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Today's DS9: Kira meets her alter-ego, and Bashir gets smacked around.

Sisko: "We've got ships from here to New Bajor out looking for you. Where have you been?"

Kira: "Through the looking glass, Commander."

Okay... I always wondered about this line - and I'm pretty sure some random one-timer must have written the episode, because how the hell would Kira know enough of contextual literary significance to say that? She's never shown much interest in Human culture. She's never even been to Earth. It's not like she's Dax, whose previous host spent eighty years as a Federation ambassador, with plenty of chances to become culturally indoctrinated enough to make relevant statments like that. Or is Lewis Carroll on the reccommended reding list for Bajoran liason officers? *shakes head*

Am now somewhat fascinated by the whole Kira-meeting-the-Intendant thing. 'Cause I just realized - Alter-Kira, maybe minus a couple of temper tantrums, is Dukat. Pretty much exactly. She pretends she's being magnanimous and generous to the Terran workers and then laments when they "betray her trust". It's creepily like Dukat. I wonder if that ever occurred to her. Hmm.

And... oh, damnit. The Kes-travelling-back-and-forth-through-time-so-that-Jennifer-Lien-could-ditch-the-wig episode. Gag. *makes gagging noises*

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iamgerg
Jul. 9th, 2003 05:12 pm (UTC)
Kira: "Through the looking glass, Commander."

Idle speculation here, but working closely with humans, surely some human allegory has worn off on her. Louis Carroll's work is generally assosiated with strange happenings, not that anything strange ever happens on DS9.

But that is just a theory.
wrin
Jul. 9th, 2003 06:29 pm (UTC)
Then I wonder if my lack of interest in English culture should mean that I should not recognize a Shakespeare quote?
skywaterblue
Jul. 9th, 2003 07:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I always wonder too. Because it's also the first trip they make to the Mirror Universe. If it had been a later episode, maybe you could say that Character A was describing the Mirror Uni to Kira and mentioned how it's a lot like this Earth novel blah blah. So it makes no sense at all.
catsclaws
Jul. 9th, 2003 11:28 pm (UTC)
Geeky is not a strong-enough word for your mood. I think you'd immersed yourself a wee too much in the fiction. Just a tad.
lavenderherring
Jul. 10th, 2003 01:49 am (UTC)
I know I'm sounding anti-fun, but couldn't she have just picked the phrase up from some humans? I pick up all sorts of terminology from people who read things I don't and just use them in my daily speech because I have the general gist of what it means....

Also, maybe they have really trashy pulp-fiction movies... er, Holodeck games in the Star Trek universe where humans have taken their ancient literature and sexed it up for, uhm, the non-existant economy. Or aliens that still have economies. Because although the Federation is secretly Imperialist, they no longer have the need for cash.

Yeah.

Screw Kira's lines, I think the ideologies of Star Trek need re-examination. O_o
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