History Trivia / StartrekDeepspaceNine

8th Dec '17 1:02:38 PM OlfinBedwere
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** Two different people played Quark's mother Ishka, and Tora Ziyal was played by ''three'' different people.

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** Two different people played Quark's mother Ishka, mother, Ishka was played by Andrea Martin in her first appearance, and Cecily Adams in all subsequent appearances. According to Armin Shimerman, Martin disliked acting in heavy makeup, and declined to reprise the part.
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Tora Ziyal was played by ''three'' different people.Cyia Batten for her first two appearances, but the producers decided that she was too young for the part and replaced her with Tracy Middendorf for Ziyal's third appearance. Due to Middendorf proving allergic to the prosthetics and having poor chemistry with Garak's actor, Andrew Robinson, however, she was replaced by Melanie Smith for all of Ziyal's subsequent appearances.
18th Nov '17 9:58:19 AM nirao01
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* DoingItForTheArt: Frank Langella's uncredited appearance in the first three episodes of Season 2. He didn't want to make it seem like he was appearing on [=DS9=] for money or exposure.

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* DoingItForTheArt: Frank Langella's Creator/FrankLangella's uncredited appearance in the first three episodes of Season 2. He didn't want to make it seem like he was appearing on [=DS9=] for money or exposure.
14th Nov '17 8:51:45 PM HighCrate
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** O'Brien finds himself 'typecast' as the hitman Falcon in Bashir's spy holoprogram. Whether or not this was intentional, it mirrors Colm Meaney's pre-''Star Trek'' [[TypeCasting typecasting]] as the same ex-IRA bad guy he plays in every film (see ''Film/UnderSiege'').
** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E02TheShip}} The Ship]]", O'Brien waxes poetic about the mountains of Ireland, but another character reminds him Ireland only has hills[[note]] Though [[TruthInTelevision Ireland does in fact have mountains]] - not especially high ones, but mountains all the same.[[/note]]. Colm Meaney starred in the film ''The Englishman who Went Up a Hill (But Came Down a Mountain)'' about a Welsh village that insists its hill is a mountain.
** Creator/JeffreyCombs as Weyoun, who [[Film/ReAnimator had a background in "creative genetics"]]. ("Treachery, Faith, and the Great River")
** A HatePlague causes Garak to go nuts and start killing people in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E24EmpokNor}} Empok Nor]]", much like his serial killer villain in ''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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** O'Brien finds himself 'typecast' as the hitman Falcon in Bashir's spy holoprogram. Whether or not this was intentional, it mirrors holoprogram, mirroring Colm Meaney's pre-''Star Trek'' [[TypeCasting typecasting]] as the same ex-IRA bad guy he plays in every film (see ''Film/UnderSiege'').
** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E02TheShip}} The Ship]]", O'Brien waxes poetic about the mountains of Ireland, but another character reminds him Ireland only has hills[[note]] Though [[TruthInTelevision Ireland does in fact have mountains]] - not especially high ones, but mountains all the same.[[/note]]. Colm Meaney starred in the film ''The Englishman who Went Up a Hill (But Came Down a Mountain)'' about a Welsh village that insists its hill is a mountain.
** Creator/JeffreyCombs as Weyoun, who [[Film/ReAnimator had a background in "creative genetics"]]. ("Treachery, Faith, and the Great River")
** A HatePlague causes Garak to go nuts and start killing people in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E24EmpokNor}} Empok Nor]]", much like his serial killer villain in ''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.
''Film/UnderSiege'').



** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E01E02Emissary}} Emissary]]", Bashir makes an unwilling Odo put pressure on a victim's bleeding wound, just as Rene Auberjonois's character Father Mulcahy had to do in ''Film/{{MASH}}''.
5th Oct '17 11:46:35 AM ClintEastwood
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** 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 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; 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''
*** Combs appears out of makeup twice: once as a corrupt detective in the Bennyverse, and again in "What You Leave Behind" as one of the {{creator cameo}}s in Vic's lounge.

