Originally Posted by horatio
In my opinion, the best idea in the pilot was to include Stewart. It wasn't just a 'passing the torch' moment but clearly pointed out the difference between Picard and Sisko and thus the difference between TNG and DS9 in general. The one is more lofty, the other more down to Earth.
Indeed....and it creates a dramatic tension. Sisko definitely has a problem with Picard...an unfounded one due to the nature of what precipitated the tension...but a human problem nonetheless. It is a problem that Sisko himself must reconcile, and he does.
Plus, it was nice to see a glimpse of the Battle of Wolf 359.