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Subj: I like watching Dukat but actually liked Eddington.
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 at 12:10:33 pm CST (Viewed 302 times)
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I don't deny Dukat got lots of screen time, so naturally the writers did a lot with him. But like I pointed out in the video his characterization is inconsistent. They made him a villain, then an anti-hero, then somehow miraculously he gains control of Bajor so he's a villain again who sells out his people to the Dominion, then he's a crazy person. And yes, he's a loser. He keeps losing. I never, ever take him seriously as a threat because the writers treated him as a joke for the first several seasons and then at the end made him insane which is just a cheap cop out. And then the writers made us like Dukat when he lost everything, then turned around and said we were wrong to like him at all because he's a mass murderer. This isn't character growth, it's inconsistent writing based on the needs of the series at that moment combined with producers backtracking on creative decisions they made.

Dukat's development was ruined but it was HIS choices that made it that way. And its true that sometimes people change but as Mr. Burns puts it, 'They can also bloody well change back,' and the essentials of Dukat and his history never changed. Dukat in my opinion got a free pass because Ziyal was such a sweet girl and when she died you feel bad for him and then some of the viewers care for her transfers.

Eddington's baiting of Sisko was massively entertaining, because it was clearly true. I'm with Eddington. But also Sisko had a point. 'Stop selling these people false hope...' but then Sisko is working for the organisation that sold their homes out from under them. Eddington has got my vote.

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