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2021-02-09 9:11:24 AM  
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2021-02-09 9:16:02 AM  
...the headline, not the article.  Might have to clarify that.
 
2021-02-09 9:34:58 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: ...the headline, not the article.  Might have to clarify that.


Whew!  Are their white supremacist Trek fans?
 
2021-02-09 9:46:05 AM  
Good article.  And Sisko has always been my favorite Trek captain.

And I knew he was going to be my favorite around the time he punched Q...and he wasn't even a captain yet.
 
2021-02-09 9:51:01 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Whew! Are their white supremacist Trek fans?


I live in Indiana. I know several. They tend to be in the same pissed off branch of Sci-fi Fandom that thinks Libertarian white guys like Jerry Pournelle are the only voices that should be offered.

One of my all-time favorite Wizard World Chicago memories was the year it had all the Trek Captains at the con and the Rosemont Convention Center was ALSO hosting a Nation of Islam convention the same weekend. Some of the Very Serious Gentlemen from the Nation of Islam paid the $60 to come in to Wizard World so they could stand in line with 501st Legion Stormtroopers and dudes in Sailor Scout outfits so they could get Avery Brooks' autograph.

I have a picture somewhere of a Nation of Islam guy posing with a Stormtrooper, that I took while we were all on an elevator together.
 
2021-02-09 9:59:40 AM  
Healthy, except for that one time her snitched on her for aiding and abetting terrorists and got her sent to Federation Club Med Prison.
 
2021-02-09 10:01:33 AM  

Bondith: Healthy, except for that one time her snitched on her for aiding and abetting terrorists and got her sent to Federation Club Med Prison.


/pronoun troubles
/I demand that you shoot me now!
 
2021-02-09 10:03:49 AM  
I think we should talk about Dax and her passionate relationship with a wife from another life . ( I believe it was the same actress who years later would become Moira Queen)
That was not something done in the 90's .
 
2021-02-09 10:53:45 AM  

Bondith: Healthy, except for that one time her snitched on her for aiding and abetting terrorists and got her sent to Federation Club Med Prison.


Sisko had an irrational hatred for the Maquis that never sat right with me. They were right for one thing while the Federation was being hypocritical AF. Then the whole Maquis storyline got chucked in the garbage.
As for Kasidy Yates, I think Penny Johnson was miscast she looked and acted like an assistant manager at Walmart not a freighter captain/smuggler.
 
2021-02-09 11:14:47 AM  

sinner4ever: I think we should talk about Dax and her passionate relationship with a wife from another life . ( I believe it was the same actress who years later would become Moira Queen)
That was not something done in the 90's .


We've been watching TNG with the kids. We were all surprised to see a transgender crewmate wandering around in the background of several episodes in season 1. No idea how they got away with that in the 80s. The crew also showed a good amount of diversity (though not the main cast) for the time.
 
2021-02-09 11:15:52 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: kittyhas1000legs: ...the headline, not the article.  Might have to clarify that.

Whew!  Are their white supremacist Trek fans?


Isn't Ted Cruz or someone like that a Trek fan? It's irrelevant that the show completely contradicts his morals, it's not like he has the intelligence to realize it.
 
2021-02-09 11:17:37 AM  

sinner4ever: I think we should talk about Dax and her passionate relationship with a wife from another life . ( I believe it was the same actress who years later would become Moira Queen)
That was not something done in the 90's .


Of course it was.

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2021-02-09 11:23:57 AM  

likefunbutnot: Glorious Golden Ass: Whew! Are their white supremacist Trek fans?

I live in Indiana. I know several. They tend to be in the same pissed off branch of Sci-fi Fandom that thinks Libertarian white guys like Jerry Pournelle are the only voices that should be offered.

One of my all-time favorite Wizard World Chicago memories was the year it had all the Trek Captains at the con and the Rosemont Convention Center was ALSO hosting a Nation of Islam convention the same weekend. Some of the Very Serious Gentlemen from the Nation of Islam paid the $60 to come in to Wizard World so they could stand in line with 501st Legion Stormtroopers and dudes in Sailor Scout outfits so they could get Avery Brooks' autograph.

I have a picture somewhere of a Nation of Islam guy posing with a Stormtrooper, that I took while we were all on an elevator together.


