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Old October 2 2013, 06:27 PM   #16
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Re: Which alien race did DS9 do the best episodes with?

Definitely Cardassians. Plus, how many Bajoran episodes were there that didn't involve the Cardassians?
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Old October 2 2013, 07:09 PM   #17
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Bajorans, Cardassians and Klingons. They started of great with the Ferengi, but ultimatly dropped the ball.
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Old October 2 2013, 07:12 PM   #18
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Dominion, thus Jem'Hadar and Vorta
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Old October 2 2013, 11:55 PM   #19
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Re: Which alien race did DS9 do the best episodes with?

Cardassians and then Bajorans. We learned a lot about both species throughout all 7 seasons, but I think the Cardassians ended up being more interesting due to the rebellion in Season 7. Damar was my favorite recurring character. I loved seeing his transformation from Dukat's first officer to the powerless ruler of Cardassia to the brave leader of the rebellion.
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Old October 3 2013, 07:20 AM   #20
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Also agree, they sort of dropped the ball on Bajorans as a whole. While I get that they were a mash up allegory to the French Resistance of WW2, the Jews post WW2 and the foundation of Israel, and even the IRA...
I always thought the Bajorans were an allegory of the Palestinians, occupied by a foreign power with an ancient claim.

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The Romulans were one of my favorites on DS9, allowing themselves to trust the Federation a little more through the alliance, and I loved seeing the Romulans and the Klingons trying to get along with each other. Unfortunately, their screen time was still relatively limited.
I'm glad someone else liked the Romulan portrayal in DS9.
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Old October 3 2013, 07:14 PM   #21
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Also agree, they sort of dropped the ball on Bajorans as a whole. While I get that they were a mash up allegory to the French Resistance of WW2, the Jews post WW2 and the foundation of Israel, and even the IRA...

I always thought the Bajorans were an allegory of the Palestinians, occupied by a foreign power with an ancient claim.
So were the Irish. But allegory to Palestinians works, too, I suppose. The thing with the Palestinians is that both Israelis and Palestinians can equally say they have an ancient claim, and it was the UN that created Israel. In fact, you go back far enough, virtually everyone was taken over by another group at some point. SO saying any one group is an allegory should be stated in loose terms.

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The Romulans were one of my favorites on DS9, allowing themselves to trust the Federation a little more through the alliance, and I loved seeing the Romulans and the Klingons trying to get along with each other. Unfortunately, their screen time was still relatively limited.

I'm glad someone else liked the Romulan portrayal in DS9.
Add me to the list. The Romulans were almost uneasy allies with the Federation. Had DS9 aired even longer, or a show that followed the events of DS9 happened, instead of Enterprise, we might have seen the beginnings of a Federation\Klingon\romulan alliance. That would have been interesting.

Too bad it won't happen.
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Old October 7 2013, 04:51 PM   #22
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Re: Which alien race did DS9 do the best episodes with?

I would deffo say is Cardassian cos a lot of epsoide in this DS9, Not much in Klingon at all...So cardassian is it.

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Old October 21 2013, 12:46 PM   #23
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Definitely Cardassians. They had some very complex characters and are my favorite alien race in all of Star Trek. Even the minor Cardassian characters were usually interesting.

I was never too fond of Bajorans. Sort of meh about the Trill, too, even though they did have some good stuff here and there. There were good Klingon eps but I dunno, just too much of the same honor/dishonor stuff. I really liked Grillka, though.

The Ferengi had some great moments too.

As for the Jem'hadar, I liked them at first when they were still very mysterious, they'd just show up and kick ten kinds of butt, then disappear. Once they started showing up all the time and talking a lot, I got sick of them quickly, they were kinda dopey. For me, they didn't seem nearly as threatening, the further along in the series you got. I liked the Vorta though, especially Weyoun.
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Old October 28 2013, 04:37 AM   #24
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Cardassians, then the Ferengi.
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Old October 28 2013, 10:33 AM   #25
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DSN did a reasonable job of adding some depth to most of it's main recurring races. The Trill probably had the least depth though.
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Old October 28 2013, 07:09 PM   #26
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Cardassians hands down. They made them into a interesting and complex race, same can be said with the Ferengi. Both races really came into their own with DS9
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Old November 4 2013, 02:32 AM   #27
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Bajorans.... ugh. When they still were an allegory of Jews/Israel, they were fine, but when they became full-on US fundies, they got quite unbearable.

Cardassisns... in a way, they were treated too sympathetically for a nazi allegory.

Ferengi... meh, some very good comic relief (The Magnificent Ferengi), some very bad comic relief (Profit and Lace).

Klingons... actually quite a few good Klingon episodes, especially in latter seasons; so I'll pick them.
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Old November 4 2013, 02:50 AM   #28
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I liked the Jem'Hadar (I know, shocker!!!) and how they were they were portrayed to be smart, thoughtful and complex, and the Vorta for their quirks... also Tosk - you felt such pity for them, and it was left open for more development.
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Old November 7 2013, 11:57 AM   #29
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Bajorans.... ugh. When they still were an allegory of Jews/Israel, they were fine, but when they became full-on US fundies, they got quite unbearable.

Cardassisns... in a way, they were treated too sympathetically for a nazi allegory.
Bajorans - Palestinians
Cardassians - The state of Israel

Explains why Cardies were treated sympathetically.
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Old November 7 2013, 04:25 PM   #30
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allegory to Palestinians works, too, I suppose. The thing with the Palestinians is that both Israelis and Palestinians can equally say they have an ancient claim, and it was the UN that created Israel. In fact, you go back far enough, virtually everyone was taken over by another group at some point.
Quite.

Besides, I'm not aware of even the most extreme Bajoran nationalist ever calling for the complete destruction of Cardassia and everyone on it.
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