Could a series revolving around a Dax symbiont work?
With the current slate of Star Trek series on the roster and more underway, it’s safe to say that Star Trek won’t be leaving our viewing screens anytime soon. So it’s not surprising that fans are suggesting series they’d love to see about the characters they miss the most. CBR writer David Harth came up with an interesting idea that could have some merit—a Dax anthology series based on the lives of the symbiont who resided in Jadzia then Ezri on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Harth suggests that the series could follow the Dax symbiont throughout its lifetimes, going back to the very beginning of its existence and running through to the current Ezri Dax. With Ezri being the ninth Trill to host the symbiont, the writers would have nine lifetimes to write about. (No, I’m not counting the few hours Verad was joined to Dax when he stole the symbiont from Jadzia.)
A Dax anthology series has potential
This is such an unusual suggestion for a potential series, but it could work. There is so much information to be revealed with Curzon and the other Trills that it would take several seasons to fill fans in on everything we don’t know about the symbiont. Over two hundred years to be exact with Lela Dax being first joined in 2168 which was only a few years after the Enterprise with Captain Archer concluded its journey. So the series could still start out being knee-deep in familiar science fiction.
Honestly, I would love to know more about the Trills before Jadzia. We didn’t get to know any of them that much, and there is a lot of territory to be mined. The series would have the perfect opportunity to give us more insight into the planet Trill, the process by which the Trills were chosen to be joined with the symbiont, which would include the fierce competition, and the struggles to learn to adjust to being in a new body with new memories.
What do you think? Would you be interested in a Dax anthology series?