brooks can shelve the convention and memorabilia aspects of the franchise but still find things to do with the role.
     
  10. USS Firefly

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    I want all of the them
     
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  11. Phoenix219

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    See you again in 25 years...

    Hey, if Dale Cooper can come back from the Red Room, then I'm sure Sisko can come back from the dimension of the Prophets.
     
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    Ezri and the Aventine is all I want.
     
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  13. bigdaddy

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    Why would any of them be important to Picard?

    Maybe a cameo with Bashir as he has ties to Section 31 which might be part of what is bringing the downfall of Starfleet.
     
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    Personally I agree on all of that. But many don't. They need a 20 page essay on why this character is suddenly back after having disappeared to another plain of existence. They won't be happy otherwise. So, we're going to get many posts about people complaining about no explanation, or people not liking the explanation if they would do one. And all of that for a short cameo.

    No, I'd rather not do a weird, unnecessary cameo like that. Now, if their was a story where the character of Ben Sisko is integral, and the why and how of his return is part of the plot, than sure. But please, no cameo's to get ratings.
     
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    Picard: Captain Sisko? I thought you were dead!
    Sisko: I was. I'm better now.
    Picard; Can you help me to re-modulate the ventral photon ion shaft?
    Sisko: Shut your mouth!
    Picard: But I was just talking about the shaft..
    Sisko: Then I can dig it.
     
  16. C.E. Evans

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    Hollywood tends to work that way (often), but I'm thinking if they get Brooks to appear in Star Trek: Picard, it definitely will be more than to just say hello. Such a potential episode may not revolve around Sisko, but I believe he'll be--at the very least--as important to the story as Picard's appearance in "Emissary," IMO.
     
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  17. Mage

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    I'm personally not convinced it could work like that. But that's just me.
     
  18. Nakita Akita

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    Hardly a sub plot.
    Was Spock a sub plot or Data?
    They need a 'super' being available to tell them 'information'.
    It what Trek does. ( well, and a LOT of other movies and shows too)
     
  19. Crewman6

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    Um, no, they absolutely did not "need" that in any way, shape or form. You don't "need" a character who can just pointlessly spout of statistics. Besides, that's why you have Dax and O'Brien - to be the nerdy guys with the science-tech talk.

    If they really "needed" that, why did they wait until late into the 5th season to do so? It was a total retcon, a clumsy and stupid one at that that didn't jibe at all with what we knew about Bashir previously.

    Even the actor said he tried to sabotage his line delivery so they wouldn't make him do it anymore and he was successful!
     
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  20. Crewman6

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    I would love it if there was a legitimate story reason why La Sirena had to stop off at DS9. We could see one or two familiar faces, but keep it to a reasonable minimum.

    That said, I'd be delighted if they went to DS9 on Lower Decks. That's gotta happen, right?