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** 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 "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E16DrBashirIPresume}} Dr. Bashir, I Presume?".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 played a Ferengi waiter in "Bar Association".
"[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E16BarAssociation}} 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 "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E24TheDogsOfWar}} The Dogs of War".
War]]".
** "Far "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E13FarBeyondTheStars}} Far Beyond the Stars", "Shadows Stars]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E02ShadowsAndSymbols}} Shadows and Symbols", Symbols]]", and (to a lesser extent) "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E15BaddaBingBaddaBang}} Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang]]" and "What "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E25E26WhatYouLeaveBehind}} What You Leave Behind" Behind]]" showcased the cast ''sans fards''
*** Combs appears out of makeup twice: once as a corrupt detective in the Bennyverse, and again in "What "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E25E26WhatYouLeaveBehind}} What You Leave Behind" Behind]]" as one of the {{creator cameo}}s in Vic's lounge.



** Siddig was considered for the lead role because the producers mistakenly took his old age makeup for his real appearance. This is referenced in "Distant Voices" in which Bashir rapidly ages from a silver fox to a doddering geezer.

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** Siddig was considered for the lead role because the producers mistakenly took his old age makeup for his real appearance. This is referenced in "Distant Voices" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS03E18DistantVoices}} Distant Voices]]" in which Bashir rapidly ages from a silver fox to a doddering geezer.



** In "The Ship", O'Brien waxes poetic about the mountains of Ireland, but another character reminds him Ireland only has hills[[note]] Though [[TruthInTelevision Ireland does in fact have mountains]] - not especially high ones, but mountains all the same.[[/note]]. Colm Meaney starred in the film ''The Englishman who Went Up a Hill (But Came Down a Mountain)'' about a Welsh village that insists its hill is a mountain.

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** In "The Ship", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E02TheShip}} The Ship]]", O'Brien waxes poetic about the mountains of Ireland, but another character reminds him Ireland only has hills[[note]] Though [[TruthInTelevision Ireland does in fact have mountains]] - not especially high ones, but mountains all the same.[[/note]]. Colm Meaney starred in the film ''The Englishman who Went Up a Hill (But Came Down a Mountain)'' about a Welsh village that insists its hill is a mountain.



** A HatePlague causes Garak to go nuts and start killing people in "Empok Nor," much like his serial killer villain in ''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 HatePlague causes Garak to go nuts and start killing people in "Empok Nor," "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E24EmpokNor}} Empok Nor]]", much like his serial killer villain in ''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.



** In the pilot, Bashir makes an unwilling Odo put pressure on a victim's bleeding wound, just as Rene Auberjonois's character Father Mulcahy had to do in Film/{{MASH}}.

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** In the pilot, "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E01E02Emissary}} Emissary]]", Bashir makes an unwilling Odo put pressure on a victim's bleeding wound, just as Rene Auberjonois's character Father Mulcahy had to do in Film/{{MASH}}.''Film/{{MASH}}''.



** When Kira is complaining about how she feels being pregnant with the O'Brian's baby she says "This is YOUR fault!" to Dr. Bashir. Nana Visitor was [[RealLifeWritesThePlot really pregnant]] with Alexander Siddig's child. Also, in the Bennyverse ("Far Beyond The Stars"), the pulp authors played by Visitor and Siddig are a couple, just like in real life.
** Sisko has an extensive collection of African art (like Avery) which he gradually moves to his new space station digs. In "Past Tense" and "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" he's revealed to be something of a Civil Rights historian (again, like Avery), making him a perfect guide into the underbelly of Federation culture. Also, Avery may have been touched by The Prophets in real life... he's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} a little off-beat at times.]]

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** When Kira is complaining about how she feels being pregnant with the O'Brian's baby she says "This is YOUR fault!" to Dr. Bashir. Nana Visitor was [[RealLifeWritesThePlot really pregnant]] with Alexander Siddig's child. Also, in the Bennyverse ("Far ("[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E13FarBeyondTheStars}} Far Beyond The Stars"), the Stars]]"), the pulp authors played by Visitor and Siddig are a couple, just like in real life.
** Sisko has an extensive collection of African art (like Avery) which he gradually moves to his new space station digs. In "Past Tense" and "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E15BaddaBingBaddaBang}} Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang]]" he's revealed to be something of a Civil Rights historian (again, like Avery), making him a perfect guide into the underbelly of Federation culture. Also, Avery may have been touched by The Prophets in real life... he's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} a little off-beat at times.]]



* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Far Beyond The Stars" seems to be a full episode about 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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* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Far "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E13FarBeyondTheStars}} Far Beyond The Stars" the Stars]]" seems to be a full episode about 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.



* 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.
* CreatorBacklash: Alexander Siddig ''hated'' the genetic enhancements reveal in "Dr. Bashir, I Presume", as he considered it a nonsensical ShockingSwerve for the character. To this day, he openly states that he deliberately [[DullSurprise phoned in his performance]] in that episode as a form of revolt. (He's otherwise positive about the show in general, though.)
* {{Defictionalization}}: Beyond the examples shared with other Trek media, the scifi novel "Far Beyond the Stars" from the episode of the same name was later written and published.
* DevelopmentGag: The name of the episode "The Siege of AR-558" comes from 558 being the development number of the episode. It fits the overall idea of the battleground being such a random nondescript place that it doesn't even have a real name.
* DirectedByCastMember: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Alexander Siddig and even guest stars Andrew Robinson and Jonathan Frakes get at least one shot behind the camera. And [=LeVar=] Burton, who appeared in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'', took a spin as well. In fact, Burton was the fifth most prolific director on the series, while Brooks and Auberjonois share sixth place.

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* TheCastShowOff: TheCastShowoff: Inverted in "Take "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E04TakeMeOutToTheHolosuite}} Take Me Out To to the Holosuite." 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.
* CreatorBacklash: Alexander Siddig ''hated'' the genetic enhancements reveal in "Dr. "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E16DrBashirIPresume}} Dr. Bashir, I Presume", Presume]]", as he considered it a nonsensical ShockingSwerve for the character. To this day, he openly states that he deliberately [[DullSurprise phoned in his performance]] in that episode as a form of revolt. (He's otherwise positive about the show in general, though.)
* {{Defictionalization}}: Beyond the examples shared with other Trek media, the scifi novel "Far "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E13FarBeyondTheStars}} Far Beyond the Stars" Stars]]" from the episode of the same name was later written and published.
* DevelopmentGag: The name of the episode "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E08TheSiegeOfAR558}} The Siege of AR-558" AR-558]]" comes from 558 being the development number of the episode. It fits the overall idea of the battleground being such a random nondescript place that it doesn't even have a real name.
* DirectedByCastMember: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Creator/MichaelDorn, Alexander Siddig and even guest stars Andrew Robinson and Jonathan Frakes get at least one shot behind the camera. And [=LeVar=] Burton, Creator/LeVarBurton, who appeared in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'', took a spin as well. In fact, Burton was the fifth most prolific director on the series, while Brooks and Auberjonois share sixth place.



** The dirty-tricks squad Bureau 13 / the dirty-tricks squad Section 31.

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** The dirty-tricks squad Bureau 13 / the 13[=/=]the dirty-tricks squad Section 31.



** 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''.")
* 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.

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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" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E11Homefront}} Homefront]]"[=/=]"[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E12ParadiseLost}} 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''.")
* 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", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS03E05SecondSkin}} 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.



** In "Facets", Sisko [[WillingChanneler willingly allows himself to be possessed by Joran Dax for a short time]]. Avery Brooks was required to do shoot this scene twice. The reason? Brooks' performance was way too scary for a TV-PG show.

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** In "Facets", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS03E25Facets}} Facets]]", Sisko [[WillingChanneler willingly allows himself to be possessed by Joran Dax for a short time]]. Avery Brooks was required to do shoot this scene twice. The reason? Brooks' performance was way too scary for a TV-PG show.



** One noticeable thing about the Ferengi episodes is how beloved they are in the UK and how much Americans seem to loathe them. This may have something to do with [[FawltyTowersPlot British humor.]] As a whole, Europeans react much better to Ferengi episodes than Americans, as the humor, while not necessarily ''bad'', is peculiar and not in the show's usual vein. Only the universally loathed "Profit and Lace" is disliked.

