Subject: Answers Date: Mon, Mar 23, 1998 16:23 EST From: RonDMoore <<is "Out of Time" are second eps. for O'Brien???????????? One time you mentioned that Rene was in the process of writing a second O'Brien eps. and I am curious if this is it?????????? Also, is Molly still 5 or did Miles miss her birthday while the war was going on??????? I would also like to say it will be nice reunion to finally have Miles reunited with his family!!! One last question, how will Keiko and family handle have Chester the cat around their quarters?????????????>> "Out of Time" is indeed the second O'Brien episode of the season and all of the above questions will be answered in that show. <<Regarding your answer to the "Oh, my . . . " question -- did William Shatner drop any hints to you as to what he thought Kirk saw at the moment of death?>> Not really. His notion was that it was the afterlife, or the next life, or another life or something. <<Is there any chance we will see the return of the genetically-enhanced beings from "Statistical Improbabilities" in future DS9 episodes? These characters seemed extremely interesting and promising.>> There is a possibility and we have discussed several different story ideas featuring them -- none in active development yet, however. <<Are Changelings soluble in water?>> Yes. In fact, we're going to do an episode where Sisko accidently drinks a Changeling that was hiding in a glass as a piece of ice in Quark's when the Captain ordered some water... <<Ron, I assume that Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens� book "The Art Of Star Trek" can be considered official. It says that the Defiant is a Valiant -class vessel because Valiant was the first name the Defiant should get. But recently (march 5th or so) you said that "The Valiant" plays on a Defiant- class vessel. What am I to believe now? Is the Defiant Defiant-class or is she Valiant- class?>> The assumptions that were made in "The Art of Star Trek" were just that -- assumptions. There was nothing wrong with them believing that the Defiant was a Valiant-class ship, but in the upcoming episode, "Valiant" it is established in dialog that these ships are all technically Defiant-class. <<Also, Ron, someone posted a message on the TrekWeb message boards with your name regarding the cost of making "Sacrifice of Angels." Was this really you?>> I have never posted anything to TrekWeb and I certainly have never quoted any production figures for any episode of the series. <<For the beginning of Season 5 there was talk that the first 10 episodes would be filmed in a "different" way that ever done before in Trek. That didn't happen, but what exactly was being considered as "different"?>> I believe that Ira (who I believe gave this quote originally) was simply trying to convey the idea that the first 10 were going to be much more interconnected than we had ever done up to that time. There might have been a vague idea about shooting them in a different filmic style, but I don't think that notion ever got very far. << RDM: < We always wanted a Klingon ship to destroy the Enterprise, but there was debate about the costs of building a new Klingon vessel vs. recycling the Bird of Prey. In the end, the money argument won the day. > Why didn't you just use a Klingon Attack Cruiser, like the ones from "Redemption" and "The Way of the Warrior"?>> The feeling was that the Attack Cruiser wouldn't look that sexy on the big screen and the only practical options were the BofP or a new ship. <<If "Out Of Time" Is episode #24 (I think it is, or is it 25?) Can you give us any more titles?>> "Out of Time" is episode 24. Other titles are still TBD. <<Ron, you mentioned that the Romulans will be involved in DS9 during this season after all (YES!!!), can you tell us anything more about this and when we can expect them to show up?>> All I'll say is to look for them in episode 19, "In the Pale Moonlight." <<When will we see the large focus of the war come back to the more personal perspective?>> The above mentioned show will be a war-themed story that is very personal to Sisko. Also "Valiant" and the final episode will feature personal stories set against the unfolding events of the war. <<Had the Federation officially declared war against the Dominion? Or is it just a "police action" or something.>> There was a formal declaration of war.
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