Their first work on the show was the second half of the battle in Sacrifice of Angels. There was a great quote in an SFX interview where they were showing off the CGI shots and were like "Of course, in the final episode they'll ruin it by cutting to the actors". Getting the Trek gig (they went on to do a lot of Voyager) basically saved the company after losing the B5 job.Warcry wrote:I had no idea that happened. Yeah, it's pretty hard to deny if they poached staff from the other show.
Mind, there's also a lot of very handsome actors on Trek who only got work through their good looks (hello Harry Kim!), so its odd to single out the girls. Unless he was never looking that hard for talent in the first place...Well, he's not entirely wrong even if he's being a jerk about it. I'm sure there are a lot of actresses who are both talented and beautiful, but the talent isn't mandatory and it's certainly not what gets their foot in the door in Hollywood. There's a lot of stunningly beautiful "actresses" out there who can't act their way out of a paper bag but go on to long careers anyway, because acting talent isn't what they're hired for.
Worf must be trying to not kill people quite a lot as his success rate there isn't much worse than usual in fights!Worf was trying really hard not to kill anyone when he was fighting the Lakota, though. A few quantum torpedoes to the drive section would have settled things pretty quickly.
Sure, the Galaxy did OK when they got to the battle, but how many crashed into planets, exploded from computer viruses or tripped over their own feet on the carpet to get there?And honestly, as much as we laugh at the Galaxy-class for blowing up so often, in the Dominion War battle scenes the Galaxies we saw were basically invincible, while Excelsior- and Miranda-class ships were getting cut in half by a single blow from the bigger Dominion ships. And heck, a handful of Maquis Raiders were able to cripple the Malinche.
Those Marquis raiders always seemed a bit too tough for their size anyway, they always seemed to be going toe to toe with much bigger ships far too easily. If the Runabouts had been built that well they wouldn't need the Defiant.
Wait, it's supposed to be that heavily armed? Jeez, Star Fleet do seem to use "Science" as a euphemism for "Kill everything".They're really not, though. They're built for science and exploration, yes, but we're not talking about an equivalent to the Oberth- or Nova-class here. Voyager was bigger than a Constitution-class starship and had as many weapons as a Galaxy-class. It probably doesn't have the same endurance as the bigger ships but it's no pushover either.
Oddly they do seem to have hugely stepped up ship production before the war anyway. Forty ships is portrayed as a serious loss in the Best of Both Worlds (though Shelby claims they'll have the fleet back up in a year and Redemption is the only story in the meantime where its an issue. They can really knock those bad boys out) but they're losing hundreds at a time during the war.
Samuel R. Delany, whose novella Nova was initially rejected by the editor the Odo substitute was based on for the not changing the colour of the lead (though he had a happier ending, it simply went to another mag and became a great success). Based on his Wikipedia photo the guy now basically looks like a mad old Sisko.To one of the authors of the episode, you mean? Or just in general? Because I'm sure stuff like that has happened way more than just once.
Everyone in the office bar Dax is a pretty close expy of contemporary writers, O'Brien as Asimov being the most obvious of course.
Oh God, today's episode is "Kira's mother is a skany hoe"...