History Trivia / StartrekDeepspaceNine

25th Nov '16 8:38:01 AM Pren
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* TroubledProduction: Most of the show went by fairly smoothly, especially compared to the stuff ''Voyager'' was going through, but the six episode arc of the station being taken over by the Dominion in Season 6 really stands out as a mess of a production, with the entire crew being completely inexperienced at writing a long form story with such tight continuity. The various episode crews were constantly stepping on each other's toes as they could never predict how much time or money they would need, and entire storylines had to be swapped between episodes while still keeping everything making sense. It's quite amazing that the final result was so popular.
19th Nov '16 10:08:04 AM StarSword
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** There was also an amusing incident involving actor Creator/RobertFoxworth, who had appeared on ''B5'' as Earthforce General William Hague, part of the conspiracy to overthrow [[PresidentEvil President Clark]]. He was then mistakenly double-booked by his agent as the very similar Admiral James Leyton on ''[=DS9=]''[='s=] "Homefront"/"Paradise Lost" two-parter, resulting in Hague being killed offscreen in "Severed Dreams". (Creator/BruceMcGill said in an outtake for that episode that Hague couldn't be present because he was "doing ''Deep Space Nine''.")
19th Nov '16 9:59:37 AM StarSword
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* DuelingShows:
** With ''Series/BabylonFive'' during its '94-'95 run. B5's auteur Creator/JMichaelStraczynski claims that Paramount stole his story treatment, and it got pretty ugly in spots. The two would remain rivals throughout their respective runs, with [=B5=] wrapping up a year earlier in 1998.

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* DuelingShows:
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DuelingShows: With ''Series/BabylonFive'' during its '94-'95 run. B5's auteur Creator/JMichaelStraczynski claims that Paramount stole his story treatment, and it got pretty ugly in spots. The two would remain rivals throughout their respective runs, with [=B5=] wrapping up a year earlier in 1998. The two shows' similarities begin at being set on a space station at a trade crossroads and don't stop there:



** The ''Deep Space Nine'' writers weren't above including their own subtle jabs at B5. One episode featured Bashir having to chaperone a cadre of Ambassadors visiting the station and putting up with all the crap that comes with it. According to JMS, the Writers of [=DS=]9 actually liked [=B5=]. The ''producers'', not so much.
** There are massive parallels between the Sheridan/Shadows and the Sisko/Pa'Wraith arc. [[spoiler:Sisko is marked for death by the Prophets for defying them and takes a high-dive into the Fire Caves, 'killing' him while transferring his essence to a spiritual realm]]: the situation is a mirror of Sheridan's trip to Z'ha'dum and his later vanishing into the Rim.

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** The ''Deep Space Nine'' writers weren't above including their own subtle jabs at B5. One episode featured Bashir having to chaperone a cadre of Ambassadors visiting the station and putting up with all the crap that comes with it. According to JMS, the Writers writers of [=DS=]9 actually liked [=B5=]. The ''producers'', not so much.
** There are massive parallels between the Sheridan/Shadows and the Sisko/Pa'Wraith Sisko/Pah-Wraith arc. [[spoiler:Sisko is marked for death by the Prophets for defying them and takes a high-dive into the Fire Caves, 'killing' him while transferring his essence to a spiritual realm]]: the situation is a mirror of Sheridan's trip to Z'ha'dum and his later vanishing into the Rim.
19th Nov '16 9:51:19 AM StarSword
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed from the ''Rocky'' films, Dillon in ''Predator'') was considered for the role of Ben Sisko. Eriq La Salle, Tony Todd and even the voice of Darth Vader himself JamesEarlJones were offered the role of Sisko as well but either declined or were passed over in favor of Avery Brooks.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed from the ''Rocky'' films, Dillon in ''Predator'') was considered for the role of Ben Sisko. Eriq La Salle, Tony Todd and even the voice of Darth Vader himself JamesEarlJones were offered the role of Sisko as well but either declined or were passed over in favor of Avery Brooks. Brooks.
** The "Captain Shelby" of the USS ''Sutherland'' mentioned in "You Are Cordially Invited..." was planned to be Elizabeth Shelby from "The Best of Both Worlds" and have the ''Sutherland'' crew be {{recurring|Character}} [[HeroOfAnotherStory Heroes of Another Story]]. Unfortunately the team forgot they had promised Creator/PeterDavid that they weren't going to use her again and thereby give him free rein with writing her in the ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'' novels. They agreed to scuttle the plan after discussing it with Pocket Books' John Ordover, after which Ron Moore said that from an InUniverse standpoint he was leaving whether they were the same Shelby as a "maybe".
26th Oct '16 9:17:02 PM PaulA
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** A (barely) oblique reference is made to this on B5. In one episode, a gift shop is set up on the station. One of the characters loudly derides this idea, saying "This isn't some deep-space franchise! This station is ''about'' something!" It should be noted that the writer of this episode, PeterDavid, has written several ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels. (When he wrote that line into the B5 script, it was with the expectation that JMS and friends would change it, if only to a more subtle jab, before shooting; upon learning that the line was filmed and broadcast verbatim, David remarked to JMS that "...you people are dangerous over there, aren't you?")

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** A (barely) oblique reference is made to this on B5. In one episode, a gift shop is set up on the station. One of the characters loudly derides this idea, saying "This isn't some deep-space franchise! This station is ''about'' something!" It should be noted that the writer of this episode, PeterDavid, Creator/PeterDavid, has written several ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels. (When he wrote that line into the B5 script, it was with the expectation that JMS and friends would change it, if only to a more subtle jab, before shooting; upon learning that the line was filmed and broadcast verbatim, David remarked to JMS that "...you people are dangerous over there, aren't you?")
3rd Sep '16 11:42:23 AM Anddrix
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** Kira, Miles, Sisko etc. & their MirrorUniverse counterparts.
** Bashir gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCmQg6VkQ4A reckd]] by ''Voyager''[='s=] Robert Picardo (as Dr. Lewis Zimmerman and the Emergency Medical hologram) in "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?". The "archaic" EMH is confronted by the even more presumptuous Holo-Bashir, triggering a four-way catfight between the holograms and their templates.
** While "Nog" was away at Starfleet Academy, Aaron Eisenberg doubled as a Ferengi waiter in "Bar Association".
** Creator/JeffreyCombs, playing clones of the same character, gets to play a good and evil (ie. normal) version of Weyoun arguing over a commlink; he also played the Ferengi character Brunt. Combs always wanted to appear as both Weyoun and Brunt in a single scene, but never got the chance. He did, at least, get to play both characters in ''the same episode'', Season Seven's "The Dogs of War".
** "Far Beyond the Stars", "Shadows and Symbols", and (to a lesser extent) "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" and "What You Leave Behind" showcased the cast ''sans fards''. Fun: Robert O'Reilly (Gowron, here playing the mob accountant) is billed as Bobby Reilly, which is the name he went by in the early sixties when this episode supposedly 'takes place.'

