Before Odo can accept or decline, a passing Vulcan science ship hails the runabout. The mission was ultimately a success and the Martok Changeling, having been identified by Odo, was killed by a barrage of disruptor fire. After all, it … (DS9: "Tribunal"), It was quite clear that his Cardassian employers still viewed him with suspicion; an automated counter-insurgency program designed to activate in the event of a slave revolt on the station was programmed to raise a force field around Odo's office on the assumption that he would shift sides to aid the insurgents. In fact, several actors had significant issues with how their time … "Wiped out? It held the crown for being the grimmest Star Trek series until Discovery started in 2017. JARESH-INYO: I wasn't aware the Dominion had cloaking technology. At one point Quark notes, "Everybody comes to Quark's," a nod to the title of the play on which Casablanca is based (Everybody Comes to Rick's by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison), while, in "The Ascent", he asks, "Do you think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship?" He accompanied Garak in an attempt to contact Enabran Tain. (DS9: "The Search, Part II", "The Abandoned"), When he was used as a host for the memories of Curzon Dax during Jadzia Dax's zhian'tara, Odo, after Curzon left his body, admitted to Dax that he had found Curzon's memories of various Humanoid activities such as eating, drinking, and playing tongo quite enjoyable, to the extent that he was amazed that Curzon had ever been able to get any work done. Michael Piller originally called the character "Otto", but Rick Berman changed it to "Odo". This was done as a means of thanking its mentor for all that he had tried to do. In their initial encounter, Kira sardonically called Odo "Constable", a term she later adopted as a term of affection, and which eventually fell into common use as an unofficial title for him. 1. Later, he found out that she was an agent sent into deep cover to infiltrate the Orion Syndicate. (DS9: "The Alternate") When Mora helped Odo care for an infant changeling, the two of them bonded better, Odo realizing what Mora went through while "raising" him, and understanding how hard it must have been for Mora when he left. Although the two of them did not become close friends (as was the case with most of Odo's friendships), Worf and Odo respected and understood each other, as in many ways they had similar personalities. (DS9: "Facets") Even prior to this, he noted that he was intrigued by the preparation efforts solids put into food, participating in Sisko's efforts to prepare a meal for the senior staff (DS9: "Equilibrium"). He even offered to write me a brief statement. A line cut from "Emissary" mentioned a vessel of unknown origin carrying a single similarly-unknown lifeform found in the belt in. I had no memory of where I was from. I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense; I doodle, I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down and do an accurate portrait of anyone. (DS9: "Emissary", "The Adversary", "The Die is Cast", "Paradise Lost", "Broken Link"). Take That! Contrary to a comment from NY Comic Con, Michael Piller and I pitched our ideas for DS9 to Gene, and he gave us his enthusiastic approval. I have kept the faith. Initially, his only intent was to learn more about his own people and perhaps influence her towards a peaceful resolution of the current conflict. "There's nothing quite like holding a child to your breast, nursing it. As it died in Odo's hands, it linked with Odo and restored his morphogenic matrix, allowing him to change form once again. We didn't lay-out 7 years of story arcs. (DS9: "Vortex"), Odo in an incident involving one of the Saltah'na energy spheres trying to take possession of him, Odo resolved a conflict between Kira, who threatened mutiny, and Sisko, who wanted to arrest her for treason. Today the guns are silent. At first he was sort of an Elephant Man, a source of curiosity and humor as he turned himself into a chair or pencil. As she departed, she assured Odo that she had genuinely cared for him in their time together. The character, ironically and in contrast to the Odo of Deep Space Nine, is an anarchist. Sisko offered Odo a place on his new ship, the USS Robinson, but the novel ends with Odo deciding to remain on Bajor for a time to think about what he will do next. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior"), From the time Quark opened his bar on DS9, he and Odo were constant antagonists. Garak: "I realize it must be nearly time for you to return to your liquid state.So I thought I'd bring you something to relax in." Reaction Shot: Goran'agar when Bashir reveals that he's a doctor. Species: Garak wants to come along. Odo then explains that he arranged for the shuttle to come pick them up, but couldn't risk telling Sisko in case their enemies found out. Star Trek 30,901 views. But even with Deep Space Nine and later Voyager, and Enterprise I felt it was important that as long as something had the Star Trek name on it that it stayed true to Gene’s belief of what Star Trek was all about. Odo falls for a mysterious woman who is targeted for murder. What are you saying?" Julian Bashir: You know, some people say that you remained on DS9 as the eyes and ears of your fellow Cardassians. He learns he originated in the Gamma Quadrant, 2371: Discovers the Great Link, and later becomes the first Changeling to kill another, 2372: The Great Link sit in judgment of him, and render him "solid", 2373: The dying act of an infant Changeling is to make him a Changeling once more, 2375: Leaves DS9 to rejoin his people in the Great Link, A version of Odo from an alternate timeline, In an alternate timeline in which Harry Kim was never assigned to the USS Voyager, Odo arrested Tom Paris in 2371, after Paris attacked Quark in Quark's bar. Finally he realized he would have to take the form of a humanoid to assimilate and function in their environment. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 13, pp. Deep Space Nine was my favorite of the television Star Trek series, and every once in a while, I like to read one of the DS9 novels that spun off from there. Although Worf almost killed Gowron in honorable combat, Odo had deduced, by this time, that "Martok" was the true Changeling and Odo's information about the infiltrator had been deliberately falsified by the Founders to provoke further unrest between the Federation and the Klingons, weakening them and paving the way for a Dominion invasion of the Alpha Quadrant. Odo and his security forces attacked the station's guards, allowing Kira and Rom to disable the station's weapons system, helping the Defiant to retake the station. (New Frontiers: The Story of Deep Space Nine, DS9 Season 2 DVD, Special Features) He described Odo as "the curmudgeon of all curmudgeons. Odo observed how soothing the sound of the bubbles was. Odo relives some terrible and tragic memories of a past investigation when he was the constable on Cardassian-occupied Deep Space Nine, then named Terok Nor. He found Worf's recounting of the Klingons' "war" against the tribbles rather amusing, finding it hard to believe that a cute ball of fur was a "mortal enemy" of the Klingon Empire. The situation was resolved when it was discovered that the Bajoran, Ibudan, had faked his own death in order to take revenge on Odo. Odo is suddenly struck by illness. Ultimately, Laas left in search of other Changelings in order to form a second Great Link. (DS9: "The Begotten"), After the Dominion captured Deep Space 9, Odo was one of a few crewmembers who remained on the station, retaining his old role as constable, only with Dukat in charge. It turned out that Plegg was very much alive and that Quark had been cheated. Permanently locked into his solid state, Odo became extremely depressed. (DS9: "The Abandoned"), It was also during this time that Odo had requested his own personal quarters, and was decorating them with furnishings appropriate for himself, allowing him to experiment with his abilities in private. When Odo left Dr. Mora's institute, he did not leave on good terms; he resented some of the methods Mora had used on him, and blamed him for not realizing that he was sentient. Odo claimed to have nothing to say to the Ferengi, but while he did not say so, it was clear Odo would miss his long-time adversary. (DS9: "Bar Association"), Once the two learned each other's ways, they found they could relate to one another far more than they realized. A minor disagreement between us and I'm devastated. I have threats against my life." He took his duties as umpire very seriously, to the point that he threw Benjamin Sisko out of the game for breaking a rule, specifically, touching the umpire. However, this is fairly in-character for Odo. a twist on the film's closing line. Affiliation: accident?" After an attempt is made on Garak's life, Odo conducts the investigation on who tried to murder the Cardassian tailor - and why. Odo: "How kind." He later admitted to Kira before entering the Great Link that he would miss everyone aboard DS9, even Quark. (DS9: "Necessary Evil", "The Alternate"), Odo later recalled, in 2370, that when he was younger, "people were always asking me to change shape for them. Weyoun tells Dukat that the two of them must look like allies in front of their subordinates. (DS9: "Crossfire"), Miles O'Brien and Odo had a good working relationship. Odo joined the Ruling Council at the invitation of Weyoun. (DS9: "The Abandoned"), Also in 2371, Odo was forced to admit to Elim Garak that, despite his disgust at the Founders' behavior, he still wanted to return home. (DS9: "Little Green Men"), Odo, along with Sisko and Leyton, speak to President Jaresh-Inyo, In 2372, Odo accompanied Sisko, who now held the rank of captain, on a trip to Earth to advise Starfleet on the Changeling threat. