Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by NewHeavensNewEarth, Jan 26, 2019.
Ooh! Good thinking, Donlago. I'd go for that!
While I generally favour the "Emissary's Sanctuary" from the Rebels triology -- one of the few decent ideas Winn Adami had -- I wouldn't object to 'Prophet's Gateway' as it parallel's the naming of the Prophet's Landing colony reasonably well.
Emissary's Sanctuary has got a good ring to it. It might be a bad choice for the Federation to put one of its Starfleet officers on a pedestal about his position among a religious group, rather than about his role as a Starfleet officer.
In Rebels Winn Adami is responsible for the rename, which explains the inverted logic.
On the other hand, I don't think the Federation would be the ones naming the station, since the Bajorans are the owners. So the Bajoran government very well could name it "Emissary's Sanctuary" or even "The Sisko" if they want to.
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On the other hand, if it's standard practice to name a starbase located outside of Federation territory as "Starbase Deep Space X," then I doubt they would care. Remember, for them the station was originally Terok Nor, seat of the occupation and hated symbol of Cardassian hegemony. The most important thing for them is probably just that it be named something other than Terok Nor.
I imagine it would depend on the specifics of the treaty Bajor and the UFP sign regarding the administration of the station. It's true that the station is Bajoran territory, but it's being administered as a Starfleet starbase by Starfleet and the Bajoran Militia. For practical purpose, compare it to the way, say, RAF Croughton is owned by the British Ministry of Defense but operated by the British Royal Air Force and United States Air Force as a USAF air base.
I imagine that UFP standard procedure is to name any starbase outside of UFP territory as "Deep Space X" unless the hosting state objects. I'm sure that if the Bajorans insisted, the Federation would agree to rename it "Starbase Gateway" or whatever. But I doubt they would agree to name it after something that explicitly endorses the Bajoran religion -- in a Federation of over 150 civilizations, Starfleet and the UFP government are probably obliged to remain religiously neutral even if Federation Member States sometimes have an official religion.
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Yeah I think the Bajorans would have a problem with that.
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