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Old May 4 2013, 09:39 AM   #16
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

Or tell them, "Don't make me go Sisko on your ass." They'll question what that means, then tell them they'd need to watch DS9 to understand the reference and walk out the room without explaining it further
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Old May 4 2013, 11:41 AM   #17
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

Can't really add to what's been said.

I was hesitant about DS9 as well, but ended up buying the box set of the entire series on DVD after having seen episodes here and there on the different collections series (Captains, Q, Klingons, Time Travel) and it has become my favorite Star Trek series.

Not only great character development for the main crew, but the villains as well. Hello...Weyoun!! Hated him at first then he becamse on my my fav characters on the show!
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Old May 5 2013, 04:59 AM   #18
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

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Not only great character development for the main crew, but the villains as well. Hello...Weyoun!! Hated him at first then he becamse on my my fav characters on the show!
I love Weyoun, too. He's a sneaky, treacherous liar, but he's just so darned likable. Jeffrey Combs really made him ridiculously charming.

And then there's this:

His laugh at the beginning of the clip is insane.
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Old May 5 2013, 05:08 AM   #19
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

Yeah, Weyoun's jovial side sure didn't last in season 6 and especially season 7. Though I guess when you're riding herd on egomaniac Cardassians it's hard to be cheerful. Hilarious scene however!
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Old May 5 2013, 07:04 AM   #20
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

Though Damar eventually has a good laugh at his expense.
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Old May 5 2013, 07:13 AM   #21
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

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Though Damar eventually has a good laugh at his expense.
"Maybe you should talk to Worf again!" Hehe. That's the most hilarious moment in DS9.
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Old May 5 2013, 07:49 AM   #22
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"Maybe you should talk to Worf again!"
Best line in all of Season Seven. And I love that Damar can't even say it with a straight face.
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Old May 5 2013, 04:07 PM   #23
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

It's funny. I was just reading an old post I made several years ago about almost the same situation. My dad even said the exact same thing to me about "it's not real trek, they are on a station".

Here is a link to the thread: Best episodes for a new viewer?

I hope they enjoy some DS9 soon. It is a great series, the best IMO.
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Old May 5 2013, 04:08 PM   #24
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"Maybe you should talk to Worf again!"
Best line in all of Season Seven. And I love that Damar can't even say it with a straight face.
That is my favorite line in the whole series!
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Old May 5 2013, 11:05 PM   #25
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

I hooked my ex-wife (Still my best friend, long story) who loves political thrillers with "In the Pale Moonlight". Once she saw the kind of stories DS9 was telling, we went through the essentials of Seasons 1 and 2, then every episode from "The Search" onwards.
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Old May 5 2013, 11:32 PM   #26
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

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It's funny. I was just reading an old post I made several years ago about almost the same situation. My dad even said the exact same thing to me about "it's not real trek, they are on a station".

Here is a link to the thread: Best episodes for a new viewer?

I hope they enjoy some DS9 soon. It is a great series, the best IMO.
That's a great list of episodes. I'm definitely going to make them watch "The Visitor" and "Duet". I think those episodes really emphasize what makes DS9 great, without giving away too many plot points. My parents hate spoilers.

I'd like them to watch "In the Pale Moonlight", but it's such a pivotal episode in the series, I want it to be a surprise to them. I predict that if they get that far, their reactions will be priceless.
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Old May 6 2013, 08:35 PM   #27
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So my parents are pretty big Trek fans. They've watched TOS, TNG, and VOY, as well as most of ENT. But for some reason, they've never had any desire to watch DS9. Their main argument is that it's not "Trek" because it's set on a station, and the crew "doesn't go anywhere". Parents. So illogical.

I know they'd really enjoy DS9 if they just watched it. What should I say to convince them, at least, to give it a chance? How would you convince someone to watch it?
accuse your parents of racism then they will watch out of guilt.

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Old May 7 2013, 12:45 AM   #28
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I'd tell them that Terry Farrell is really hot
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Old May 7 2013, 07:42 AM   #29
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I'd like them to watch "In the Pale Moonlight", but it's such a pivotal episode in the series, I want it to be a surprise to them. I predict that if they get that far, their reactions will be priceless.
Absolutely . Far Beyond The Stars should be interesting also.
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Old May 7 2013, 01:08 PM   #30
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

If they've watched everything else just talk about how O'Brien and Worf are in it and both are better in DS9 then they ever were in TNG. Oh and Kirk is in it too... WHAT?! Yes really mom and dad, there's this time travel episode and Kirk is in it!!

Also tell them it makes you cry at night when you think about them not having seen it.
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