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Terry Farrell Wanted Recurring Role For Star Trek: DS9′s Final Season August 3, 2011

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Terry Farrell left Star Trek Deep Space Nine after six seasons. The actress now says she doesn’t regret leaving, but wished she could have returned for the seventh season, but just not as a regular. More details below.

 

 

Terry Farrell wanted recurring role for final season of DS9

After playing Jadzia Dax for six seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, actress Terry Farrell decided not to renew her contract to return for the seventh and final season. This lead to her character being killed, although the Dax symbiont lived on in Ezri Dax (Nicole de Boer) for the final season . In a new interview with the official Star Trek site, Farrell reveals that she would have stayed for the last season if they just didn’t make her a regular:

You left DS9 after season six, before the end of the run. You went straight on to Becker, which you did for several years. Do you ever regret the decision to leave DS9? Was it the right choice for you, then and now?

Farrell: My contract had ended, so I didn’t feel like I left the show. I felt like my contract had ended and there wasn’t a negotiation (for another year). So I didn’t feel like there was anything for me to do, if there was nothing for us to talk about, other than let my contract expire. Yes, I thought it was the right thing to do. It was ironic that Becker let me go, but I think, as a person, I was really fortunate to have the experience of working on a half-hour show as well. That also took me a few years to get in the trenches and really wrap my brain around where I was at. The first year was terribly difficult because I was so used to being a hero. It’s very hard, then, to go be on a sitcom where your character is so neurotic and can’t get anything right. And I had no break in between. I died one day (on DS9) and the very next day I tested (for Becker) for the same executives at Paramount. So it was a lot. But it’s ironic that just when I felt like I was really hitting my
stride with Becker, they let me go. I was like, “Ugggghhhh!” I thought that (next) season was going to be golden. Unfortunately, that hand didn’t play itself out the rest of the way. 

A lot of fans were surprised that you didn’t return as Dax in some way, shape or form in the final season of DS9. How about you?

Farrell: Yes. Yes. I did not want to die. I would have been so happy if they just would have let me be a recurring (character) the final season, so I didn’t have to be in every episode. I was just really tired. I was tired of waking up at four in the morning. I was tired of all the minutiae. I’m sure a lot of the other actors feel this way, too. When you’re number five (on the call sheet), you’re waiting for that schedule to arrive and it becomes frustrating. You want to feel like you have your life again, and I’d definitely put my life on hold because I didn’t know how to balance a schedule constantly changing all the time. It was really hard for me.


Dax gets zapped in DS9 season six finale – Farrell wished character wasn’t killed and was allowed recurring role for season seven

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Comments

1. TheDoctor - August 3, 2011

Yeah, I wish she had come back. Always preferred Jadzia to Ezri.

2. Ironhyde - August 3, 2011

Well, if you have a Trill on a show, part of using that character to it’s full potential is killing it and transferring the symbiont to a new body. That’s just GOT to happen, or the character will never have been right. I thought they could have finally gotten a science officer in as the replacement though, instead of a counsellor. That was something they dropped the ball on. The replacement was off. But absolutely, 100%, killing Jadzia was a MUST-DO in my eyes.

3. Brett Campbell - August 3, 2011

3 – No offense, Ms. Farrell, but leaving the series to do the horrible “Becker” series was not the wisest career move, IMHO.

4. red dead ryan - August 3, 2011

I did think that her death in the season 6 finale worked. It showed how dangerous Gul Dukat had become, and for the first time, Captain Sisko suddenly had doubts about himself as the Emissary of Bajor as well as a Starfleet captain.

So I have to disagree with Terry Farrell on that one, though featuring her return as flashbacks or as part of Worf’s dreams of vengeance against Dukat would have been nice.

The writers were put in an awkward position. If they had kept Jadzia Dax as a recurring character, it would have been too conspicuous as everybody would be wondering where Dax is during parts of the Dominion War. Like if she was there for “The Dogs Of War”, and somewhere else during “The Seige Of AR-558″ or “What You Leave Behind”.

5. red dead ryan - August 3, 2011

I also wonder how she expected to be a regular on “Becker” while doing a recurring role on “Deep Space Nine”? She kind of put the writers in a bind.

