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11th Sep '16 8:44:42 PM KJMackley
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* TheArtifact: Odo's appearance was due to him not being very talented at mimicking humanoid faces, being almost TheBlank. Later Changlings, those with the skill to perfectly imitate anyone, show up with a similar face as the apparent ShapeshifterDefaultForm. In one time-travel-fueled episode Odo had another century of practice and had a more natural face, only furthering the oddity of the Chnaglings selected that particular appearance.
31st Jul '16 2:51:38 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBookAdaptation: In what was considered a major coup, a small company called Malibu Comics won the rights to publish a ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' over the more established DCComics (which held the rights to the rest of Trek). That didn't stop Malibu and DC from doing a crossover miniseries with DC's ''Next Generation'' series. Later, MarvelComics obtained the licence, followed by DC (under its Wildstorm imprint), and later still IDW.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: In what was considered a major coup, a small company called Malibu Comics won the rights to publish a ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' over the more established DCComics Creator/DCComics (which held the rights to the rest of Trek). That didn't stop Malibu and DC from doing a crossover miniseries with DC's ''Next Generation'' series. Later, MarvelComics obtained the licence, followed by DC (under its Wildstorm imprint), and later still IDW.
29th Jun '16 2:58:44 PM Wyldchyld
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* AndIMustScream: While the audience never gets to see evidence of it, WordOfGod states that [[spoiler: Dukat's ultimate fate is to be sealed in the Fire Caves with the Pah-Wraiths - ''forever.'']]
** [[spoiler: And in this case, WordOfGod is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, since it was the Prophet who wears the form of Sisko's biological mother who told him that.]]

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* AndIMustScream: While the audience never gets to see evidence of it, WordOfGod states that [[spoiler: Dukat's ultimate fate is to be sealed in the Fire Caves with the Pah-Wraiths - ''forever.'']]
** [[spoiler: And in this case, WordOfGod is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, since it was the
'' The Prophet who wears the form of Sisko's biological mother who told him that.]]
12th Jun '16 3:26:50 PM GoblinCipher
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** At one point relatively early in the series, before the Dominion War Arc, when the Feds were trying to maintain peace with Cardassia, Gul Dukat makes a point of discretely boarding the station and entering Sisko's quarters, since as he points out, they used to be his. During his conversation with Sisko he makes an offhand reference to Jake. The rage on Sisko's face is seriously impressive, and immediately he comms Ops and has Odo track down Jake to make sure that he is alright. Dukat makes a big deal of being offended by Sisko's suspicion and demonstrates again that Cardassian military leaders are a little too prone to MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch. Sisko is most definitely ''not'' reassured that Dukat "would never do anything to harm (his) son."

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** At one point relatively early in the series, before the Dominion War Arc, when the Feds were trying to maintain peace with Cardassia, Gul Dukat makes a point of discretely discreetly boarding the station and entering Sisko's quarters, since as he points out, they used to be his. During his conversation with Sisko he makes an offhand reference to Jake. The rage on Sisko's face is seriously impressive, and immediately he comms Ops and has Odo track down Jake to make sure that he is alright. Dukat makes a big deal of being offended by Sisko's suspicion and demonstrates again that Cardassian military leaders are a little too prone to MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch. Sisko is most definitely ''not'' reassured that Dukat "would never do anything to harm (his) son."
3rd Jun '16 9:47:14 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: Averted in the case of Cardassian literature, which is hideously boring and repetitive by any human standard.

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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: Averted in the case of Cardassian literature, which is hideously boring and repetitive by any human standard. Garak felt the same way about ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar''; the betrayal is obvious from the beginning, so what's the point?



** A recurring element is Garak and Bashier talking about these. In one example they trade some of the best literature from their own cultures (Shakesphere's tragedy ''Julius Caesar'' and the repetitive epic ''The Never-ending Sacrifice) only to both completely fail to get the point of the genre.
3rd Jun '16 9:46:25 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** A recurring element is Garak and Bashier talking about these. In one example they trade some of the best literature from their own cultures (Shakesphere's tragedy ''Julius Caesar'' and the repetitive epic ''The Never-ending Sacrifice) only to both completely fail to get the point of the genre.
3rd Jun '16 6:32:16 AM DrRomoray
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** Even the Captain is darker, ba-boom. (But seriously folks...) Apparently the on-set dynamic on the [=DS9=] cast were much more serious than TNG, which makes sense given Brooks' acting style. This could also explain the general absence of TNG alums.

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** Even the Captain is darker, ba-boom. (But seriously folks...) Apparently the on-set dynamic on the [=DS9=] cast were much set was ''much'' more serious than TNG, which makes sense given Brooks' acting style. This could also That might explain the general absence of why so few TNG alums. alums wanted to guest-star.



