1). A Year in Deep Space (9):
A 1997 final draft script from Star Trek Deep Space Nine.
5. Jammer’s Review:
1). A Year in Deep Space (9):
A 1997 final draft script from Star Trek Deep Space Nine.
5. Jammer’s Review:
Fanfiction centering on the character can be found at Archive of Our Own, Bajorarama, fanfiction.net and Trekiverse archives. The The Worf Dax Fanfic Archive accepted fiction for Jadzia and the Jadzia/Worf pairing; it went down with Geocities in 2009.
This is one of the relationships I want that can only come true in fan fiction.
As a member of the JJLL I believe that Julian Bashir and Jadzia Dax should be a couple.
Jadzia Dax is a joined trill. She consists of the beautiful, intelligent woman Jadzia and the long-lived symbiont Dax. She is a woman who enjoys life, love, laughter, and friendship.
Julian Bashir is a Starfleet doctor. As a young child his parents had him genetically enhanced. From the naive young man who first came to the station Julian has matured into a vital part of Deep Space Nine’s staff.
Jadzia’s Fault : A quick parody I wrote one day when I was furiously angry at Jadzia.
Only You : A story right after ‘Starship Down’ where Jadzia thinks about her and Julian’s relationship. A little Odo/Kira romance here too!!
Invisible Man : A sad, sweet filk taking place after Worf and Jadzia get married. Pull out the tissues!!
A Journey to the Heart : A filk containing several J&J quotes. Some are actual quotes, others are ones made on my own account.
Annabel Lee / Jadzia Dax : A new twist on Poe’s poem…
50 Reasons Why Julian is a Hell of a Lot Better for Jadzia than Worf : The title says it all.
Sweet Goodbyes : The senior staff says goodbye to a valued friend.
Slumber : A short scene of J/Js life in the future that should have been.
Kathleen Kalu’s Fan Fiction
Two of Us, by Selena — relationship with Quark
DS9–Sisko/Jadzia Dax, NC-27, 16KB
Set right after The Emissary: the missionary position in vanilla
They were the most sexy/ sensual ‘friends’ on DS9, with ton of adult fic
potential. We even got to see Jadzia in ‘Fascination’ all over Sisko, and Sisko
willingly sleep with her in the Alt. Universe. Their private scenes were always
intimate and touching.
The following scenes are pivotal in depicting the evolution of the relationship between Odo and Kira, as their friendship deepens, survives crises, hits rocky patches and generally follows the path many of us are familiar with as they find their way eventually to love.
It is, IMO, the most intelligently written, natural and believable relationship, not only in the world of Star Trek, but in television. The fact that their friendship and romance captivates us, 15+ years after the debut of DS9, is a testament to the enduring nature of their love.
Notable for what we *don’t* get to see. After the events of the Dominion Occupation of DS9 and Odo’s temporary defection to the Founders, the question of how – or even if – our friends can find a way to repair the enormous damage to their relationship is clumsily handled off-camera in Jadzia Daxs’ bedroom closet. This enormous gaffe by the DS9 writers left Odo/Kira fans in the dark about their relationship for a dozen episodes, until events finally resolved themselves.
|After six long, frustrating years, Odo and Kira FINALLY become a couple. After years of blind obliviousness, the scales finally fall from Kira’s eyes during their holosuite dance, as she is struck by a “moment of clarity. . .”
. . . Which is followed up the next day by what has become known simply as . . . The Kiss. . .
Perhaps the most passionate, intensely romantic moment in all of Star Trek.
TPTB kept their promise to Odo/Kira fans. They wrote their romance as mature, adult and serious. Which is saying a lot, given Star Trek’s dismal track record when it came to couples. Either one of them was killed off in the classic “one episode wonder” romance, or the couple, once together, was ignored from that point on, or the relationship was used for comic relief.
While Odo and Kira weren’t the central characters in many episodes following the landmark “His Way,” they did get ”Chimera,” one of the most beautiful, powerful and emotionally satisfying stories in the series. Odo and Kira finally tear away the last barrier between them, allowing them to consumate their love in the way nature intended, with Odo as “himself.” A wonderful, rich story full of the deep love and passion between these two.
Viewers were seldom privileged to see into Kira’s mind when it came to her feelings about Odo. One of the rare exceptions was in this episode. Odo, Kira and Garek have been sent to Cardassia to assist the fledgling Resistance effort there. But Odo has contracted the deadly Founders disease. When Garek confronts Kira about the extent of Odo’s illness, Kira’s reply leaves the viewer with no question about the depth of her love for and her complete understanding of Odo. She tells Garek that of course she knows how sick he is, but because he wants to spare her feelings and she wants to preserve his dignity, she will pretend up to the bitter end that he isn’t sick. It’s a heartwrenching, emotional scene that shows us so much about Kira. Her strength, her compassion and her love.
The death-bed farewell (we thought, anyway), that again reveals so much about how well these two people know each other. Odo wants Kira to leave because she witnessed Bareil, a previous lover, die in the same room, and he knows how much that’s haunted her. His not wanting his last memory to be pain in Kira’s eyes. Kira’s assertion that she can hide her feelings and Odo’s simple “Not from me, Nerys.” In the end she agrees to leave as they proclaim their love for each other, for the last time (so we’re led to believe). Powerful and touching.
