After dinner tonight, I sat down with my fiance and daughter to watch some netflix... and my fiance inexplicably wanted to watch Deep Space Nine
! Very strange. She has seen all of 1.4 episodes of DS9 in her life, but who am I to argue?
She didn't want to watch the first episode because she felt that she has a good grasp on the characters and situation (having previously seen "Trials and Tribble-ations" and part of "The Circle"[!]) so I had to just pick an episode at random.
I went with "Way of the Warrior". It is a fun episode and one of my all-time faves. It has some humor, some action, some drama... and Worf! Both my fiance and my daughter are familiar with Worf from TNG. We even have a Worf ornament for our Christmas tree. All I could do was put the episode on and hope that Worf could introduce my ladies to the wonders of DS9!
I spent my teen years sitting up alone to watch DS9 every Sunday morning from 12:35 a.m. until 1:35 a. m., so it was really strange for me to have someone to watch DS9 with for the first time. Strange, but wonderful! What a marvelous time! I will always remember it. It lasted exactly 55 minutes. And then I had to turn it off. They couldn't take it anymore. They both found if incredibly boring.
They decided to watch Double, Double
(starring the freaking Olsen Twins) instead. It's vile. I watched it with them for about 55 minutes before wandering in here to the computer room.
WOTW seemed like a good pick at the time, but I guess I should have chosen a different episode. Maybe something shorter and funnier? Like a Ferengi episode? I don't know.
Anyway, it was great to be able to share DS9 with someone for once... even if it was short lived.