The future writers pledge
Vulcan: "Since before founding of the Federation, it was tradition to solicit names for our research vessels from different friendly worlds, as a gesture of good faith. This practice was stopped after we extended this courtesy to humans."
@bgcarlisle Also, humans: let's rename Terok Nor to Deep Space 9
They never really establish where the name comes from. In-story, I mean.
There are other stations named "Deep Space" mentioned, but does starfleet have a whole set of numbered stations named "Deep Space"? Two-hundred years in, why are they only up to #9?
It's such a generic name, that it's not impossible that it's named after a set of eight Bajoran stations. (destroyed in the war?) It would make sense that they got to name it, anyway.
i mean if i were a bajoran i would definitely be like "'deep' space from what, motherfuckers?"
but that's just the point. think the emissary when bashir talks about frontier medicine and kira rightfully goes off on him
The :Trek: future writers pledge
@bgcarlisle I wish Star Trek writers understood that what we really want from them is Parks and Rec In Space
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