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Have you ever considered that the Prime Directive is not only not ethical, but also illogical, and perhaps morally indefensible?

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Return their original forehead prosthetics!

A behind-the-scenes photo of Terry Farrell in the TNG Trill makeup.

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She never did - they canned it in favour of the shots after screen/make-up testing.

Edit: Bonus, kind-of-gross context!

Initially, the DS9 writing staff simply didn’t like Michael Westmore’s alterations to make the Odan headpiece look more feminine. Apparently, after Terry Farrell had put on the Odan forehead appliance, someone looked at her and said to Westmore, “What did you do to her head, she used to be beautiful?” Instead of changing species, as they’d already come to like the idea of an “old man”, a person with centuries of experience to guide Sisko, Westmore suggested to “just give her spots like we gave Famke,” who played a Kriosian in TNG: “The Perfect Mate”. This make-up was used on all Trill afterwards.

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She dated and split up with Raffi between seasons one and two.

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We generally don’t protect spoilers after about a week. In this case, it’s been nearly a year.

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It’s Prophet Visions all the way down, so “what happened next” is arguably not relevant. But in any case, the author seems to be specifically referring to “Far Beyond the Stars”.

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This is the first we’re hearing of a panel at SXSW, in addition to the screening there:

The hit Paramount+ Original Series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY prepares to embark on its fifth and final season this April 2024. Since its debut in 2017, DISCOVERY has earned widespread acclaim for its dedication to diversity and for redefining the Star Trek franchise for a new generation. The show’s unique strength lies not only in its captivating narrative and award-winning world-building but also in the groundbreaking representation it brings to the forefront. As the lead of the series, Sonequa Martin-Green made history as the first Black woman to helm a Star Trek series and last season broke additional barriers as she became the Captain of the series’ main starship, the U.S.S. Discovery. The show boasts an ethos of inclusivity, also blazing trails in LGBTQIA+ representation in sci-fi storytelling and TV in general, featuring the first on-screen intergalactic same-sex couple as well as multi-dimensional non-binary and trans characters. This final season will see our beloved crew embarking on a new adventure and celebrate the show’s bold storytelling over its past four seasons as it continues to honor Star Trek’s legacy of “infinite diversity in infinite combinations.”

Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, aSonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Wilson Cruz, David Ajala and Blu del Barrio are scheduled to participate.

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It’s so rare to see promotional posters these days that are actual cast photos. I miss those.

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The idea had crossed my mind, and the timeline of the “ancient artifact” lines up well enough. I’d also like to see the Romulan supernova addressed…

However, I’d actually prefer it to be handled by “Lower Decks”, which is set in that rough timeframe.

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Indeed, the article devotes three paragraphs to that explanation.

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That’s from tie-in material, not the film itself.

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Stars go supernova occasionally

Not spontaneously, with only a handful of years’ notice, they don’t.

I’m all for Trek science being a little weird, but it seems very likely that there was some funny business going on for the star to suddenly blow up and threaten the entire galaxy.

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The wiggle room within Star Trek is that the Tkon Empire was supposedly wiped out by a supernova despite being a highly advanced civilization, and in “Second Sight” the DS9 crew boosts the top speed of a ship to warp 9.5, which suggests that a supernova can have superliminal consequences.

But there’s nothing to suggest the Tkon supernova was a natural phenomenon, and the hijinks they were up to in “Second Sight” certainly wasn’t.

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Yeah, I agree that that part of the dialogue is problematic. However, “Picard” definitively stated that it was the Romulan star.

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…for what? The Romulan supernova was in the '09 film.

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I really don’t get this. He doesn’t resemble Jim Carrey at all, and he certainly doesn’t act like him.

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