Armin Shimerman was apparently spot on about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s legacy.
We’re going back to 2017 this week, looking back at Red Carpet News TV, who got to interview Nana Visitor of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fame. For those new to the franchise of Star Trek, Visitor was Kira Nerys on Deep Space Nine, who was a hot-headed but kind Bajoran officer assigned to the Starfleet complement aboard the space station.
Kira was one of the most beloved characters on the series, and her brash attitude blended in well with just about every character on the series but maybe none better than the Ferengi Quark, who ran the station’s most popular bar. Quark was played by Armin Shimerman, and the actor was considered one of the best parts of the series; thanks to his hand in helping develop the alien race he starred as.
It’s no surprise that Shimerman and the rest of the cast have a unique bond that persists to this day, so when Red Carpet News TV talked to Visitor in 2017, the topic of Shimerman came up.
Armin Shimerman was right about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
During the short interview, Visitor reveals to the interviewer that Shimerman was a fantastic actor to work but more than that, he was right about the legacy of the show. Visitor recounts talking to Shimerman about the series, and according to her, Shimerman said that Deep Space Nine would not be a show appreciated in its time, but would be 20 years later.
Deep Space Nine wasn’t a beloved show during its airing and was relegated to less-than-optimum time slots in syndication, making it hard to find in some markets. Considering the show was airing around the same time Star Trek: Voyager got launched on a national network (UPN), their own perception of the series wasn’t too far off.
Shimerman was right, as not only did Deep Space Nine become more appreciated 20 years later, both of the UPN series’ Voyager and later Enterprise, have also been seen in a far more favorable light in the modern age.