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** Kira, Miles, Sisko etc. Miles & their MirrorUniverse counterparts.
** Bashir gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCmQg6VkQ4A reckd]] by ''Voyager''[='s=] Robert Picardo also (as Dr. Lewis Zimmerman and the Emergency Medical hologram) in "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?". The "archaic" EMH is confronted by the even more presumptuous Holo-Bashir, triggering a four-way catfight between the holograms and their templates.
** While "Nog" was away at Starfleet Academy, Aaron Eisenberg doubled as played a Ferengi waiter in "Bar Association".
** Creator/JeffreyCombs, playing clones of the same character, gets to play a good and evil (ie. normal) version of Weyoun arguing over a commlink; commink; he also played the Ferengi character Brunt. Combs always wanted to appear as both Weyoun and Brunt in a single scene, but never got the chance. He did, at least, get to play both characters in ''the same episode'', Season Seven's "The Dogs of War".
** "Far Beyond the Stars", "Shadows and Symbols", and (to a lesser extent) "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" and "What You Leave Behind" showcased the cast ''sans fards''. Fun: Robert O'Reilly (Gowron, here playing the mob accountant) is billed as Bobby Reilly, which is the name he went by in the early sixties when this episode supposedly 'takes place.' fards''



** Ira Steven Behr asked James Darren and Music/IggyPop to play a role because he was a fan of their work. Both ended up getting a LoveItOrHateIt reaction from the fans.
** Behr has [[TheMovieBuff a classic movie fetish]]. Nearly all his scripts include a nod (or two) to some distant western, gangster, or war movie. Even the prescient "Homefront"/"Paradise Lost" is largely Behr riffing on ''Literature/SevenDaysInMay''.\\\
He also tended to hire lots of old hands from Hollywood ([=HITGs=] of another generation) who never really made it big, Darren included.
--->"'Moondoggie'. No response. 'Moondoggie', from ''{{Film/Gidget}}''. No response. I say, 'The ''[[Series/TheTimeTunnel Time Tunnel]]'' guy' . Nothing. 'Remember they guy with the turtleneck in ''The Time Tunnel''? Not really, vaguely. [='=]'''Okay'''[='=], I yell, William Shatner's sidekick in ''Series/TJHooker''. Oh!! Yeah!! Sure!! These people have ''Star Trek'' on the brain. It's like [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards it all has to come back to Star trek in some way, shape or form.]]"
** "Little Green Men", doubling as a TakeThat. It's a pulp sci-fi serial -- which ends with a 'comedic' atomic blast. Just like ''Film/TrueLies'', which came out that year. Behr was annoyed at that movie's jingoism, and vented his frustration in this sequence.
** Ron Moore and Ira Behr (the man who gave us [[BLAMEpisode post-op transsexual Quark]] and the Indendant [[FanDisservice nibbling on the Nagus’ withered ear]]) were major drivers behind the Ferengi episodes. Some thought the humor was too broad. Behr more or less blames the actors for not getting in the right spirit of things, approaching the script as ''Hamlet'' instead of ''Benny Hill'', though he admits they should have 'admitted defeat' and accepted they weren't sitcom writers.
--->'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2015/05/01/star-trek-enterprise-regeneration-review/ Darren Mooney ]]''': Outside of ''Deep Space Nine'', the most enduring impression of the Ferengi was that they had begun their life as “villains that [[HarmlessVillain didn’t quite work]]” and had quickly been transformed into “comic relief that [[TheScrappy didn’t quite work]].”
* AwesomeDearBoy: Hilary Shepherd Turner enjoyed playing Lauren, a member of the "Jack Pack" (Bashir's Augments).
-->"Lauren was the most brilliant woman in the universe and a nymphomaniac. My husband says she's the complete opposite of me!"
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** Weyoun dies (for the first time) in "To the Death". The producers loved Combs' performance and tried to save him, but before they knew it his death scene was already filmed! Behr and the others agreed that something had to be done, and so the Vorta were retconned into a clone race. Easy peasey. He's a bad guy you can kill over and over again: the joke is that he keeps dying and coming right back, even in the same episode, with Damar ("Well hellooooo....") lampshading that nobody can kill ''him'' [[PlotArmor because he's a semi-regular and can only be killed once]].
** The same logic applies to bringing Martok (the one-eyed one, that is) back to life after his messy end in "Apocalypse Rising".