6. Alyssa - August 3, 2011

I loved Jadzia and i think killing her was a big mistake. Just re assigned her some place else and let her come back for the finale. Loved her chemistry with Worf and I wanted them to have their baby!

7. Jim - August 3, 2011

They should never killed her, she was one of the best female characters of star trek.

8. Nana - August 3, 2011

Jadzia was a trully charismatic character. Worf and Dax were fantastic together. I wish she’d never died on the show but at least with the infinity number of universes in star trek there are still billion alternative universes where she’s still alive!

9. Dr. Cheis - August 3, 2011

I kept expecting her to show up in that episode where Ezri was seeing previous Dax hosts, or in the Mirror Universe, but alas, there was no Jadzia to be found.

10. Nick - August 3, 2011

I loved Jadzia, one of the coolest characters on ds9

11. The 76th Distillation of Blue - August 3, 2011

5 That didnt stop Armin Shimmerman from being a recurring character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer( for 3 seasons) while being a regular on Deep Space Nine.

And she didnt test for Becker till the day AFTER she filmed her final episode on DS9(IE the creative team has allready known for atleast a while they were going to be bringing her back, so Becker would have no bearing on their decision to have killed her off) if they had kept her on as a recurring character in all likelyhood she would have not gone for Becker
. As she was primarily just wanting a break from the long hours of makeup and shooting a hourly scifi show.

Her taking on the part in Becker after her commitment to Star Trek was up , wasnt a bad idea on her part. The hours required for shooting a 30 min sitcom are no where near as demanding.
they shoot over 1 or 2 days tops and usually not till 6 or 7pm at night and are usually wrapped by 10pm at latest, along with one day of rehearsals and read throughs.

I remember the news at the time was that she wanted to only be recurring and that Berman and co got angry at that and killed her off on purpose to spite her.
if that was embellished at the time who knows but that was the story going around the convention floors

12. Maria - August 3, 2011

She was my favorite on DS9, there was no need to kill her character off, there were so many other choices, she could be injured and travel to Trill to recover, re-assigned on another position (working on a cover mission for instance, after all there was a war), being missing in action and worf find her in the last episodes etc. All that would be much much better and more interesting that what happened on the show

13. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - August 3, 2011

So what happened with the flashback scenes in DS9 “What You Leave Behind”
rumor was that Terry would not allow her “image” to be allowed.

14. Michael - August 3, 2011

I wish she was still alive, She was a brilliant character

15. Mel - August 3, 2011

They should have killed her earlier! I like Ezri much more than Jadzia. Jadzia was a quite boring character.

16. Brian - August 3, 2011

#12 I love the idea of her working on a secret mission during the last season or missing and Worf finding her. That would work so much better on the series. Her replacement was boring and I could not care less about her

17. Jenny - August 3, 2011

She was the best! I loved her sense of humor and her positive atttude about life!

18. Brett Campbell - August 3, 2011

11 – “Her taking on the part in Becker after her commitment to Star Trek was up , wasnt a bad idea on her part.”

It was if she actually read the scripts before she took the part. TERRIBLE how. Just God-awful.

19. Leena - August 3, 2011

She’s my favorite from ST:DS9. Her relationship with Worf was one of my favorite pairs on star trek as well

20. rocketdave - August 3, 2011

Leaving to do Becker kinda did make sense, career-wise, since it was already assumed season seven would be it, so she could either do one more season or move on and potentially do many seasons of a new show. Not that I thought Becker was so great. The way they wrote her off of Becker was much clumsier than the way DS9 handled Jadzia’s departure. I wasn’t happy to see Jadzia die, but I agreed with the decision from a storytelling standpoint. For one thing, it adds more realism, showing it’s not always just the anonymous redshirt who bites the dust. Not only that, but when you’ve got a character whose memories and experiences can be passed on to a new person, to not exploit that idea would feel like a bit of a waste.

