Originally Posted by Amnorix
Hard core Star Trek fans who are old enough will probably have heard this story, but apparently when they were doing marketing test runs or whatever they do for new shows for Deep Space Nine, they initially had the show named "Deep Space IX".
And people were like "'Deep Space ick?' Why the hell are you calling it that? That's a dumb name."
So yeah, "NINE", not "IX".
*note, could be urban legend, but I remember hearing about that very shortly after the show started.
So Lamar's naming idea for "Bowl" was just lame, and his idea for Roman Numerals was just dumb. What a creative genius that man was.