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** Ira Steven Behr asked James Darren and Music/IggyPop to play a role because he was a fan of their work. Both ended up getting a LoveItOrHateIt reaction from the fans.
**
fans. Behr has [[TheMovieBuff is also a classic movie fetish]]. Nearly buff, and nearly all of his scripts include a nod (or two) to some distant western, gangster, western or war movie. Even the prescient "Homefront"/"Paradise Lost" is largely Behr riffing on ''Literature/SevenDaysInMay''.\\\
He also tended to hire lots of old hands from Hollywood ([=HITGs=] of another generation) who never really made it big, Darren included.
--->"'Moondoggie'. No response. 'Moondoggie', from ''{{Film/Gidget}}''. No response. I say, 'The ''[[Series/TheTimeTunnel Time Tunnel]]'' guy' . Nothing. 'Remember they guy with the turtleneck in ''The Time Tunnel''? Not really, vaguely. [='=]'''Okay'''[='=], I yell, William Shatner's sidekick in ''Series/TJHooker''. Oh!! Yeah!! Sure!! These people have ''Star Trek'' on the brain. It's like [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards it all has to come back to Star trek in some way, shape or form.]]"
** "Little Green Men", doubling as a TakeThat. It's a pulp sci-fi serial -- which ends with a 'comedic' atomic blast. Just like ''Film/TrueLies'', which came out that year. Behr was annoyed at that movie's jingoism, and vented his frustration in this sequence.
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** Ron Moore and Ira Behr (the man who gave us [[BLAMEpisode post-op transsexual Quark]] and the Indendant [[FanDisservice nibbling on the Nagus’ withered ear]]) were major drivers behind the Ferengi episodes. Some episodes, which they thought the humor was too broad. hysterical. These days, even Behr more or less blames the actors for not getting in the right spirit of things, approaching the script as ''Hamlet'' instead of ''Benny Hill'', though he admits concedes they should have 'admitted defeat' [[http://trekmovie.com/2011/07/06/ira-steven-behr-on-being-trapped-on-star-trek-tng-making-changes-with-ds9/ "admitted defeat"]] and accepted realized they weren't sitcom writers.
--->'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2015/05/01/star-trek-enterprise-regeneration-review/ Darren Mooney ]]''': Outside of ''Deep Space Nine'', the most enduring impression of the Ferengi was that they had begun their life as “villains that [[HarmlessVillain didn’t quite work]]” and had quickly been transformed into “comic relief that [[TheScrappy didn’t quite work]].
* AwesomeDearBoy: Hilary Shepherd Turner enjoyed playing Lauren, a member of the "Jack Pack" (Bashir's Augments).
-->"Lauren was the most brilliant woman in the universe and a nymphomaniac. My husband says she's the complete opposite of me!"
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** Weyoun dies (for the first time) in "To the Death". The producers loved Combs' performance and tried to save him, but before they knew it his death scene was already filmed! Behr and the others agreed that something had to be done, and so the Vorta were retconned into a clone race. Easy peasey. He's a bad guy you can kill over and over again: the joke is that he keeps dying and coming right back, even in the same episode, with Damar ("Well hellooooo....") lampshading that nobody can kill ''him'' [[PlotArmor because he's a semi-regular and can only be killed once]].
** The same logic applies to bringing Martok (the one-eyed one, that is) back to life after his messy end in "Apocalypse Rising".



* TheCastShowOff:
** Vic Fontaine's Lounge. What better excuse for Nana Visitor, Avery Brooks and (gulp!) ''Rom'' to show off their pipes! And James Darren, of course.
** Of the four savants, Hilary Shepard-Turner had no trouble singing "Do Re Mi" ("Chrysalis") since she'd been in an all-girl punk band in the eighties. Tim Ransom, like his character, was found to be tone-deaf.
** Inverted in "Take Me Out To the Holosuite." Max Grodénchik was actually a successful semi-professional baseball player who seriously considered going pro before becoming an actor instead. The reason Rom plays left-handed in that episode despite not being TheSouthpaw in the rest of the show is that Max simply ''couldn't play badly enough'' to convincingly portray the worst player on the team any other way.
* CreativeDifferences:
** This is very much Michael Piller's baby. Rick Berman sort of dances around the issue, saying he tried to bring [=DS9=] up in meetings with Roddenberry, but the boss was already at death's door and it wasn't "appropriate" to mention it. (Probably because foreknowledge of the show would have finished poor Gene off!) This lack of consent remains perhaps the most controversial aspect of ''Deep Space Nine'', perhaps even more divisive than the setting itself. Roddenberry’s widow, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry even wrote a letter to the fan magazine ''Star Trek: Communicator'' condemning them.
--->'''Marina Sirtis''': The truth is that if Gene was alive, had been alive, [=DS9=] would have never been made, because [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld he absolutely said “no” to it]] when it was presented to him. He said ‘Star Trek is about exploring space, it’s not about a hotel in space.’ So, it would never have happened.
** At least D.C. Fontana doesn’t seem at all bitter: she appears to regard [=DS9=] very warmly, possibly because she recognizes it tried to play heir to The Original Series through more than mere lip service or genuflections to Roddenberry.

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* TheCastShowOff:
** Vic Fontaine's Lounge. What better excuse for Nana Visitor, Avery Brooks and (gulp!) ''Rom'' to show off their pipes! And James Darren, of course.
** Of the four savants, Hilary Shepard-Turner had no trouble singing "Do Re Mi" ("Chrysalis") since she'd been in an all-girl punk band in the eighties. Tim Ransom, like his character, was found to be tone-deaf.
**
TheCastShowOff: Inverted in "Take Me Out To the Holosuite." Max Grodénchik was actually a successful semi-professional baseball player who seriously considered going pro before becoming an actor instead. The reason Rom plays left-handed in that episode despite not being TheSouthpaw in the rest of the show is that Max simply ''couldn't play badly enough'' to convincingly portray the worst player on the team any other way.
* CreativeDifferences:
** This is very much Michael Piller's baby. Rick Berman sort of dances around the issue, saying he tried to bring [=DS9=] up in meetings with Roddenberry, but the boss was already at death's door and it wasn't "appropriate" to mention it. (Probably because foreknowledge of the show would have finished poor Gene off!) This lack of consent remains perhaps the most controversial aspect of ''Deep Space Nine'', perhaps even more divisive than the setting itself. Roddenberry’s widow, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry even wrote a letter to the fan magazine ''Star Trek: Communicator'' condemning them.
--->'''Marina Sirtis''': The truth is that if Gene was alive, had been alive, [=DS9=] would have never been made, because [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld he absolutely said “no” to it]] when it was presented to him. He said ‘Star Trek is about exploring space, it’s not about a hotel in space.’ So, it would never have happened.
** At least D.C. Fontana doesn’t seem at all bitter: she appears to regard [=DS9=] very warmly, possibly because she recognizes it tried to play heir to The Original Series through more than mere lip service or genuflections to Roddenberry.
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* DuelingShows: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPWksvuRKwg It was the year of the Dominion War...]]''
** With ''Series/BabylonFive'' during its '94-'95 run. B5's auteur Creator/JMichaelStraczynski claims that Paramount stole his story treatment, and it got pretty ugly in spots. The two would remain rivals throughout their respective runs, with [=B5=] wrapping up a year earlier in 1998. In case you haven't seen one or either, [[http://hassleinbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/deep-space-nine-vs-babylon-5-two.html this]] blog compares the two nicely. (Spoilers, though.) Here's a few other similarities you might not have noticed:
** The nephews of Londo/Quark are imprisoned for [[{{Blackmail}} political reasons]] in the Pilot, and then freed in short order.
** Homeguard is a xenophobic Human group that opposes any involvement with alien races. The Circle is a paramilitary xenophobic Bajoran group that opposes any involvement with alien races. Both leave a {{calling card}} on the foreheads of their victims (a Minbari poet and Quark, respectively).
** Both had a female commander who began the show as a staid, by the book officer. Over time, Dax and Ivanova became more rough and comedic. Another eerie parallel: both actresses left their respective shows in the final season due to contract disputes.
** When war flared up, both crews switched out their uniforms for something darker and more utilitarian. The [=B5=] crew went off the reservation and lost Earthforce's sanction, hence the new uniforms. [=DS9=] changed its look to conform with the TNG movies. Both Captains later grew beards, as well.
** Sisko is a ''gormand''; he spends months growing special herbs and vegetables in the Hydroponics Bay for his creole cuisine. Security Chief Michael Garibaldi is nuts for Italian food and often cuts secret deals with Babylon 5 dockworkers to bring expensive dishes onto the station.
** Sinclair and Sisko both had a romantic relationship with a freighter captain--though in Sinclair's case he broke it off after the pilot episode. Sheridan also had a wife who was (supposedly) killed in an alien attack before the series begins.
** Both Captains call in a favor from God (Lorien, the Prophets) to remove an overpowering enemy fleet from the board (in "Into the Fire" and "Sacrifice of Angels").
** One of the more memorable scenes from [=B5=] occurred in "Grey 17 is Missing", when Marcus Cole (a human) challenges Naroon (a Minbari bred for war) to a duel to the death. He is badly beaten, but his opponent spares his life out of respect. In the fifth season episode, "By Inferno's Light", Worf fights an onslaught of Jem'Hadar in hand-to-hand. The sixth and final Jem'hadar finally beats Worf, but refuses the order to execute him, instead applauding his bravery. This is also rated one of [=DS9's=] best scenes.
** G'kar loses an eye while detained by the enemy/Martok loses an eye while detained by the enemy.