** On a philosophical note, the series in general. Gene Roddenberry had envisioned the Federation as a perfect utopian paradise, free from greed, infighting, and discomfort, so much so that during StarTrekTheNextGeneration, he routinely shot down the writers' suggestions as not conforming to that idea of paradise. DS9 was produced after Gene's passing, and portrays the Federation in a far more realistic light, with a top secret intelligence division that is willing to stop at nothing to ensure the security of the Federation, government corruption, and officers willing to violate human rights if it served the greater good. One of the show's antagonists, Eddington, even lampshades this when he states that the Federation's biggest beef with him (and all Federation members that defected to the Maquis) is that they don't understand why anyone would willingly defect from their so-called paradise.

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** On a philosophical note, the series in general. Gene Roddenberry had envisioned the Federation as a perfect utopian paradise, free from greed, infighting, and discomfort, so much so that during StarTrekTheNextGeneration, he routinely shot down the writers' suggestions as not conforming to that idea of paradise. DS9 [=DS9=] was produced after Gene's passing, and portrays the Federation in a far more realistic light, with a top secret intelligence division that is willing to stop at nothing to ensure the security of the Federation, government corruption, and officers willing to violate human rights if it served the greater good. One of the show's antagonists, Eddington, even lampshades this when he states that the Federation's biggest beef with him (and all Federation members that defected to the Maquis) is that they don't understand why anyone would willingly defect from their so-called paradise.
3rd Jun '16 6:30:33 AM DrRomoray
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** Even the Captain is darker, ba-boom. (But seriously folks...) Apparently the on-set dynamics on the [=DS9=] cast were much more serious than TNG, which makes sense given Brooks' acting style. This could also explain the general absence of TNG alums.
** WordOfGod said the sets were intentionally [[TheFutureIsNoir lit differently]] to make them look less pristine.

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** Even the Captain is darker, ba-boom. (But seriously folks...) Apparently the on-set dynamics dynamic on the [=DS9=] cast were much more serious than TNG, which makes sense given Brooks' acting style. This could also explain the general absence of TNG alums.
** WordOfGod Word of God said the sets were intentionally [[TheFutureIsNoir lit differently]] to make them look less pristine.
3rd Jun '16 6:30:09 AM DrRomoray
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* DarkerAndEdgier: WordOfGod says the sets were intentionally [[TheFutureIsNoir lit differently]] from TNG to make them look less pristine.
** On a more metaphorical note, the series in general. Gene Roddenberry had envisioned the Federation as a perfect utopian paradise, free from greed, infighting, and discomfort, so much so that during StarTrekTheNextGeneration, he routinely shot down the writers' suggestions as not conforming to that idea of paradise. DS9 was produced after Gene's passing, and portrays the Federation in a far more realistic light, with a top secret intelligence division that is willing to stop at nothing to ensure the security of the Federation, government corruption, and officers willing to violate human rights if it served the greater good. One of the show's antagonists, Eddington, even lampshades this when he states that the Federation's biggest beef with him (and all Federation members that defected to the Maquis) is that they don't understand why anyone would willingly defect from their so-called paradise.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
** Even the Captain is darker, ba-boom. (But seriously folks...) Apparently the on-set dynamics on the [=DS9=] cast were much more serious than TNG, which makes sense given Brooks' acting style. This could also explain the general absence of TNG alums.
**
WordOfGod says said the sets were intentionally [[TheFutureIsNoir lit differently]] from TNG to make them look less pristine.
pristine.
** On a more metaphorical philosophical note, the series in general. Gene Roddenberry had envisioned the Federation as a perfect utopian paradise, free from greed, infighting, and discomfort, so much so that during StarTrekTheNextGeneration, he routinely shot down the writers' suggestions as not conforming to that idea of paradise. DS9 was produced after Gene's passing, and portrays the Federation in a far more realistic light, with a top secret intelligence division that is willing to stop at nothing to ensure the security of the Federation, government corruption, and officers willing to violate human rights if it served the greater good. One of the show's antagonists, Eddington, even lampshades this when he states that the Federation's biggest beef with him (and all Federation members that defected to the Maquis) is that they don't understand why anyone would willingly defect from their so-called paradise.
13th May '16 5:39:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeusExMachina: Sisko takes the Defiant into the wormhole to head off a fleet of several thousand enemy ships. Luckily, the Prophets intervene and somehow remove the entire enemy fleet from existence. It's nice to have a race of virtually omnipotent noncorporeal alien beings nearby, isn't it?
** However it's only a partial example, as the Prophets' help doesn't come out of nowhere. Their powers, presence and attitude were already long established.
** [[spoiler: And then, [[VideoGame/StarTrekOnline later on]], the Prophets put them back.]]


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* DivineIntervention: Sisko takes the Defiant into the wormhole to head off a fleet of several thousand enemy ships. Luckily, the Prophets intervene and somehow remove the entire enemy fleet from existence. It's nice to have a race of virtually omnipotent noncorporeal alien beings nearby, isn't it?
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