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Old May 12 2011, 01:37 PM   #121
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Re: DS9 Forum Welcome Thread: Hello fellow Niners!

New to DS9. I have now watched all Star Trek episodes/series but this one. I am in 3rd season now.

I actually came here to find out why Thomas Riker & O'Brien had such a confusing interaction. But it seems I am not supposed to ask that because it was asked 3 years ago and everyone gets pissy about it.

I am starting to like the show. Started off a bit bland. But I feel all of them (except TOS) do.

Looking ahead I see some 6 or 7 parters. Just my style. Not always great for ratings. But this show lasted 7 seasons, same VOY & NG. This impresses me because this show gets somewhat bashed and is deemed unpopular by many. Only TOS and Enterprise were canceled. Sadly.
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Old May 17 2011, 03:58 PM   #122
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Yeah, early DS9 suffered by doing some pretty generic TNG-style stories before fully establishing it's own rich back-story. The biggest complaint back in the day, that it was not set aboard a starship 'boldly going' became one of it's greatest assets, as we got to watch social and political developments in a region of deep space, and also witness quadrant-changing events from a singular perspective.

The characters are what make the show, and the Riker/O'Brien moment was born out of character histories the audience thought they knew well. I'm sorry you feel everyone got 'pissy' about your question, and I'll leave that question to its own thread.

You definitely have some great Trek ahead of you as you press on through the later seasons!
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Old June 6 2011, 11:18 PM   #123
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Hello everyone. I am new to these forums and I am having a good time looking around and reading all the recent posts.

I am a big Star Trek fan in general, but DS9 is my personal favorite, with TNG coming in second. I'm not a big fan of TOS, although I watched it a lot as a kid.

I think DS9 is the most under-appreciated of the Trek series. It was the only series that felt like a true ensemble cast, with all the characters/actors contributing something to the series. Whereas, I often felt that TNG and VOY had a few central (key) characters, while the writers largely ignored the rest of the cast(s).

That said, I'm a fan of TNG and VOY, but not nearly to the extent of DS9.

Currently, I watch TNG, DS9, and VOY in chronological order, with 1-2 episodes each night. I'm in season 4 or VOY now, with a loop back to TNG when the series ends, probably in a few months. At this point, I've seen each series in its entirety at least 4 times. I can't seem to get enough of my Trek! LOL!


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Old June 8 2011, 02:52 AM   #124
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Welcome to the fray, bluemoves! I'm currently re-watching DS9 for the umpteenth time, just completed Season 3. Love revisiting TOS in HD, and cherry picking TNG eps, but DS9 deserves the saga treatment.
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Old June 10 2011, 02:17 AM   #125
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Hello, humanoids! I'm a Trek fan, having started off with the original series when I was younger, which my father loved, getting into TNG through a friend in grammar school, and getting into DS9 in middle school through reruns. I started watching around "In Purgatory's Shadow...", though I had seen "Whispers" when I was much younger. And I grew to love the show! I began to buy the DVD seasons through high school and had them all. It's been a bit of a family affair, as my brother, cousin, dad, and (especially) girlfriend have also seen many - if not all - of DS9. I've been recently watching a selection of Enterprise and Voyager.

As for the books, I've read the relaunch and am next going to read "Destiny." Some of the books have been great!

And, in spite of my name, the character I relate most to is actually Bashir, though perhaps I like Odo more.

Again, hello.
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Old August 17 2011, 10:57 AM   #126
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Sometimes things that are great are just great all by themselves, whatever recognition or lack thereof they may have at a given moment. Naturally there are of course lots of people who recognize that DS9 was great, but on some level it doesn't really matter how many. It was what it was, and I'm personally glad I'm among those that appreciate how great this show was at its best.


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Old August 23 2011, 07:01 PM   #127
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GNDN wrote: View Post
Welcome to the fray, bluemoves! I'm currently re-watching DS9 for the umpteenth time, just completed Season 3. Love revisiting TOS in HD, and cherry picking TNG eps, but DS9 deserves the saga treatment.
I need to start a DS9 weekend I think. Maybe when I'm back to the 2 day weekend and not working Sundays.
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Old August 29 2011, 01:34 PM   #128
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Hi everyone,

I guess it's fair to say that I was brought into the trek world from early childhood when my older brothers would camp me in front of the TV. I was more familiar with Vulcans and Orions than I was with "Dick and Jane."

I fell in love with DS 9 from the very beginning, and for myself rank it with TOS for my personal faves. I was so thrilled this summer when my 12 year old daughter marathoned her way through the entire DS 9 run. I like to think of her as a trekkie-in-training.

I've been enjoying the board here for some time, and in the past month finally felt brave enough to post.

See you around the boards :-)
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Old August 29 2011, 01:35 PM   #129
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Old September 14 2011, 06:27 PM   #130
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Hi

Not new to Star Trek or DS9 but new here. Looking forward to the journey.
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Old September 21 2011, 07:33 PM   #131
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Hey Everyone!!

I've been watching star trek for years and my favourite has always been DS9, It was the one that got me into it after all. Anyone who is watching it is in for a treat, people say that the reason why it DS9 wasn't as good as the others was because there was no ship, but i think it makes up for that by having a great plot, amazing characters and an overall superb feeling, have a good time watching it, i sure did!!
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Old September 26 2011, 09:00 PM   #132
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Whaddup all. I am a DS9er and was hooked to the series the first time I saw all seven seasons. It had some of the best episodes, and it was really gripping, partly because it was only partially episodic, unlike TNG. Each episode built upon the last and I really like that sort of thing. I was so awed I wrote my own continuation of the series, anyway, it's good to be here.
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Old September 29 2011, 07:02 PM   #133
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DS9 is probably my favorite overall, and a big reason for that is the characters. They all progressed incredibly well and the cast was fantastic and balanced.

I also feel DS9 was the last "great" ST series, and was the only good spinoff (I don't really look at TNG as a proper spinoff since it was a resuming.) Having gone on to a current watchthrough of Voyager, I think it had potential to have similar character progressions, but the writing totally wasn't there. I really wish that it and Enterprise would have learned something from DS9.
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Old October 8 2011, 09:05 PM   #134
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Hello just gotta say that I feel like I have found my place here. I don't really have too many local friends who appreciate Trek and DS9 the way I do. I especially have few female friends who care about this sort of thing. I watched DS9 in high school when it was on UPN, I remember buying the magazines, books, and so forth but when I got to college I kept quiet about all that and discovered boys instead. I feel like I am back in full gear again and I can't believe I took this long to join! Thank you
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Old November 8 2011, 06:16 PM   #135
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This is the best board here. I purchased DS9 on DVD when it was first released at $99 per season! After I completed my set the price eventually dropped to less than half. As a result I have seen the show backwards and forwards three times already. I read the DS9 novels and am disappointed that it isn't continuing with the momentum it once had.

I love the show and Far Beyond the Stars is my favorite and most heart felt episode to me. I was hoping there would be a revival of some type; however Paramount doesn't agree. It's sad to me to think that some Star Trek fans don't get this show. All you have to do is watch and see that it has a lot more depth than the others. This is not to say I don't enjoy NG,Voy and Ent. It's just that I wish it was well written as Deep Space Nine, which I'll always miss terribly.
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