The heartbreaking farewell, a subtle mixture of pathos and tenderness. As depicted so often in their relationship, there’s a poignancy in their farewell that reveals the depth of the love between these two people.
Deep Space Nine ends it’s seven year run with Odo leaving Kira and the station to rejoin his people in the Great Link, heal them of the deadly Founder’s disease, and teach them about living in harmony with humanoids. While some can argue that it is the right way for things to end, to many Odo/Kira fans, the idea of our two lovers forever separated was devastating.
Is this ‘goodbye’ forever? The series canon would have us say yes. . .
. . .Fanfic authors beg to differ!
Where No Woman, we need to talk… ABOUT SOME BADASS FRIGGIN’ LADIES. Specifically, those of Deep Space Nine. I watched some of DS9 when I was a kid and always liked it, but for some reason I wasn’t a dedicated viewer like I was with TNG, so after years of threatening to do so I’m finally watching DS9 as it should be seen: by an adult capable of understanding political plots, and on the lookout for rad female characters.
I highly recommend you all schedule this awesome awesome Trek in to your lives, and here present a multimedia argument to lure you in, with screencaps courtesy of Trekcore:
FEMALE GUEST STARS OF DEEP SPACE NINE
(through episode 2.10 only; no significant spoilers)
Note: Many of these characters were one-shots who appeared in episodes centered around them and did not appear again as much as I love Kira and Dax, the lesser known women of DS9 need attention too! I’m focusing on the latter part of DS9 season one and early part of season two, but I have to make a quick detour at 1.07.
This is Vash. You may remember her from such TNG plotlines as being a rogue archaeologist thief who hooked up with Jean-Luc Picard like it ain’t no thing.
Her presence on DS9 is causing some hijinks because no less a superbeing than Q has decided she is the best
He is not wrong.
1.13, “Battlelines,” features a Kai Opaca-heavy story.
Though not my favorite, Opaca combines the qualities of ineffable goofiness with the gravitas of leadership — she is not content to merely serve as head of the Bajoran religion, but is on a spiritual quest of her own.
1.17, “The Forsaken,” brings in my other favorite recurring TNG character: Lwaxana Troi, mother of Deanna and pwner of all — portrayed by the first lady of Star Trek, Majel Barrett Roddenberry.
The fab hair changes aren’t part of her special alien powers (she’s a Betazoid telepath). It’s just something she does for fun.
Lwaxana is far greater than the sum of her hair parts.
1.20, “In the Hands of the Prophets” is when shit starts getting real, plotwise (but I’ll keep it vague).
Keiko O’Brien, founder and teacher of DS9′s school, believes in teaching her students the truth to the most current and rigorous scientific understanding and if you tell her she can’t she will make this face at you.
Winn Adami, Vedek of an Orthodox sect of the Bajoran religion, believes in wearing hats shaped like the Sydney Opera House and being morally ambiguous and tough as nails.
Neela, Chief O’Brien’s engineering assistant, believes in the Prophets.
2.01, “The Homecoming,” very briefly features a smuggler named Rionoj.
Kind of tells you all you need to know, doesn’t it?
2.03, “The Siege”: bonus Molly!
Molly is the daughter of Keiko (see above) and Chief O’Brien. She was born in a bar! Just… so you know.
2.06, “Melora” is DS9′s not entirely faily Very Special Disability episode, featuring an ensign from a low-gravity planet which requires her to use a wheelchair in higher-gravity environments.
Julian attempts to impress her by taking her to a Klingon restaurant; she perceives that her racht are half dead and chews out the proprietor IN KLINGON.
2.07, “Rules of Acquisition,” is about one of Star Trek’s only two onscreen female Ferengis (custom requires that they stay naked and subservient to their family’s men). But Pel has business acumen and wants a better life, so she decides to take a page from the Oldest Trick in the Book: drag!
She comes out to Dax.
There are complications. (First Ferengis in the Gamma Quadrant, holla!)
I love her a lot.
2.08, “Necessary Evil,” is DS9′s fantastic take on hard-boiled detective noir!
You’ve got your mysterious woman in white, your dark and stormy night…
Your bonus flashback Kira…
And your super sweet spangled flapper headbands.
2.09, “Second Sight,” guest stars Salli Elise Richardson, voice of Elisa Maza in Gargoyles, which also featured the voices of Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Nichelle Nichols, and Brent Spiner among other starnerds!
And she’s a mysterious woman in red.
Or is it grey?!
Our last episode of this installment, which gave me the final push needed to put this post together for you, is 2.10, “Sanctuary.”
Meet Haneek. Haneek thinks this dress is horrible.
Haneek has two sleepy husbands. (And one son played by Walter Koenig’s kid. Chekov Jr!) Haneek wonders why Kira doesn’t have her own males.
BECAUSE HANEEK IS FROM A POLYANDROUS SPACE MATRIARCHY, OKAY?!
DAX: Are all your leaders women?
BASHIR: All of them?
DAX: You heard her, Julian.
HANEEK: Men are far too emotional to be leaders. They’re constantly fighting amongst themselves. It’s their favorite thing to do.
DS9 is my favorite thing to do. ♥ WATCH IT AND TALK ABOUT IT WITH MEEEE.