zazie_toujours (zazie_toujours) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Deep Space Nine at 25: Roundup

As this is the 25h anniversary year of the seminal science fiction space opera Deep Space Nine, here's a round-up of some of the articles and news items that have appeared so far.

Deep Space Nine 25 years later: an oral history of the show that changed Star Trek

Summary: producers Ira Steven Behr and Ronald Moore, writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe and actors Alexander Siddig (dr. Julian Bashir) and Aron Eisenberg (Nog) reminisce about their time on the show. They talk about the characters developing, the heavy serialisation (almost unheard of at the time), the show's diversity and how Voyager coming along and being the more popular show left them in peace to do their own thing with lower ratings.

Firsts: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine cast looks back at its very first episode

Summary: Presumably culled from the same round of interviews as above, but focussed on the strengths and weaknesses of the very first DS9 episode: Emissary.

Deep Space Nine Is TV’s Most Revolutionary Depiction of Black Fatherhood

Summary: A great, lovely piece about captain Sisko and Jake's warm, realistic relationship. It mentions how Sisko actor Avery Brooks was drawn to the role because Sisko was a good, single dad, and how Jake actor's Cirroc Lofton's real life experience of his parents' divorce helped him bond with Brooks and consider him a real life father figure.

To Boldly Stay: How Deep Space Nine Upended Star Trek by Exposing Utopia's Dark Side

Summary: An interview with Ira Steven Behr, specifically examining how Deep Space Nine differed from other Treks because he wanted to look at the underbelly of the "perfect" Federation.

Alexander Siddig and Andrew Robinson to reprise their roles as dr. Julian Bashir and Garak

... in an expansion to the free-to-play action MMORPG Star Trek Online. A total of ten DS9 actors will appear in the expansion, and Armin Shimerman (Quark), Nana Visitor (major Kira), Rene Auberjonois (Odo) and J.G. Hertzler (general Martok) have already been announced. The expansion, Victory is Life, will be available in June.

New Alexander Siddig interview

Summary: Trek only gets a brief mention, but Siddig talks candidly about his brief stint on Game of Thrones (he wishes he could have got up out of the wheelchair), working with Ruba Nadda and Patricia Clarkson on the romantic drama Cairo Time, and his role as Ras al Ghul on Gotham.

ONTD Niners would you agree Benjamin Sisko is the best dad and will you find out what an MMORPG is to hear Andrew Robinson do the voice again

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Tags: anniversary / birthday, nostalgia, sci-fi, star trek

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