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The Better Dax

Matthias Russell

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Report this Aug. 24 2010, 2:45 pm

I know Jadzia had more screen time and character development which makes it hard to be impartial, but me and my friends have our favorite.  I preferred Ezri, partly because she was closer to my age at the time but mostly because I loved her as the reluctant Dax who felt unworthy to be joined and it was enjoyable to watch her grow to become a confident, strong woman/leader.  The episode with the Vulcan serial sniper is the one that cemented Ezri for me.

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Report this Aug. 24 2010, 4:51 pm

I must have missed those episodes where erzi became strong or a leader. Jadzia was the way better host all though she fell in love with every one but the person who wanted her most.

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Report this Aug. 25 2010, 6:00 am

Not a doubt in my mind that Jadzia was the best. IMO there was a dropoff when it came to her character when she left. Jadzia was better suited for that role then Ezri's unsecure nature.


 

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Report this Aug. 25 2010, 8:57 pm

See when I started watching DS9, it was during one of Spike's runs, season seven. I guess you could say I imprint on Ezri a lot better than Jadzia.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Aug. 26 2010, 10:22 am

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I hated Ezri with a passion when I first saw her, but that was fueled by my distain over Jadzia's death as she was one of my favorite characters.

Well hey, starring on Becker was a great career move. Look how big she got after that.

Darmok Jalad Tanagra

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Report this Aug. 27 2010, 7:20 am

Jadzia. He personality was inspiring

'Why does the tall man have a fury face?'

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Report this Aug. 28 2010, 1:21 pm

I liked Jadzia, but in all honesty she could have been better, and I was never a fan of those Trill episodes. Ezri came in at a tough time and had some sizeable shoes to fill, I think that both the writers and Nicole did an outstanding job of not only fitting in Ezri at such a late stage, bang in the middle of an epic arc, but using her to change and enhance the entire series for the better. Ezri's impact was huge on season seven, but overall I'd have to pick Jadzia.

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Report this Aug. 28 2010, 1:30 pm

I found myself siding at the time that Terri left the series, and Nicole came in, rather with Jadzia- Dax...but, Ezri is a nice person, and I happen to be a fan of 'nice characters', so I give her much credit there. Still, it took some getting used to having her in place of Jadzia, though, of course, the emotional content from the carryover re the Trill species brought some 'familiarity' into the Ezri relationships with all, and was fuel for drmatic potential with Worf, especially, and Ben having to once more readjust to a new Dax in his life, that had elements of the previous host. A part of me still sides with the Dax we had on DS for those years.


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Report this Aug. 28 2010, 5:11 pm

Quote: Darmok Jalad Tanagra @ Aug. 27 2010, 7:20 am

Jadzia. He personality was inspiring

Do I just see the word "personality" used in conjunction with "Jadzia" ??!

:O

Alright she wasn't that bad.

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What I thought was interesting about Nicole de Boer's portrayal as Ezri was that she did manage to incorporate those familiar elements and blend with a different sort of character. Terry Farrell probably could have done the same but unfortunately there is no real basis for comparison. ;)

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Matthias Russell

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Report this Aug. 30 2010, 6:27 am

I'm sure we can except a new host for dax more readily than a new body for data because the personality can be different. It was also stated that dax had an exceptionally strong personality, that's why ezri seemed weak at first, she had to not let the symbiant overwhelm her and it was difficult. I probably judge jadzia a little much too cause I think it was dumb for terri ferrell to leave the show. Ds9 actors were able to leave trek behind more easily than tos and tng actors.

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Report this Aug. 30 2010, 6:29 am

Jadzia. With the short time available, they shouldn't have had another "trill." Season 7 was the worst of "DS9." It got creepy.

It's strange, being a catalyst for things that move outside.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Aug. 30 2010, 11:47 am

Quote: Tureaz'47 @ Aug. 30 2010, 6:29 am

Jadzia. With the short time available, they shouldn't have had another "trill." Season 7 was the worst of "DS9." It got creepy.

What, in your opinion, should they have done then when farrell left the show?

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Report this Aug. 30 2010, 7:56 pm

Jadzia

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Report this Aug. 30 2010, 10:06 pm

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Jadzia. With the short time available, they shouldn't have had another "trill." Season 7 was the worst of "DS9." It got creepy.
What, in your opinion, should they have done then when farrell left the show?
If they knew she was leaving (and they did), Worf should have left her to die in the forrest so he could complete the mission. I can't think of the name of the episode right now.


Im pretty sure that she asked the writers if they were going to kill her to do it on that episode.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Aug. 31 2010, 4:38 am

So yanks and vulcan7, should they have killed off dax too in your opinion, or just jadzia?

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