21. Mark - August 3, 2011

Jadzia=hotness! My favorite star trek girl

22. Jake - August 3, 2011

I still can’t forgive the writers for killing her off. The show wasn’t the same without her

23. Lila - August 3, 2011

I really wish she hadn’t die. It broke Worf’s heart and mine

24. roy - August 3, 2011

#3,

Who Knows what would have happened to Terry Farrell’s career after DS9 had she decided to stay on for the final season. However going from DS9 to a CBS tv comedy show like Becker was probably a tremendous boost in her career as she avoided for a brief period of time being typecast.

25. Trekkie - August 3, 2011

Jadzia was amazing, Worf and Jadzia were one of the best trek couples. They should have lived happily ever after with a dozen of babies with ridges and spots.

26. Canon Schmanon - August 3, 2011

I would have loved to see Ferrell continue in the show. She was a wonderful, strong feminine presence in the show and a very good actress. But seeing a Trill do what they’re made for was very interesting. De Boer took some getting used to, for us and for the DS9 crew. It made for some interesting stories, though I felt Ezri never got her footing. The character didn’t have enough time to really develop. But she sure was awfully cute.

27. Andrianna - August 3, 2011

Jadzia is a beautiful character inside and out, she had a warmth and a sense of humor the show needed.

28. Anna - August 3, 2011

I loved her on the show, she and worf were my favorites.

29. Rob - August 3, 2011

I used to have a crush on her when I was in high school and she’s still a very beautiful woman. It was a sad day when she died, I lost my interest on the series after she left

30. njdss4 - August 3, 2011

I always thought she should have come back in another “trill letting previous hosts temporarily take over other people’s bodies” episode, but just for Jadzia. Jadzia could take over Odo’s body and “transform” completely into Jadzia w/o needing any changeling makeup. (I don’t care how you explain Odo’s sudden ability to shapeshift perfectly) Then Jadzia could have had a proper chance to say goodbye to everyone.

31. Paul - August 3, 2011

I would have loved it if Jadzia hadn’t die. She was a great character, she’s still the old man for me.

32. NX01 - August 3, 2011

Wow I thought that was all planned.
So the one character that was immortal in some way did not want to return.
Dax was an easy one to replace because of the Dax sim.
That said I liked both dax characters.
They both worked so well I thought it was planned.

33. Kate - August 3, 2011

She’s my favorite. I loved her relationship with Sisko, Kira and of course Worf.

34. Spock's Girl - August 3, 2011

I cried when she died, the episode where she marries Worf is my favorite episode of the series. I need to do some re-runs

35. Spock's Girl - August 3, 2011

#25

That would have been my perfect ending! I’m a huge shipper

36. Browncoat1984 - August 3, 2011

I don’t have any problems with her character dying at all. In fact I wish Star Trek was more daring and killed more characters off. It would have been more interesting watching 7 years of voyager or ds9 and wondering “are the main characters safe?” ala Lost or Battlestar Galactica.

37. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - August 3, 2011

Did Terry even suggest to Berman that she was interested in a recurring role?

38. Katie G. - August 3, 2011

First of all, is this only coming out now? It’s kinda been a while…

They could VERY EASILY had written that she was INJURED when Gul Dukat attacked her. They didn’t have to write that the attack killed her. It could have really messed up the symbiont which required that she go back to Trill and then have sub-space conversations like when Neelix stayed in touch with Voyager after he left. They could have had eps where Worf visited her but I guess if the war was on it would have been dangerous for anyone to travel…

It WAS interesting seeing Worf react to Ezri but I missed Jadzia terribly. Loved her sarcasm and love of life. There are SO MANY THINGS they could have done. So pissed that they killed her. It was probably for the drama/angst factor that the writers went that way. Unless they were mad at Terry. We really don’t know what went on even though it was said that it happened that way. Completely disappointed me. She was one of my favourites. Find it hard to believe that she had the power to prevent her image being shown as flashbacks in the series’ finale. I thought it was the PTB saying, “so you wanted to leave the show? Fine. You’re outta here, baby” and refusing to acknowledge that she had been there. IT WAS VERY STRANGE to see no memories of her because she was such a HUGE presence in the show.

And I hated that Odo left Nerys. All they had to do there was have him say that he was just going back to heal his people and stay for a while to get to know them, then return to her. It would have been sad enough because she’d miss him but at least he would have returned.

