10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DS9

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DS9

Postby Nutso » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:19 am

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1) Dr. Bashir actor Alexander Siddig was the first choice to play Benjamin Sisko

Producer Rick Berman saw Siddig playing King Feisal in the British television production A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, and decided to cast him as Commander Sisko. Berman changed his mind when he realized Siddig was only in his mid-twenties, and instead offered him the part of Dr. Bashir — who was originally named Dr. Julian Amoros. This was a part with way less job security: for the first two years Siddig was on the show, the network was constantly telling Berman and the other producers to fire him, because he was the most unpopular character. But the producers held their ground, because they wanted to change Bashir over time and slowly make him more likable. Also: Siddig and Miles O'Brien actor Colm Meaney fought in real life, while their characters were fighting on the show — they had hours of "furious fights" about England and Ireland, according to Siddig.
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Re: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DS9

Postby Teaos » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:24 am

Wow that very interesting. The show would have flopped if he had been Sisko, such a totally different dynamic.

Also he was an ass in the first 2 series. I wonder if him and Colm became closer as their characters did.
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Re: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DS9

Postby Teaos » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:30 am

Also, during the first season, a huge earthquake struck L.A. while Shimerman and Odo actor Rene Auberjonois were in makeup — both actors decided to skip the two hours of makeup removal and go home to check on their families, terrifying many passersby on their way home.


I had heard that story ages ago, the be fair, Odo does look like a building fell on his face.
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Re: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DS9

Postby McAvoy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:35 am

Nutso wrote:http://io9.com/5937525/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-star-trek-deep-space-nine?tag=superlist
1) Dr. Bashir actor Alexander Siddig was the first choice to play Benjamin Sisko

Producer Rick Berman saw Siddig playing King Feisal in the British television production A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, and decided to cast him as Commander Sisko. Berman changed his mind when he realized Siddig was only in his mid-twenties, and instead offered him the part of Dr. Bashir — who was originally named Dr. Julian Amoros. This was a part with way less job security: for the first two years Siddig was on the show, the network was constantly telling Berman and the other producers to fire him, because he was the most unpopular character. But the producers held their ground, because they wanted to change Bashir over time and slowly make him more likable. Also: Siddig and Miles O'Brien actor Colm Meaney fought in real life, while their characters were fighting on the show — they had hours of "furious fights" about England and Ireland, according to Siddig.


Haha I like that last part.
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Re: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DS9

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:00 pm

6) The show could have had a musical episode

Ronald D. Moore says he kept pitching a musical episode, over and over. His idea was that: "There's just some tech virus that infects the crew and they can only communicate in song, you know? And just do it! And have a ball." Moore pushed for this idea over and over, and "they fought against it and fought against it and fought against it."

I don't care what anyone else says, that would've kicked ass. :D
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Re: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DS9

Postby Teaos » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:39 pm

They did that on scrubs and it was awesome. Takes a lot of suspended disbelief. Would be better if they didnt use the space virus.
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Re: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DS9

Postby Granitehewer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:07 pm

I liked it in Buffy ''Once more with feeling''
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Re: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DS9

Postby Mikey » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:26 pm

Granitehewer wrote:I liked it in Buffy ''Once more with feeling''


I was just thinking of that. IDK if Berman could have pulled it off the same way that Whedon did.
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Re: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DS9

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:43 pm

Mikey wrote:
Granitehewer wrote:I liked it in Buffy ''Once more with feeling''


I was just thinking of that. IDK if Berman could have pulled it off the same way that Whedon did.

Yeah, that was one of the best Buffy episodes. Here might've been a harder sell, but if done well would've kicked all kinds of ass.
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