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Old May 7 2013, 09:06 PM   #31
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

I'm in the minority here apparently, but I never really cared for Far Beyond the Stars... sure it has a great message... but it's just completely out of place in the context of the rest of DS9.
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Old May 7 2013, 11:25 PM   #32
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I'm in the minority here apparently, but I never really cared for Far Beyond the Stars... sure it has a great message... but it's just completely out of place in the context of the rest of DS9.
Yeah... I'm inclined to agree. It was cool seeing all the actors as themselves, as opposed to hidden under prosthetic makeup, but other than that... I never quite understood the point of it.

However, I do know that my stepdad will love "Trials and Tribble-ations". He's a huge fan of TOS. In fact, he's the main reason I'm such a Trek nerd today.
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Old May 8 2013, 09:14 AM   #33
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Also tell them it makes you cry at night when you think about them not having seen it.
Emotional blackmail, I like it
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Old May 9 2013, 05:13 AM   #34
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

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I'm in the minority here apparently, but I never really cared for Far Beyond the Stars... sure it has a great message... but it's just completely out of place in the context of the rest of DS9.
Yeah... I'm inclined to agree. It was cool seeing all the actors as themselves, as opposed to hidden under prosthetic makeup, but other than that... I never quite understood the point of it.
According to the Memory Alpha. The DS9 Companion said DS9 was allegedly going to end with Benny Russell (1950's Sisko) on a film set holding a completed copy of Deep Space Nine. Making the whole series a dream made reality by Benny. This is why Benny reappears in the season 7 episode 'Shadows and Symbols' and appears to have control over what happens in the story we are watching. Hence the scene when Benny is tempted with erasing his work, Sisko is having a crisis opening the orb of the Emissary.

Naturally had this been the ending DS9 would be fully disconnected from TNG and VOY and would pose the question that every Star Trek series is just a dream/story made real.
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Old May 9 2013, 05:22 AM   #35
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Naturally had this been the ending DS9 would be fully disconnected from TNG and VOY and would pose the question that every Star Trek series is just a dream/story made real.
Which, of course, would have been unacceptable. Because, as we all know, it's reeeeeaaallll!!
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Old May 9 2013, 05:27 AM   #36
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Naturally had this been the ending DS9 would be fully disconnected from TNG and VOY and would pose the question that every Star Trek series is just a dream/story made real.
Which, of course, would have been unacceptable. Because, as we all know, it's reeeeeaaallll!!


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Old May 9 2013, 05:37 AM   #37
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?



Ten-hour version, please.
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Old May 9 2013, 06:15 AM   #38
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I thought the whole Benny thing was later revealed to be a false vision from the Pah Wraiths.
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Old May 9 2013, 07:05 AM   #39
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This stuff is all pure gold, you guys! Thanks for all your suggestions. Especially dub's suggestion to have a little viewing party with my parents each week. That's a great idea; they don't live that far away. And besides, I don't need much of an excuse to watch DS9.
One off-topic question I must ask; who is the pretty redhead gal in your avatar?
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Old May 9 2013, 07:11 AM   #40
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One off-topic question I must ask; who is the pretty redhead gal in your avatar?
Off-topic? How dare you! I'm putting you on report.

Seriously, though, that would be me. I recently made Commander, so I decided to make a new avatar, as a gift to myself. It's mostly accurate... except in real life, I have even more freckles.
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Old May 9 2013, 09:41 PM   #41
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

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I'm in the minority here apparently, but I never really cared for Far Beyond the Stars... sure it has a great message... but it's just completely out of place in the context of the rest of DS9.
Yeah... I'm inclined to agree. It was cool seeing all the actors as themselves, as opposed to hidden under prosthetic makeup, but other than that... I never quite understood the point of it.
According to the Memory Alpha. The DS9 Companion said DS9 was allegedly going to end with Benny Russell (1950's Sisko) on a film set holding a completed copy of Deep Space Nine. Making the whole series a dream made reality by Benny. This is why Benny reappears in the season 7 episode 'Shadows and Symbols' and appears to have control over what happens in the story we are watching. Hence the scene when Benny is tempted with erasing his work, Sisko is having a crisis opening the orb of the Emissary.

Naturally had this been the ending DS9 would be fully disconnected from TNG and VOY and would pose the question that every Star Trek series is just a dream/story made real.
And whoever made the call to nip that one in the bud earned their pay.
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Old May 10 2013, 01:57 AM   #42
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I'm in the minority here apparently, but I never really cared for Far Beyond the Stars... sure it has a great message... but it's just completely out of place in the context of the rest of DS9.
Yeah... I'm inclined to agree. It was cool seeing all the actors as themselves, as opposed to hidden under prosthetic makeup, but other than that... I never quite understood the point of it.
According to the Memory Alpha. The DS9 Companion said DS9 was allegedly going to end with Benny Russell (1950's Sisko) on a film set holding a completed copy of Deep Space Nine. Making the whole series a dream made reality by Benny. This is why Benny reappears in the season 7 episode 'Shadows and Symbols' and appears to have control over what happens in the story we are watching. Hence the scene when Benny is tempted with erasing his work, Sisko is having a crisis opening the orb of the Emissary.

Naturally had this been the ending DS9 would be fully disconnected from TNG and VOY and would pose the question that every Star Trek series is just a dream/story made real.
thankfully they avoided the "DS9 meets St. Elsewhere" route...
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Old May 10 2013, 02:00 AM   #43
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Re: How would you convince someone to watch DS9?

Or finding out in the final scene that the entire series was a dream that Bob Newhart had.
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Old May 10 2013, 03:28 PM   #44
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^I saw that when it originally aired. Now that really was amazing.
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