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Old March 27 2013, 11:33 PM   #15
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Re: When did voyager go wrong?

I think people sometimes over emphasize the "serialness" of DS9. It really wasn't as extreme as people make it out to be. People like to throw around the "It was ahead of its time," excuse. But even that's somewhat hyperbole.

Seasons 1-2 were totally episodic. Seasons 3,4 & 5 were mostly episodic with an increasing amount of serialization each year. Season 6 was half and half, and with season 7 finally swung to mostly serialized.

The thing is, even by '94/95, there were plenty of shows on television that were more serialized than DS9 ever was. And buy '97/98, the pendulum had fully started to swing.

Voyager was fine episodic. And I think Enterprise would have been fine if it had stayed episodic.

I'd even argue that nowadays the pendulum has swung too far (especially with genre shows) and some episodic sci-fi might be a breath of fresh air.
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