Far Beyond the Moonlight: Season Six
Posted Jun 13, 2012 @ 7:04 PM
I buy Worf choosing Jadzia over the mission. It's tactically the wrong decision but it's very much in character for Worf. He's already lost one woman he loved, he's not going to lose anouther one if he has anythign to say about it. I'm not sure any of the married men on the show would sacrifice their wives for the greater good, that's just not who they are.
Posted Jun 16, 2012 @ 12:48 PM
(I'd love to claim the credit for "Timey-Wimey", but it's straight out of Doctor Who - S3's Blink (NuWho), to be specific).
Posted Jun 19, 2012 @ 1:27 AM
I think that's kind of the beauty of Change of Heart. Because reading your comment TimeMonkey - yes, totally right. Worf choosing Jadzia makes a lot of sense, but at the same time, I can see him NOT. Sort of like how in ...whatever episode that Alexander the Teenager (totally SOARSED heh), shows up. Worf shows his heart, like he wants to protect him, but at the same time, he needs to do what's right by him/for the crew. (hence the whole, Alexander needs to leave (he's being distracted), and so forth.
So with Jadzia and the "stay, go, save, don't save" it could have gone either way, without having the whole "Tears of the Prophets" impact (no more wormhole) still be in effect, but have the emotional gut-punch of Change of Heart.
(right now I am now on Season 7. Ah...).
Posted Jun 24, 2012 @ 2:37 PM
I'm surprised they never had an episode following up In the Pale Moonlight. Maybe they didn't want Ben to go down that dark corridor again?
Posted Jun 24, 2012 @ 3:11 PM
Posted Jul 15, 2012 @ 8:48 AM
I have always wondered whether the Prophets were an evolved form of Bajorans (maybe just some of them) and the whole Orb thing was just about steering them towards a particular state of mind that suited their particular requirements or what they needed to happen to get to a point where they might evolve in the first place. They might not be actually wallowing in God-like detachment in 'Emissary' more, been waiting a while, zoned out a bit. And of course its not just Sisko they have missions for Kira as well, if the whole Hand of the Prophets thing in the tie-in novels means anything in the context of the series (which it might not because it ain't officially canon unless, at the very least, Ira Behr decides it is). Or they could be a collection of evolved species they've made contact with if they've sent orbs or visions elsewhere, say on the other side of the wormhole that they just happened to build. If Sisko can be a Prophet, then I see no problem with this idea.
Bringing in the Romulans isn't just realpolitik, although it is (it took combined might of the Soviet Union [who took on about 70% of the Wehrmacht in-total], with the Western Allies US and the British Empire and European and French Empire volunteers) to bring down the Nazis. It's World War II in space, so clearly having the Romulans with their very different outlook to destroy the Dominion-Cardassian alliance (I can't decide who that makes the Klingons and Romulans in this scenario). It's also very Roddenberry in the sense, although he would have hated the Dominion War arc to the depths of his pacifistic soul, about cooperation between peoples being essential. I also suspect their would have been plenty of Resistance movements or Volunteer forces from species who just got in the way, the Lissepians who had been allies of the Cardassians probably would have found things harder under the Dominion, perhaps things like the Gorn and Tholian Government might have looked the other way about their people volunteering with the Alpha Quadrant big powers to clear the AQ of the Dominion because nobody benefits from the Dominion still being there without the actual risk of declaring war. Hell, maybe the Ferengi would have too, and made a killing in their dockyards. There'd be Bajorans in there for sure, ready to go and kill some "spoonheads" even with no Maquis background, although Kira is hardly De Gaulle (though had the Dominion stayed on the station longer, she would have turned into one).
Posted Jul 15, 2012 @ 3:24 PM
The Ferengi would have backed whichever side had the bigger bank account and was willing to buy the Ferengis' allegiance, and that would have been their only motive for entering the war. That's what the 34th Rule of Acquisition,"War is good for business," means to the Ferengi. They don't care who wins, as long as they make a profit out of it all at the end.
Hell, maybe the Ferengi would have too, and made a killing in their dockyards.
Posted Jul 15, 2012 @ 4:36 PM
Posted Jul 16, 2012 @ 3:28 PM
It's also very Roddenberry in the sense, although he would have hated the Dominion War arc to the depths of his pacifistic soul, about cooperation between peoples being essential.
He would have hated the war and the entire religious factor on DS9.
Edited by benteen, Jul 22, 2012 @ 9:20 AM.
Posted Jul 21, 2012 @ 5:11 PM
Season Six confession - I rather like Vic Fontaine (ducks flying tomatoes).
Posted Jul 22, 2012 @ 4:53 PM
That's assuming that his agnostic self has actually gotten over the shock of finding out that he'd been wrong in mortality, and that there really ARE a God and a Heaven.
Perhaps it was, this is blasphemous, but a good thing that the Great Bird died when he did, thereby allowing people the freedom to consider the practical realities of the universe he had created. I personally hope that he's sitting on a cloud someplace saying "yes Majel, it turned out to be really great television, even if it isn't what I would call Star Trek."
Not to mention a really HOT silver fox.
I liked Vic too. James Darren was too damn likeable.