Rumors of Colm Meaney leaving at the beginning of season six

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by DS9forever, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 3, 2007
  2. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 5, 2005
    I don't know anything about that.

    I do know Colm managed to keep acting in movies and elsewhere all through the run of DS9. Maybe there was a case of another job running into the DS9 schedule and there were conflicts that ultimately worked out okay.
  3. timtonruben359

    timtonruben359 Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 27, 2012
    I actually remember this! I remember during the summer between season 5 and season 6 there was rumors that Colm wanted out and that his character would be killed off during the start of the Dominion War arc.

    I do know that at some point during his years on the show, Colm managed to get his contract renegotiated to allow him time off to film movies.
  4. James T. Vader

    James T. Vader Lieutenant

    Feb 19, 2013
    I alwasy heard they brougt in Eddington sub for him so he could go act in moives. thats why eddington was chief engineer in the dax\kahn ep
  5. SoM

    SoM Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 24, 2007
    Wasn't that the case from the very start - i.e., he only agreed to do DS9 at all if he had time off to do Other Things?

    Definitely, that was the reason they brought Eddington in, to have a "spare" regular for when Meaney wasn't available.
  6. LeadHead

    LeadHead Director of Comedy Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2000
    I do remember on one of the old Spoiler sites the headline "Colm Meaney Sabotages Deep Space Nine!" I think he was doing a movie and filming went longer than expected.

    I watched "A Time to Stand" recently, remembering that, and it looks like they may have filmed around him in some scenes. The opening scene on the Defiant bridge for example, they never do a wide master shot of the bridge, only closer shots of individual characters.
  7. Worf'sParmach

    Worf'sParmach Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 13, 2011
    Plano, TX
    I remember that also.