Ezri Dax /ˈɛzri ˈdæks/ is a fictional character who appears in the seventh season of the American science fiction TV series Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. Portrayed by Nicole de Boer, she is a counselor aboard the Federation space station Deep Space Nine, the character is a member of the Trill species, and is formed of both a host and a symbiont – referred to as Dax. Ezri was introduced to the following the death of the previous Dax host. It had been the intention to introduce a new female character bearing the symbiont in order to ensure that Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys was not the only female member of the main cast. The character made her first appearance in the first episode of the seventh season, the character continued to appear throughout the final season of the series, with her final appearance in the series finale What You Leave Behind. Her character stepped into the left by Jadzia amongst the crew. During the course of the season, Ezri becomes less nervous of her role over time and learns from the Dax symbiont and becomes involved romantically with Dr.
Julian Bashir. After a transfer to the USS Aventine in the Star Trek, Destiny trilogy of novels, she receives a battlefield commission, the relationship between Ezri and both Worf and Bashir was described as one of five great geek TV love triangles. The inclusion of the character was criticised on the internet, with Ezri being referred to as both an ill-conceived idea and a replacement Dax. Terry Farrell had portrayed the character of Jadzia Dax from the pilot episode Emissary through to Tears of the Prophets, the actress had decided not to renew her contract for the seventh season, and so the character was killed off in her final appearance. However, due the characters nature, only the host died. Prior to the start of the season, the producers sought to re-introduce Dax. They decided immediately that it had to be a character, as otherwise Kira Nerys, played by Nana Visitor. There was absolutely no one in the running, echevarria suggested this to Behr over lunch, but he initially was not sure.
By the time they had returned separately to the studio, Behr had a plan worked out based on the new premise for the character. Behr suggested that the character should be acting as if shes schizophrenic, saying Wed never played up the idea in the past. What must it be like to hear all voices and opinions. The producers decided that they wanted an actress who felt vulnerable in order to offset the strength that Jadzia had grown into over the years
In 1998 it became a subsidiary of Amazon Inc, who were able to use it as an advertising resource for selling DVDs and videotapes. As of January 2017, IMDb has approximately 4.1 million titles and 7.7 million personalities in its database, the site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Although all data is checked before going live, the system has open to abuse. The site featured message boards which stimulate regular debates and dialogue among authenticated users, IMDb shutdown the message boards permanently on February 20,2017. Anyone with a connection can read the movie and talent pages of IMDb. A registration process is however, to contribute info to the site. A registered user chooses a name for themselves, and is given a profile page. These badges range from total contributions made, to independent categories such as photos, bios, if a registered user or visitor happens to be in the entertainment industry, and has an IMDb page, that user/visitor can add photos to that page by enrolling in IMDbPRO.
Actors and industry executives can post their own resume and this fee enrolls them in a membership called IMDbPro. PRO can be accessed by anyone willing to pay the fee, which is $19.99 USD per month, or if paid annually, $149.99, which comes to approximately $12.50 per month USD. Membership enables a user to access the rank order of each industry personality, as well as agent contact information for any actor, director etc. that has an IMDb page. Enrolling in PRO for industry personnel, enables those members the ability to upload a head shot to open their page, as well as the ability to upload hundreds of photos to accompany their page. Anyone can register as a user, and contribute to the site as well as enjoy its content, however those users enrolled in PRO have greater access and privileges. IMDb originated with a Usenet posting by British film fan and computer programmer Col Needham entitled Those Eyes, others with similar interests soon responded with additions or different lists of their own.
Needham subsequently started an Actors List, while Dave Knight began a Directors List, and Andy Krieg took over THE LIST from Hank Driskill, which would be renamed the Actress List. Both lists had been restricted to people who were alive and working, the goal of the participants now was to make the lists as inclusive as possible. By late 1990, the lists included almost 10,000 movies and television series correlated with actors and actresses appearing therein. On October 17,1990, Needham developed and posted a collection of Unix shell scripts which could be used to search the four lists, at the time, it was known as the rec. arts. movies movie database
Benjamin Lafayette Sisko is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise. He appears in the television series Star Trek, Deep Space Nine and he is portrayed by actor Avery Brooks. Born in 2332 in New Orleans, Benjamin is the son of Joseph Sisko and his birth mother was a human woman named Sarah. However, Sarah was possessed by one of the Bajoran Prophets and Joseph were happily married until Sarah disappeared two days after Bens first birthday, when the life-form left her body. She died in an accident several years later, Joseph eventually met and married another woman, who went on to raise Benjamin as her own son. Benjamin remained unaware of events until well into his adulthood. Ben has a sister named Judith, and at least two brothers, Sisko entered Starfleet Academy in 2350. During his sophomore year, he was in an assignment on Starbase 137. He met a woman named Jennifer in Babylon, New York, on Gilgo Beach, the two eventually wed and had a son named Jake. The symbiotic nature of the joined Trill becomes a significant aspect to Siskos relationships with his DS9 science officer Jadzia Dax and DS9 counselor Ezri Dax.