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* DuelingShows: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPWksvuRKwg It was the year of the Dominion War...]]''
DuelingShows:
** With ''Series/BabylonFive'' during its '94-'95 run. B5's auteur Creator/JMichaelStraczynski claims that Paramount stole his story treatment, and it got pretty ugly in spots. The two would remain rivals throughout their respective runs, with [=B5=] wrapping up a year earlier in 1998. In case you haven't seen one or either, [[http://hassleinbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/deep-space-nine-vs-babylon-5-two.html this]] blog compares the two nicely. (Spoilers, though.) Here's a few other similarities you might not have noticed:
** The nephews of Londo/Quark are imprisoned for [[{{Blackmail}} political reasons]] in the Pilot, and then freed in short order.
** Homeguard is a xenophobic Human group that opposes any involvement with alien races. The Circle is a paramilitary xenophobic Bajoran group that opposes any involvement with alien races. Both leave a {{calling card}} on the foreheads of their victims (a Minbari poet and Quark, respectively).
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** Both had a female commander who began the show as a staid, by the book officer. Over time, Dax and Ivanova became more rough and comedic. Another eerie parallel: both actresses left their respective shows in the final season due to contract disputes.
** When war flared up, both crews switched out their uniforms for something darker and more utilitarian. The [=B5=] crew went off the reservation and lost Earthforce's sanction, hence the new uniforms. [=DS9=] changed its look to conform with the TNG movies. Both Captains later grew beards, as well.
** Sisko is a ''gormand''; he spends months growing special herbs and vegetables in the Hydroponics Bay for his creole cuisine. Security Chief Michael Garibaldi is nuts for Italian food and often cuts secret deals with Babylon 5 dockworkers to bring expensive dishes onto the station.
** Sinclair and Sisko both had a romantic relationship with a freighter captain--though in Sinclair's case he broke it off after the pilot episode. Sheridan also had a wife who was (supposedly) killed in an alien attack before the series begins.
** Both Captains call in a favor from God (Lorien, the Prophets) to remove an overpowering enemy fleet from the board (in "Into the Fire" and "Sacrifice of Angels").
** One of the more memorable scenes from [=B5=] occurred in "Grey 17 is Missing", when Marcus Cole (a human) challenges Naroon (a Minbari bred for war) to a duel to the death. He is badly beaten, but his opponent spares his life out of respect. In the fifth season episode, "By Inferno's Light", Worf fights an onslaught of Jem'Hadar in hand-to-hand. The sixth and final Jem'hadar finally beats Worf, but refuses the order to execute him, instead applauding his bravery. This is also rated one of [=DS9's=] best scenes.
** G'kar loses an eye while detained by the enemy/Martok loses an eye while detained by the enemy.



** Babylon 4, the spooky alternative station/Empok Nor, the spooky alternative station.
** Lyta and Kira, both redheads, were temporarily empowered when a godlike being took over their bodies.



** Funny: Morn never speaks but is alluded to be loquacious. The Pak'ma'ra never speak (apart from a voice modulator) but are eluded to be hauntingly beautiful singers.



* EnforcedMethodActing:
** To have an episode where a character questions their entire sense of self is a big ask of any actress, but to claustrophobe Nana Visitor (who was used to a teeny prosthetic on the nose), it was like entering an iron maiden. In "Second Skin", she claws at her Cardassian face as though it is a mask that she wants to rip off – and she actually did, pulling apart her latex and fleeing the set in terror. They somehow managed to get the episode in the can, but it was her hardest episode to film.
** Avery Brooks throws really convincing punches. So convincing that, during the filming of "What You Leave Behind", he clocked Marc Alaimo for real. After that, Brooks and Alaimo had to film their respective shots in the Fire Cave separately.
--->'''Alaimo''': I had two black eyes for a while, but I'll be okay.
** Ditto Terry, who punched out her Klingon mother-in-law by mistake.

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* EnforcedMethodActing:
** There are massive parallels between the Sheridan/Shadows and the Sisko/Pa'Wraith arc. [[spoiler:Sisko is marked for death by the Prophets for defying them and takes a high-dive into the Fire Caves, 'killing' him while transferring his essence to a spiritual realm]]: the situation is a mirror of Sheridan's trip to Z'ha'dum and his later vanishing into the Rim.
** [=DS9=] had trouble finding its feet initially, leaning on unresolved arcs from TNG and more or less sticking to its episodic format (not unlike VOY & ENT). As ''Babylon Five'' began to make waves with its much-hyped, five-year war saga, the Dominion War was shortly introduced.
** The intrusion of Section 31 into Federation politics is incredibly similar to B5's [=PsiCorp=].[[note]]The latter was headed by Walter Koenig (Chekov), coincidentally.[[/note]] J.J. Abrams revived Section 31 for the film reboot, making it ''Deep Space Nine''[='s=] longest-lasting influence on ''Trek'' as a whole.
* EnforcedMethodActing:
To have an episode where a character questions their entire sense of self is a big ask of any actress, but to claustrophobe Nana Visitor (who was used to a teeny prosthetic on the nose), it was like entering an iron maiden. In "Second Skin", she claws at her Cardassian face as though it is a mask that she wants to rip off – and she actually did, pulling apart her latex and fleeing the set in terror. They somehow managed to get the episode in the can, but it was her hardest episode to film.
** Avery Brooks throws really convincing punches. So convincing that, during the filming of "What You Leave Behind", he clocked Marc Alaimo for real. After that, Brooks and Alaimo had to film their respective shots in the Fire Cave separately.
--->'''Alaimo''': I had two black eyes for a while, but I'll be okay.
** Ditto Terry, who punched out her Klingon mother-in-law by mistake.
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** [=DS9=] was explicitly forbidden from using the ''Sovereign''-class ship from the TNG movies in order to make them seem more special. In-universe explanation is that for a significant portion of the war, the ''Enterprise-E'' was actually the flagship of the fleet, deployed only to protect Earth.



