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X-Men's Famke Janssen Changed Star Trek: DS9's Trills, Says Dax Actress

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The look of Star Trek's Trills changed on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine because of X-Men actress Famke Janssen, according to Terry Farrell, who played DS9's Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax. Trills are a symbiotic alien species that originated in Star Trek: The Next Generation season 4, episode 23, "The Host", in which Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) falls in love with Trill ambassador Odan (Franc Luz), before Odan's untimely death necessitates transferring the symbiote possessing his memories into a new host. Odan's Trill makeup was typical of TNG's weekly aliens, with a prominent forehead piece designed by makeup legend Michael Westmore.

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