Sisko served aboard the USS Okinawa under Captain Leyton, who saw potential in the young officer, Leyton promoted Sisko to Lieutenant Commander. It was during this assignment that Sisko and Leyton fought in the war between the Federation and the Tzenkethi, Sisko eventually transferred to the USS Saratoga as its first officer. In early 2367, the Saratoga was one of the 40 Starfleet vessels involved in the Battle of Wolf 359 against the Borg, in an attempt to gain knowledge about Starfleet defenses, the Borg assimilated Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U. S. S. Enterprise, creating a Borg drone known as Locutus, in the ensuing battle,39 of the starships at Wolf 359 were destroyed, and an estimated 11,000 people were lost, including Siskos wife, Jennifer. Sisko is promoted to Captain on Stardate 48959, Sisko and his son Jake reluctantly take up residence on the station. Recognizing that the station is not an ideal environment in which to raise a son. Adding to Siskos discomfort is the presence of Jean-Luc Picard, who briefs him on his mission, Sisko continues to harbor deep resentment toward Picard for his role, however unwilling, in the death of his wife.
By studying the orb and nearby stellar phenomenon, Jadzia Dax finds a location of activity in the nearby Denorios Belt
Casey Patrick Biggs is an American actor, best known throughout the Star Trek community for starring as the Cardassian Damar, on Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. Biggs was born on April 4,1955 in Toledo, when he was very young, he was a foster child. He decided to pursue acting when he was a student at Central Catholic High School and he received a BFA from Juilliard in 1977 and first did some guest roles in television shows. In 1995 he was nominated for the role of Damar in the science fiction show Star Trek, first intended as a minor character, Damar became one of the major figures in the show, leading the entire Cardassian Union and having a major influence on the shows events. Biggs returned to the Star Trek universe, making a guest appearance on Star Trek, biggss other TV roles include the soap operas Ryans Hope as Fenno Moore from 1988–1989, and on General Hospital as Chad Wainwright in 1990. Another television role was on the 1990s TV series Stat and he has appeared in movies such as The Pelican Brief, Broken Arrow and the Star Trek documentary Trekkies 2.
Biggs currently teaches directing and acting at The New School for Drama, Biggs is now the face of Paso Robles Wine. He currently stars in their commercials, Biggs appeared in the HBO docudrama Too Big To Fail on the 2008 financial crisis as Wells Fargo chairman Richard Kovacevich. He was married to Roxann Dawson who played BElanna Torres in Star Trek and their marriage ended before either of them were in the shows. Casey Biggs at the Internet Movie Database Casey Biggs at AllMovie Casey Biggs official website Interview with Casey Biggs & The Enterprise Blues Band on Slice of SciFi
TV. com is a website owned by CBS Interactive. The site covers television and focuses on English-language shows made or broadcast in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Australia and UK versions of the website are available, at au. tv. com and uk. tv. com. CNET originally acquired the name in the mid-1990s to host a website for the companys technology-related TV shows. One of these shows was titled TV. com, the program, highlighting the best of the Internet for new and casual computer users, aired in U. S. syndication. CNET acquired TV Tome, a television database. TV. com was launched a few months after that acquisition on June 1,2005, many of the features and content from the original TV Tome site were maintained in the new TV. com site. On May 15,2008, CBS formally announced its purchase of CNET Networks, TV. com continually looked at innovating the television-viewing experience by incorporating it with technology, as seen with the creation of WatchList.
This service offered personalized TV listings influenced by user actions and social media, TV Tome was an American website devoted to documenting English-language television shows and their production. It was run by volunteer editors, with the assistance of user contributions, the site was founded by John Nestoriak III. The site had over 2,500 complete television series guides, over 3,500 developing television series guides, in addition to the television series guides, TV Tome had a forum for each television series, with information regarding episodes, their interpretation, and general discussions. A spin-off site, Movie Tome, was established in August 2003, a video game tome and a music tome were originally planned as well, but such plans were abandoned with the purchase of TV Tome and Movie Tome by CNET. On April 22,2005, TV Tome officially announced its acquisition by CNET, CNET reportedly bought TV Tome for US $5 million in January 2005. CNET announced plans to relocate the site to its TV.