** Bashir's secret agent holo-program was intended to be a series staple, like TNG's Dixon Hill. Unfortunately, the people at MGM took it for an unauthorized Bond parody. Wonder where they got that idea, with names like Honey Bare and Mona Luvsitt?
** Speaking of "Trials and Tribble-ations," Dennis [=McCarthy=] originally wanted to re-record Jerry Fielding's kitschy score for "The Trouble With Tribbles" to go with the new episode's other recreations, but Rick Berman overruled him and demanded he write an original score. (Although he claims it wasn't in the budget.)
** The Captain Shelby said to be commanding the USS ''Sutherland'' in "You Are Cordially Invited" was supposed to have been the same person as Elizabeth Shelby from "The Best of Both Worlds", with her and her crew joining [=DS9's=] recurring cast. Unfortunately Ron Moore, the episode's writer, forgot that [[ExiledFromContinuity they'd already promised Pocket Books]], publisher of the ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'', that they didn't have any plans for the character (she ended up being Mackenzie Calhoun's LoveInterest in ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier''). Moore had to resort to a ShrugOfGod on whether they were the same person or not and the plans were shelved. Creator/PeterDavid later wrote that the two Shelbys were different people.



* {{Jossed}}: Jeffrey Combs' first episode ("To the Death") has a subtle touch, pun not intended, when Weyoun supposedly transmits the infection to Odo that will force him to return to the Great Link: He grabs Odo’s arm at one point. Although Burton frames the shot so it’s hard to see, and Ronald D. Moore has since suggested that this was just a “rumour.”



* {{McLeaned}}: Jadzia Dax was killed off after contract re-negotiations with Terry Farrell fell through. Other people (mainly, male cast members) were let out to do other projects while she was given an all or nothing ultimatum for [=DS9's=] last season. Also, the early makeup calls were getting to be too much; several cast members had reached their wit's end by that point. Terry left the show in Season 6 to join the cast of ''{{Series/Becker}}''. She later regretted this decision, calling Jadzia a "superhero."

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* {{McLeaned}}: Jadzia Dax was killed off after contract re-negotiations with Terry Farrell fell through. Other people (mainly, male cast members) were let out to do other projects while she was given an all or nothing ultimatum for [=DS9's=] last season. Also, the through (the early makeup calls were getting to be too much; several cast members had reached their wit's end by that point.point). Terry left the show in Season 6 to join the cast of ''{{Series/Becker}}''. She later regretted this decision, calling Jadzia a "superhero."



* ProductionPosse: Accidental. Nicole de Boer and director Allan Kroeker knew each other very well from the TV series ''Beyond Reality'' (like ''The X-Files'', but very, very, Canadian). Neither were aware that the other was working on ''Deep Space Nine'', though, until Nicole showed up in Palmdale to shoot.



* StarMakingRole: Terry Farrell was the last series regular to be hired, learning her lines mere days before shooting "Emissary". Before [=DS9=], her biggest role had been [[HotScoop Channel 8 sexpot]] Joey Summerskill in ''[[Film/HellraiserIIIHellOnEarth Hellraiser III]]''.
* ThrowItIn:
** A joking reference by Rene to Admiral Ross as "Bill" in the first episode of season 7 was taken literally by the writing staff, resulting in his canonical first name. (As well as confusion for sharp-eyed viewers, as his office nameplate had previously established his first name to be Cliff!)
** Distraught at the idea of a death without words, Casey Biggs (Damar) asked Paramount's permission to ad-lib his death scene; hence, the half-muttered "Keep...!" Note that this is an ''extremely'' arduous and time-consuming thing to do, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB22jSda0WA Bill Mumy]] discovered when he mistakenly added "well..." to his dialog. When asked at conventions, Biggs [[ShrugOfGod admits he has no idea]] how he would have finished the line.
* TrollingCreator: "The Emperor's New Cloak" sought to combine all three of Trekkies' bête noires: Ferengi, Mirror Universe, and Vic Fontaine. It's thanks to this episode that [[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome Vic Fontaine the Rambo-esque android]] has a ''Memory Alpha'' entry. Because Ira is a crazy person.
* VindicatedByHistory: It goes without saying that [=DS9=] was never in the same league of acclaim as TOS or TNG, and its relative merit ''vis a vis'' Voyager was [[BrokenBase a matter of some debate among Trekkies at the time]]. Nowadays, time has arguably been kinder to [=DS9=] than its sister show, ''Voyager''. Back in '98 and '99, Nana Visitor was giving interviews declaring that one day, fans would come around to liking the show. And voilà: fifteen years later, it's finally caught on thanks to StoryArc structure being more in fashion than episodic television, on-demand streaming making it easier to watch the show in order, and exposure thanks to Moore's later success on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.