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior"), Odo did not wear real clothes, instead creating his uniform from his body. Quotations by Rene Auberjonois, American Actor, Born June 1, 1940. "And it's all yours. ", "All right, let's try again. Whether it was a Takaran wildebeest or a Rafalian mouse, Odo was able to annoy Quark whenever he felt like it. It confuses the hell out of your enemies". ", "But don't worry – I plan to investigate the Klingons, the Bajorans, Quark, the visiting Terrelians..." When Kurn escorts the group to meet with Chancellor Worf, Odo tells Sisko that something felt amiss to him, and he was right when Worf is suddenly killed by his guards and Kurn, but it is revealed that they're actually Changelings who proclaim Earth is now under Dominion control. (DS9: "Crossfire"), When Worf's brother, Kurn, arrived on the station after being dishonored by the Klingon High Council due to Worf siding with the Federation in a Klingon attempt to conquer Cardassia, Odo gave Kurn a job of security officer, although this ended when Kurn made near-constant attempts to commit suicide. ODO: We didn't detect any ships coming through at the time, but the Dominion might have been using some kind of cloaking technology. (DS9: "If Wishes Were Horses"). Status: The two of them bonded quickly, and Odo was able to tell that Laas' intentions were good despite the chief's concerns. Once there, he was judged by the Great Link and forced into his humanoid form permanently, unable to change shape, as punishment for harming another Changeling. Similarly, Ira Steven Behr stated, "I was told six months before the series began that Odo was going to be a Clint Eastwood type, and when we started creating the first couple of episodes, we sent writers off to write Clint Eastwood. (DS9: "Crossfire", "Broken Link"), Odo did not have the benefit of connection with the Great Link while he matured, and as a result, he was relatively unskilled in the use of his shapeshifting abilities when compared to most other Changelings. In fact, several actors had significant issues with how their time … (DS9: "A Man Alone") Odo always kept a vigilant eye on Quark's illicit activities, but in many cases, he was able to use Quark's underground contacts to infiltrate criminal organizations to which he would not otherwise have access. Rom.'" Both were being mentally affected by Saltah'na energy spheres that contained a log of a similar battle in an ancient culture, causing the crew to do the same thing. (DS9: "Children of Time", "His Way", "What You Leave Behind"), Odo and Lwaxana play shapeshifting games in his quarters. "You're going to hit them with a box?" His answer: I would if I could. This page was last edited on 3 December 2020, at 04:42. My kids were completely confident that this part was for me, which, considering the nature of the character, I don't know if I should take that as a compliment or not." Share with your friends. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was a bold, progressive series that took on social issues and complex relationships between its characters, and many of the actors who portrayed those beloved characters pride themselves on their roles to this day. I told him I'd take care of it myself, but as it turns out, the only thing I can think of is: Begin captain's log, stardate 48960.9." (DS9: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite"), Although Odo was ostensibly an "orphan" from his beginnings of life in the Alpha Quadrant, Dr. Mora liked to think of himself as Odo's father and referred to himself as such on several occasions. (DS9: "Necessary Evil", "Things Past"), As late as 2369, Odo had never "coupled", claiming he chose not to do so. While on a routine mission in the Alpha Quadrant, Odo and Chief O'Brien happened upon another Changeling named Laas. While Kira led a resistance cell, Odo did nothing to help. Quotes Odo: [of Kira] I'm so vulnerable to her. Strangely, Garak's attempt to torture Odo while trapped on the Tal Shiar ship created a mutual understanding and a peculiar bond between them. The plot failed, and Odo was aided in his escape by a Founder who was posing as a Romulan on Tain's ship, although he still rejected the offer to return home. The Roswell incident asked to use the replicators `` now I chew gum as a pet actor... 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