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DS9 Movie

GulMatan

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Report this Dec. 30 2011, 3:29 pm

Hi all,


Of all the franchises, I love DS9 the most.  I'm quite stunned as to why there wasn't a DS9 movie in the works.  So, if there would have been one, what would it have been like?


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Vulcan1981

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Report this Dec. 30 2011, 9:01 pm

DS9 and Voyager got screwed over as far as movies are concerned.  They both deserve one, but the problem with DS9 is it's ending was pretty solid unless you got the way of the relaunch novels. Both series are approaching the 20 year mark and between Enterprise and now the JJ AU movies, I doubt we ever get them.


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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 4:42 am

The crew got split up, so it would take some excuse probably as convoluted as some of the worst technobabble to bring them all back together.  Look at how redundant it got to have Worf conveniently show up for 3 TNG movies after transferring to DS9.  That probably cut into his time abandoning his job as a StarFleet officer to go running off on Klingon ships.  If DS9 somehow would have a movie, I would probably need 2 robots watching with me just to get through it.

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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 1:06 pm

DS9 had a big finale to tie up its story. TNG and TOS were ongoing missions, which were easier to convert to movie franchises. Any movie version of DS9 would have to be "And now for something completely different..."

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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 7:51 pm

There were some loose ends that might have been interesting to explore, but over-all the ending to DS9 was pretty well wrapped-up. It's fun to think of the story continuing beyond WYLB -- but a movie is not required. And not very likely to happen unless they recast all the major characters or do go for a TNG/DS9/VOY crossover with a partial cast.


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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 8:50 pm

 


Or, they could film a loooong episode based on some of the novels, "Insurrection" style.


It would be really difficult to have a DS9 movie. This would probably be the only option...but don't hold your breath. I don't think it will happen soon. The franchise having been revived with the original crew.

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Report this Jan. 09 2012, 6:28 am

Puhleeze! The last episode in retrospect is terrible. I remember watching it when it originally aired and I thought there wasn't something right about it. Now that the whole series is on Netflix, I watched the series again. I just finished watching the series finale over the weekend and have come to the conclusion that the last season was badly handled. I get the feeling that they (the writers) thought that the series would be renewed for another season, so they didn't want to do more episodes about the war. Instead, the spent several episodes at Vick Fontaine's club and on the Ferengi. If you watch these as stand alone shows, then I guess it doesn't matter, but in relation to the long arc of the war, they seem so misplaced. Would Star Fleet officers be involved with saving Vick's club while the fate of the alpha quadrant was at stake or would a couple of officers be deeply engrossed in reinacting the Alamo?? Doesn't make sense to me. Then the last two hour episode rushed through ever loose end to tie it up. The emissary's story did not mix well with the war, so it appears very disjointed in this finale. We were led to believe that they were intertwined, but it didn't come off that way in the end. Also, the end of the great Dominon war was quickly brought to an end by Odo linking with the female shape shifter. Wow! Spent 3 seasons with the Dominon threat and war over the alpha quadrant to have it resolved by 3 DS9 characters (Odo, Kira, Garrick)  storming the castle, killing the last Weyoun and Odo hooking up. Oh man, how sad. So disappointed. I really liked DS9, but overall, it was just a huge soap opera set in space. Although, I guess you could say that about all of Star Trek.

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Report this Jan. 12 2012, 11:57 pm

Actually judging from what they said in interviews, the producers etc never expected nor intended to make an eighth season. Hence the rapid effort to wrap up a multitude of storylines. DS9 was not cancelled before its time -- had they wished for an eighth season, there is every chance that the studio may have granted it.


 


If you watch these as stand alone shows, then I guess it doesn't matter, but in relation to the long arc of the war, they seem so misplaced. Would Star Fleet officers be involved with saving Vick's club while the fate of the alpha quadrant was at stake or would a couple of officers be deeply engrossed in reinacting the Alamo??


Makes perfect sense to me -- even in a war, everyone needs downtime, and none of these "lighter" episodes were happening during hot-points in the Dominion War. At that point -- there was really not a lot going on as far as the battles &c. were concerned.


A lot of what was going on in these episodes particularly Badda Bang Badda Bing, and Take Me Out to the Holosuite, had to do with Sisko learning how important these moments of leisure (Which he was taking ridiculously seriously) were to the morale and bonding between his crew.


 


Also, the end of the great Dominon war was quickly brought to an end by Odo linking with the female shape shifter.


May seem like a bit of a Deus Ex Machina, however...


This goes back to a line from a very early season six episode, where the Female Changeling makes it very clear to Weyoun that she did not consider the war for the Alpha Quadrant to be nearly as important as convincing Odo to return to the Great Link. Therefore, by her standards, if her surrendering a battle which was already lost was the condition of Odo's return, then it was something she was willing to accept.


And the Dominion soldiers had all sworn total obedience to the Founders. If one of them were to order them to stop fighting, of course they would. It helps to understand that theirs is not a mindset familiar to us at all.


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Report this Jan. 17 2012, 9:24 pm

In the Deep Space Nine Companion, Ira Steven Behr says he did indeed have an idea mapped out for a feature film.


But of course, that never materialized.


My guess is that it would have had something to do with the return of Sisko. I mean, seriously, what else would it have entailed?


As for the antagonist(s)? Well, who knows?


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Mugatu_for_Two

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Report this Jan. 17 2012, 10:02 pm

Was there enough interest in the series to justify a feature film? I thought a made for TV movie would have been great. Kind of like what they did with Perry Mason. Role one out once or twice a year.

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Report this Jan. 24 2012, 5:35 pm

While there were many options for a film about DS9, what could you do with Voyager that wasn't done with the Enterprise--and better, I say?


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Report this Jan. 25 2012, 2:20 pm

Quote: Mugatu_for_Two @ Jan. 17 2012, 10:02 pm

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>Was there enough interest in the series to justify a feature film? I thought a made for TV movie would have been great. Kind of like what they did with Perry Mason. Role one out once or twice a year.

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They did a similar thing for The Pretender (multiple films after the series had run its course) and they gradually got worse. DS9 (and for that matter The Pretender series) concluded just fine. And it was good that they waited a few years to start putting out post-series novels. An ill-considered TV movie can really sully a person's fondness for the series. Careful what you wish for.


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LtPondwater9

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Report this Jan. 25 2012, 7:27 pm

If they were to do one, I'd watch it. However, "What You Leave Behind" was a pretty solid ending.


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TheDriver

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Report this Jan. 25 2012, 9:26 pm

The TV movie route didn't work so great for Babylon 5 either.


Sheesh, EVERYTHING after "In the Beginning" sucked @$$ ... including the abysmal Season Five and spin-off Crusade.


JMS really should have just wrapped it up after Season 4, ending his saga on a high note.


 


Anyway, I'm perfectly fine with the way DS9 ended.


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