In the film One Night in Miami, there's a nice contrast between the two Malcolm X bodyguards. They're both NoI, but one is the stereotypical Very Serious person, and the other is a normal dude geeking out that these famous people are in the room he's guarding.
 
2021-02-09 11:31:05 AM  

sinner4ever: I think we should talk about Dax and her passionate relationship with a wife from another life . ( I believe it was the same actress who years later would become Moira Queen)
That was not something done in the 90's .


Although in the documentary, "What We Left Behind"  about DS9, Ira Steven Behr admits that they didn't do enough with LGBTQ storylines. Some the blame for that lies with Berman.
 
2021-02-09 11:49:03 AM  
DS9 is the only good trek.
 
2021-02-09 11:53:52 AM  

lilplatinum: DS9 is the only good trek.


I consider it the best of the real Treks. There's a direct line from TOS to TNG ending with DS9. Yes, ending.Voyager and Enterprise are garbage and what came afterwards isn't really Trek.
 
2021-02-09 11:57:13 AM  

Bslim: Bondith: Healthy, except for that one time her snitched on her for aiding and abetting terrorists and got her sent to Federation Club Med Prison.

Sisko had an irrational hatred for the Maquis that never sat right with me. They were right for one thing while the Federation was being hypocritical AF. Then the whole Maquis storyline got chucked in the garbage.
As for Kasidy Yates, I think Penny Johnson was miscast she looked and acted like an assistant manager at Walmart not a freighter captain/smuggler.


Honestly I think her generally mild manner is what makes her smuggling more surprising and also more believable. Being a freighter captain working inside the Federation isn't a particularly hard or dangerous job and a good smuggler doesn't stand out from the crowd unless they want to get caught.

Also Sisko didn't seem to hate the Maquis he hated Eddington for betraying his trust. Otherwise he mostly just didn't care for them and thought they were behaving foolishly as they had little chance of success. He would ultimately be proven right when they helped push the Cardassians so hard that they joined the Dominion and then the Dominion wiped them out.
 
2021-02-09 12:18:30 PM  

Anenu: Bslim: Bondith: Healthy, except for that one time her snitched on her for aiding and abetting terrorists and got her sent to Federation Club Med Prison.

Sisko had an irrational hatred for the Maquis that never sat right with me. They were right for one thing while the Federation was being hypocritical AF. Then the whole Maquis storyline got chucked in the garbage.
As for Kasidy Yates, I think Penny Johnson was miscast she looked and acted like an assistant manager at Walmart not a freighter captain/smuggler.

Honestly I think her generally mild manner is what makes her smuggling more surprising and also more believable. Being a freighter captain working inside the Federation isn't a particularly hard or dangerous job and a good smuggler doesn't stand out from the crowd unless they want to get caught.

Also Sisko didn't seem to hate the Maquis he hated Eddington for betraying his trust. Otherwise he mostly just didn't care for them and thought they were behaving foolishly as they had little chance of success. He would ultimately be proven right when they helped push the Cardassians so hard that they joined the Dominion and then the Dominion wiped them out.


Your assessment of smuggling while not raising suspicion is better than mine. Having said that, I just didn't like Penny Johnson in the role, hell, I didn't like the character as a concept (let's give Sisko girlfriend).

As far the Maquis, I disagree, he treated them all like they had betrayed *him* personally. There was another episode two part episode that came before the Eddington arc where another buddy of his quit Starfleet and joined the Maquis, he didn't even try to see their argument. Sisko was a Starfleet hard-liner to the core.
Finally, my recollection is not that Cardassia sided with the Dominion because of the Maquis, they did it because they're a bunch shiatbags.
 
2021-02-09 12:21:16 PM  
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Sisko may have been good for her, but he could never pull that off.
 
2021-02-09 12:26:45 PM  

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Sisko may have been good for her, but he could never pull that off.


That looks really sticky.  I'm not sure anyone could pull it off.  Maybe soak her in a solvent?
 
2021-02-09 12:31:02 PM  

Bslim: Anenu: Bslim: Bondith: 
As far the Maquis, I disagree, he treated them all like they had betrayed *him* personally. There was another episode two part episode that came before the Eddington arc where another buddy of his quit Starfleet and joined the Maquis, he didn't even try to see their argument. Sisko was a Starfleet hard-liner to the core.
Finally, my recollection is not that Cardassia sided with the Dominion because of the Maquis, they did it because they're a bunch shiatbags.


