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* Dax was originally envisioned as an alien from a low-gravity world forced to get around in a wheelchair and who flew around her quarters. The concept was scrapped because the "flight" cables were too difficult to rig. However, the idea was revisited for "Melora".



* In the TNG crossover "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E15Birthright}} Birthright]]", Dax was slated to film some scenes on the ''Enterprise-D'' set with Data, but a scheduling conflict dashed that idea. Bashir went over in her place. The episode she filmed instead? The execrable "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E10MoveAlongHome}} Move Along Home]]". According to Creator/TerryFarrell (a lifelong Trekkie), she "cried."

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* Dax was originally envisioned as an alien from a low-gravity world forced to get around in a wheelchair and who flew around her quarters. The concept was scrapped because the "flight" cables were too difficult to rig. However, the idea was revisited for "Melora".
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In the TNG crossover "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E15Birthright}} Birthright]]", Dax was slated to film some scenes on the ''Enterprise-D'' set with Data, but a scheduling conflict dashed that idea. Bashir went over in her place. The episode she filmed instead? The execrable "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E10MoveAlongHome}} Move Along Home]]". According to Creator/TerryFarrell (a lifelong Trekkie), she "cried."


** [[https://twitter.com/trekdocs/status/949356508755656705?s=20 The list of considered actors for Sisko]] included Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/GaryBusey, Creator/ChrisCooper, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/JohnGlover, Creator/JeroenKrabbe, Creator/TedLevine, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/TerryOQuinn and Creator/BillPaxton. None of them were interested in a series.



** [[https://twitter.com/trekdocs/status/949356508755656705?s=20 The list of considered actors for Sisko]] included Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/GaryBusey, Creator/ChrisCooper, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/JohnGlover, Creator/JeroenKrabbe, Creator/TedLevine, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/TerryOQuinn and Creator/BillPaxton. None of them were interested in a series.



* Creator/TimBlakeNelson auditioned for Quark. Creator/KurtwoodSmith was offered the roe, but turned it down, as he didn't want a role that required prosthetics. Creator/JonPolito was also considered.

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* Creator/TimBlakeNelson auditioned for Quark. Creator/KurtwoodSmith was offered the roe, role, but turned it down, as he didn't want a role that required prosthetics. Creator/JonPolito was also considered.


* At first it wasn't certain that the captain on this show would be black, and Creator/RichardDeanAnderson was considered for the lead. (One wonders what would have happened to ''Series/StargateSG1'' if they had decided otherwise...) Creator/ClancyBrown declined, as he was undergoing back surgery. Creator/TimCurry was offered the role, but wa busy with ''Film/LoadedWeapon1''. Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/AnthonyStewartHead also auditioned for the role.

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* At first it wasn't certain that the captain on this show would be black, and Creator/RichardDeanAnderson was considered for the lead. (One wonders what would have happened to ''Series/StargateSG1'' if they had decided otherwise...) Creator/ClancyBrown declined, as he was undergoing back surgery. Creator/TimCurry was offered the role, but wa was busy with ''Film/LoadedWeapon1''. Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/AnthonyStewartHead also auditioned for the role.


* The original concept for "Second Skin" involved O'Brien finding out he was (for real) a deep-cover Cardassian agent; this stalled when the writers realized they couldn't explain how a Cardassian O'Brien could have fathered the fully-human Molly. The story was therefore rewritten to feature Kira, and an additional edit changed this into a deception, with the ending revealing that she is in fact Bajoran.

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* The original concept for "Second Skin" involved O'Brien finding out he was (for real) a deep-cover Cardassian agent; this version stalled when the writers realized they couldn't explain how a Cardassian that this would be incongruous with O'Brien could have fathered the fully-human Molly.having a fully human child (Molly). The story was therefore rewritten to feature Kira, and an additional edit changed this into a deception, with the ending revealing that she is in fact Bajoran.


* The original concept for "Second Skin" involved O'Brien finding out he was (for real) a deep-cover Cardassian agent. This hit a snag when the writers realized they couldn't explain how a Cardassian O'Brien could have fathered the fully-human Molly. The story was therefore rewritten to feature Kira, and an additional edit changed this into a deception, with the ending revealing that she is in fact Bajoran.

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* The original concept for "Second Skin" involved O'Brien finding out he was (for real) a deep-cover Cardassian agent. This hit a snag agent; this stalled when the writers realized they couldn't explain how a Cardassian O'Brien could have fathered the fully-human Molly. The story was therefore rewritten to feature Kira, and an additional edit changed this into a deception, with the ending revealing that she is in fact Bajoran.

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* The original concept for "Second Skin" involved O'Brien finding out he was (for real) a deep-cover Cardassian agent. This hit a snag when the writers realized they couldn't explain how a Cardassian O'Brien could have fathered the fully-human Molly. The story was therefore rewritten to feature Kira, and an additional edit changed this into a deception, with the ending revealing that she is in fact Bajoran.


