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Favourite Star Trek Episodes - Far Beyond the Stars (DS9)

Maybe we’re nothing more than figments of his imagination. For all we know, at this very moment, somewhere, far beyond all those distant stars, Benny Russell… is dreaming of us. 

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[Not really a confession, but your recent posts made me think in how much I respect and am grateful for the DS9 actors. Be it Nana Visitor refusing to do the Kira/Dukat love storyline, Avery Brooks refusing to do Sisko abandoning forever his wife and unborn child or Alexander Siddig doing awful impressions of his lines until they stopped trying to change Julian’s personality, they seemed to be the ones to care the most about the characters and the fans, the ones wanting to do a good job in a way that most of the people in charge really didn’t care about doing.]


Alfie Enoch as PC Peter Grant
Paul McGann as DCI Thomas Nightingale
Kerrie Hayes as PC Lesley May
Sebastian Roché as Dr Abdul Haqq Walid
Vincent Regan as DCI Alexander Seawoll
Kiri Pritchard-McLean as DS Miriam Stephanopoulos
Sophie Okonedo as Lady Tyburn
Freema Agyeman as Beverley Brook
Cynthia Erivo as Mama Thames
Léa Seydoux as Molly
David Morrissey as Frank Caffrey
Toby as Himself


I like to save the feature bits (usually all the derpy player survey stuff) from Breakaway, the monthly game playbook the Caps give out at Verizon. Here’s December 2016, and January/February/March 2017 (I uh sorta forgot I was doing these). Click to embiggen. Notable:

  • Ovi and Nicky both list Gladiator as their favorite movie. They are clearly soulmates.
  • Everyone except Holtby said their role model growing up was their mom, their dad, or both. Not Holtby. Holtby picked… Patrick Roy. This explains so much.
  • Karl Alzner’s favorite sports team is the Washington Nationals because he has excellent taste and is an excellent person all around.
  • Not gonna lie, as much as I’ve gotten fond of him, it still gives me a pang to see Brooks Orpik take sole possession of the Brooksie nickname.
  • Still not over Tom and Andre’s favorite television shows being “One Tree Hill” and “The O.C.” respectively.
  • Lastly, it took them three months to correct but Taylor “Chroney” Chorney finally got his name spelled correctly. Drinks all around!

Previous Breakaways


Jen, NHLHistorygirl, being awesome and putting Ovi stories on twitter for his birthday.

(The Phil-Fill story is from a May 2012 Cabbie podcast with Brooks Laich:

We were just talking about this one the other day, we were in New York, it was our first year, everyone was after Ovi, and they still are… if you’ve ever been to the Isle, the hotel is right beside the rink and you walk to the rink every day, like to play the game. And we’re walking to the rink, there’s a lot of autograph seekers, and one guy is just dying for Ovi. And he’s like, “I need to get you,” and Ovi’s like, “No, no, sorry,” and the guy’s like, “Come on, sign my jersey, come on, come on, come on. Just make it out to me, even, put my name on it, I’m gonna keep it, I’m not selling it.” And Ovi’s like “Okay, what’s your name?” And so, the guy’s like, “My name’s Phil.” And Ovi grabs the jersey and he’s like, “Okay. To Phil. F-I-L-L.” And so I'm—I’m walking with him, and I see this and I’m just dying, I’m just howling. And the guy looks at it, and he starts laughing, and I dunno, he’s happy as a pig in—you know, to get his jersey signed by Ovi. It’s probably a good conversation piece for him.

Brooks also revealed he and Ovi can never be road roomies, and that the rookie party involved swinging on chandeliers.)