I feel like my blog is fast becoming the number one Star Trek: Renegades fansite!
Which isn’t so bad.
As you might guess from the title of this entry, another Star Trek alumni has joined the growing ranks of the Renegades cast.
Who have they attracted this time? Well, it’s not a well known face from Star Trek: The Next Generation, as I’d hoped, but it is a well known face from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Aron Eiseberg, who played Nog in all seven seasons of DS9 has signed on to star in one of the upcoming episodes.
Aron will be reprising his role as Nog, which brings a nice bit of symmetry to the show with Jake also being in the new series.
So that’s Terry Farrell (Dax, ST: DS9), Robert Beltran (Chakotay, ST: VOY), Cirroc Lofton (Jake, ST: DS9), and now Aron Eiseberg.
I have no idea how they’re going to fit all of these guys into one episode – or even if they’re going to try, but I hope they do. They’re probably going to spread their appearances out, but it would be really good to see Jadzia, Chakotay, Jake and Nog all on screen together with Chekov and Tuvok.
That would be a little bit of a geekgasm!
I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of how the Renegades writing team are going to pull all of this off, especially the return of Jadzia Dax. The only conclusion I can come up with is that they’re going to have to bring an alternate reality Jadzia into the series because Jadzia died at the end of season six of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and her Mirror Universe counterpart is also dead.
The Renegades website says Terry will be playing Jadzia, so unless that’s a typo or a mistake, it’s going to have to be a clone, or a flashback or some other sci-fi twist.
It’s no surprise that Terry is coming back to Star Trek. She has said, on more than one occasion, that she did not want the producers and writing staff to kill off Jadzia, as she had hoped to have the option to return at some point, but the powers-that-be chose a more dramatic end to her story arc.
As much as I’m looking forward to Renegades, I’m perhaps most interested in how they’ll bring one of my favourite characters back from the dead.
The only thing I know for certain is that I’m looking forward to the next installment. I’m really happy with the supporting cast they’ve pulled together, and I’m thrilled that the creative team have given some thought to an arc (across five years) for the main characters. I’d love to know what it is and how it all plays together with the hints dropped in the pilot. I just hope they can pull off the funding they need. It would be incredibly disappointing if this series died because of the financial constraints of putting up an independent series without the backing of a major studio.
As always, as more news on Star Trek: Renegades comes to light, I’ll post it here.