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Old February 9 2013, 07:11 PM   #24
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Re: 10 Reason ST:DS9 Misjudged

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No sense in wasting your breath.

You have a group of devoted DS9 fans that are convinced it was nailed upon the cross and died for our Trek sins.
Perhaps you should try an experiment and go over to the TOS message board and say something like this:
TOS was a great show, but come on...Was it really a ground-breaking show? Or was it just an adventure show geared toward kids? I love TOS a whole bunch...but if we're going to be honest TNG had more seasons because TNG turned out to be better to most people than TOS. And there's nothing wrong with that, you know, different strokes.
I bet all of those open minded TOS fans would come back and say, "You know, you're so right. Good point there, buddy. No argument here!"

Seriously though, I rather enjoy the discussion and debate as long as it doesn't get personal. I guess I'm weird like that.
Well, I did post this in another thread discussing DS9.

BillJ wrote:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was a solidly entertaining TV show. But much like Star Trek it wasn't any bolder than much of the TV on during the same period of time. It's something fans tell themselves to make their show seem more important in the grand scheme of things than it really is.
Over the years, there has been a lot of deconstruction of the myths of TOS. Including its status as a massive ground breaking show.

I say this as the Captain Kirk action figure on my desk looks at my with disapproval.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"
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