Its mentioned in one episode shortly before the Cardassians join the Dominion that the Maquis basically have the Cardassians on the ropes and later Dukat specifically calls out the Maquis along with the Kligons as enemies of Cardassia. So while in universe they aren't the only factor they are certain a factor in regards to the failure of the Cardassian civilian government.
 
2021-02-09 12:53:45 PM  

Anenu: Bslim: Anenu: Bslim: Bondith: 
As far the Maquis, I disagree, he treated them all like they had betrayed *him* personally. There was another episode two part episode that came before the Eddington arc where another buddy of his quit Starfleet and joined the Maquis, he didn't even try to see their argument. Sisko was a Starfleet hard-liner to the core.
Finally, my recollection is not that Cardassia sided with the Dominion because of the Maquis, they did it because they're a bunch shiatbags.

Its mentioned in one episode shortly before the Cardassians join the Dominion that the Maquis basically have the Cardassians on the ropes and later Dukat specifically calls out the Maquis along with the Kligons as enemies of Cardassia. So while in universe they aren't the only factor they are certain a factor in regards to the failure of the Cardassian civilian government.


Yeah, I sort of remember that, again, the whole Maquis storyline (if one can even call it that) was handled poorly. It seems to me, the runners intended to make them into a major antagonist to the Federation then at some point they went in completely different direction. They literally fizzled out of existence. Then Voyager went in and pulled a double-tap on their corpse. Except for Seska who was still farting around for about three seasons.
 
2021-02-09 2:07:02 PM  
DS9, the best prime time soap opera ever easily beating out Dallas by miles.
But i never really found DS9 felt like trek to me., i just took it as Spacey action drama that shifted to wartime spacey drama later on.

Comes off way better if you're expecting more unthinking space action pew pews, with the occasional far Beyond the Stars episode giving the series some sense of actual trek levity, but generally on average just being spacey drama war pew pews that had no 't need to wear the ST logo to be what it was.

Not a bad show, assuming you don't really expect it to be trek like on average, but delve into some peter Parker-esqe life torture porn to show how chitty war is on a suffering O'Brian.


Ds9 is what happens when yo take a simple premise for one off morality theater stores, and try to bring a level of reality to it. It actually just stops being the morality theater it was, and becomes a more typical human drama of , people kinda suck most of the time, you weren't looking to have some hope for the future here were you?
cause this future don't look any different than your present, backstabbing, murder, war, greed, selfishness, racism, is pretty much the driving force for all things that go on still, just out in space now. So not exactly inspiring as a better future to work for as best as i can tell.
 
2021-02-09 2:14:24 PM  
Though I appreciate that the author found some hope in the Sisko/Yates relationship, the Treks of that era generally skipped the opportunity to show a healthy interracial relationship. With some notable exceptions like Keiko/Miles and Worf/everyone (a black actor, obviously the character was Klingon), TNG went out of its way to show same-race relationships. All of Geordi's girlfriends, both real and imagined, were black. All of Sisko's were as well. I guess they thought Michael Dorn could get away with it because he played a Klingon, but black characters were constrained to dating other black characters. The Federation society that conquered racial equality was rather timid when it came to romance.
 
2021-02-09 2:17:48 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: kittyhas1000legs: ...the headline, not the article.  Might have to clarify that.

Whew!  Are their white supremacist Trek fans?


Sadly yes. The doublethink works in places that aren't just headlines in the PolTab talk about.
 
2021-02-09 2:27:56 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: sinner4ever: I think we should talk about Dax and her passionate relationship with a wife from another life . ( I believe it was the same actress who years later would become Moira Queen)
That was not something done in the 90's .

We've been watching TNG with the kids. We were all surprised to see a transgender crewmate wandering around in the background of several episodes in season 1. No idea how they got away with that in the 80s. The crew also showed a good amount of diversity (though not the main cast) for the time.


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Pics of who you're talking about?  Surely you don't mean the guy in a uni-skirt?
 
2021-02-09 2:55:49 PM  

Pentaxian: sinner4ever: I think we should talk about Dax and her passionate relationship with a wife from another life . ( I believe it was the same actress who years later would become Moira Queen)
That was not something done in the 90's .

