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Discovery Season 3’s DS9 Cameo References An Old Star Trek Joke

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Star Trek: Discovery season 3’s premiere had a cameo from an alien who looked just like Morn from DS9. Could that actually be Quark’s beloved barfly?

Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Discovery season 3, episode 1 – “That Hope Is You, Part 1”

Star Trek: Discovery‘s season 3 premiere has a fun Easter egg for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fans: there’s a Lurian who resembles Morn (Mark Allen Shepherd), the beloved barfly who was a permanent fixture at Quark’s Bar in the space station’s promenade. Star Trek: Discovery season 3 rocketed Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) nearly a thousand years into the future, but despite all of the changes she found in the year 3188, there are still Lurians in the galaxy.

Morn (who was inspired by and named for Norm Peterson from Cheers) was a popular ancillary character on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Incredibly, Morn appeared in 93 episodes — 22 more than Cirroc Lofton, who played Jake Sisko, the son of Captain Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), despite Lofton being a series regular. Morn’s actual job was a courier of sometimes illegal goods, but he spent most of his time, and his Latinum, at Quark’s. In fact, Morn was so important to the bar that when Morn was away on business, the Ferengi proprietor installed a hologram of the Lurian sitting at his favorite stool because it hurt Quark’s (Armin Shimerman) business when customers didn’t see Morn at his usual spot. Morn was still at Quark’s during Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s finale and he presumably remained there long after the series wrapped its seven-season run. Morn was also the subject of one of DS9‘s best long-running gags: nearly every other character complained that Morn was a raconteur who never stopped talking despite the fact that fans never actually heard Morn utter a single word in the series.

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When Michael Burnham crash-landed on the planet Hima in Star Trek: Discovery‘s season 3 premiere, “That Hope Is You, Part 1”, she and her new uneasy ally Cleveland “Book” Booker (David Ajala) traveled to the Mercantile to trade her antique Starfleet gear for dilithium, crystals used in Star Trek for space flight. After a series of misunderstandings, Michael and Book ended up being chased all over the planet by Hima’s crime syndicate controlled by the Orions and Andorians. No matter where Book beamed himself and Michael using his personal transporter, the mercs followed them — and one of the hired guns was a Lurian who was the spitting image of Morn. Finally, Book saved his and Michael’s skins by siccing his cargo, a trance worm, onto their enemies, but the Lurian luckily beamed away before he was eaten.

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Like Morn, the Lurian mercenary never uttered a word, which tacitly maintained Deep Space Nine‘s running joke about their race. The fact that Book also makes his living as a courier, which is a vitally important job in the 32nd century after the Burn destroyed most of the dilithium in the galaxy and led to the collapse of the Federation, is also a fun nod to the fact that Morn was also a courier in DS9‘s 24th-century era. Morn himself would likely do well if he lived to 3188.

Trekkers may understandably wonder if that Lurian actually is Morn. After all, it was never canonically established how long Lurians live, just that they have multiple hearts and two stomachs. Although Book explained to Michael that time travel technology was banned and destroyed after the Temporal Wars, Morn actually could have a way to circumvent this: the Lurian may have been able to access the Bajoran Orb of Time, which Captain Sisko and his crew once used to meet Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) in the 23rd century in the DS9 classic episode “Trials and Tribble-ations.” However, there’s no indication that the Lurian in 3188 is actually a time-tossed Morn.

Unlike Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager, which had major characters continue on in Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s cast hasn’t had the same good fortune. DS9 and its fans have simply had to settle for minor nods like a shoutout to Quark in Star Trek: Picard, the Bajoran Security Chief Lt. Shaxs (Fred Tatasciore) in Star Trek: Lower Decks, and now, a Lurian who resembles Morn in Star Trek: Discovery season 3.

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Star Trek: Discovery streams Thursdays on CBS All-Access and Fridays internationally on Netflix.

