new fan theory generated with @calamitylena: cardassians are nocturnal.
evidence for this is actually kind of overwhelming:
cardassians constantly complain about how bright certain locations are (garak in the wire immediately comes to mind). based on occupation era flashbacks (the collaborator, etc.) we know ds9 used to be kept a lot darker when it was run by cardassians, which supports the theory that, although they universally have pretty sharp eyes, cardassians have better night vision than day vision.
almost every time we see cardassia (pre-dominion war), the sky is red/orange or dark, which suggests that cardassians wake up at twilight and are active during the night.
cardassians take pleasure from sunbathing, especially from sleeping in the sun, or laying on heated rocks, which would make sense if they’re usually asleep during the peak of the day.
not to mention, cardassia prime is a desert hellscape where temperatures can reach well over 120 degrees fahrenheit. although cardassians can easily withstand that kind of heat (and even flourish in it, as proven by dukat’s behavior on dozaria in indiscretion), it would make sense for them to rest during the hottest parts of the day to avoid heatstroke.
also, this makes for really fun worldbuilding opportunities like:
cardassian cities that are especially beautiful/active in the early hours of the morning, and are designed to be viewed and used when the world is dark. imagine how beautiful cityscapes must be.
cardassians getting super cranky when they’re asked to prescribe to diurnal timetables. like… “i have to wake up at 8am? in the morning? that’s usually when i’m going to SLEEP! ugh diurnals are the worst”
cardassians being taken out to watch the sunrise on new year’s and literally hissing as it comes over the horizon like they’re gonna scare it back to the other side of the planet
cardassians dressing in colors/fabrics designed to be especially appealing by the light of streetlamps, or the moon
cardassians referring to diurnal species as “daywalkers”
I was going to do some kind of “Get to Know Me” post, but since I’ve just started this blog and am trying to connect with DS9 folks, here instead is a list of 25 things I love about DS9. Going from broad to really specific.
Any time Sisko goes “What?!”
Kira busting up men twice her size.
When Garak’s mouth makes that little O of surprise / “I’m going to kill you slowly.”
The Art Nouveau stained glass in Quark’s.
How Ferengi have painted finger and toenails.
The amazing makeup, on recurring characters, repeat alien races (like the Jem’Hadar), or even one-offs.
Story arcs – two-parters, 4-parters, the whole last season practically.
Diverse cast and it’s no big deal.
O’Brien just keeps on working.
Way fewer utterly stupid holosuite episodes than TNG.
Witty dialogue, especially Garak and Quark and anybody.
Kira and Jadzia are badass women together.
Rom’s character jumping from stereotype into something much more interesting.
Characters getting into relationships with one another. (Except that dang, Garak and Bashir didn’t get to, boo.)
Exploration of all kinds of ethical, social, political issues, with acceptance of shades of gray.
Humans are in the minority.
Gul Dukat pops up every few episodes to strut and puff and be an asshole.
Weyoun is so awful yet loveable.
Garak Garak Garak Garak.
I know that was really, really random, but I did cover a lot, I hope!
So it’s been 54 episodes, and of those, 2 have started with a frame about Kira being overworked. But then something happens (emergency first contact, kidnapping) that demands her immediate and undivided attention. And then the whole main plotline gets resolved, but the fact that Kira is overworked is NEVER RESOLVED. ARE THEY EVER GONNA TALK ABOUT THIS
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