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  • gottobeawayoutofhere
    02.12.2021 - 16 minutes ago

    Unpopular take but odo isnt actually copaganda. Humanizing cop-adjacent characters is not copaganda. Using cop-adjacent characters to make viewers question the legal system and the roles they play in oppressive systems etc is not copaganda. A cop being a main character in a show is not copaganda.

    He's also NOT A COP. The reason all cops are bastards is that the modern USA police system/state evolved from slave patrols and the like and only ever developed more layers to oppress more minorities harder, usually Black people. They do not stop crime or improve communities. They cause MORE violence. They exist for No Reason except to enforce systemic inequality and commit regularly scheduled violence on individuals and communities. It's an incredibly serious problem and you know what, absolutely none of it is solved or even helped by you being an asshole to teenagers on the internet about a fictional character who lives in a bucket so that you can make yourself look smarter or more progressive than them. Odo is goofy as hell. The whole show is goofy as hell. Thats why we love it. The judicial structure of DS9 has many extremely fundamental structural differences that set it faaaar, far apart from the judicial systems of the USA. Characters in the show stand up to him about his more coppish instincts. When they do, he backs down, and they are portrayed as right for standing up to him. He is regularly blamed by the writing for his role in the occupation and held accountable. His journey from oppressed person who participates in fascism and violence and respectability bullshit to person who treats the law as something easily breakable to AID justice rather than dictate it, and who fights for the liberation of others at the cost of his own life is literally the opposite of copaganda. His extreme sense of actual justice typically wins out over his love of order and the law. Yeah, he still has moral issues, especially before the end of the show. Yeah, he does some pretty fucked up stuff. But that's still not copaganda, nor does it make him a cop. It makes him a very complex guy who's kind of a bastard but who also is constantly fighting a very difficult battle to not be a bastard. A lot of his character arc actually has very little to do with his cop-adjacent job and more to do with personal identity, cultural identity crises, learning how to allow yourself to be loved, learning how to make friends and why we do it, etc.

    Odo is a complex character who makes us ask ourselves questions about our own legal systems, about fascism, about personal responsibility in oppressive systems, about the levels of oppression and how oppressors use them to leverage the oppressed against each other. But ultimately, he's not a cop. And even if he is, the way he is written is explicitly NOT copaganda. You're not smart or cute for not knowing what copaganda is and being constantly rude to strangers about Boneless Joe being their fave. Calm down

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  • humanmawile
    02.12.2021 - 17 minutes ago
    #station deep space nine #sds9#ds9 #deep space nine #ezri dax#fanfiction#the borg#bluegill parasites #metaphorical story telling
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  • startrekvsfaceapp
    02.12.2021 - 46 minutes ago
    #star trek#faceapp#happy#dax#jadzia dax#lieutenant dax#quark#ds9 quark#kira#kira nerys#major kira #deep space 9 #star trek deep space 9 #deep space nine #star trek deep space nine #ds9 #star trek ds9 #armageddon game
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  • autisticsisko
    02.12.2021 - 57 minutes ago

    Pondering my orb

    [Image: a screenshot of Star Trek Deep Space Nine showing Captain Sisko staring at one of the boxes that hold Bajoran Orbs while a blue light shines out of it. End]

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  • alexbalthasar
    02.12.2021 - 2 hours ago

    From where I stand episode Distant Voices of DS9 not all that simple as it was summarized in its end. No. I don’t think that Bashir had unconsciously given him a villain role from the beginning. At first Garak was acting eager to help. He made a few calling to senses remarks, logical assumptions and choices. He even looked like he was challenging Bashir’s mind to work harder, to see the details, to notice the odds. I think, he was answering for the “mind”, the “thinking process” of our dear doctor. But suddenly he had changed, when we next time saw him. He was acting irrationally, illogically. I think it was the sign of deteriorating of doctors mind, he had “lost his senses”. Or he was simply replaced by lethian by that time already. And that first Garak was probably the one Bashir created unconsciously. That what Julian really thought of him. Logic and cleverness

    #ds9 #star trek ds9 #ds9 bashir
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  • left-trek
    02.12.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Thinking about the parallels between Garak and Bashir’s dynamic in Our Man Bashir and Hannibal and Will’s dynamic in general. The two dynamics have so much in common but especially in that episode.

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  • fish-plz
    02.12.2021 - 4 hours ago

    ive started watching ds9 and i am enjoying it far too much

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  • honourablepranksinatra
    02.12.2021 - 4 hours ago

    The best star trek episodes are ones where the A plot is a serious exploration of a real world topic and the B plot is the most unhinged piece of pure comedy. Like yes give me whiplash I'm here to be entertained.

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  • ao3feed-ds9
    02.12.2021 - 4 hours ago
    #Star Trek#DS9 #Deep Space Nine #Star Trek DS9 #ao3feed#fanfic
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  • morekanarfordamar
    02.12.2021 - 5 hours ago

    It took her long enough.

    #deep space 9 #deep space nine #my memes#st ds9#star trek #star trek deep space 9 #star trek memes #low quality memes #cardassians#gul dukat#kai winn #star trek ds9 #i hate my brain
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  • starbashir
    02.12.2021 - 5 hours ago

    gonna put odo into a salad spinner

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  • oohlook-thevoid
    02.12.2021 - 6 hours ago

    Watching TNG 7x21 and OMG SURPRISE QUARK

    #they mention DS9 and I'm like omg DS9 my beloved who are wee gonna see and ofc its quark since they're tryna find some dodgy klingons #star trek: tng
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  • breqoneesk
    02.12.2021 - 10 hours ago

    watching dukat hit on kira 😐😐😐 pain . kill him

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  • girlboss-keevan
    02.12.2021 - 11 hours ago

    ok last one this one might be my favorite though

    #star trek ds9
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  • girlboss-keevan
    02.12.2021 - 11 hours ago

    time for me to post amazing incorrect quotes after watching The Great for 24 hours straight

    #keevan #star trek ds9
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  • the0verboss
    02.12.2021 - 11 hours ago

    Happy Weyounsday have a new combs tarot

    Combs Tarot 5- Weyoun 6/ the Chariot

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  • quarkmonger
    02.12.2021 - 13 hours ago

    The version of Quark that lives in my head has been bothering me all day and now that I'm finally home and can write he shuts up. Like if that isn't the most in character thing.

    #I've been able to think of very little else than his stupid face all day #Quark#ds9
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  • protectspock
    02.12.2021 - 13 hours ago

    I wanted to tag that Move Along Home post as "The most episode of all time" but how could I do that when Threshold exists?

    #ds9#threshold #move along home
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  • dilftastic
    02.12.2021 - 13 hours ago
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  • meowmeowarcher
    02.12.2021 - 13 hours ago

    slowly becoming a jake x ezri truther the more of season 7 i watch

    #she's only one year older than him if you ignore the worm #sisko thinks its weird which is fair #but they somehow have more chemistry than ezri with julian quark OR worf #chitra.txt #jake#ezri#ds9#star trek
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