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* StarMakingRole: Terry Farrell was the last series regular to be hired, learning her lines mere days before shooting "Emissary". Before [=DS9=], her biggest role had been [[HotScoop Channel 8 sexpot]] Joey Summerskill in ''[[Film/HellraiserIIIHellOnEarth Hellraiser III]]''.
* ThrowItIn:
**
ThrowItIn: A joking reference by Rene to Admiral Ross as "Bill" in the first episode of season 7 was taken literally by the writing staff, resulting in his canonical first name. (As well as confusion for sharp-eyed viewers, as his office nameplate had previously established his first name to be Cliff!)
** Distraught at the idea of a death without words, Casey Biggs (Damar) asked Paramount's permission to ad-lib his death scene; hence, the half-muttered "Keep...!" Note that this is an ''extremely'' arduous and time-consuming thing to do, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB22jSda0WA Bill Mumy]] discovered when he mistakenly added "well..." to his dialog. When asked at conventions, Biggs [[ShrugOfGod admits he has no idea]] how he would have finished the line.
* TrollingCreator: "The Emperor's New Cloak" sought to combine all three of Trekkies' bête noires: Ferengi, Mirror Universe, and Vic Fontaine. It's thanks to this episode that [[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome Vic Fontaine the Rambo-esque android]] has a ''Memory Alpha'' entry. Because Ira is a crazy person.
* VindicatedByHistory: It goes without saying that [=DS9=] was never in the same league of acclaim as TOS or TNG, and its relative merit ''vis a vis'' Voyager was [[BrokenBase a matter of some debate among Trekkies at the time]]. Nowadays, time has arguably been kinder to [=DS9=] than its sister show, ''Voyager''. Back in '98 and '99, Nana Visitor was giving interviews declaring that one day, fans would come around to liking the show. And voilà: fifteen years later, it's finally caught on thanks to StoryArc structure being more in fashion than episodic television, on-demand streaming making it easier to watch the show in order, and exposure thanks to Moore's later success on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.



** If you study ''Deep Space Nine''[='=]s behind-the-scenes' trivia, you quickly realize a good number of the recurring actors became very involved with their character. Most notably people like Andrew Robinson and J.G. Hertzler, who each wrote a whole novel about their characters Garak and Martok; or Nana Visitor, who met with the writers whenever she felt a scene was wrong about Kira. Another big name actor, Rene Auberjonois, consulted regularly with the writers (requesting a new uniform for Odo, etc.), though he was a ''little'' more subdued--even if he didn't particularly care for this or that plot development:

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** If you study ''Deep Space Nine''[='=]s behind-the-scenes' trivia, you quickly realize a good number of the regular and recurring actors became very involved with their character. Most notably Especially people like Andrew Robinson and J.G. Hertzler, who each wrote a whole novel about their characters Garak and Martok; or Nana Visitor, who met with the writers whenever she felt a scene was wrong about Kira. Another big name actor, Rene Auberjonois, consulted regularly with the writers (requesting a new uniform for Odo, etc.), though he was a ''little'' more subdued--even if he didn't particularly care for this or that plot development:



** According to Behr, Armin Shimerman was reluctant to go for broad humor since it went against his deep respect for the Ferengi. (One of Armin's {{old shame}}s is his goofy and [[SpaceJews racist turn]] as Letek in the TNG's "The Last Outpost", which cemented the Ferengi as the laughingstock of the galaxy.) Quark is often the odd man out in {{panto}} storylines such as "Ferengi Love Songs", "Profit and Lace", and "The Emperor's New Cloak".
** The most querulous actor by far was Marc Alaimo, who played Gul Dukat for a full 7 seasons. Alaimo was introduced as TheHeavy of [=DS9=], a sort of "charming Nazi" and "overly cordial bully" in the first draft of ''Emissary'' Very shortly he got sick of playing the baby-eating bad guy and began to play the character as a [[TheCharmer Charmer]]. Problem is, he [[DracoInLeatherPants charmed the audience too.]]

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** According to Behr, Armin Shimerman was reluctant to go for broad humor since it went against his deep respect for the Ferengi. (One of Armin's {{old shame}}s is his goofy and [[SpaceJews racist turn]] oddly racist]] turn as Letek in the TNG's "The Last Outpost", which cemented the Ferengi as the laughingstock of the galaxy.) Quark is often the odd man out in {{panto}} storylines such as "Ferengi Love Songs", "Profit and Lace", and "The Emperor's New Cloak".
Cloak". While the other Ferengi (Combs, Shawn, et al.) seem to be getting into the spirit of things, Armin's 'zany' dialog is delivered oddly straight.
** The most querulous actor by far was Marc Alaimo, who played Gul Dukat for a full 7 seasons. Alaimo (Marc Alaimo) was introduced as TheHeavy of [=DS9=], a sort of "charming Nazi" and "overly cordial bully" in the first draft of ''Emissary'' [=DS9=]. Very shortly he got sick of playing the baby-eating bad guy and began to play the character as a [[TheCharmer Charmer]]. Problem is, he [[DracoInLeatherPants charmed the audience too.]]



:::A fairly-common complaint from fans is his HeelFaceRevolvingDoor tendencies--retcons and course-corrections so huge that they ended up diminishing his stature, leaving viewers unsure what to feel. A lot of the blame boomeranged onto the producers in spite of Alaimo speaking candidly about his motivations to fanzines. "There are so many aspects of Dukat, so many different avenues to explore, I think, that to narrow in and make him this evil character negates everything I've tried to do." Ira Behr retorted that Alaimo reads every line like he's the hero of every episode he's in. "Alaimo is the shining example of the actor who's trying to turn his character one way and we're turning it the other, and he gives interviews about how his character would be one-dimensional if left in our hands."\\\
Ron D. Moore came up with the idea that Dukat doesn't see himself as a villain but rather a victim of circumstance. This was an inspired choice, as it gave Alaimo's acting plenty of room to breathe while simultaneously showing us what a confused, dysfunctional character he is. Much of Alaimo's own fan mail on the subject found its way into Dukat's rant in "Waltz"; specifically, about how the Bajorans always treated him so ungraciously and the sheer injustice of it all.
** Ira and Ron got the itch to pursue a Kira/Dukat FoeYay scenario (season 4's "Indiscretion", introducing Dukat's half-Bajoran love child Ziyal, is a clue to [[WhatCouldHaveBeen where things may have headed]]). Nana Visitor (Kira) [[NoYay flatly refused to do anything of the sort]] ("If you put a gun to her head, I don't think Kira would ever consider it.") Behr tried to jimmy the lock in various ways, such as forming a 'family unit' with Dukat, Kira and Ziyal during the Dominion occupation of Bajor. But in the end, Nana was unmovable. Finally, the storyline was handed off to Kira's mother Meru, who turns out to have been Dukat's "comfort woman" in "Wrongs Darker Than Death Or Night" (co-written by Behr).
** Like Alaimo, Combs relished being able to play different sides of his character, and fantasized that Weyoun would see the error of his ways and go over to the other side. He brought this up to the producers, but Ira's point was that the black hats should remain black hats. However, he did get "Treachery, Faith and the Great River", a riff on ''The Hunt For Red October'' in which a flawed copy of Weyoun tried to defect to the Federation.
** In "The Siege of AR-558", the director wanted the actors to beam down to the planet in a crouching position. Nicole de Boer raised the point that "nobody ever beams in crouched down". She and the director got into it, and the production office had to be contacted. The studio ruled Nicole's way, and the ''Defiant'' crew beams down to the battlefield in the usual manner: way out in the open in a standing position with no cover. Irony: Kirk and co. ''did'' duck down during transport in "The Corbomite Maneuver". (Spock later beams down to the surface of Vulcan in a crouching position in the 2009 movie.)