Also… killing off Sisko? Hated it.

Jadzia, dead. Odo, gone. O’Brien leaving with the family to return to earth for a position in Starfleet Academy . Wasn’t that enough drama? I hate it when writers play with the series like that. Oh well. Guess if I had the gift of creative writing I’d be in Hollywood now, rich. It’s easy to complain from where we sit. Guess I’ll just console myself with the earlier episodes.

ktg

39. jeffoconnor - August 3, 2011

Wishing for nothing but the best for Ms. Farrell. I can sympathize with those kinds of hours being troublesome.

40. The 76th Distillation of Blue - August 3, 2011

38 sisko wasn’t killed off.

41. Tom - August 3, 2011

Season 7 was awful because Jadzia wasn’t in it. The idea of replacing her was a bad one and seemed terribly contrived.

42. Greenberg - August 4, 2011

I really wish she’d had a recurring role as Ezri’s plaything. Or vice versa.

43. Jeffrey S. Nelson - August 4, 2011

Becker went downhill went Terry Farrell left. Jorge Garcia by the way, was introduced as a new character to replace Bob the Super, whose departure was never mentioned. I never watched Lost because I hated Garcia on Becker!

44. Andrew - August 4, 2011

I thought Nicole de Boer did a pretty good job establishing Ezri as a worthy successor to Jadzia in Sesaon 7. While it was sad to have a main character die, what Star Trek show hasn’t have that happen. TNG Tasha, DSN Jadzia, VOY Kes (kinda), ENT Tripp, all died during the shows. People died in the movies too like Spock, Kirk, and Data. At least something of the character survived in Ezri Dax and her journey in the DSN Relaunch books to commanding the Aventine have been a remarkable journey for the character. Personally, I like that Ezri isn’t tied down by Worf as Jadzia would have been if her character had lived since that frees him up to rejoin the Enterprise and leads Ezri to the Aventine.

45. Christopher Roberts - August 4, 2011

I don’t recall seeing any episodes of Becker without Terry in them. My Mom liked to watch that show (on what was I think on Paramount Comedy Channel here). So I’d be in room for that and Frasier. I think the subsequent year without her wasn’t even shown.

46. CmdrR - August 4, 2011

Maybe Terry will pop up on Hot in Cleveland. I can always dream…

47. Victor Hugo - August 4, 2011

I loved Jadzia, i actually have her action figure on my shelves, so beautiful and dignified.

48. Bryan - August 4, 2011

I would have liked that situation for Jadzia much more. I’d hate to say it, but I kind of wish that Ezri Dax never existed, they should have just reassigned Jadzia to some ship or starbase and left it at that, if they wanted to fill a hole in the cast then they should have just added someone else. An untested, naive, younh councillor struggling to deal with being thrust into hosting a symbiot after not even training at the high point of a war in that region was probably the worst idea they could of come up with even if it did have 9 lifetimes of experience using the Dax symbiot.

49. Adam Bomb 1701 - August 4, 2011

#45 – Nancy Travis, who worked with “Becker” star Ted Danson in the two “Three Men and…” movies, took over as the diner owner when Terry Farrell left.
When Terry Farrell did “Trials and Tribbleations” in the TOS uniform, no “Trek” lady ever looked better. (My apologies to Nichelle Nichols for that one.)

50. weyoun_9 - August 4, 2011

Given that she was a Trill, and that the actress made the decision not to renew her contract, killing the character was the most interesting and dramatic choice to make. Now…whether Ezri was as successful a character as Jadzia is a matter of opinion…but sending Jadzia off to another post or having her recooperate on Trill just to have the option to bring the actress back would have done nothing to strengthen the character. Making the symbiont adjust to a new host amidst all the other established characters was the best choice given Farrell’s decision to leave.

Three opportunities to bring back Jadzia within the episodes they ended up with: a) Farewell hologram (a la Tasha Yar) that Worf would have hemmed and hawed about watching…eventually coaxed into watching by/with Ezri. b) A Jadzia prophet in one or several of Sisko’s visions (a la Kai Opaka), c) Mirror Universe episode…she didn’t have to be dead in that universe. If she had been the one to go after Quark instead of Ezri, that could have been interesting.