* The decision to ship Kira to Cardassia had a domino effect on the rest of the seventh season. Garak went along as backup, and Ira Behr didn't want to split Kira and Odo up, so Odo went, too. Originally, Odo was going to spearhead the search for a cure for the Changeling plague, culminating in a reunion with his "father" Dr. Mora [[ArchnemesisDad who was actually responsible for engineering the virus as a weapon]]. The writers knew they would never have time to do this storyline justice, so Bashir and O'Brien went looking for a cure instead.

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* The decision to ship Kira to Cardassia had a domino effect on the rest of the seventh season. Garak went along as backup, and Ira Behr didn't want to split Kira and Odo up, so in the original plan, Odo went, went too. Originally, Odo was going to spearhead the search for a cure for the Changeling plague, culminating in a reunion with his "father" Dr. Mora [[ArchnemesisDad who was actually responsible for engineering the virus as a weapon]]. The writers knew they would never have time to do this storyline justice, so Odo ended up remaining on the station, with Bashir and O'Brien went looking tackling the search for a cure instead.


* At first it wasn't certain that the captain on this show would be black, and Creator/RichardDeanAnderson was considered for the lead. (One wonders what would have happened to ''Series/StargateSG1'' if they had decided otherwise...) Creator/ClancyBrown declined, as he was undergoing back surgery. Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/AnthonyStewartHead also auditioned for the role.

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* At first it wasn't certain that the captain on this show would be black, and Creator/RichardDeanAnderson was considered for the lead. (One wonders what would have happened to ''Series/StargateSG1'' if they had decided otherwise...) Creator/ClancyBrown declined, as he was undergoing back surgery. Creator/TimCurry was offered the role, but wa busy with ''Film/LoadedWeapon1''. Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/AnthonyStewartHead also auditioned for the role.



** [[https://twitter.com/trekdocs/status/949356508755656705?s=20 The list of considered actors for Sisko]] included Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/GaryBusey, Creator/ChrisCooper, Creator/TimCurry, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/JohnGlover, Creator/JeroenKrabbe, Creator/TedLevine, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/TerryOQuinn and Creator/BillPaxton. None of them were interested in a series.

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** [[https://twitter.com/trekdocs/status/949356508755656705?s=20 The list of considered actors for Sisko]] included Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/GaryBusey, Creator/ChrisCooper, Creator/TimCurry, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/JohnGlover, Creator/JeroenKrabbe, Creator/TedLevine, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/TerryOQuinn and Creator/BillPaxton. None of them were interested in a series.


** [[https://twitter.com/trekdocs/status/949356508755656705?s=20 The list of considered actors for Sisko]] included Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/GaryBusey, Creator/ChrisCooper, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/JohnGlover, Creator/JeroenKrabbe, Creator/TedLevine, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/TerryOQuinn and Creator/BillPaxton. None of them were interested in a series.

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** [[https://twitter.com/trekdocs/status/949356508755656705?s=20 The list of considered actors for Sisko]] included Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/GaryBusey, Creator/ChrisCooper, Creator/TimCurry, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/JohnGlover, Creator/JeroenKrabbe, Creator/TedLevine, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/TerryOQuinn and Creator/BillPaxton. None of them were interested in a series.


* Creator/RobertPatrick was considered for Odo, but it was felt the character would be too similar to [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the T-1000]]. Creator/JamesCromwell was considered and auditioned.

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* Creator/RobertPatrick was considered for Odo, but it was felt the character would be too similar to [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the T-1000]]. Creator/JamesCromwell was and Creator/RoddyMcDowall were also considered and auditioned.


* The role of Major Kira was initially intended to be ''Next Generation'' recurrer Ro Laren, which was the entire reason for setting the show near Bajor. Creator/MichelleForbes didn't want to commit to a full television series, so the new character of Major Kira was created. Ro would end up serving as the station's chief of security in the [[Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch relaunch novels]], however.



** Creator/RobertPatrick was also considered for Odo, but it was felt the character would be too similar to [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the T-1000]]. Creator/JamesCromwell was considered and auditioned.

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** * The role of Major Kira was initially intended to be ''Next Generation'' recurrer Ro Laren, which was the entire reason for setting the show near Bajor. Creator/MichelleForbes didn't want to commit to a full television series, so the new character of Major Kira was created. Ro would end up serving as the station's chief of security in the [[Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch relaunch novels]], however.
* Creator/KimCattrall was offered the role of Kira, but turned it down.
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Creator/RobertPatrick was also considered for Odo, but it was felt the character would be too similar to [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the T-1000]]. Creator/JamesCromwell was considered and auditioned.


