Thursday, July 4, 2024

George Awards 11: Dana Awards "We All Waste Time. The Important Thing is When We Decide To Stop"


This post contains bad, foul, filthy and unacceptable language - the words that “will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor.”
This is not a post for children.  Kids, take a hike.
This is also not a post for those adults who are offended by this type of language.  Do yourself a favor, and go read some of my cute stuff before moral outrage can kick in.
Just about everything else on this blog is clean…Stupid sometimes, but clean.
End of Warning.

And now it is time for the final award in this, the Eleventh George Awards .

This one is a bonus pick, and since the source material comes from a television show, and Dana DeLorenzo continues to be awesome and the only non relative who is excited about these we'll go out with another Dana Award for Profanity in Television (inspired work)!

The moral complexities and character development of Deep Space Nine were some of the highlights of that show.

They carried on into the outstanding audiobook A Stitch In Time written and read by Garak himself, Andrew Robinson.

Garak's past was shrouded in mystery on the show, but there were constant hints that he was (and could be) terrifying. However, this was balanced by showing that he really did have strong attachments to his friends, and also doing what is right. (Although frequently by questionable actions.) This tale displayed just how true both sides of the character were.

It is not only a history and life story of one of the show's most intriguing cast members, but it also provided a close look into the history of Cardassia itself.

Other elements of Star Trek have received George Awards, because there were films. DS9 did not have that luxury making this moment stand out even more.

This turn of phrase is everything the George (and Dana) Awards were originally supposed to be:
An unexpected profanity, used perfectly in context, conveying emotions accurately where no other word would feel right.

Close to the completion of the story a confrontation occurs at the memorial Garak and others had created to those that fell after the Dominion attack on Cardassia near the end of the series. 

Those wanting to push the planet into a new age of democracy, after many years of fascist imperialism has almost destroyed their world, make a peaceful stand.

They stand against the Directorate, who, having learned nothing, want to return Cardassia to its old, libertyless ways.  

The Directorate attempts to use old soldiers' belief in loyalty and honor to bring about this throwback to a failed system. 

When being told to attack unarmed civilians the first one to see through the ruse has a realization, and the disgust practically drips out of the speaker on Robinson's reading.

"This is shit. 
Shall I fight women?"

That statement leads to all his fellow military walking off, and Cardassia moving forward and embracing freedoms, away from the failed authoritarianism of the past.

That's all for this year.
The George Awards Will Return.

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