Danger Ace wrote:
I have to say that I believe seasons 5-7 to be the pinnacle of Star Trek story-telling. I loved the mythology they created and how the show left me satisfied and wanting more all at the same time.
I tend to agree. I think the writers really embraced their exile and decided to push things as far as they could. And they didn't push just to shock & unsettle. It was always in noble service of the long established tenets of fine drama. It was always justified. It was always motivated and with purpose.
One thing I am also appreciating more this time around is Nog's arc. I kind of took that character for granted in the beginning, but the Jake-Nog friendship was much more special and important than originally gave it credit for.
This show is just full of friendships; it's something that we talk about on The Orb all the time. Every time we talk about one of the characters we are quickly talking about them and their relationships. I really love the characters and their interaction with each other. I have always had a personal soft spot for Nog and Jake as well