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:::A fairly-common complaint from fans is :::On his HeelFaceRevolvingDoor tendencies--retcons and course-corrections so huge that they ended up diminishing his stature, leaving viewers unsure what approach to feel. A lot of playing the blame boomeranged onto the producers in spite of Alaimo speaking candidly about his motivations to fanzines. "There are so many aspects of Dukat, so many different avenues to explore, I think, that to narrow in and make him this evil character negates everything I've tried to do." role, Ira Behr retorted observed that Marc Alaimo reads every line like he's the hero of every episode he's in. "Alaimo is the shining example of the actor who's trying "You listen to turn his character one way and we're turning it the other, and he gives interviews Marc talk about how his character would be one-dimensional if left in our hands."\\\
Ron D. Moore came up with
Dukat, and it's totally different than I see the idea that Dukat doesn't see himself as a villain but rather a victim of circumstance. This was an inspired choice, character." The writers shrugged and let him carry on believing that, as it gave Alaimo's acting plenty of room to breathe while simultaneously showing us what a confused, dysfunctional character he is. Much of Alaimo's own fan mail on the subject found its way into added some interesting flavor, but by Season 7 even Alaimo had fallen under Dukat's rant spell. He decided that Dukat's feelings for Kai Winn were genuine and that he would never strike a monk in "Waltz"; specifically, about how a temple. Y'know, this guy who once declared the Bajorans always treated Bajoran religion a "superstition" and supervised the genocide on Bajor. Slugging a senior citizen over a book rental was beyond the pale for him.
--->'''Behr''': In Marc's mind, I believe he felt his relationship with Winn was legitimate in some way, and that, in some wacky fashion, it was Dukat's bid for legitimacy. I mean Marc was actually ''upset'' when we had
him so ungraciously and hit Solbor. Until the sheer injustice very end, he wanted Dukat to be the hero of it all.
''Deep Space Nine''.
** Ira Behr and Ron Moore got the itch to pursue a Kira/Dukat FoeYay scenario (season 4's "Indiscretion", introducing Dukat's half-Bajoran love child Ziyal, is a clue to [[WhatCouldHaveBeen where things may have headed]]). Nana Visitor (Kira) [[NoYay flatly refused to do anything of the sort]] sort]], pointing out that he was guilty of the brutal occupation and near-genocide of Kira's species. ("If you put a gun to her head, I don't think Kira would ever consider it.") Behr tried his best to jimmy the lock in various ways, such as forming a 'family unit' with Dukat, Kira and Ziyal during the Dominion occupation of Bajor. But in the end, Nana was unmovable. Finally, the storyline was handed off to Kira's mother Meru, who turns out to have been Dukat's "comfort woman" in "Wrongs Darker Than Death Or Night" (co-written by Behr).
** Like Alaimo, Combs relished being able to play different sides of his character, and fantasized that Weyoun would see the error of his ways and go over to the other side. He brought this up to the producers, but Ira's point was that the black hats should remain black hats. However, he did get "Treachery, Faith and the Great River", a riff on ''The Hunt For Red October'' in which a flawed copy of Weyoun tried to defect to the Federation.
** In "The Siege of AR-558", the director wanted the actors to beam down to the planet in a crouching position. Nicole de Boer raised the point that "nobody ever beams in crouched down". She and the director got into it, and the production office had to be contacted. The studio ruled Nicole's way, and the ''Defiant'' crew beams down to the battlefield in the usual manner: way out in the open in a standing position with no cover. Irony: Kirk and co. ''did'' duck down during transport in "The Corbomite Maneuver". (Spock later beams down to the surface of Vulcan in a crouching position in the 2009 movie.)
Behr).



** Out of all the cast members, Michael Dorn probably had the most pull. After seven years of makeup calls, he wasn't interested in reprising his old role, but the showrunners were so desperate to have Worf cross over they bent over backwards to make him happy. No longer would Worf be 'the big guy' who got tossed around cargo holds.

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** Out of all the cast members, Michael Dorn probably had the most pull. After seven years of makeup calls, he wasn't interested in reprising his old role, but the showrunners were so desperate to have Worf cross over that they bent over backwards to make him happy. No longer would Worf be 'the the big guy' guy who got tossed around cargo holds.holds!



* WordOfDante:
** Barry Jenner was mostly winging it while playing the Admiral Ross character. He decided that Ross was a conflicted family man whose son enlisted and died in Starfleet, twisting him into a KnightTemplar who will stop at nothing to preserve the Federation. Internally, at least, he regrets dragging the [=DS9 crew=] (whom he admires) into his machinations.
** Nana Visitor is a huge fan of the period shows, even though Kira acts in a very unusual (read: Earth-like) manner throughout. "She must have done it with so many Cardassians ...a woman would have to get used to the fact that using her sexuality to [[FemmeFatale charm men]] and to trick her way in was one of her strengths." It is possible Kira is more comfortable in a recreation of the sixties than actually being there, e.g. her reaction to a pair of hippies in "Past Tense".

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* WordOfDante:
**
WordOfDante: Barry Jenner was mostly winging it while playing the Admiral Ross character. He decided that Ross was a conflicted family man whose son enlisted and died in Starfleet, twisting him into a KnightTemplar who will stop at nothing to preserve the Federation. Internally, at least, he regrets dragging the [=DS9 crew=] (whom he admires) into his machinations.
** Nana Visitor is a huge fan of the period shows, even though Kira acts in a very unusual (read: Earth-like) manner throughout. "She must have done it with so many Cardassians ...a woman would have to get used to the fact that using her sexuality to [[FemmeFatale charm men]] and to trick her way in was one of her strengths." It is possible Kira is more comfortable in a recreation of the sixties than actually being there, e.g. her reaction to a pair of hippies in "Past Tense".
machinations.