com domain, a preliminary version of the new site launched on June 1,2005 and on June 13,2005, the site was permanently redirected to TV. com with an entirely new layout. TV. com provides show descriptions and crew listings, full episodes, clip length videos, discussion forums, episode guides may include synopsis information, a recap, notes, trivia and images provided by the networks. All textual information in the guides is user-generated, after a user earns a certain number of points, s/he becomes an editor for the guide and can moderate user submissions. The site provides actor guides that include actor bios, trivia, like show pages, users can become editors for these guides after earning points by providing sourced content. The sites mobile application allows users to video content, including clips and full length episodes
Star Trek is an American science fiction media franchise based on the television series created by Gene Roddenberry. The first television series, simply called Star Trek and now referred to as The Original Series, debuted in 1966 and it followed the interstellar adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise, an exploration vessel. The Star Trek canon of the franchise include The Original Series, a series, four spin-off television series, its film franchise. In creating Star Trek, Roddenberry was inspired by the Horatio Hornblower novels, the satirical book Gullivers Travels and these adventures continued in the short-lived Star Trek, The Animated Series and six feature films. The adventures of The Next Generation crew continued in four feature films. In 2009, the franchise underwent a reboot set in an alternate timeline, or Kelvin Timeline. This film featured a new cast portraying younger versions of the crew from the show, their adventures were continued in the sequel film.
The thirteenth film feature and sequel, Star Trek Beyond, was released to coincide with the franchises 50th anniversary, a new Star Trek TV series, titled Star Trek, will premiere in May 2017 on the digital platform CBS All Access. Star Trek has been a phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called Trekkies or Trekkers, the franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, novels and comics. Star Trek had an attraction in Las Vegas that opened in 1998. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world, the series has its own full-fledged constructed language, Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek, in addition, viewers have produced several fan productions. As of July 2016, the franchise had generated $10 billion in revenue, Star Trek is noted for its cultural influence beyond works of science fiction. The franchise is noted for its civil rights stances. The Original Series included one of televisions first multiracial casts, Star Trek references can be found throughout popular culture from movies such as the submarine thriller Crimson Tide to the animated series South Park.
As early as 1964, Gene Roddenberry drafted a proposal for the series that would become Star Trek
A wiki is a website that provides collaborative modification of its content and structure directly from the web browser. In a typical wiki, text is written using a markup language. A wiki is run using wiki software, otherwise known as a wiki engine, there are dozens of different wiki engines in use, both standalone and part of other software, such as bug tracking systems. Some wiki engines are open source, whereas others are proprietary, some permit control over different functions, for example, editing rights may permit changing, adding or removing material. Others may permit access without enforcing access control, other rules may be imposed to organize content. Wikipedia is not a wiki but rather a collection of hundreds of wikis. There are at least tens of thousands of other wikis in use, both public and private, including functioning as knowledge management resources, notetaking tools, community websites. The English-language Wikipedia has the largest collection of articles, as of September 2016, ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as the simplest online database that could possibly work.
Wiki is a Hawaiian word meaning quick, Wiki promotes meaningful topic associations between different pages by making page link creation intuitively easy and showing whether an intended target page exists or not. A wiki is not a carefully crafted site created by experts and professional writers, instead, it seeks to involve the typical visitor/user in an ongoing process of creation and collaboration that constantly changes the website landscape. A wiki enables communities of editors and contributors to write documents collaboratively, all that people require to contribute is a computer, Internet access, a web browser and a basic understanding of a simple markup language. A single page in a website is referred to as a wiki page, while the entire collection of pages. A wiki is essentially a database for creating, browsing, a wiki allows non-linear, evolving and networked text, while allowing for editor argument and interaction regarding the content and formatting. A defining characteristic of wiki technology is the ease with which pages can be created and updated, there is no review by a moderator or gatekeeper before modifications are accepted and thus lead to changes on the website.
Many wikis are open to alteration by the public without requiring registration of user accounts. Many edits can be made in real-time and appear almost instantly online, this feature facilitates abuse of the system. Private wiki servers require user authentication to edit pages, and sometimes even to read them, maged N. Kamel Boulos, Cito Maramba and Steve Wheeler write that the open wikis produce a process of Social Darwinism. Unfit sentences and sections are ruthlessly culled and replaced if they are not considered fit, while such openness may invite vandalism and the posting of untrue information, this same openness makes it possible to rapidly correct or restore a quality wiki page
In the Star Trek franchise, the Klingon Empire makes use of several classes of starships. This contrasts with the exploration and research vessels used by Starfleet, the configuration of Jefferiess design featured a bulbous forward hull connected by a long boom to a wing-like main hull with the engine nacelles mounted on each wingtip. Though a variety of Klingon ships have appeared in Star Trek, most Klingon vessels were physically built as scale models, although computer-generated imagery was used to create the models. In recent years, many of the studio models have been sold at auctions. All Klingon ships are equipped with some form of sublight engine, Klingon vessels are usually depicted as being heavily armed, equipped with particle beam weapons called disruptors and photon torpedoes, an antimatter weapon, as primary offensive weaponry. Later Klingon ships use cloaking devices, for The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, Klingon ships were designed by Rick Sternbach to reflect technology exchanges as a result of an alliance between the Klingons and Starfleet.