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** One noticeable thing about the Ferengi episodes is how beloved they are in the UK and how much Americans seem to loathe them. This may have something to do with [[FawltyTowersPlot British humor.]] As a whole, Europeans react much better to Ferengi episodes than Americans, as the humor, while not necessarily ''bad'', is peculiar and not in the show's usual vein. Only the universally loathed "Profit "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E23ProfitAndLace}} Profit and Lace" Lace]]" is disliked.



** Baseball players in "Take Me Out to the Holosuite". Aside from Avery Brooks (Sisko) and Cirroc Lofton (Jake), the actors playing the Ferengi were the best baseball players in the cast. In fact Max Grodenchik (Rom) played college ball. The [[ButtMonkey Ferengi]] being who they are, however, forced them to play left-handed and employ other tricks to look horrible on film.

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** Baseball players in "Take "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E04TakeMeOutToTheHolosuite}} Take Me Out to the Holosuite".Holosuite]]". Aside from Avery Brooks (Sisko) and Cirroc Lofton (Jake), the actors playing the Ferengi were the best baseball players in the cast. In fact Max Grodenchik (Rom) played college ball. The [[ButtMonkey Ferengi]] being who they are, however, forced them to play left-handed and employ other tricks to look horrible on film.



* RealLifeRelative: Kitty Swink, who is Armin Shimerman's wife, played a Bajoran bureaucrat in "Sanctuary" and a Vorta Captain in "Tackling Into the Wind."

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* RealLifeRelative: Kitty Swink, who is Armin Shimerman's wife, played a Bajoran bureaucrat in "Sanctuary" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E10Sanctuary}} Sanctuary]]" and a Vorta Captain in "Tackling Into "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E22TackingIntoTheWind}} Tacking into the Wind."Wind]]".



** In "Tribunal", O'Brien faces the worst, most ill-tempered Cardassian judge on the circuit: [[Series/GossipGirl CeCe Rhodes]].
** Two actors from ''Series/BreakingBad'' appear at the beginning and end of the series; Jonathan Banks (''BB'''s Mike Ehrmantraut) appears as an exiled criminal in Season One's "Battle Lines", while Raymond Cruz (Tuco Salamanca) plays a PTSD-suffering soldier in Season Seven's "The Siege of AR-558".
** [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer's wife]], Kira Meru, plays the mother of Kira Nerys in the flashback episode "Wrongs Darker Than Day or Night."

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** In "Tribunal", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E25Tribunal}} Tribunal]]", O'Brien faces the worst, most ill-tempered Cardassian judge on the circuit: [[Series/GossipGirl CeCe Rhodes]].
** Two actors from ''Series/BreakingBad'' appear at the beginning and end of the series; Jonathan Banks (''BB'''s Mike Ehrmantraut) appears as an exiled criminal in Season One's "Battle Lines", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E13BattleLines}} Battle Lines]]", while Raymond Cruz (Tuco Salamanca) plays a PTSD-suffering soldier in Season Seven's "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E08TheSiegeOfAR558}} The Siege of AR-558".
AR-558]]".
** [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer's wife]], Kira Meru, plays the mother of Kira Nerys in the flashback episode "Wrongs "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E17WrongsDarkerThanDeathOrNight}} Wrongs Darker Than Day Death or Night.Night]]."



* 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!)
* 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.

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* ThrowItIn: A joking reference by Rene to Admiral Ross as "Bill" in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E01ImageInTheSand}} Image in the first episode of season 7 Sand]]" 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!)
* TrollingCreator: "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E12TheEmperorsNewCloak}} The Emperor's New Cloak" 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.



** "Rumpelstiltskin" was originally going to be a leprechaun who follows O'Brien around the station like a bad smell. A [[StopBeingStereotypical less-than-amused]] Colm Meaney (who had earlier endured an episode full of horrific Irish stereotypes in TNG's "Up the Long Ladder") made the writers change it.
** 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 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". 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.

