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DS9 questions

Jim Kirk

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Report this Dec. 01 2012, 5:35 am

I finally saw all the DS9 epsiodes.  I liked it a lot.


 


A couple questions:


I always liked Galron (sp?) anyone know why he was killed off?


Why oh why did they kill Jadzia?  Big mistake.


Is it me or did the last episode seem "rushed"?  It seemed like they decided there will be no 8th season so let's hurry up and give the fans closure?


 


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questella

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Report this Dec. 01 2012, 5:49 pm

>I was very sad when Jadzia died :

OtakuJo

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Report this Dec. 01 2012, 11:02 pm

^ I wasn't. hehe


 


They killed Jadzia because Terry Farrell quit the show. And I guess they couldn't think of a way for her to leave without killing her off. Especially as the characters were all involved in a major war.


And regarding Gowron (I assume he's the one you're wanting to know about?) Worf realised that he had to kill him in order to stop him from sabotaging the tactics of the Klingon fleet for his own personal interests. It was a difficult decision on Worf's part but if he had not challenged Gowron then he would never have stopped him from deliberately sabotaging Martok.


He reminds me very much of the Roman emperor Justinian, who also had a very popular general by whom he did not want to be overshadowed, and so he kept sending him on stupid, impossible missions which were guaranteed to lead to defeat.


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Somniac

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Report this Dec. 02 2012, 12:26 am

Terry Farrell was willing to come back as a guest but not every episode as she had another job. TPTB got the dog and killed her off. Very Trek exec attitude.

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Report this Dec. 09 2012, 11:15 pm

I can see that it would be pretty awkward for a regular to suddenly become an occassional guest.  One day she's commanding the Defiant on missions and in every episodes, then she's not dead but is rarely around?  Why would Starfleet break up the team?  Maybe if she was injured and in convalescent care or something.


I don't think it was such a bad thing to see a new Dax.  While Farrell wasn't bad, for me she was the least involving of the regular cast.


 

OtakuJo

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Report this Dec. 10 2012, 5:00 am

I pretty much agree with kkt on this.


Nobody had anything against Terry Farrell to kill her character off. (From what I understand they were quite bummed about it.) But with everything that was going on at that point there really wasn't any satisfactory way that they could have had her suddenly become an occasional character in the final season.


Besides that I think that the decision to bring in a new Dax was a pretty gutsy one. It gives the audience a taste of what Sisko might have felt when his mate (and mentor) Curzon suddenly turned into another person.


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stovokor2000-A

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Report this Dec. 10 2012, 1:01 pm

 


A couple of answers:


Story wise is the character was endangring the war effert,


Jadzia was killed off because the actress quit the show.


And it was indeed decided there will be no 8th season ...............pretty much in season 1 they knew they were only going to do 7 seasons.


The Next Generation was 7 seasons, Voyager was 7 seasons, the original plan for Enterprise was to hasve 7 seasons.


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Jim Kirk

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Report this Dec. 10 2012, 6:34 pm

Thanks for clearing up my confusion.  I always liked Galron, it's a shame they wrote him out of the show.


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