* YouLookFamiliar:
** Unlike other characters who were supposed to become recurring but were axed, Martha Hackett proved herself to be a good actress. The following season, she turned up on ''Voyager'' as a series regular, this time playing a Bajoran, only to be axed ''again'' after four episodes. At least she stayed on as a guest villain, appearing in eight episodes following that.
** Kilana, the Vorta commander in "The Ship", is played by Kaitlin Hopkins. She later played the [[EasyImpersonation Janeway impersonator]] ("Nice hair.") in VOY's "Live Fast and Prosper".
** A female member of the "Jack Pack", Lauren, previously played a Benzite redshirt in "The Ship". (That's really her!)
** J.G. Hertzler first appeared in "Emissary" as the Vulcan Captain of the ''Saratoga'', Sisko's old ship. He also played a Changeling, Laas, in "Chimera". This also meant that he [[ChronicallyKilledActor died twice]]: first in the explosion, and again when the Fake Martok was phasered to death (and perhaps a ''third'' time when Laas contracted the Section 31 virus from linking w/ Odo).
** Terry Farrell's stunt double, Cathy [=DeBuono=], is seen in the background at Quark's in several episodes: as M'Pella, a Dabo girl; a Klingon bidder from "In the Cards"; and a Vulcan ball player in "Take Me Out to the Holosuite". She also played the Breen prisoner who everyone in "By Inferno's Light".
** Joe Sisko had previously been Admiral Cartwright in the 4th and 6th movies; he's also a case of You ''Sound'' Familiar- Creator/HannaBarbera used him three times as the BigBad in three different series: ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'' (Tormack), ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' (Bloth), and ''SwatKats'' (Dark Kat).

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* YouLookFamiliar:
** Unlike other characters who were supposed to become recurring but were axed, Martha Hackett proved herself to be a good actress. The following season, she turned up on ''Voyager'' as a series regular, this time playing a Bajoran, only to be axed ''again'' after four episodes. At least she stayed on as a guest villain, appearing in eight episodes following that.
** Kilana, the Vorta commander in "The Ship", is played by Kaitlin Hopkins. She later played the [[EasyImpersonation Janeway impersonator]] ("Nice hair.") in VOY's "Live Fast and Prosper".
** A female member of the "Jack Pack", Lauren, previously played a Benzite redshirt in "The Ship". (That's really her!)
** J.G. Hertzler first appeared in "Emissary" as the Vulcan Captain of the ''Saratoga'', Sisko's old ship. He also played a Changeling, Laas, in "Chimera". This also meant that he [[ChronicallyKilledActor died twice]]: first in the explosion, and again when the Fake Martok was phasered to death (and perhaps a ''third'' time when Laas contracted the Section 31 virus from linking w/ Odo).
** Terry Farrell's stunt double, Cathy [=DeBuono=], is seen in the background at Quark's in several episodes: as M'Pella, a Dabo girl; a Klingon bidder from "In the Cards"; and a Vulcan ball player in "Take Me Out to the Holosuite". She also played the Breen prisoner who everyone in "By Inferno's Light".
**
YouLookFamiliar: Joe Sisko had previously been Admiral Cartwright in the 4th and 6th movies; he's also a case of You ''Sound'' Familiar- Creator/HannaBarbera used him three times as the BigBad in three different series: ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'' (Tormack), ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' (Bloth), and ''SwatKats'' (Dark Kat).
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Far Beyond The Stars" seems to be a full episode about ECComics's ''[[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/54803.html Judgment Day]]'' (printed around the same time this story is set), which killed the magazine when the publishers and editorial disagreed over having the hero be black. Note also the reference to D.C Fontana, a woman who wrote pseudo-anonymously for The Original Series way back in the sixties.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Far Beyond The Stars" seems to be a full episode about ECComics's Creator/ECComics's ''[[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/54803.html Judgment Day]]'' (printed around the same time this story is set), which killed the magazine when the publishers and editorial disagreed over having the hero be black. Note also the reference to D.C Fontana, a woman who wrote pseudo-anonymously for The Original Series way back in the sixties.
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** A HatePlague causes Garak to go nuts and start killing people in "Empok Nor," much like his serial killer villain in ''DirtyHarry''. Robinson was a little nonplussed about the script, having endured years of people [[IAmNotSpock mistaking him for a total maniac in real life]], but chose to grin and bear it.

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** A HatePlague causes Garak to go nuts and start killing people in "Empok Nor," much like his serial killer villain in ''DirtyHarry''.''Film/DirtyHarry''. Robinson was a little nonplussed about the script, having endured years of people [[IAmNotSpock mistaking him for a total maniac in real life]], but chose to grin and bear it.
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** A female member of the Jack Pack, Lauren, previously played the Benzite redshirt in "The Ship".
** J.G. Hertzler first appeared in "Emissary" as the Vulcan Captain of the ''Saratoga'', which is Sisko's old ship. He also played a Changeling, Laas, in "Chimera". This also meant that he [[ChronicallyKilledActor died twice]]: first in the explosion, and again when the Fake Martok was phasered to death (and perhaps a ''third'' time when Laas contracted the Section 31 virus from linking w/ Odo).
** Terry Farrell's stunt double, Cathy [=DeBuono=], was seen in the background at Quark's in several episodes: as M'Pella, a Dabo girl; a Klingon bidder from "In the Cards"; and a Vulcan ball player in "Take Me Out to the Holosuite". She also played the Breen prisoner who frees Bashir in "By Inferno's Light".

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**
** Kilana, the Vorta commander in "The Ship", is played by Kaitlin Hopkins. She later played the [[EasyImpersonation Janeway impersonator]] ("Nice hair.") in VOY's "Live Fast and Prosper".
** A female member of the Jack Pack, "Jack Pack", Lauren, previously played the a Benzite redshirt in "The Ship".
Ship". (That's really her!)
** J.G. Hertzler first appeared in "Emissary" as the Vulcan Captain of the ''Saratoga'', which is Sisko's old ship. He also played a Changeling, Laas, in "Chimera". This also meant that he [[ChronicallyKilledActor died twice]]: first in the explosion, and again when the Fake Martok was phasered to death (and perhaps a ''third'' time when Laas contracted the Section 31 virus from linking w/ Odo).
** Terry Farrell's stunt double, Cathy [=DeBuono=], was is seen in the background at Quark's in several episodes: as M'Pella, a Dabo girl; a Klingon bidder from "In the Cards"; and a Vulcan ball player in "Take Me Out to the Holosuite". She also played the Breen prisoner who frees Bashir everyone in "By Inferno's Light".
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