Cast Members of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Reunite at Star Trek: Missions’ Main Stage. It was a reunion that was years in the making as the cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine attended the convention to many fans. The panel, which took place at the Main Stage, brought in cast mates Rene Auberjonois, Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Cirroc Lofton, Armin Shimerman, and Nana Visitor as they spoke with host of the Engage Official Stark Trek podcast Jordan Hoffman recounting their years on the show and how much of an impact it had left on the Star Trek universe.
After introducing them to the panel, Hoffman spoke with the crew about celebrating their reunion for the first time in New York for Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. The cast reminisced on their time on the show. Rene, who played Chief of Security Odo, described his experience on show, especially his bromance with Armin’s character Quark. Armin also talked about their chemistry, drawing comparisons to Bones and Spock in the original series. Dorn, who played Klingon Worf spoke about his transition from The Next Generation to Deep Space Nine saying that it was “a quiet set” when he arrived on the show but it became a fun environment after a while. Dorn also spoke about his chemistry with Terry’s character Jadzia Dax. They both joked on their romance on-screen with Dorn mentioning that, “We had fun and trusted each other as actors. I thought Terry could fully harness Worf.”
The cast also touched on the new Star Trek: Discovery TV series coming out in 2017 and the advice they would give to the new cast. Cirroc Lofton gave his blessing and said, “Embrace the experience. The result will be something you will be proud of. Nana Visitor also gave her thoughts on the show, saying to “Respect the culture and know how important it is.”
During the Q&A, the cast answered some questions from the audience about the past and future of the show. Cirroc Lofton, who portrayed journalist and Captain Sisko’s son Jake, answered a fan on his experience as well as being the youngest cast member on the show. Speaking on the experience, Lofton said, “The tone was set in large part by the captain, my dad Mr. Brooks. He helped guide me in my experience. For me, it was a challenge but I had a lot of help and a lot of experience.” After running for seven seasons, the cast was also asked about what they thought a potential season eight would look like. Armin jokingly said that he would’ve loved to see his character Quark become a part of the ship. Armin also mentioned about the show’s message, saying, “Starships do not make Star Trek. Hope makes it Star Trek.” Before the panel ended, Cirroq also added, “The real thing is exploring. That what we were able to do with the characters. We do fall under the umbrella of the theme that runs throughout the Star Trek universe. Explore the issues that are relative to us today.”
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