Sunday, December 15, 2013
Deep Space Nine - Rejoined
that love is love, regardless of gender. In 1995, this was news. When we shot this episode; it was a closed set and very hush-hush. Kudos to Terry for being one of the people to start breaking down our own societal taboos! I was in the closet in 1995, and this episode encouraged me to come out within a year and a half of leaving DS9. Thank goodness things have changed for the better in the last nearly 20 years.
I also admit I had a crush on Terry because 1) she's a brunette with blue eyes and that's my thing, and 2) she had an extensive vocabulary of profanity and knew how to use it! Last I heard of Terry, she showed up at the big Las Vegas Star Trek convention in full costume to help recapture the Guinness World Record for most Trek costumes in one location - and the fans loved it. So, a shout out to Terry Farrell, who has retired from film & television production - I'm not even sure where she lives these days, either Pennsylvania or New York. Wherever you are, Terry, I wish you joy! You rock.
Here's what writer Ron Moore had to say about the episode.