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Bullets: Sunny Leone, Karishma Tanna bring you a chase that’s too hot for you to miss

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Two badass babes, high voltage action, nail biting thrill, unlimited drama, and lots of oomph – this is what you can expect from MX Original Series ‘Bullets’, the trailer of which has dropped today. Starring two of the most fearless beauties, Sunny Leone and Karishma Tanna, the 6-part series goes live on MX Player on 30th October and can be streamed for FREE!

Tina (Sunny Leone) and Lolo (Karishma Tanna) are bold, badass and brave girls who find that one night changed life as they knew it. They’re on a quest to gather evidence that can thwart an illegal arms/weapons deal between two countries when a mishap occurs. The duo is suddenly up against an influential politician and they soon find themselves being chased not only by his goons but also by the police.

Making love with risk whilst on the run to save themselves, these women protagonists are faced with multiple hurdles – will they get arrested, will they get killed or will they be able to complete their mission?

Along with Sunny Leone & Karishma Tanna, this perfect masala entertainer also sees Deepak Tijori, Viveck Vaswani, Amaan F Khan, Taaha Shah & Mohan Kapur in pivotal roles and is directed by Devang Dholakia.

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Bigg Boss 14: Gauahar Khan Reacts To Pavitra Punia Hurling Abuses At Her, ‘Wish She Had The Courage To Abuse Me On My Face’

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Bigg Boss 14’s Toofani seniors- Gauahar Khan, Sidharth Shukla and Hina Khan completed their two-week stay in the house and left recently. Before that, the seniors and newcomers were part of a task where Hina and Gauahar’s team made an alliance and stood against Sidharth’s team that consisted of Pavitra Punia, Eijaz Khan and Nikki Tamboli. After the task, as Gauahar accused Shukla’s team of cheating, Pavitra lost her cool and hurled abuses at her calling her ‘Lal Pari’. Now, the former Bigg Boss contestant had reacted to what Pavitra said behind her back on national television.

According to a report in Tellychakkar.com, talking about Pavitra Punia, Gauahar Khan said she used to find the Bigg Boss 14 contestant very strong but she eventually showed her true colours. The Toofani senior said, “I used to find Pavitra strong but she showed her true colours. I am happy that she revealed her real side. I am not hurt. Her abuses did not bother me at all. Thank God, she used the word ‘laal pari’. I will take it as a compliment. The way she abused me depicted her personality. I really can’t comment on it.”

Gauahar Khan mentioned that Pavitra’s abuses did not bother her, and said she is not hurt. She said Pavitra has revealed her real side, and that she depicted her personality with the way she abused her. The former Bigg Boss contestant wished Punia had the courage to abuse her on her face. She said, “I wish she had the courage to abuse me on my face. May be I would have respected her for that. She literally hurled over 20 abuses. I could literally read her lips and decode what she was trying to say. I still wish her good luck.” Speaking about Pavitra abusing at her, Gauahar said she could literally read Punia’s lips and decode what she is trying to say and mentioned how she hurled 20 abuses at her.

Image source: Instagram/ Gauahar Khan, Pavitra Punia

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Farah Khan Ali Reacts To Free COVID Vaccine Promise: ‘If Anything Is Promised Free, You Are The One Being Sold’

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Sussanne Khan’s sister Farah Khan Ali is among the most active celebrities on social media, especially on Twitter. She is known to air her views on social and political issues quite fearlessly on Twitter. While many praise her for speaking up, she is also criticized sometimes for her tweets. This time around, Farah Khan Ali shared her views on a political party’s promise of providing free COVID-19 vaccine for the people of Bihar in its election manifesto.

In yet another tweet, Farah Khan Ali wrote that she will not be taking the vaccine until all the politicians take it first. She also asked the people of Bihar to be careful before taking the vaccine. Take a look at her tweets below:

If anything is promised free, remember “you are the one being sold”. ?

Nothing comes for free. Not even the Vaccine. This time it’s a “Vote” for a Vaccine so how can promise a vaccine for “free”? Hmmmmmm ?

More importantly I really am curious to see whether the “promise” of a Vaccine for a Vote in Bihar materialises. Many such promises are yet to be kept. Let’s see if the people of Bihar believe that promise. Only time will tell. ? तब तक इन्तज़ार करना ?

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