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Old January 13 2013, 06:46 PM   #16
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Re: DS9's IMDb rating - 7.8?!?

There are people out there who believe the Holocaust didn't happen too...

Put another way, there's an alarmingly large chunk of stupid people out there. I'm not surprised that people would let IMDb ratings color their movie choices...more sadly amused.

Frankly I'm kind of happy that DS9's rating is as high as it is.
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Old January 13 2013, 09:02 PM   #17
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Re: DS9's IMDb rating - 7.8?!?

The number is correct.
Trek series' come complete with winners and stinkers. DS9 is like the others... Melora, Profit and Lace and Second Sight come to mind.
Without them we wouldn't have had the rad Dominion war arc Trials and Tribble-ations, The Way of the Warrior, The Visitor, etc.
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Old January 13 2013, 09:47 PM   #18
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Re: DS9's IMDb rating - 7.8?!?

I think the reason DS9 has a lower score than other scifi series is that it gets ratings from more people who don't like that kind of show.

There are more people who would give DS9 a super-high rating than Stargate SG1. Just the people who would give Stargate SG1 a lower rating just never watched the show.

The thing about ratings from sites like Rottentomatoes is that they're only useful for things you don't have a lot of information about. I do find, there's a higher probability I'll like something with a high rating than a low rating. But if I like the series, or like the director or the writer, I have no reason to check the rating.
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Old January 13 2013, 09:55 PM   #19
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Re: DS9's IMDb rating - 7.8?!?

That's exactly on the same level as Stargate Atlantis. Yeah, IMDb ratings are crap.

You know that IMDb is bullshit when you notice that Firefly is supposedly the best science fiction show ever made. With a rating of 9.2 it easily beats all incarnations of Star Trek (including TOS and TNG), the original Twilight Zone, the new Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and Babylon 5... not to mention Twin Peaks, Six Feet Under, The Office, Mad Men,The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Homeland, The West Wing, and The Shield. Don't get me wrong, I like Firefly too, but 9.2 sounds ridiculous.
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Old January 13 2013, 10:19 PM   #20
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Re: DS9's IMDb rating - 7.8?!?

Firefly is another one of those shows that's polarizing, but most of the people who rate it are the ones who love it.

And by the way, if we're going to hold a few bad episodes against an entire series, 2-5 poor episodes per season is a pretty damn good average for a television show.
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Old January 14 2013, 12:02 AM   #21
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Re: DS9's IMDb rating - 7.8?!?

"What You Leave Behind" actually has the highest IMDb rating of the Star Trek finales, sitting pretty at 8.7. "All Good Things" and "Endgame" are tied at 8.3.
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Old January 14 2013, 12:44 AM   #22
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Re: DS9's IMDb rating - 7.8?!?

And "These Are the Voyages..." gets a 6.0 with 471 votes.
"Turnabout Intruder" has a 6.9 with 473.
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Old January 14 2013, 07:34 PM   #23
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Re: DS9's IMDb rating - 7.8?!?

The films have unrealistic ratings as well. Wrath of Khan is 7.7 while Abrams' Star Trek is 8. First Contact has a rating of 7.5. The other 11 have ratings in the 6 range.
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Old January 14 2013, 07:48 PM   #24
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Re: DS9's IMDb rating - 7.8?!?

7.8 on IMDB? That sounds good!
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Old January 21 2013, 11:50 PM   #25
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Re: DS9's IMDb rating - 7.8?!?

There's also a fair amount of trolls on IMDB who like to vote lower scores on shows just to mind screw fans of those shows.
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