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** "Rumpelstiltskin" was originally going to be a leprechaun who follows O'Brien around the station like a bad smell. A [[StopBeingStereotypical less-than-amused]] Colm Meaney (who had earlier endured an episode full of horrific Irish stereotypes in TNG's "Up the "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E18UpTheLongLadder}} Up The Long Ladder") Ladder]]") made the writers change it.
** 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 oddly racist]] turn as Letek in the TNG's "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E4TheLastOutpost}} The Last Outpost", Outpost]]", which cemented the Ferengi as the laughingstock of the galaxy.) Quark is often the odd man out in {{panto}} storylines such as "Ferengi "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E20FerengiLoveSongs}} Ferengi Love Songs", "Profit Songs]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E23ProfitAndLace}} Profit and Lace", Lace]]", and "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E12TheEmperorsNewCloak}} 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.



:::On his approach to playing the role, Ira Behr observed that Marc Alaimo reads every line like he's the hero of every episode he's in. "You listen to Marc talk about Dukat, and it's totally different than I see the character." The writers shrugged and let him carry on believing that, as it added some interesting flavor, but by Season 7 even Alaimo had fallen under Dukat's spell. He decided that Dukat's feelings for Kai Winn were genuine and that he would never strike a monk in a temple. Y'know, this guy who once declared the Bajoran religion a "superstition" and supervised the genocide on Bajor. Slugging a senior citizen over a book rental was beyond the pale for him.

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:::On *** On his approach to playing the role, Ira Behr observed that Marc Alaimo reads every line like he's the hero of every episode he's in. "You listen to Marc talk about Dukat, and it's totally different than I see the character." The writers shrugged and let him carry on believing that, as it added some interesting flavor, but by Season 7 even Alaimo had fallen under Dukat's spell. He decided that Dukat's feelings for Kai Winn were genuine and that he would never strike a monk in a temple. Y'know, this guy who once declared the Bajoran religion a "superstition" and supervised the genocide on Bajor. Slugging a senior citizen over a book rental was beyond the pale for him.



** 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]], 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).
** Re: the series finale twist ("What You Leave Behind") of Sisko [[spoiler:dying in the Fire Caves and becoming a Prophet]], Avery Brooks was firm: ''Hell'' no. Given the fact that he was [[UnfortunateImplications an African-American male ditching his wife and newborn child]], Brooks was uneasy about the message they would be sending. The writers suddenly saw his point, and the ending was rewritten to make Sisko's departure more ambiguous.
** 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 big guy who got tossed around cargo holds!

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** Ira Behr and Ron Moore got the itch to pursue a Kira/Dukat FoeYay scenario (season 4's "Indiscretion", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E05Indiscretion}} 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]], 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).
** Re: the series finale twist ("What ("[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E25E26WhatYouLeaveBehind}} What You Leave Behind") Behind]]") of Sisko [[spoiler:dying in the Fire Caves and becoming a Prophet]], Avery Brooks was firm: ''Hell'' no. Given the fact that he was [[UnfortunateImplications an African-American male ditching his wife and newborn child]], Brooks was uneasy about the message they would be sending. The writers suddenly saw his point, and the ending was rewritten to make Sisko's departure more ambiguous.
** Out of all the cast members, Michael Dorn Creator/MichaelDorn 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 big guy who got tossed around cargo holds!



** Dax was benched (again) in "Rocks and Shoals" after sustaining injuries from the ship crash. Actually, Terry Farrell was suffering from a skin disorder which made her allergic to sunlight. This made it impossible to shoot scenes in the quarry, so she slept through the episode in a cave.
** Nana/Kira's pregnancy negated any chance of her participating in "Trials and Tribble-ations", so we never get to see her in [[{{Fanservice}} vintage ''Trek'' garb]]. Curses, drat, and blast.

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** Dax was benched (again) in "Rocks "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E02RocksAndShoals}} Rocks and Shoals" Shoals]] " after sustaining injuries from the ship crash. Actually, Terry Farrell was suffering from a skin disorder which made her allergic to sunlight. This made it impossible to shoot scenes in the quarry, so she slept through the episode in a cave.
** Nana/Kira's pregnancy negated any chance of her participating in "Trials "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E06TrialsAndTribbleations}} Trials and Tribble-ations", Tribble-ations]]", so we never get to see her in [[{{Fanservice}} vintage ''Trek'' garb]]. Curses, drat, and blast.
21st Sep '17 12:13:54 AM Scsigs
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** Creator/JeffreyCombs, playing clones of the same character, gets to play a good and evil (ie. normal) version of Weyoun arguing over a 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".

