|Chase Masterson at Leeta|
Though currently in an age of endless reboots and continuations, some of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s cast members – particularly actress Chase Masterson – have made it clear that they have some conditions that must be met before they would even entertain the idea of returning.
Speaking to a crowd of fans at the Deep Space Nine panel held during the recent April 8th-10th Star Trek: Mission Chicago fan convention, series stars Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys), Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir), and Chase Masterson (Leeta), were asked – as many actors of widely-beloved series are nowadays – if they would ever return to the Bajor-orbiting space station for further adventures.
While all three were open to the idea, each posited that their return would be conditional on any future project meeting individually-specified criteria.
Rounding out the trio’s set of answers, Masterson put forth, “I would want to make sure that Lita – I don’t think they need me anymore to be any kind of thing other than a strong character.”
“And I think if it had to do with social justice, it could work,” she continued. “But anything else, I think we’ve already done that. I think moving along the social justice narrative in terms of Latinum not being the focus on Ferenginar. That, I’d like to do.”
Um, no thanks. I was never a great DS9 watcher, although I vaguely recall some of it. The Ferengi were the best part. Why ruin them by reforming them and turning them into good socialists like all of Hollywood. Find a younger and hungrier actress.