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Old 05-15-2011, 07:03 AM
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In theory, although I think generally he belongs on TV, you probably could do a much more simplified version of him in a movie (you could condense the conversation of 'Waltz' for example) but overall you can't compare 7 seasons of developments into two hours of screentime when he would maybe (as a villain) get only a percentage of even that as screentime in a film.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:47 PM
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In theory, although I think generally he belongs on TV, you probably could do a much more simplified version of him in a movie (you could condense the conversation of 'Waltz' for example) but overall you can't compare 7 seasons of developments into two hours of screentime when he would maybe (as a villain) get only a percentage of even that as screentime in a film.
I agree. I mean, I think the only thing they could do that would have Dukat in a two hour presentation, would be the biography on the character.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:06 PM
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Dukat's character setup is not too complicated for the big screen. But his complex relationship with the Bajorans, i.e. wanting to rule them and wanting to be loved by them at the same time, and his lack of interest in anything but himself (pairing him with Winn and contrasting him Damar was brilliant) can only be explored on the small screen
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:27 PM
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Dukat's character setup is not too complicated for the big screen. But his complex relationship with the Bajorans, i.e. wanting to rule them and wanting to be loved by them at the same time, and his lack of interest in anything but himself (pairing him with Winn and contrasting him Damar was brilliant) can only be explored on the small screen
But I would say that that inner conflict is a major part of the character, wouldn't you?
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:48 PM
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Definitely. He became more interesting when he was portrayed as a self-centered, love-hungry creature because it indirectly showed the virtues of Cardassians like Damar or Garak who really cared for their people. I love Garak, he is basically to intelligence folks what The Godfather is to Mafiosi.

In the beginning of the show Durak appeared more like an ordinary Cardassian or perhaps even a racial stereotype so making him an even worse guy worked like a prism that showed the diversity of Cardassians.
It's kinda like when Riker goes on the Klingon ship and there is all this typical Klingon stuff going on but he can also talk normally with one of the Klingons and both sides realize that there are some things they don't know about each other.
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The Klingon episode you mention is one of the better TNG episodes dealing with Klingons. Those characters came across as believable instead of the caricatures Trek has a tendency of making alien races to be.

And I agree totally with your assesment of Dukat. Him and Garek were two of the best Trek characters ever conceived. You could say that about Quark too. In some ways, a typical Ferengi. But he had a heart and a conscience in there too.
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Use to hate the Ferengi's. But after watching a few episodes of DS9 I kinda found a soft spot for Quark.
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Quark is one of my favorite Trek characters. I love the episode when they go back in time and crash at Roswell
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Quark is one of my favorite Trek characters. I love the episode when they go back in time and crash at Roswell
We do think alike! I was going to mention that as well… Its so bloody funny… and well done!
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We do think alike! I was going to mention that as well… Its so bloody funny… and well done!
DS9 was good at funny episodes. I love "Take Me Out To The Holosuite" too when Sisko has them all playing baseball against the Vulcans. "Death to the opposition!".
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