- There was some talk that the final scene of "What You Leave Behind" would be Benny Russell sitting outside a sound stage holding a script that read "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," essentially making the series, and all of Star Trek, a dream.
- Ira Steven Behr elaborated further: "I would have ended the series with it becoming the Benny Russell show. The last episode would have been shot here on the streets of Paramount Studios as Benny Russell wanders around the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine sets looking at all the wood and trying to figure it out, and following Rene Auberjonois and all these guys as they get in their cars and drive home off the lot."
- "But I don't think they're going to let me do that one. Still, that would be good. (Russell would) follow them all the way to Patrick Stewart's house and William Shatner's house and Gene Roddenberry's house. The show would have ended more or less as a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. I thought that would have been very nice."
While this note has only been requesting a citation for about 3 months, it is putting a massive quote into the words of one of the Trek creators with no citation. I have seen this "theory" crop up around MA and the net for awhile now, but have never seen a citation or a source. If one can be provided, it can go back. --OuroborosCobra talk
- The first bit is from the DS9 Companion. Not sure on the next two paragraphs. -- Sulfur 04:28, 11 November 2007 (UTC)`