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Old April 28 2013, 05:45 AM   #30
JirinPanthosa
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Re: "The best and most influential Trek series"

It is true DS9 greatly benefitted from the cultures and precedents established in TNG, and that the Dominion War wouldn't have been as cool if it weren't for several seasons of utopia preceding it. It doesn't diminish how awesome DS9 was, but a lot of the things DS9 capitalized on were earned by TOS and TNG.

Late TNG and DS9 are pretty much the same show with different characters anyway. DS9 got almost all the good TNG writers.

But I think the Sisko/Anakin comparison is pretty weak. In The Pale Moonlight was 'Ends justify the means', Anakin Skywalker was 'Anyone who opposes me should die because Palpatine convinced me to act completely on rage'.
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