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Deep Space Nine: Last Call by rocketdave Deep Space Nine: Last Call by rocketdave
(2016 EDIT: I made a few changes... tweaked some colors and redrew Kira's face entirely)

It is accomplished.:phew:

A scant number of you may have seen the sketch of this take-off on Da Vinci's Last Supper back in December of 2012 when I uploaded it to my scraps.

Last Supper riff by rocketdave

I'd kinda hoped to have it completed by the following month, to commemorate Deep Space Nine's 20th anniversary, but I was just so damn daunted by how much work I knew would be involved that I left the drawings sitting on the end of my couch and the DVDs I intended to reference gathering dust on top of my TV for a year.  Just under a week ago, the show reached it's 21st anniversary.  If it were a person, it would now be old enough to drink.

I still clearly recall seeing the first promo for DS9.  All it said was "Coming in January" and the name of the show.  Being deep into my Trekkie phase, that was enough to cause me to bound across the room while uttering a triumphant "Yes!" :w00t: in an embarrassing display of enthusiasm before I was stopped short a second later by the realization that I had little clue what "Deep Space Nine" was. :confused: A new movie?  Eventually, I came to regard the show as quite possibly the best of the Star Trek series.

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From left to right:

Michael Dorn as Lieutenant Commander Worf
Cirroc Lofton as Jake Sisko
Max Grodenchik as Rom
Andrew Robinson as Elim Garak
Alexander Siddig (née Siddig El Fadil) as Dr. Julian Bashir
Terry Farrell as Lieutenant Jadzia Dax
Avery Brooks as Captain Benjamin Sisko
René Auberjonois as Constable Odo
Colm Meany as Chief Miles O'Brien
Nana Visitor as Major (later Colonel) Kira Nerys
Aaron Eisenberg as Nog
Armin Shimerman as Quark
Nicole de Boer as Ezri Dax
Mark Allen Shepherd as Morn
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dinozohar Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016   Traditional Artist
Who is Judas in this Last Supper? :D
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
Garak.  Well, when I posted the original sketch for this, someone pointed out that I'd put Bashir in Judas' spot, which I was aware of, but had somehow hoped nobody would read any deeper meaning into that.  Aside from Sisko, I didn't put that much consideration into who went where- I just drew what worked for me on an aesthetic level.  However, late in the process I decided that having Bashir there might be too confusing/distracting, so I switched things around.   Now Garak is where Judas was, which makes more sense anyway.
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dinozohar Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016   Traditional Artist
I think that's just wonderful. Excellent work.
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
Thanks very much!
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theartestfromhell Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent work. outside of the films i believe that DS9 was as good as star trek ever got.
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rocketdave Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
I don't disagree.  Thanks for commenting. :)
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Writer-Guy-NC Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
I'm excited about the new TV Series coming next year.  And I'm hoping Star Trek Beyond will be a better film than the last 2.  The first half of Into Darkness was great, the second half: not so much.
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rocketdave Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
I may be in the minority, but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Into Darkness.  Perhaps it helped that I had lower expectations because of the 2009 movie.  Anyway, I'm also looking forward to the new show, as well as Beyond.
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lacentickles Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
I remember Deep space 9, it was pretty cool, probably the best written overall and definitely the one that did the most to explore the politics and cultures of all the star trek worlds, though I never liked the ferengi. Admittedly it did lack the optimistic humanism that informed the TOS and Next Generation, and I don't think there was any one character as memorable as Picard or Spock, but with its long story arcs, dense pacing and thoughtful writing I can understand why so many consider it the height of the franchise.

Also the last supper parody at a space bar concept was worth a laugh.
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rocketdave Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
That was well put.
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Taigan Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
I agree that I think this was the pinnacle of Trek.  From Voyager on, I felt they were just pandering.  
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Krigstein Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Very nice, I'm more into your naughty work but you've captured all of their faces beautifully.
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amandahawkins71 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Nice work, rocket. Twas a good show.  :-)
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sister-rachel Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
I followed the story for a couple of years, then lost touch
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Avaro56 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow ^^
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MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow I love all the detail that was put into this!! and I agree Deep Space 9 was definitely really cool! I'm finding that I really just love all the series equally I cant seem to pick a favorite, they are all awesome in their own way ^^ 

