The ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘ documentary ‘What We Left Behind‘ has shared a ton of fun facts about the creation of the series but it also has let Trekkies know what could have been. Various plot points were discussed by cast and crew, and the crew wouldn’t have gone unscathed if Season 8 had happened. In fact, the very first episode would have shown viewers the death of Nog.
This fun little nugget came as the writers’ room consisting of Ira Steven Behr, Ronald D. Moore, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, René Echevarria, and Hans Beimler came together and shared some of what they had in mind.
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Aron Eisenberg’s character was a fan-favorite who we really got to see grow throughout the series from an almost trouble maker Ferengi to star student to the first of his species to graduate from Starfleet Academy! He even was able to win over Captain Sisko, which seemed something that would have been unlikely when the show started.
During the fighting of the Dominion War, we saw Nog rise from the ranks going from Cadet to Ensign to Lieutenant. Having already lost a leg and seeing him recover in the previous season, the very first episode would have seen Nog lose his life. It wouldn’t have happened without another promotion though as the show would have started with Captain Nog as the idea has Season 8 taking place 20-years after the ‘Deep Space Nine’ series finale.
The captain of the U.S.S. Defiant is guiding the ship to the wormhole as the ship is under attack from a cloaked ship. They are able to make it, but in the first act, we would see an aged Kira Nerys, Jake Sisko, Miles O’Brien, Julian Bashir, Ezri Dax, Worf, and Quark on the station who all witness the Defiant arriving seconds before it explodes.
This death would bring Odo back to the station to help in the investigation. That is where things get a bit messed up with Kira running Jem’Hadar soldiers who have joined the Bajoran Religion, Dr. Bashir now running Section 31 and is the one who set all of this in motion, and Ben Sisko appearing after having been gone for 20-years with the Wormhole Prophets.
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Source: Screen Rant