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** Creator/JeffreyCombs, playing clones of the same character, gets to play a good and evil (ie. normal) version of Weyoun arguing over a commink; 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".
21st Sep '17 12:13:09 AM Scsigs
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** Kira, Miles & their MirrorUniverse counterparts.

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** Kira, Miles & Most, if not all, of the main cast and their MirrorUniverse counterparts.
2nd Aug '17 7:16:51 PM Fiendish
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* CreatorBacklash: Alexander Siddig ''hated'' the genetic enhancements reveal in "Dr. Bashir, I Presume", as he considered it a nonsensical ShockingSwerve for the character. To this day, he openly states that he deliberately [[DullSurprise phoned in his performance]] as a form of revolt. (He's otherwise positive about the show in general, though.)

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* CreatorBacklash: Alexander Siddig ''hated'' the genetic enhancements reveal in "Dr. Bashir, I Presume", as he considered it a nonsensical ShockingSwerve for the character. To this day, he openly states that he deliberately [[DullSurprise phoned in his performance]] in that episode as a form of revolt. (He's otherwise positive about the show in general, though.)
2nd Aug '17 5:57:23 PM Fiendish
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* CreatorBacklash: Alexander Siddig ''hated'' the genetic enhancements reveal in "Dr. Bashir, I Presume", as he considered it a nonsensical ShockingSwerve for the character. To this day, he openly states that he deliberately [[DullSurprise phoned in his performance]] as a form of revolt. (He's otherwise positive about the show in general, though.)
19th Jun '17 4:21:30 PM moloch
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** In "The Ship", O'Brien waxes poetic about the mountains of Ireland, but another character reminds him Ireland only has hills. Colm Meany starred in the film ''The Englishman who Went Up a Hill (But Came Down a Mountain)'' about a Welsh village that insists its hill is a mountain.

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** In "The Ship", O'Brien waxes poetic about the mountains of Ireland, but another character reminds him Ireland only has hills. hills[[note]] Though [[TruthInTelevision Ireland does in fact have mountains]] - not especially high ones, but mountains all the same.[[/note]]. Colm Meany Meaney starred in the film ''The Englishman who Went Up a Hill (But Came Down a Mountain)'' about a Welsh village that insists its hill is a mountain.



** "Rumpelstiltskin" was originally going to be a leprechaun who follows O'Brien around the station like a bad smell. A [[StopBeingStereotypical less-than-amused]] Colm Meany (who had earlier endured an episode full of horrific Irish stereotypes in TNG's "Up the Long Ladder") made the writers change it.

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** "Rumpelstiltskin" was originally going to be a leprechaun who follows O'Brien around the station like a bad smell. A [[StopBeingStereotypical less-than-amused]] Colm Meany Meaney (who had earlier endured an episode full of horrific Irish stereotypes in TNG's "Up the Long Ladder") made the writers change it.
19th May '17 2:57:46 PM Eagal
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine has it's own page.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine has it's its own page.]]


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** Creator/JeffreyCombs as Brunt and Weyoun, among others.
** Armin Shimerman and Max Grodenchikhad previously played Ferengi in TNG's "The Last Outpost" and "Captain's Holiday". Marc Alaimo also played the very first Cardassian, Gul Macet, in TNG's "The Wounded". (Word of God said that Macet and Dukat are [[UncannyFamilyResemblance cousins]].) He also played one of the first Romulans to appear on TNG.
** J.G. Hertzler, most well-known among [=DS9=] aficionados for playing Martok, also played Sisko's soon-to-be-dead commanding officer, the Vulcan captain of the ''U.S.S. Saratoga'' in the pilot. He also later played changeling Laas in Season 7's "Chimera". This earned him the distinction of playing ''two'' Changelings in the show: Several times in the guise of Martok (before we meet the genuine, one-eyed one), and again as Laas. This also meant that he [[ChronicallyKilledActor died twice]], and possibly a third time after Laas contracted Section 31's virus.
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