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Old May 27 2013, 02:47 AM   #1
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Favorite DS9 Episodes?

I'm sure we all have a favorite DS9 episode so as my first thread I decided to ask the question that I'm sure has been asked before but is probably lost deep in the archives of this website. Which episode is your personal favorite and why?

I'm also probably going to be doing one or two more of these "favorite" threads just for fun so keep you're eyes out if you're interested.
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Old May 27 2013, 05:53 AM   #2
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Re: Favorite DS9 Episodes?

Trials and Tribble-ations is very high on my list of favorites. It's a whole lot of fun, and i love how Odo responds to the tribbles. As well, the episode is a tribute to TOS that's fond and respectful without going over the top or being cloying (as I think it could have been in lesser hands.)

I was just talking about Trials and Tribble-ations this morning to a Trekkie friend who hasn't seen very much DS9. He shocked me when he said he's never seen it. How could any self-respecting Trek fan miss such a magnificent treat? Needless to say, he's going to be getting my copy of Season 5 as soon as possible!
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Old May 27 2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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Re: Favorite DS9 Episodes?

I have a hard time narrowing it down.

Emissary
Duet
In the Hands of the Prophets
The Circle
Necessary Evil
The Search, Parts I and II
Heart of Stone
Second Skin
Explorers
The Way of the Warrior
The Visitor
Indiscretion
Rejoined
Return to Grace
Accession
Hard Time
To the Death
A Call to Arms
Rocks and Shoals
Behind the Lines
Statistical Probabilities
Far Beyond the Stars
In the Pale Moonlight
Chrysalis
The Siege at AR-558
It's Only a Paper Moon
Chimera
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
Tacking into the Wind
What You Leave Behind
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Old May 27 2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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Re: Favorite DS9 Episodes?

1. The Visitor. I would argue this is the best Star Trek episode ever. Cried the first time I saw it, and upon each subsequent viewing.
2. Far Beyond the Stars. Avery Brooks is awesome in it. Confronts the ugliness of racism head-on.
3. In the Pale Moonlight. Never get tired of this one. Starfleet officers fabricating evidence in order to justify pulling the Romulans over to the losing side in a war. Again, Brooks at his best.
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Old May 28 2013, 01:34 AM   #5
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Re: Favorite DS9 Episodes?

The Way of the Warrior is very good, especially when you have the subtitles for when they speak Klingon.
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Old May 28 2013, 02:37 AM   #6
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Re: Favorite DS9 Episodes?

Trials and Tribbleations is a good episode but I think it's a bit overrated. Embraces the camp just a bit too much for me to rank it among best of series.

Chronolically:

Emissary
Dax
Duet
Whispers
Civil Defense
The Die is Cast
The Adversary
The Visitor
Homefront
Hard Time
The Quickening
The Ship
Nor The Battle to The Strong
The Assignment
Call To Arms
Rocks and Shoals
Who Mourns For Morn?
In The Pale Moonlight
The Siege of AR-558
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
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Old May 28 2013, 03:00 AM   #7
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Re: Favorite DS9 Episodes?

Well I have to say my two favorites are Far Beyond the Stars and Nor the Battle to the Strong. I have so many others that I love but I will never get tired of re-watching these two. Far Beyond the Stars makes me cry every time but it also lifts my spirits when I see how far we've come in the last half century. And Nor the Battle to the Strong. Well. I'm not even quite sure why that one gets me. Maybe it's the fact that Bashir is my all time favorite and you really get to see him in circumstances you don't always get to see him in or maybe it's the fact that Jake (another great character) is looking within himself and finding out a lot about life. Either way, they're both amazing episodes
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Old May 28 2013, 03:51 AM   #8
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Re: Favorite DS9 Episodes?

The Visitor
Call to Arms
Sacrifice of Angels
Emissary
Duet
The Search
Far Beyond the Stars
In the Pale Moonlight
The Adversary
The Way of the Warrior
Apocalypse Rising
In the Cards
The Final Arc (I can't separate these episodes to rank them against each other)
The Occupation Arc (Ditto)
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Old May 29 2013, 07:33 AM   #9
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Re: Favorite DS9 Episodes?

There are so many... and some I can't recall the titles too since I'm tipsy but:

In the Pale Moonlight (sort of universal isn't it?)
Siege of Ar558 (something about it that is just so poignant)
The Visitor (just a nice personal episode)
Explorers (the one eppie that really got me into this series. I was overseas and this was that one that made me so mad I couldn't see it regularly)
And so many Klingon centric eppies... Sons of MOgh is a standout as well as Worf getting a place in the House of Martok.

It's just really hard to narrow this series down like this since there are only one or two "not as great" eppies. I mean, there isn't one episode I'd say is unwatchable or below the standard of almost any other television show. In fact, only two other series hold that distinction where even the "worst" episode is better than many other series period: MASH and Chuck. DS9 is just one of those special series.
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Old May 31 2013, 08:30 AM   #10
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Re: Favorite DS9 Episodes?

Top three (in no particular order)

Way of the Warrior
In the Cards
Whispers
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