Slightly off-topic Dax sidebar…anyone interested in seeing a previous Dax host make a cameo in the new universe?

51. Sebastian S. - August 4, 2011

The show lost something really significant when she left, and it was never the same. I could see her leaving for something better (a big movie or something), but to star in a rather generic sitcom (and worse; to be let GO from that same sitcom)? Ouch. I suspect there was something else going on behind the scenes of DS9 that we haven’t been told yet….

She really traded down on that one. Shame too; as Dax was easily one of my favorite characters (and Ezri never quite filled her shoes).

52. Kara - August 4, 2011

I didn’t like season 7 at all. Jadzia was not there and I missed her terribly, the whole Prophets – Pah-Wraith stuff, Sarah the Prophet, Dukat turned from a 3-d character to one note villain, pointless episodes on holodecks etc. It’s the only season I have never watched again, my rewatches ends in season 6.

53. Upchuck McNuggets - August 4, 2011

Was it possible that Farrell was a pain to work with? Just askin’.

Seems kind of odd that DS9 couldn’t put her back in somehow AND Becker replaces her with Nancy Travis…

54. Horatio - August 4, 2011

Moral of the story: Don’t piss off your Executive Producer.

55. rm10019 - August 4, 2011

53 – How many jobs have you had and lost? Not cool dude.

56. Rick Moreau - August 4, 2011

I wish Jadzia had stayed on the show for the final season too.
BUT, had that happened, we would never had come to know the wonderful character that was Ezri!
DS9 was the show that broke all the rules, and “boldly went where none have gone before!”

Still regretting there was no DS9 movie :-(

57. Crusade2267 - August 4, 2011

The only thing that switching Jadzia for Ezri did that I thought was worth it was giving Worf the interrupted grief. Ezri as a character in and of herself was not as good as Jadzia.

58. Steve - August 4, 2011

Her relationship with Worf might’ve been the first realistic romantic relationship since the original series. TNG suffered because they just refused to allow any character to have a serious relationship, giving the whole series a sterile, juvenile feel to it. Putting Worf and Dax together was a stroke of genius, and helped solidify DS9′s place as the best Trek ever.

59. Bruce Banner - August 4, 2011

Its ironic that Worf will never have a command of his own because he saved his wife instead of completing his mission. Then they kill her off and he’s stuck with that label. Then Ezri comes along and hooks up with Dr. Bashir. How much can a Klingon take?

60. Bruce Banner - August 4, 2011

Anyone remember one of the early episodes when another Trill showed up with a gang and stole the Symbiont. The actor who played the other Trill was none other than John Glover aka Lionel Luther from Smallville.

61. red dead ryan - August 4, 2011

#60.

The episode you are thinking of is “Invasive Procedures” from season two. The episode also featured Tim Russ as a Klingon, before he took on the role of Tuvok on “Voyager”.

62. Damian - August 4, 2011

I missed Jadzia when her character was killed off and thought Ezri was a bit whiny at first. But her character grew as the season went on and I started liking her character grew. One of the most touching moments is when she told Dr Bashir that had Worf not came along, it would have been him. I would have been happy to see Jadzia finish the series with the other characters, but I was overall satisfied with the Ezri character at the end of the day.

63. bintrepid81 - August 4, 2011

One thing that hasn’t been done in any of the TV series is giving a main character a family with kids. Yes they did some with the O’brien’s but that’s a human family. What about a non-human family? Worf and Dax were planning on having one and seeing some stories with them raising a Trill/Klingon hybrid would have been interesting. Same could be said for Voyager’s Paris and Torres’ baby. It would have been nice to explore that family had Voyager continued for one more year or they had the baby at the end of season 6 then season 7 had them with family life. There was so much material they could have used especially in Dax’s case, all lost because they thought killing her off was a better idea. Plus, this was the second time Worf lost someone special. It’s not fair to the poor guy!

64. Bruce Banner - August 4, 2011

Worf had Alexander. Dr. Crusher had Wesley. Capt. Archer had Porthos. There was little Naomi on Voyager. Data had his brother Lore. Capt. Picard had his nephew, and of course Riker loved his beard like it was his own son.

