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Old March 31 2013, 01:17 AM   #1
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"The best and most influential Trek series"

A very interesting article from Hollywood.com:

http://www.hollywood.com/news/tv/550...ce-nine?page=1
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Old March 31 2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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Great article, though I slightly prefer TNG.
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Old March 31 2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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I agree with the article ds9 is the best trek by far IMO.
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Old March 31 2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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Good article
Liked ds9 a lot but hard to argue it was more influencing than Tos
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Old March 31 2013, 10:07 PM   #5
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Most influential? That is the original, without argument. But I won't fight over calling DS9 the best series in the franchise. In any event, it is my favorite.
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Old April 1 2013, 01:43 AM   #6
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Most influential? That is the original, without argument. But I won't fight over calling DS9 the best series in the franchise. In any event, it is my favorite.
Without a doubt.

The best series? That's going to vary by individual and is a meaningless title in the grand scheme of things.
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Old April 1 2013, 08:24 PM   #7
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DS9 was the shit, but I prefer in honesty TNG as it was the Trek I grew up on. DS9 still has a special appeal to me though.
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Old April 2 2013, 05:16 AM   #8
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TNG will always be a sentimental favorite, but objectively speaking I don't think there's any doubt that DS9 was the best-written show. By far.
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Old April 2 2013, 09:26 AM   #9
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I'll agree with DS9 being the best. But c'mon most influential? Everyone knows who Captain Kirk and Spock are, even if they're not Trek or sci-fi fans. Most people will even know who Picard and Data are... but ask them about Sisko and Dax and you'll get blank stares.
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Old April 2 2013, 01:12 PM   #10
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I love DS9 as much as a rational person can, but the article is over-egging it. TOS was the most influential Trek, and TNG was probably more influential than DS9 as well. DS9 did do some really cool serialised stories, but Babylon 5 was doing that sort of stuff at the same time and doing it better. And while the show had a bunch of amazing episodes and was usually very good, it also contains some of the worst material Star Trek ever produced. (This from a franchise where Spock once had his brain stolen by a race of bimbos in go-go boots.)

I suppose if that article convinces some new people to try DS9, and they like it, then it's all good. But if they go into the show expecting The Wire in space then they'll be disappointed. The article also spoiled some major events of the series, including the events of the best episode (in my opinion).

Basically, there are numerous angles from which I could grumble about this article, even though I agree with it in spirit. Which is my gods-given right as a Trekkie.
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Old April 3 2013, 04:31 AM   #11
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How nice to see my favorite show celebrated this way. I agree that TOS is the most influential series (there wouldn't be a DS9 without it!) but DS9 is the best.
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Old April 6 2013, 03:17 AM   #12
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Definitely not the most influential. However, it is the best and the most grounded in reality. Explored some concepts that portended the 2000's in the US. Terrorism, how far you should go to win a war, etc.

Had a wide range of characters they utilized. I also like the format of the show they used. A lot of time they had the story of 2 characters in one episode. They spent about 25 minutes on the main story from one character's perspective, and then spent about 17 minutes on the other character. It kept things interesting.
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Old April 13 2013, 07:47 PM   #13
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How nice to see my favorite show celebrated this way.

Yeah, really what articles like this, and other recent ones like it, mean is that DS9 has staying power, both on its own merits, and on the influence it has undeniably had on the genre as a whole. The extent of that influence can be debated, but it definitely had and continues to have an impact.

TOS will always be the most influential, its influence is just taken for granted at this point.

Anyway, as you say, as a longtime Niner, nice to see this type of article being written about the show
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Old April 13 2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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DS9 was the shit, but I prefer in honesty TNG as it was the Trek I grew up on. DS9 still has a special appeal to me though.
You don't like DS9, but it has a special appeal to you?

How'd you arrive at that conclusion?
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Old April 13 2013, 09:35 PM   #15
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DS9 was the shit, but I prefer in honesty TNG as it was the Trek I grew up on. DS9 still has a special appeal to me though.
You don't like DS9, but it has a special appeal to you?

How'd you arrive at that conclusion?
"The Shit" means that it was good in his opinion.
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