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Old 06-16-2009, 08:39 AM
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it is strange, but Morn was vital part of DS9. I can't imagine the series without him.

I googled him just now looking for some trivia.
  • Morn was played by actor Mark Allen Shepherd. In the episode "Who Mourns for Morn?", Shepherd, without the Morn makeup, briefly appeared as the Bajoran customer whom Quark (saying Morn's stool should never be empty) asks to fill Morn's seat.
  • Mark Shepherd almost did not become Morn. Despite being hired for the role, the production crew accidentally left him off the calling list when they began filming "Emissary". By what Shepherd claims was intuition, he decided one day to wander onto the Paramount lot and see what was going on. Coincidentally that very day, Morn was to be filmed. Shepherd's contribution impressed the producers so much, he was made a recurring character.
  • According to Michael Westmore, Morn's headpiece's mouth was designed so as to allow Mark Allen Shepherd to speak should the need arise and according to Mark Shepherd, over the years a number of episodes were written during which Morn spoke various snippets of dialog, but his lines were always removed by the time the script was being shot. Shepherd also speculated, in an interview for Star Trek Monthly in 1996, that Morn would probably speak the last line of the series - which was ultimately taken by Quark.

I'm not sure how I would have felt if Morn had had the last piece of dialog in the series finale. would it have been a great moment or a "meh, they should have left Morn alone"?
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I'm not sure how I would have felt if Morn had had the last piece of dialog in the series finale.
Morn (burps): "Check, please!"
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:23 AM
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Morn (burps): "Check, please!"
it would have to have been a monologue that would put Shakespeare to shame
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I'm not sure how I would have felt if Morn had had the last piece of dialog in the series finale. would it have been a great moment or a "meh, they should have left Morn alone"?
There are a lot of things the writers could have done or considered doing -- but then didn't do. In many of these cases, there is a really good reason why they didn't do it. That being, that it wouldn't have worked. It would have been interesting but kind of fitting that they didn't go with that idea.
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I'm glad that Morn never spoke a single line during the show. It would have ruined his character.

Here's a bit of trivia: Morn is Norm spelled backwards and that was intentional.
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I'm glad that Morn never spoke a single line during the show. It would have ruined his character.

Here's a bit of trivia: Morn is Norm spelled backwards and that was intentional.
Not backwards. Just the last two letters reversed.
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Indeed....Morn was sort of a tip of the hat to the character Norm from Cheers....although, IIRC, Norm was much more loquacious.

If Morn did say anything, it was related by other character's in the 3rd person. LOL! For example, one time Morn screamed "We're all gonna die!" (or something like that), but it was Quark who mentioned him saying that.
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IIRC a few times he was just about ready to say something, mouth open, but then something interrupts him.
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it is strange, but Morn was vital part of DS9. I can't imagine the series without him.

I googled him just now looking for some trivia.
  • Morn was played by actor Mark Allen Shepherd. In the episode "Who Mourns for Morn?", Shepherd, without the Morn makeup, briefly appeared as the Bajoran customer whom Quark (saying Morn's stool should never be empty) asks to fill Morn's seat.
  • Mark Shepherd almost did not become Morn. Despite being hired for the role, the production crew accidentally left him off the calling list when they began filming "Emissary". By what Shepherd claims was intuition, he decided one day to wander onto the Paramount lot and see what was going on. Coincidentally that very day, Morn was to be filmed. Shepherd's contribution impressed the producers so much, he was made a recurring character.
  • According to Michael Westmore, Morn's headpiece's mouth was designed so as to allow Mark Allen Shepherd to speak should the need arise and according to Mark Shepherd, over the years a number of episodes were written during which Morn spoke various snippets of dialog, but his lines were always removed by the time the script was being shot. Shepherd also speculated, in an interview for Star Trek Monthly in 1996, that Morn would probably speak the last line of the series - which was ultimately taken by Quark.
I'm not sure how I would have felt if Morn had had the last piece of dialog in the series finale. would it have been a great moment or a "meh, they should have left Morn alone"?
I think Morn was just as affective.
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Not backwards. Just the last two letters reversed.
OOPS!! Yes, that's what I meant!! Silly me

Thanks for the correction. I forget what that kind of inversion/reversal of letters is called.
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