What We Left Behind, the brand new documentary wanting again on the legacy of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, options data in regards to the first episode of a hypothetical season 8 – which might have opened with the loss of life of Nog! The DS9 author’s room reunites within the documentary; government producers Ira Steven Behr, Ronald D. Moore, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, René Echevarria, and Hans Beimler broke down the story of what would have been the primary episode of DS9 season 8, which kicks off with a literal bang when Nog is shockingly killed.
As What We Left Behind trumpeted, Deep Space Nine was famend for its eclectic forged of well-developed ancillary characters and Nog, performed by Aron Eisenberg, was some of the beloved. Nog loved considered one of Ds9‘s most unbelievable character arcs: he started the collection as Jake Sisko’s pal on the Promenade however as they grew up collectively, Nog determined he needed to turn into the primary Ferengi in Starfleet. Nog earned the assist of Jake’s dad Captain Sisko, who was initially reluctant, however the younger Ferengi regularly proved himself in Starfleet whereas nonetheless offering comedian reduction together with the remainder of his Ferengi household.
In the later seasons of DS9, Nog fought bravely in the Dominion War and acquired two promotions, first from Cadet to Ensign after which Captain Sisko himself made Nog a Lieutenant within the collection finale, “What You Leave Behind”. But Nog additionally suffered significantly; he misplaced his leg in fight through the warfare and Nog’s lengthy highway to restoration was arguably Star Trek‘s most poignant depiction of overcoming wartime trauma. DS9 is not any stranger to the deaths of its core characters; Terry Farrell’s Jadzia Dax was killed off in season 6. It’s no shock Nog’s demise would have had an impression as seismic as Jadzia’s.
In What We Left Behind, Nog is the focus of the teaser that kicks off the writers’ imaginative and prescient of season 8, which is about 20 years after the DS9 collection finale: the Ferengi is now Captain Nog and he is in control of the usS. Defiant, which is beneath hearth from a cloaked ship. The Defiant manages to flee by means of the wormhole and emerges close to Deep Space Nine, which might have closed out the teaser. But in Act One of the episode, after Kira Nerys, Jake Sisko, Miles O’Brien, Julian Bashir, Ezri Dax, Worf, and Quark are reunited on the station, they might have witnessed Nog’s arrival on a viewscreen – proper earlier than the Defiant explodes, killing the Ferengi!
Nog’s loss of life would have kicked off an investigation into his homicide, which might have lured Odo again to the station. By the tip of Ds9 season 8, episode 1, it could have been revealed that Kira, who’s now a Vedek, was in control of a secret military of Jem’Hadar troopers who transformed to the Bajoran faith. When Nog discovers this, he’s subsequently killed by Section 31, which is now led by Dr. Bashir and is plotting to pressure Bajor to hitch the Federation. Finally, Ben Sisko himself, who entered non-linear time to stroll with the Prophets in “What You Leave Behind”, materializes from the wormhole, fulfilling his promise 20 years in the past that he could be again.
In the documentary, the bombshell that Nog could be killed off within the hypothetical season Eight set off an amusing response from Aron Eisenberg, who yelped, “You can’t kill Nog!” But the writers additionally highlighted how essential Captain Nog was as a mentor to the subsequent technology of DS9‘s Starfleet Officers, together with the grownup Molly O’Brien and Joseph Sisko, Ben’s son with Kasidy Yates-Sisko. What We Left Behind leaves it to the followers to think about how the remainder of DS9 season Eight would have turned out. Given how something is feasible in Star Trek, it was left open that Nog both did not actually die or that he might by some means be resurrected. But even in his hypothetical loss of life, Nog continues to have a optimistic impression on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and its legions of loyal followers.