Originally Posted by chator
Great observations, Horatio! When Michelle Forbes debuted on TNG i thought she was the most interesting character or guest star to appear on that show in a long while. She was the foil to TNG's established rhythm and family-like coziness. I think she was an unintended influence on both the Kira character and B'elana. Kira's personal history suits her better on DS9, they couldn't have had all those good stories that went back into the occupation period of Bajor without that. And Ro Laren would have been little more than a Federation interloper, someone with no real authority to speak about the occupation and what it had done to her people. Honestly, i think Michelle Forbes is a better actress and more formidable than Nana Visitor.
Thanks, Chator. I agree, Ro was the more interesting character but Kira was better suited for DS9.