Friday, April 04, 2014

Gul Dukat

D is for Dukat but who is he? In 2351, Gul Dukat played by Marc Alaimo rose to the position as Prefect of Bajor under Cardassian rule on Star Trek DS9. This guy ruled the Bajorian people with an iron fist while believing he was actually helping them.

Terok Nor later renamed Deep Space Nine was Dukat's base of operations where he chose to subjugate the Bajorian people at all costs. Offenders engaged in criminal activity were always declared guilty and sentenced to death in advance of a public show trial. To no end, Dukat personally instigated a counter uprising program to quell rebellious behaviour by instilling fear in his subjects. In an bizare twist though, he appoints the changeling Odo to investigate the murder of the stations chemist with surprising results.

In his quest for ultimate power Dukat has been many things, soldier, freedom fighter, despot, Prefect of Bajor, outcast, pawn, father and even ruler of the Cardassian homeworld but lost that status when he suffered a mental breakdown. One thing remains constant, Dukat is a supreme warlord fighting battles with Federations, Klingons and Bajorians to name a few. I have to admit DS9 is the darkest Star Trek show which ran for seven glorious seasons. When DS9's Jadzia Dax played by the wonderful Terry Farell departs the station, I realised Dukat is someone you don't want to meet in a dark lane way.

 Which Star Trek DS9 character is your favorite?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers.

12 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dukat was a great character.
I don't think I had a favorite from this show. They were all equally awesome.

Spacerguy said...

He knew how to make his enemies realise they were wrong to oppose his greatness.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Of all the Cardassians he's the one that made them work as a major villain. Quark is my favorite of course!

Spacerguy said...

A statue of Dukat is erected on Cardassia prime.

Banker Chick said...

Marc Alaimo played many different characters in the Star Trek galaxy. Gul Dukat was never a sympathetic character and could be counted on to betray.

M Pax said...

He was one of my favorite characters. I rather miss that show. Untethered Realms

Gossip_Grl said...

Definitely an informative post. My hubby is more the sci fi fan in the family but I think I'll stick around and learn some things!

Sharon Himsl said...

I liked Odo & Quark best, but they were all great. I watched the series for first time recently. Was sorry to see it end. p.s. thanks for joining my blog.

Susan Kane said...

I cannot come up with a name (have been watching gr-kids all day), but Rene Duboj..... was always my favorite character. Shape changer....

Kate Larkindale said...

I couldn't tell you my favorite character. Never watched it and probably never will....

Tony Laplume said...

My favorite would probably be Garak. But really, I love them all.

Scribbler said...

Unlike most, I think DS9 descended into a soap in Season 7. The Kai Winn - Dukat thing was a ludicrous development that I couldn't wrap my head around. I think Seasons 3 to 6 were the best. Fave character dynamic for me was between Sisko and Dax. Fave character Garak.

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