65. RetroWarbird - August 4, 2011

Rewatched DS9 a few times recently, and it did strike me as curious that there wasn’t at least a couple of scenes where Ezri, struggling with her newfound Daxness, got “visited” by Jadzia.

I mean, TNG managed to find ways to slip Wil Wheaton and Denise Crosby into every other scenario. Alternate timelines … cameos … that sort of thing.

66. VZX - August 4, 2011

I was never a fan of Jadzia & Worf getting married, although I really liked the episode of the wedding.

Jadzia Dax is one of my favorite Trek characters.

67. da laffin tlhIngan - August 5, 2011

How would the writers have handled it if Worf had been dead instead of Jadzia?

68. Dr. Image - August 5, 2011

The fact is, she pissed off the (DS9) producers so they wanted her out.
End of story.
Too bad. I really liked her. Ezri came off to chipmunk-like.

69. Trekkie_Kirk - August 5, 2011

It’s a shame that the writers decided to kill Jadzia off. She was a great character, very popular and she had amazing chemistry with the other characters (her bond with Sisko was brilliant and her love/marriage with Worf one of the best in Star Trek). Her presence would only help season 7 even if she was in only few episodes. There were so many ways to cover her absence, there was a war and she could be needed in some other post, temporarily commanding a ship (like in the episodes “Behind the Lines”/ “favor the Bold”), she could have been injured, missing or working undercover. Anything would be better

70. Rastaman - August 5, 2011

@66

Totally agree about not liking the whole marriage thing, although it made more sense than the Troi relationship considering Curzon’s exposure to Klingon culture. They also missed the mark in not having Worf exercise his “right of vengeance” and kill Dukat. Would have been a nice parallel to “Reunion” (TNG) and more satisfying than the denouement with the pah-wraith.

71. Rush Limborg - August 8, 2011

Personally, I preferred Ezri a great deal to Jadzia. Ezri came accross as warmer, kinder, more wholesome–and dare I say it, more respectful towards others. Jadzia’s constant irreverence could only go so far before it got REALLY irritating. Ezri was more innocent, more young at heart. DS9 is all the richer for her.

That said, it would have been a nice touch to have Jadzia come back to interact with Ezri for a few sequences, a la “Field Of Fire”.

72. Patrice - August 8, 2011

I loved the Jadzia character and I wish that Ms. Ferrell just stuck around and made the best of the situation. I am sure that her shooting hours were no less stressful than anyone else’s who was working on the show.

Maybe she was young, I don’t know but I get sooo tired of hearing these actors complain about the long hours, etc., of working on a hit show then watch them take other parts on shows which are epic fails. I understand shooting Star Trek takes a humonous toll on it’s actors and crew but shouldn’t they already know this Before they accept the job? I see Star Trek as an amazing platform for young unknown actors to get recognition and work for many years to come, a platform that continues to reward it’s actors long after the shows are cancelled through convention appearances, etc.
To hear these actors constantly complain, and watch them take other horrible roles because they couldn’t get “special time” off work and then watch them show up at conventions charge 50 bucks or more for an autograph for work that they complained simply about astounds me.

I think it is wasn’t for their work on ST, many of these actors would disappear into oblivion

73. Patrice - August 8, 2011

Jadzia…cool
Terry….blah, blah, blah….unemployed.

74. PEB - August 9, 2011

so i guess if jadzia hadnt died worf would not have been written into the last tng films? idk, i just liked her better than ezri. oh well, on to the next thing.

75. Commander Thor - August 9, 2011

With respect to Miss Terry, but I never found the Dax character very interesting. OK, she has a worm in her belly that has centuries of knowledge. (Sounds like a Goa’uld from SG1.)

76. TV-Tastic - August 13, 2011

“13. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY – August 3, 2011

So what happened with the flashback scenes in DS9 “What You Leave Behind”
rumor was that Terry would not allow her “image” to be allowed.”