Although in the documentary, "What We Left Behind"  about DS9, Ira Steven Behr admits that they didn't do enough with LGBTQ storylines. Some the blame for that lies with Berman.


Eh, the slow subtle love between Bashir and Garak is the second best depiction of romance on Trek.

/Odo and Kira is still the best romance story line.
 
2021-02-09 3:12:34 PM  

AdrienVeidt: Copperbelly watersnake: sinner4ever: I think we should talk about Dax and her passionate relationship with a wife from another life . ( I believe it was the same actress who years later would become Moira Queen)
That was not something done in the 90's .

We've been watching TNG with the kids. We were all surprised to see a transgender crewmate wandering around in the background of several episodes in season 1. No idea how they got away with that in the 80s. The crew also showed a good amount of diversity (though not the main cast) for the time.

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Pics of who you're talking about?  Surely you don't mean the guy in a uni-skirt?


That was my thought as well. I remember reading an article about that, and it was basically an attempt to excuse the sexified uniforms of the female crew in the original series by saying "look, men wear them too!"
 
2021-02-09 4:43:35 PM  
Anenu:
Its mentioned in one episode shortly before the Cardassians join the Dominion that the Maquis basically have the Cardassians on the ropes and later Dukat specifically calls out the Maquis along with the Kligons as enemies of Cardassia. So while in universe they aren't the only factor they are certain a factor in regards to the failure of the Cardassian civilian government.

I wonder if Dukat was grandstanding for at-home consumption, or just trying to get the Federation to think of the Maquis as troublemakers instead of people.

For the grandstanding, it gives Cardassia a reason at home to be more ruthless since they have another external threat, and anyone trying to ask how a bunch of colonists is a threat gets arrested.

For the Federation perspective, Dukat wants to portray the Maquis as troublemakers in order to make them into outsiders compared to the Federation.  Essentially drive a wedge between the Maquis and the Federation
 
2021-02-09 5:05:22 PM  

Bslim: lilplatinum: DS9 is the only good trek.

I consider it the best of the real Treks. There's a direct line from TOS to TNG ending with DS9. Yes, ending.Voyager and Enterprise are garbage and what came afterwards isn't really Trek.


what is this "voyager" you speak of?
 
2021-02-09 6:27:51 PM  

zjoik: Bslim: lilplatinum: DS9 is the only good trek.

I consider it the best of the real Treks. There's a direct line from TOS to TNG ending with DS9. Yes, ending.Voyager and Enterprise are garbage and what came afterwards isn't really Trek.

what is this "voyager" you speak of?


Barclay's fever dream
 
2021-02-09 6:34:22 PM  

PvtStash: DS9, the best prime time soap opera ever easily beating out Dallas by miles.
But i never really found DS9 felt like trek to me., i just took it as Spacey action drama that shifted to wartime spacey drama later on.

Comes off way better if you're expecting more unthinking space action pew pews, with the occasional far Beyond the Stars episode giving the series some sense of actual trek levity, but generally on average just being spacey drama war pew pews that had no 't need to wear the ST logo to be what it was.

Not a bad show, assuming you don't really expect it to be trek like on average, but delve into some peter Parker-esqe life torture porn to show how chitty war is on a suffering O'Brian.


Ds9 is what happens when yo take a simple premise for one off morality theater stores, and try to bring a level of reality to it. It actually just stops being the morality theater it was, and becomes a more typical human drama of , people kinda suck most of the time, you weren't looking to have some hope for the future here were you?
cause this future don't look any different than your present, backstabbing, murder, war, greed, selfishness, racism, is pretty much the driving force for all things that go on still, just out in space now. So not exactly inspiring as a better future to work for as best as i can tell.


You have a very different idea of how "thinking" the rest of Trek is than I do, if you think DS9 stands out as being particularly "unthinking" on average.

And, point of order: O'Brien's life is so farking terrible that the war stuff is usually better than the non-war stuff that's happening to that poor, abused fellow.
 
2021-02-09 6:46:33 PM  
Groundbreaking? Absolutely. Best Trek? Nah.
 
2021-02-09 6:56:34 PM  

zjoik: Bslim: lilplatinum: DS9 is the only good trek.

I consider it the best of the real Treks. There's a direct line from TOS to TNG ending with DS9. Yes, ending.Voyager and Enterprise are garbage and what came afterwards isn't really Trek.

what is this "voyager" you speak of?


