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Old April 29 2013, 02:24 PM   #43
Fleet Captain
Re: "The best and most influential Trek series"

AllStarEntprise wrote: View Post
So you admit that DS9 stands above the rest because their was a great conflict to define the characters, settings and Trek universe?
That's not what I said. But... sure, if you want to look at it that way: DS9 did more to challenge its characters, and the writers were challenging themselves a bit more than in other Trek of its era.

However, that's not the same as saying "conflict" as in "war." DS9 does have that, but even during the Dominion War that is not always the focus.

The show's best season is probably season 5, and the Dominion War starts only in the final episode of that season.

AllStarEntprise wrote: View Post

If all it took was conflict to explore the human condition, we would have a million clone shows on television.
Some kind of conflict is pretty essential. Of course, all the Trek series have conflict, it is more a question of "what kind?", "how deeply does it impact the characters?," etc.

AllStarEntprise wrote: View Post
That's like saying everything TOS has to be 'Balance of Terror' 'A Taste of Armageddon' or 'Doomsday Machine' deep, dramatic and powerful.
It's not like saying that at all. Conflict can manifest itself in a variety of ways. DS9 was really best at character studies, not war stories. Or, at least, that has been argued before, and there is a lot of truth to it.

AllStarEntprise wrote: View Post
What sets DS9 apart is the journey of the show.

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