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Old January 4 2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Sixth Season

I bought the season 6 boxset DVD this afternoon, and was wondering what everybody thinks about this season in particular?
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Old January 4 2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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I bought the season 6 boxset DVD this afternoon, and was wondering what everybody thinks about this season in particular?
Season six is usually mentioned as being the best season of the series. Personally, season four is my favorite.
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Old January 4 2012, 10:20 PM   #3
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It has the two best episodes of the series in it: "In The Pale Moonlight" and "Far Beyond the Stars." It does struggle to find its voice a little, though, after the first seven episodes. Season four and five are probably more consistent -- though season six has greater highs.
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Old January 4 2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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Re: Sixth Season

S6 is undoubtedly DS9's best in terms of serialization. Unfortunately, that also became its greatest weakness.

It builds up so much good will, anticipation, and excitement with the initial Occupation Arc that nearly any following diversion from the war comes off as superfluous, pointless fluff. And sadly, there are quite a few such 'fluff' episodes scattered about S6.
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Old January 4 2012, 11:02 PM   #5
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an up and down season. Strong start with the occupation arc, ended weakly by "SOA," uneven after that, weak finish. Not among the best seasons.
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Old January 4 2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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I find Season 6 to be very good but very uneven. I mean yeah they opened with the great occupation arc (Even though Sons and Daughters wasn't all that great) and there were some magnificent episodes like In the Pale Moonlight, Far Beyond the Stars, the Sound of her Voice, Tears of the Prophets, and many others, but there was also some episodes that I'm not fond of and really really dislike here too. Episodes that people like (Who Mourns for Morn and the Magnificent Ferangi) are ok, but kind of overrated. Then this season provided my two least favorite and most detestable episodes back to back: Valiant and Profit and Lace. For those two episodes alone I call this season uneven and not as good as Season 5 or 4.
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Old January 4 2012, 11:43 PM   #7
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I think "Valiant" is rather good, actually, but there's little you can do to defend "Profit and Lace." It's one of the worst episodes the series, and probably the worst episode of late-period Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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Old January 5 2012, 01:11 AM   #8
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Valiant is one of the weaker episodes. I didn't care for it much. I critise VOY when ignores previous plot elements from Trek and DSN doesn't get an exemption.
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Old January 5 2012, 01:14 AM   #9
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I'm just starting to watch season six - it does start off really strong so I'm not surprised it can't maintain that momentum.... can't wait to get to the really good ones.
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Old January 5 2012, 01:50 AM   #10
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From the first arc, the weakest one has to be "Sons & Daughters"
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Old January 5 2012, 01:50 AM   #11
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The opening six-episode arc is likely the greatest six-hour stretch in the history of Star Trek. (Maybe?)

After that, the season on the whole is very good. There is so much build-up and anticipation that it is hard to tie everything up in season 7 and provide the pay-off.
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Old January 5 2012, 01:56 AM   #12
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My favorite season. It only had two dud episodes, IMO - Profit and Lace and Valiant.
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Valiant is one of the weaker episodes. I didn't care for it much. I critise VOY when ignores previous plot elements from Trek and DSN doesn't get an exemption.
After watching Homefront/Paradise Lost, I actually got more angry at Valiant. What the hell was red squad still doing in service. They were accessories to an attempted treason. That's reason enough to disband that entire subsection of the academy.
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Old January 5 2012, 01:57 AM   #14
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Seasons 5-7 are my favorite - I'm sure you'll enjoy what you watch.
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Old January 5 2012, 02:44 AM   #15
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"Valiant" isn't actually that bad imo, I rewatched it and found it to be pretty good. "Profit and Lace" is also enjoyable. The only one I woudn't rewatch would probably be "Far Beyond the Stars", what a pile of preachy, pointless, irrelevant crap.
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