It's a decent offshoot of about 15 episodes that people rag on way too hard.

It's like they think it was a whole show or something.

/Voyager needs an edit like the Hobbit movies.
//it's really a decent show if you cut out Nelix, Chakotay, 75% of the episodes.
///Sort of like TOS
 
2021-02-09 9:16:34 PM  
I'm a TNG'er.
I never really watched DS9, I was in my earlier 20s and partying. Also Quark is the worst.
Sometime after 2010 I made my way through voyager and enterprise when they were on Netflix.

Anyway due to the pandemic I'm now making my way through DS9, I'm on S4E22. It's OK I like most of the characters and even Quark has grown on me. However the dominion war and the defiant are kind of boring. Space battles aren't the reason I like trek.

Further more HBO now has Babylon 5, which I never really watched. I'm now almost at the end of the 1st season and it is way better than DS9, even if it looks way worse.

I can't bring myself to watch discovery or picard.
I do like the Orville but its a one episode every now again.

Just my 2 cents.
 
2021-02-09 10:13:56 PM  

Heliodorus: Pentaxian: sinner4ever: 

/Odo and Kira is still the best romance story line.


lolwut? perhaps my sarcasm detector is broken but Odo could have literally grown a spine (or some balls) and just told her how he felt, saving us all many scenes of

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I love DS9 but Odo's constant pining for the Fjords of Kira was hard to stomach.
 
2021-02-09 11:36:32 PM  

Bot v2.38beta: zjoik: Bslim: lilplatinum: DS9 is the only good trek.

I consider it the best of the real Treks. There's a direct line from TOS to TNG ending with DS9. Yes, ending.Voyager and Enterprise are garbage and what came afterwards isn't really Trek.

what is this "voyager" you speak of?

It's a decent offshoot of about 15 episodes that people rag on way too hard.

It's like they think it was a whole show or something.

/Voyager needs an edit like the Hobbit movies.
//it's really a decent show if you cut out Nelix, Chakotay, 75% of the episodes.
///Sort of like TOS


Noooooo! Neelix is practically the only good part of Voyager! Chakotay and nearly everyone else are terrible, though, yeah. Janeway's good like 1/4 of the time, depending on who's writing her, it seems.

/ Only trek to get worse after S1, rather than better.
 
2021-02-09 11:46:35 PM  
For Voyager, the Year of Hell should have been at least an entire season rather than a two-part episode.
 
2021-02-09 11:49:48 PM  

cob2f: All of Geordi's girlfriends, both real and imagined, were black.


Did you forget Dr. Leah Brahms?  Or Christy Henshaw from the same episode?
 
2021-02-10 12:23:48 AM  
Noooooo! Neelix is practically the only good part of Voyager! Chakotay and nearly everyone else are terrible, though, yeah. Janeway's good like 1/4 of the time, depending on who's writing her, it seems.

/ Only trek to get worse after S1, rather than better.

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2021-02-10 12:41:22 AM  
Babylon 5 is the best Trek.
 
2021-02-10 1:02:44 AM  

Bslim: Sisko had an irrational hatred for the Maquis that never sat right with me.


It seemed to be more he hated the Starfleet officers that betrayed their oaths. ST never really wrote the Maquis right, they were suppose to be terrorists and thieves, but never really did anything on screen, on the other hand the Cardassians were horrible, so it was odd to want the Maquis caught. Then they tried with Eddington "your just mad people don't want to be in the Federation" which was never Sisko's problem. To much Tell, too little Show.
 
2021-02-10 1:09:44 AM  

Bslim: It seems to me, the runners intended to make them into a major antagonist to the Federation then at some point they went in completely different direction. They literally fizzled out of existence.


The problem lies in the Star Trek tends to make aliens one note, Klingons like fighting, Vulcans like logic, Romulans like being secretive, Cardassian like being Romulans 2.0. So, here comes the. Marquis, and they are fighting the Cadassians because the Cardis are bad and it turns out...the Cardis are always bad and the Marquis were right to fight.
 
