First off, I must say I love all things Trek. I'm a fan of all the incarnations of the series. I do have more love for some than others. (Voyager being my least favorite). I thought by season 4, Enterprise was JUST hitting it's stride, plus I am a huge fan of Scott Bacula.
With that being said, I wanted to get your thoughts on DS9.
My opinion, it is sort of the 'black sheep in the family' in some circles. I completely disagree with this. I think that as you look at DS9, as a whole, it had the best laid out plan for any of the series. Yes, it was a bit darker than the other shows. Yes, it had heavy religious overtones. Yes, the space station was stationary, so new life and civilations came to them more than them going to seek out. But, it had the most compelling episodes, the best ending of the any of the series and some of the finest contemporary actors.
DS9, to me, is like a 7 year greek play, which had a strong beginning, middle and end.
Do you agree or disagree? I would love to know.