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Old March 18 2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Cool, Syfy UK are showing DS9!

http://www.radiotimes.com/programme/...eep-space-nine

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Old March 18 2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Re: Cool, Syfy UK are showing DS9!

Never met a fellow Brit who agreed with me that DS9 was the best Trek. In fact, they all seem to think it sucks and vastly prefer Voyager.

An example of Broken Britain if ever there was one.
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Old March 18 2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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Re: Cool, Syfy UK are showing DS9!

Yeah, the love for Voyager is a bit baffling. "Counterpoint" was voted the best episode in the 2001 Star Trek Night, beating "The City on the Edge of Forever", "Far Beyond the Stars" and "In Theory".

Don't forget though that the readers of the UK magazine voted DS9 as the best series and "What You Leave Behind" as the fourth best Star Trek episode.
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Old March 18 2013, 11:34 PM   #4
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Re: Cool, Syfy UK are showing DS9!

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Never met a fellow Brit who agreed with me that DS9 was the best Trek. In fact, they all seem to think it sucks and vastly prefer Voyager.

An example of Broken Britain if ever there was one.
I am british as well and i know what you mean everyone in my family bar me and one other loves voyager more.
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Yeah, the love for Voyager is a bit baffling. "Counterpoint" was voted the best episode in the 2001 Star Trek Night, beating "The City on the Edge of Forever", "Far Beyond the Stars" and "In Theory".

Don't forget though that the readers of the UK magazine voted DS9 as the best series and "What You Leave Behind" as the fourth best Star Trek episode.
Great i never knew that.
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Old March 18 2013, 11:54 PM   #5
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Re: Cool, Syfy UK are showing DS9!

What You Leave Behind wouldn't even make my Top 10 DS9 episodes so it's still a weird choice .
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Old March 19 2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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Never met a fellow Brit who agreed with me that DS9 was the best Trek. In fact, they all seem to think it sucks and vastly prefer Voyager.

An example of Broken Britain if ever there was one.
DS9 towers over the rest of Trek.

Who the hell could prefer Voyager ? All the Trek fan's I've ever come across think it's at best 'a bit iffy'.

The first properly good DS9 episode 'Progress' is on soon then...
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Old March 19 2013, 12:06 AM   #7
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Everybody I know. Which admittedly isn't many people as I'm an anti-social recluse, but it's all I have to go on.

I started a Star Trek society at university and few people were big on DS9 at all. Though they only really hated JJ Abrams-Trek, you could tell most only cared about TNG.
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Old March 19 2013, 02:41 PM   #8
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Back in the 1990s, everyone I knew preferred DS9 to Voyager. I used to buy the CIC DS9 tapes, and another friend used to buy the Voyager ones. Mine were always lent out to friends more often!!
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Old March 19 2013, 05:27 PM   #9
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I can definitely see preferring TNG to DS9, if you can will yourself to ignore the first two seasons exist.

But how can you prefer Voyager to either of them? Voyager was explicitly designed to be TNG-lite.

Having all Treks to pick from and picking Voyager is like having all beers in the world to pick from and picking Budweiser.

Is the UK just generally anti-serialization? Most BBC series I've seen are very episodic.
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Old March 19 2013, 08:28 PM   #10
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Re: Cool, Syfy UK are showing DS9!

Relayer1 wrote: View Post
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Never met a fellow Brit who agreed with me that DS9 was the best Trek. In fact, they all seem to think it sucks and vastly prefer Voyager.

An example of Broken Britain if ever there was one.
DS9 towers over the rest of Trek.

Who the hell could prefer Voyager ? All the Trek fan's I've ever come across think it's at best 'a bit iffy'.

The first properly good DS9 episode 'Progress' is on soon then...
I think "Emissary" and "Captive Pursuit" were properly good as well.
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Old March 19 2013, 09:02 PM   #11
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Re: Cool, Syfy UK are showing DS9!

My very vague memories of few DS9 season 1s I saw were that it was tonally dark, with angry characters and iffy make-up, and - let's face it - basically a Western in space (not a genre that hugely appealed). Voyager was, and is, just lighter, frothier fun. And they had a spaceship.

Of course, I've seen the light with DS9 since . But VOY will always be first love.
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Old March 19 2013, 11:22 PM   #12
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JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
I can definitely see preferring TNG to DS9, if you can will yourself to ignore the first two seasons exist.

But how can you prefer Voyager to either of them? Voyager was explicitly designed to be TNG-lite.

Having all Treks to pick from and picking Voyager is like having all beers in the world to pick from and picking Budweiser.

Is the UK just generally anti-serialization? Most BBC series I've seen are very episodic.
I think that is the case sadly, those of us who like serialized arc heavy shows tend to be in a minority here in the uk in my opinion.
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Old March 19 2013, 11:28 PM   #13
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The reason I always preferred voyager over the other series is because it's what was on when I was growing up. Born in 93, so Voyager was the one that was new by the time I knew what I was watching :P I do however love DS9, but mainly after they get the Defiant.

Also the fact voyager was on daily back when Virgin 1 still existed, watched every episode throughout highschool. God damn that helped me get through the day xD
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Old March 21 2013, 01:27 AM   #14
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Next episode is "The Storyteller".
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Old March 21 2013, 01:41 AM   #15
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Once upon a time... th-there was a Dal'Rok!
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