2021-02-10 1:13:03 AM  

Space Station Wagon: Further more HBO now has Babylon 5, which I never really watched. I'm now almost at the end of the 1st season and it is way better than DS9, even if it looks way worse.


it gets better in season 2
 
2021-02-10 1:15:26 AM  

cob2f: Though I appreciate that the author found some hope in the Sisko/Yates relationship, the Treks of that era generally skipped the opportunity to show a healthy interracial relationship. With some notable exceptions like Keiko/Miles and Worf/everyone (a black actor, obviously the character was Klingon), TNG went out of its way to show same-race relationships. All of Geordi's girlfriends, both real and imagined, were black. All of Sisko's were as well. I guess they thought Michael Dorn could get away with it because he played a Klingon, but black characters were constrained to dating other black characters. The Federation society that conquered racial equality was rather timid when it came to romance.


Jake dated around and I don't think the women were ever POC
 
2021-02-10 2:05:40 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: [Fark user image 360x361]


I feel like heresy would be saying Enterprise is the best series. It was the entire series of Tom and Harry episodes that nobody wanted or asked for.
 
2021-02-10 9:14:45 AM  
I think the only thing I don't like about Star Trek are all the ridiculous "fans".

Halfway through Voyager and it is wonderful. The adventures are fun and I really like Janeway's style.

DS9 has become my favourite (note: I make no attempt to categorize it as "best"), and I will always have a soft spot for both TNG and TOS.

There's a lot of silly shiat in all of Star Trek and there always has been. Enjoy the ride and fall asleep during mirror universe episodes.
 
2021-02-10 1:45:28 PM  

Space Station Wagon: I'm a TNG'er.
I never really watched DS9, I was in my earlier 20s and partying. Also Quark is the worst.
Sometime after 2010 I made my way through voyager and enterprise when they were on Netflix.

Anyway due to the pandemic I'm now making my way through DS9, I'm on S4E22. It's OK I like most of the characters and even Quark has grown on me. However the dominion war and the defiant are kind of boring. Space battles aren't the reason I like trek.

Further more HBO now has Babylon 5, which I never really watched. I'm now almost at the end of the 1st season and it is way better than DS9, even if it looks way worse.


End of Season 1? B5 really takes off in Season 2. Enjoy!
 
2021-02-10 4:43:37 PM  

Anenu: Bslim: Bondith: Healthy, except for that one time her snitched on her for aiding and abetting terrorists and got her sent to Federation Club Med Prison.

Sisko had an irrational hatred for the Maquis that never sat right with me. They were right for one thing while the Federation was being hypocritical AF. Then the whole Maquis storyline got chucked in the garbage.
As for Kasidy Yates, I think Penny Johnson was miscast she looked and acted like an assistant manager at Walmart not a freighter captain/smuggler.

Honestly I think her generally mild manner is what makes her smuggling more surprising and also more believable. Being a freighter captain working inside the Federation isn't a particularly hard or dangerous job and a good smuggler doesn't stand out from the crowd unless they want to get caught.

Also Sisko didn't seem to hate the Maquis he hated Eddington for betraying his trust. Otherwise he mostly just didn't care for them and thought they were behaving foolishly as they had little chance of success. He would ultimately be proven right when they helped push the Cardassians so hard that they joined the Dominion and then the Dominion wiped them out.


Why do they need freighters? Can't the replicator make everything?
 
2021-02-10 5:27:10 PM  

dallylamma: Anenu: Bslim: Bondith: Healthy, except for that one time her snitched on her for aiding and abetting terrorists and got her sent to Federation Club Med Prison.

Sisko had an irrational hatred for the Maquis that never sat right with me. They were right for one thing while the Federation was being hypocritical AF. Then the whole Maquis storyline got chucked in the garbage.
As for Kasidy Yates, I think Penny Johnson was miscast she looked and acted like an assistant manager at Walmart not a freighter captain/smuggler.

Honestly I think her generally mild manner is what makes her smuggling more surprising and also more believable. Being a freighter captain working inside the Federation isn't a particularly hard or dangerous job and a good smuggler doesn't stand out from the crowd unless they want to get caught.

Also Sisko didn't seem to hate the Maquis he hated Eddington for betraying his trust. Otherwise he mostly just didn't care for them and thought they were behaving foolishly as they had little chance of success. He would ultimately be proven right when they helped push the Cardassians so hard that they joined the Dominion and then the Dominion wiped them out.

Why do they need freighters? Can't the replicator make everything?


No.

Next question you'd know the answer to if you paid attention to the show in question?

/the answer is stembolts.
 
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