What rumor? You’re just making that up. Really, I’d like you cite a legitimate source other than your own brain and some random thread on the trekbbs a decade ago where someone posted that. That’s NEVER been tossed around because it’s complete and utter nonsense. She has no rights to her image as presented on the show. Those are the exclusive rights of the copyright holder of the show. Normally I don’t give a poop what nonsense people post in a thread but don’t just make things up.

The only issue I had with her leaving was the lack of her existence in the montage which was a choice of the producers and had nothing to do with Ms. Farrell. But, c’est la vie. The show ended 11 years ago. Time to move on.

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78. Captain Ryan - September 22, 2011

Jadzia was a brilliant character, easily my favorite from DS9. I wish she hadn’t been killed off but then again it’s a science-fiction tv series and no one is dead in science fiction. With parallel universes and time travels she could easily be brought back.

79. TNG - October 15, 2011

Jadzia was great, they should have bring her back, season seven was such a disappointment

80. Doctor Who fan - October 31, 2011

Although I got in to DS9 just a few years ago and I knew what was going to happen, I still couldn’t believe they went that direction. They should reassigned Jadzia somwhere else and let her have her happy ending with Worf and their baby. But I agree with #78 and others, there are many parallel universes in which she’s fine and kicks ass. I only wish there were some novels that would explore this.

“Everything that can happen does happen in equal and parallel universes”
Lt. Commander Data

81. john pratt - December 20, 2011

terry farrell you really great on ds9. i wish they did not kill your charactor off. jadzia was alot better than ezri. i was thinking of an idea to bring back jazia back to life. if only i knew who to talk to in the star trek franchise. john pratt

82. Captain Robau - December 31, 2011

Jadzia is fantastic. I started watching ds9 the last couple of months via Netflix and she’s my favorite character.

I’d like to read some novels in an au where she’s still alive (maybe in JJ universe). I’d like to see how her relationship with Worf envolves, if they have a daughter etc.

83. Warrant - January 21, 2012

I still miss her, very much.

84. Tina C. - February 14, 2012

DS9 was the one Star Trek series I had avoided since it debuted in 1993. But I’ve really fallen in love with the show since it became available on Netflix. Jadzia’s character, particularly in the later seasons, was one of my favorites.

It was so surprising to watch Jadzia get killed off in the season 6 finale! What a writer’s cop-out. The tactic is such a cliche, anymore. I missed Jadzia so much in season 7, though I felt sorry for the actress who’d taken on the Ezri role –she must have known there would be a lot of backlash against her.

I find solace in the thought that Dr. Julian Bashir, in his unwavering love for Jadzia, had secretly kept her body in stasis all these years, waiting for the right moment to cure/resurrect her…

85. cheryl rose - February 15, 2012

terry farrell was brought in last of all the characters on ds9, she came into replace famke janssen for first few episodes but proved a fan favourite and was kept on, she didnt have the same contract as everyone else, she was never paid the same as nana visitor the only other female lead in the show. on ST everyone signs on for a set amount of seasons primarily just incase it takes off so your locked in. Patrick Stewart recently said on Graham Norton that he signed up for a minimum of 7 years on NG. It appears to be 6 years on DS9 as thats when their contracts where up. Terry Farrell tried to get paid the same as the others on the show as they were all the 9 leads, Paramount didnt want to give her the same money, they offered her becker instead which was also for Paramount, she screen tested for the same producers. she even asked to be a recurring character and stay for the last season, in a more minor role, but the producers wanted to kill her off, as an assurance that she wouldnt be back.

when nicole (ezri) came on set it was a terrible atmosphere and michael dorn (wolf) took her aside on the first day and explained why the atmosphere and it had nothing to do with her personally.

terry did amazingly on becker and was fully loving the role by season 3, the cast contracts where set for a raise for all other characters (except ted danson) going into season 4, Paramount refused to pay it. terry led the rest of the cast (not ted) on not attending work and met with a lawyer, Paramount met with the other cast members secretly and agreed for them all to get the raise if they signed their contracts. but they left Terry out and set her as an example to everyone who worked for the network, they fired her, and got someone else in for the rest of the show. however the show then went downhill and sucked, so served them right.