** [[https://twitter.com/trekdocs/status/949356508755656705?s=20 The list of considered actors for Sisko]] included Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/GaryBusey, Creator/ChrisCooper, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/JeroenKrabbe, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/TerryOQuinn and Creator/BillPaxton. None of them were interested in a series.
** Creator/RobertPatrick was also considered for Odo, but it was felt the character would be too similar to [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the T-1000]].
* Creator/TimBlakeNelson auditioned for Quark.
* The role of Jadiza Dax was originally meant for Creator/FamkeJanssen.

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** [[https://twitter.com/trekdocs/status/949356508755656705?s=20 The list of considered actors for Sisko]] included Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/GaryBusey, Creator/ChrisCooper, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/JohnGlover, Creator/JeroenKrabbe, Creator/TedLevine, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/TerryOQuinn and Creator/BillPaxton. None of them were interested in a series.
** Creator/RobertPatrick was also considered for Odo, but it was felt the character would be too similar to [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the T-1000]].
T-1000]]. Creator/JamesCromwell was considered and auditioned.
* Creator/TimBlakeNelson auditioned for Quark.
Quark. Creator/KurtwoodSmith was offered the roe, but turned it down, as he didn't want a role that required prosthetics. Creator/JonPolito was also considered.
* The Creator/FamkeJanssen was originally offered the role of Jadiza Dax Dax, but turned it down in order to focus on a film career. Creator/TeriHatcher was originally meant also considered.
* Creator/KathyBates was considered
for Creator/FamkeJanssen.the role of Kai Opaka, however she did not do television projects at the time.




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* Creator/DavidWarner was approached by the producers for the role of Akorem Laan in "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E17Accession Accession]]". According to Ira Steven Behr, Warner wanted to do the role, but his wife talked him out of it, as they were on a vacation.


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* Guinan was supposed to cameo in "Rivals" (where Martus Mazur would be revealed to be her wayward son), but Creator/WhoopiGoldberg had to turn it down as it conflicted with the filming of other projects. All references to Guinan were then removed from the script.


* At first it wasn't certain that the captain on this show would be black, and Creator/RichardDeanAnderson was considered for the lead. (One wonders what would have happened to ''Series/StargateSG1'' if they had decided otherwise...) Alexander Siddig originally tried out for the part of Sisko, but was turned down for being too young. Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/AnthonyStewartHead also auditioned for the role.
** Later, when they decided that the character would be black, Creator/JamesEarlJones, Creator/TonyTodd and Creator/CarlWeathers were each approached. Had Jones been cast, the character would have been an admiral, and Jake would have been his ''grand''son.
** [[https://twitter.com/trekdocs/status/949356508755656705?s=20 The list of considered actors for Sisko]].

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* At first it wasn't certain that the captain on this show would be black, and Creator/RichardDeanAnderson was considered for the lead. (One wonders what would have happened to ''Series/StargateSG1'' if they had decided otherwise...) Alexander Siddig originally tried out for the part of Sisko, but Creator/ClancyBrown declined, as he was turned down for being too young.undergoing back surgery. Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/AnthonyStewartHead also auditioned for the role.
** Later, when they decided that the character would be black, Creator/JamesAvery, Creator/KeithDavid, Creator/LaurenceFishburne, Creator/JamesEarlJones, Creator/TonyTodd and Creator/CarlWeathers were each approached. Had Jones been cast, the character would have been an admiral, and Jake would have been his ''grand''son.
** [[https://twitter.com/trekdocs/status/949356508755656705?s=20 The list of considered actors for Sisko]].Sisko]] included Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/GaryBusey, Creator/ChrisCooper, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/JeroenKrabbe, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/TerryOQuinn and Creator/BillPaxton. None of them were interested in a series.



* The role of Jadiza Dax was originally meant for Creator/FamkeJanssen.



* Tim Ransom (Jack the Augment) had previously auditioned for a number of roles in ''Star Trek'' unsuccessfully, including that of Bashir.
** Hilary Shephard Turner (Lauren) also tried out for the role of Jadzia. This is referenced in "Chrysalis" when she turns up in a Starfleet sciences uniform. Alarmingly, she is a dead ringer for the dearly departed Trill!



* Dax was originally envisioned as an alien from a low-gravity world forced to get around in a wheelchair and who flew around her quarters. The concept was scrapped because the "flight" cables were too difficult to rig. However, the idea was revisited for "Melora".



** Michael Dorn was to appear as mirror universe Worf in the season 2 episode 'Crossover', two seasons before Worf would become a regular on the show, but Dorn was shooting the TNG finale at the time. His lines were given to Andrew Robinson as Mirror!Garak, who was only supposed to have a minor appearance.

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** Michael Dorn Creator/MichaelDorn was to appear as mirror universe Worf in the season 2 episode 'Crossover', two seasons before Worf would become a regular on the show, but Dorn was shooting the TNG finale at the time. His lines were given to Andrew Robinson as Mirror!Garak, who was only supposed to have a minor appearance.


* Andrew Robinson tried out for the part of Odo.

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