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Old February 19 2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hey there all,

I was wondering after rewatching season one of DS9, why do people so hate seasons one, two, and sometimes three? Just looking for different opinions
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Old February 20 2014, 12:01 AM   #2
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Re: The early seasons :

I personally don't think the early seasons are bad. It's just that they aren't as serialized as the later seasons, not delving into the major conflicts of DS9. That's why, I think, they aren't as appreciated as other seasons like 4, 5, 6, and 7.
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Old February 20 2014, 01:18 AM   #3
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I think they were in a TNG-like formula for much of the early seasons. And while that wasn't bad, the character and story arcs which became more prevalent in the seasons that followed worked far better for DS9. In my opinion.
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Old February 20 2014, 01:34 AM   #4
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DS9 had a better season 1 than TNG, and Duet was perhaps the best regular season 1 episode (non-pilot, non-cliffhanger) of any Trek series since 1987. IMO, only Shuttlepod One comes close.
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Old February 20 2014, 02:03 AM   #5
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I myself loved the early seasons of DS9.

To me, the show felt "right" from the beginning- the characters seemed comfortable with who they were. There certainly weren't many of the early season problems of TNG- certainly nothing like "Code of Honor".
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Old February 20 2014, 04:08 AM   #6
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Re: The early seasons :

I don't get it either. I think DS9 had a stronger season 1 and 2 than TNG and Voyager. That's not to say there weren't duds, but nowhere near as many as people make out.

And DS9 didn't just "get better"...it specifically built on the foundations of season 1 and 2. They weren't treading-water seasons, they were seed-planting seasons. ...Mostly.

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Old February 20 2014, 04:21 AM   #7
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Avery had hair on his head.

Once that changed - game on.
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Old February 20 2014, 06:51 AM   #8
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Re: The early seasons :

Cascades wrote: View Post
Hey there all,

I was wondering after rewatching season one of DS9, why do people so hate seasons one, two, and sometimes three? Just looking for different opinions
``Allamaraine, count to four!''
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Old February 20 2014, 06:54 AM   #9
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Re: The early seasons :

Nebusj wrote: View Post
Cascades wrote: View Post
Hey there all,

I was wondering after rewatching season one of DS9, why do people so hate seasons one, two, and sometimes three? Just looking for different opinions
``Allamaraine, count to four!''
I'm not ashamed to admit that "Move Along Home" is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I'd rather watch that than "Meridian" or "Let He Who is Without Sin."
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Old February 20 2014, 08:12 AM   #10
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Re: The early seasons :

For me, seasons one and two are DS9's finest. Later, as "the war" arc is introduced and then painfully drawn out to the point of extreme tedium, the show goes down hill. Episodes like "Take Me Out To The Holosuite" were a welcome relief.
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Old February 20 2014, 11:14 AM   #11
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Re: The early seasons :

Skywalker wrote: View Post
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``Allamaraine, count to four!''
I'm not ashamed to admit that "Move Along Home" is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I'd rather watch that than "Meridian" or "Let He Who is Without Sin."
Me too

I certainly don't hate early DS9 seasons. They're not as good as the later ones, but I don't skip them when rewatching, or sometimes I choose of of those eps to watch. Recently I felt like watching the Circle trilogy again.
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Old February 20 2014, 11:46 AM   #12
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Re: The early seasons :

While I love all of the seasons about equally for different reasons I can kinda see why some people might not like the first two that much. But i've never understood why some people are down on the third season, I think it's every bit as good as season four.
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Old February 20 2014, 07:01 PM   #13
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Re: The early seasons :

On my journey through the DS9 series, just finished Season 3 last night, starting 4 today.

I didn't mind the first 3 seasons. As said already though, it did really seem like it was sticking to the TNG format, and imo that just kinda made a bit of it stale. But overal, I've really enjoyed the stories in the first three! I've come to see Klingons in a different light! And I have a new love for Ferangies lol.
I am looking forward to seeing what the following seasons have in store!

*I have seen all the series before, but it's been a long time since I've watched them all besides TNG. This is the second time really watching DS9, but the first Ive been able to watch the whole series through every episode. Will be the same for Voyager.
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Old February 20 2014, 10:55 PM   #14
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Re: The early seasons :

I always thought 3 was widely regarded as classic, and where the show really began to get off the ground? The Search, Defiant etc....seasons 1 and 2 have some really strong ones like Duet, In the Hands of the Prophets, the Circle trilogy, the Jem Hadar....
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Old February 20 2014, 11:43 PM   #15
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Re: The early seasons :

Gul Re'jal wrote: View Post
Skywalker wrote: View Post
Nebusj wrote: View Post
``Allamaraine, count to four!''
I'm not ashamed to admit that "Move Along Home" is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I'd rather watch that than "Meridian" or "Let He Who is Without Sin."
Me too

I certainly don't hate early DS9 seasons. They're not as good as the later ones, but I don't skip them when rewatching, or sometimes I choose of of those eps to watch. Recently I felt like watching the Circle trilogy again.
Me three.
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