In the prequel television series Enterprise, Klingon ships are designed to more primitive than those chronologically in the franchise. The interior of Klingon vessels is utilitarian in nature, this is intended to mimic an old submarine, Klingon ship names are usually preceded by the prefix IKS, an abbreviation for Imperial Klingon Starship. The D7-class battlecruiser is the first Klingon starship observed in the Star Trek franchise, the vessel was designed by Matt Jefferies to be distinctive and quickly recognized by viewers. As Jefferies wanted the D7-class to appear threatening, even vicious, the spread-wing primary hull, long neck and bulbous command module configuration of the D7-class became the basic blueprint for Klingon vessels in the television series. Jefferiess original model for the D7-class now resides in the Smithsonian Institutions National Air and Space Museum and it is shown to be armed with several disruptor banks that fire in pulses, and in the remastered version, with a torpedo launcher in the forward module.
In one episode of The Animated Series, More Tribbles, More Troubles, the vessel possesses both impulse engines and warp drive, allowing for faster-than-light travel. While Klingon vessels in the series set after The Original Series possess cloaking devices. With an overall green hue, this model had a more detailed hull in comparison to the bland gray of the original. This remastered D7-class was digitally inserted into episodes earlier than their original appearances, an upgrade of the design used for the D7-class vessel, the Ktinga-class battlecruiser was first conceived for use in the pilot episode of Star Trek, Phase II. When Phase II was abandoned, the story of the pilot was adapted for Star Trek, The Motion Picture, where three Ktinga-class battlecruisers are used in the opening scenes. Andrew Probert is credited as the designer of the Ktinga model in its design patent, the configuration of the vessels impulse engines differs from that of the D7-class. ILMs alterations were meant to contrast, with the Enterprise-A, which is very smooth and monochromatic and cool, while this Klingon ship is very regal and ostentatious and warm
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek, Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to other Star Trek TV shows, it takes place on a space station instead of a starship, so as not to have two series with starships in the same time period. The show is noted for its characters and complex plots, and religious themes. It often showcased darker themes, less physical exploration of space, and, in seasons, DS9 premiered in 1993 and ran for seven seasons until 1999. The series was created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller at the request of Brandon Tartikoff, as overall head of Star Trek production, Berman served as executive producer for the seriess entire run. Piller initially served as executive producer and showrunner, but left the series in 1995 to manage Star Trek Voyager. Writer Ira Steven Behr was promoted by Berman to replace Piller as showrunner, in addition to Berman and Behr, key writers included Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Ronald D.
Moore, Peter Allan Fields, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle, Hans Beimler and René Echevarria. DS9 began while Star Trek, The Next Generation was still on the air, the stations first appearance in TNG was during the sixth-season episode Birthright. In addition, two Next Generation characters, Miles OBrien and Worf, became members of DS9. The station appeared in the Star Trek, Voyager pilot episode, each DS9 episode began with the same opening sequence. A small comet is traveling through deep space, leaving an icy trail. As shuttle craft are seen moving about, the ends with the wormhole seen opening. DS9 centers on the formerly Cardassian space station Terok Nor, the station is renamed Deep Space Nine, and a Starfleet crew is assigned to manage it. Deep Space Nine and Bajor quickly become a center for exploration, interstellar trade, political maneuvering, Deep Space Nine becomes a key military base for the Federation in the Dominion War, and is assigned the starship USS Defiant to aid in its protection.
While its predecessors tended to restore the status quo ante at the end of episode, allowing out-of-order viewing, DS9 contains story arcs that span episodes. One installment often builds upon earlier ones, with several cliffhanger endings, Michael Piller considered this one of the seriess best qualities, allowing repercussions of past episodes to influence future events and forcing characters to learn that actions have consequences. This trend was especially noticeable toward the finale, by which time the show was intentionally scripted as a serial. Unlike Star Trek, The Next Generation, interpersonal conflicts were prominently featured in DS9, in Pillers words, People who come from different places—honorable, noble people—will naturally have conflicts