I also like that you included both Jadzia and Ezri, along with Morn he's so cool :XD: this is really really really really really really AWESOME! I could tell who everyone is easily, and all their personality's are displayed very well in their body language. Just a really well thought out piece with some beautiful execution.
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment; I really appreciate it, especially given how much time I put into this thing. 
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MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I figured you had put lots of time into this, and someone deserves a thoughtful comment for that much work ^^
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manickreations Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
cool
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Thanks.
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manickreations Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
your welcome :)
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Lawlessness45 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant! I've recently started re-watching DS9 and have such a greater appreciation for it. 
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Thanks very much the compliment.  Yeah, my appreciation for the show definitely deepened after I rewatched it on DVD, though I liked it a lot when it was in its original run, too.
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Lawlessness45 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I was considerably younger when it first came out, and I didn't realize how much I missed. Little nuances of the show make it considerably more enjoyable the second go around for me. And some of the subject matter they deal with , such as war and the value of human life, is something I understand now. As a 13 year old you miss a lot of that stuff. At any rate, I enjoyed this piece. And you are most welcome.  :)
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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
:iconjimbeamplz: Set me up, Quark!
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4ELEVEN-IMAGES Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
good stuff
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thanks
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart::heart::heart:Fantastic work!:heart::heart::heart::heart:

Just finished up watching all of DS 9 about two weeks ago!  One of the best of the Star Trek series in my opinion.  :)
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I'm glad you feel that way. Thanks for commenting. :)
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart::heart::heart:My pleasure!:heart::heart::heart::heart:
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Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing piece of art! And it's great that you added Morn and a tribble. And Sisko's baseball.^^
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Thanks very much for commenting. :) I enjoyed coming up with stuff to include in the scene that fans would hopefully recognize and enjoy. Part of me would have liked to have added more than I did, but I didn't want the inside references to distract from the overall composition.
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Toadman005 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thanks!
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Kaystronaut Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg that is so funny
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Thank you.
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Kaystronaut Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome >o<
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fuhqtoo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
This is so cool!
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Thanks!
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47ness Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Yup. Totally with you on DS9 being the best series. :) It boasted a super-diverse cast of primary and secondary characters that all played well off each other.

(I remember being a little kid when the show debuted and I thought it was a movie too! XD) It was definitely the most cinematic (operatic even) series of all five Treks.

Glad you included Quark's as the backdrop. I was always in awe of the rather gothic setting (as a contrast to the super-modern setting of the other shows)

Haha, I just noticed O'Brien's little Alamo figurines...! ;) Very nice!
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I'm glad you mentioned the Alamo figurines. I had to draw them slightly larger than they were on the show so that they wouldn't just seem to be little indistinct specks, but I was still curious how many people- if any- would recognize them for what they were. Thanks for commenting. :)
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47ness Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I'm sure if you'd snuck another 47 DS9 gags, I'd have spotted them. That's how much of a geek I am. :D
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BrianThomasX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite Trek after TOS! Well done, even capturing the religious subtext the series had! :-)

BTX
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Thanks. Yeah, the religious angle was definitely a prime factor in choosing DS9 for this particular motif. Also, DS9 had more than enough good characters to fill all the necessary spots- so many, in fact, it was tough to leave some characters out. Morn is not a major character, but he's such a fixture of the show, I really wanted him in there. I couldn't exclude either Rom or Nog, so that's why there's a 13th "disciple." I kinda wish I'd been able to fit Leeta in there somewhere, but then I also would have wanted to do Dukat and Weyoun, etc... I wouldn't have this problem if I were doing The Last Supper with any of the other Star Trek series. TNG had just enough main and recurring characters for all thirteen spots, but I think I'd have to work a little harder trying to find enough people to fill the extra seats if I did the same thing with TOS, Voyager or Enterprise.
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Damon1984 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, that's a great idea! Well done :)
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Thanks!
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Avaro56 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice ^^
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Thanks!
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coredumperror Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I didn't watch much DS9 growing up (I was a Voyager kid), but I can recognize a work of deep love when I see one. You've really put your all into this, and it shows through wonderfully!
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Thanks very much. When Voyager first premiered, I was at the stage where I loved anything named Star Trek unquestioningly, but by the time that show ended, it was my least favorite of the spinoffs (at least until Enterprise came along), but that's not to say I didn't enjoy it for the most part. Also, the EMH is one of my all-time favorite characters. Actually, it was a while before I really got into DS9. Like most of the spinoffs, it took a couple seasons to come into its own, which is weirdly the reverse of how it was for TOS- if that had happened with the original series, it would have been two thirds over by the time it got good.
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