Could I become a Niner?
You could, as long as you remember to fill out the application in triplicate, and remit your registration fee in full. No post-dated cheques, please.
Seriously, though, DS9 is by far my favourite of the 24th century shows. I'll just echo what everyone else has said... it gets better! There were some good S1 episodes (I recall Duet
being a particular standout) but the show *really* picks up in later seasons. (And the less said about season one's Move Along Home
, the better! You may just want to move along past it.
So hang in there, and enjoy the ride!