for me Jadzia was the best character on DS9, had the best backstory and when she and wolf fell in love it was epic. there wedding is some of the best ST ever, she was an amazon woman, super intelligent, and im a straight woman who loved watching her as a teen. she was defo best thing about DS9. it went downhill after she left, i was gutted and shocked when they killed her off. i gave ezri a chance coz i knew the actress from “cube” a fantastic film, but she never had what terry had, and she’d never be the old man.

to me jadzia dax was one of the best TREK UNIVERSE characters ever written, and defo one of my faves over the years. i only wish she’s lived and couldve joined wolf in newer trek movies how good would that have been??? she really helped his character grow, and genuinely wish she couldve stayed and continued, i wanted to see them babies, wouldve been great tv.

best romances of entire series:

riker and troi
jadzia and wolf
tom and be’lanna

thats not even by show thats only good ones,

for me shows go
1: voyager
2: TNG
3: DS9

all other trek sucks arse

86. joe smoe - March 2, 2012

of couse they should have kept her, why set it up so that she could be pregnant and there for not be on the front lines thus a recurring char. for the last season. a note to mrs farrell leaving a franchise like star trek for becker was a very lame choice for your carrer which it killed and your fans who watched you die, also your complaints kinda piss me off you work what 6 months out of the year under tuff conditions and get paid hundreds of thousands of dollers a year to compinsate for the tuff nature of a filming schedule like star trek has but worst of all you were so lame as to wait tell the very last season which was well known to be the last season???? wtf almost as bad as the rediculouse death of tucker at the end of enterprise

87. Trekkie - March 9, 2012

It’s great to see so much love for Jadzia! She’s in my opinion one of the best female star trek characters. She’s smart, brave, resourceful, funny, she kicks ass and she has the warmest heart. And her relationship with Worf is one of the best and most realistics in the Star Trek universe

88. john paul - March 11, 2012

Jadzia had a wonderfully warm smile.

89. Ben - March 14, 2012

I love her !

90. Thor Odinson - March 25, 2012

Jadzia is one of the best written female characters in Star Trek. Charismatic, brilliant, passionate, kick-ass, with kind heart, warm smile and a sharp sense of humor. And she did bring the best out in others. She was very missed during the last season. The show would be millions light years better if she was still there even as a recurring.

91. Ann-Marie - April 6, 2012

Jadzia was so awesome in DS9.

92. Avengers_fan - April 15, 2012

She was always my favorite n DS9. She and Worf made a kick ass team and I loved it when they got married.

93. Christine - April 24, 2012

Jadzia Dax was fantastic. I was turned off by the show after she was killed. The writers should have kept her as a recurring character in season 7. They built on such a beautiful relationship with her and Worf just to destroy everything in the end? At least the reality was altered now in the new movie so I’d like to think that in this universe she’s happy with Worf.

94. Captain Christopher Pike - May 1, 2012

What I would like to see in season 7 was Jadzia commanding her own ship (that would explain her absence from most episodes of the season) and Worf leading a small Klingon armada. Think how epic the finale would have been: Sisko and his crew on the defiant, Jadzia with her own ship and Worf with his birds of prey fighting together. Epic!

95. Leslie - May 13, 2012

I love Jadzia Dax she was and will always be my favorite ST:DS9 character. Never cared for the replecement Dax.

96. Captain Jadzia Dax - June 10, 2012

Jadzia Dax is my favorite Star Trek heroine and I too wish there was another way to deal with her absence from the final season (especially since Terry Farrell was willing to return as a recurring character). I ‘ve read some beautiful ideas here, one of my favorites would be to be assumed that she had died during the war but in the end Worf could discover that she had survived and she is a prisoner of the dominion and to set out to find her. That could start the final chapter of the series and it would definitely made a more dramatic and satisfying ending.

But what’s done is done and with as Data said in the episode Parallels: “Everything that can happen do happen in altenrative quantum realities.”

97. Captain Jadzia Dax - June 10, 2012

….I meant to say that with Data’s statement that: “Everything that can happen do happen in altenrative quantum realities.” and with the new universe I’m feeling a little better about her death. It’s just in one of the infinity alternative realities.

98. Chloe - June 17, 2012

Jadzia was the best character in the series, I’ve stopped watching after her death.

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