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[I can’t believe Worf had no memories of Jadzia in ‘What You Leave Behind’. I’m still so angry there was no Jadzia flashback. What Klingon would miss out such a fierce Klingon heart as hers?]

Editor’s Note: to the best of my knowledge, this was a purely monetary decision made at the time of the finale. It would have cost more to show Jadzia, and they had already over-spent significantly on the visual effects (which is why you see recycled big battle scenes a handful of times in the episode). I believe the various producers/writers have commented in the years since how foolish it was to omit Jadzia in hindsight. But I’m not 100% sure on all that, it’s just what I recall…

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[Has it ever occurred to anyone else that Sisko and Janeway are the two most heavily critiqued captains in all of Star Trek? Isn’t that a little odd to anyone else? That the black man and the woman are the two who made all the “mistakes” while the white dudes are given a free pass? Talk about latent racism and misogyny. Doesn’t matter that the majority of fans hate Enterprise; you never hear Archer get near as much flack.]

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[It really bothers me that, despite the fact that all the captains behaved arrogantly or allowed their personal feelings to cloud their judgement, Sisko and Janeway are the only ones I see getting shit for it from the fandom on a regular basis. I guess acting like a human is excusable when a white man does it.]

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[I definitely think VOY improved upon how Star Trek dealt with mental illness. Even though Lt. Barclay received help for his addiction and social anxiety, in many ways he remained the butt of the joke on TNG - even Wikipedia notes that in TNG, Barclay was “often being used as comic relief”. When Barclay shows up in VOY, he’s shown as a person rather than a punchline, and they didn’t have to make him “normal” to do that. B'Elanna developing depression is also portrayed without becoming a joke.]

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[I loved the meeting between Sisko and Picard. It instantly defined the entire series. There would be nothing easy or Ideal. Logically, given the horrifying circumstances, Sisko should bear no ill will toward Picard, and yet…he does. For me that was Ds9. The answer isn’t always the one you hoped for, but you live with it regardless. Sometimes there is no resolution simply because a man wears a Starfleet uniform,]

[I wish Jake and Ziyal had been a couple. It would have been more age appropriate for Ziyal, and would have been interesting as hell having Sisko and Dukat’s respective children be involved with one another. The son of the Emissary dating the half-Cardassian, half-Bajoran daughter of the evil Gul Dukat? Would have been interesting.]