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Old January 24 2014, 03:54 PM   #1
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Started DS9 all over again

I have just started to watch DS9 again from the beginning and what a roller coaster ride.

For a pilot, Emissary is fantastic, especially Sisko's beef with Picard. I had forgotten how good it was and had to re-watch TNG Best of Both Worlds again too.

Going back to the beginning shows how the character development really moved on at a pace after season 3, in the first two seasons (I have just finished with The Maquis - season 2) Bashir is still very wet behind the ears, Kira full of anger and O'Brien seems to have a hard time of it all, I guess the best fleshed out character so far is Dax, but she still has plenty of growing to do.

I'm looking forward to the proper introduction of the Dominion, Odo finding his roots and Sisko becoming a proper bad ass.

Can't wait!!
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Old January 24 2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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Re: Started DS9 all over again

I'm about to start a DS9 run myself. I never completed the sixth and seventh season so I am looking forward to finally seeing them.
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Old January 24 2014, 04:46 PM   #3
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I'm about to start a DS9 run myself. I never completed the sixth and seventh season so I am looking forward to finally seeing them.
Season 6 and 7 are probably THE best sci-fi telly ever
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Old January 24 2014, 05:05 PM   #4
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and to me, the best series finale I've ever seen. Brilliant.
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Old January 24 2014, 06:16 PM   #5
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Well season 5 was also very good
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Old January 24 2014, 07:59 PM   #6
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Season 5, I think, is the most consistently good season. Season 6 had the highest highs, but also the lowest lows. Season 7 gets bogged down a few times.
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Old January 25 2014, 01:32 PM   #7
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Idd, In my opinion because they spent so many times on the new caracter, Ezri Dax.
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Old January 25 2014, 03:09 PM   #8
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they just needed 2 or 3 more seasons.
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Old January 25 2014, 04:28 PM   #9
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I'm going to rewatch DS9 once I finish Voyager. DS9 has always been my favorite of the Trek series, so I'm looking forward to it.
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Old January 25 2014, 04:39 PM   #10
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they just needed 2 or 3 more seasons.
No. Just less filler. If DS9 had 7 Seasons of 13 episodes like the current cable model, it wouldn't be a forgotten series, it would be probably the greatest Sci-Fi show of all time.
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Old January 25 2014, 04:54 PM   #11
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Idd, In my opinion because they spent so many times on the new caracter, Ezri Dax.
There was some non-Ezri centered badness as well: goofy evil-verse plots, Bashir hitting on his patients, Bashir running through Sloan's mindfuck. Moreover, a lot of the Ezri-Word stuff just substituted for the Jadzia-Worf stuff they would normally write (which may have been better, but still would have been a sideshow to the war narrative) and the derivative trills-have-multiple-personalities plots that they had every season (which normally underlined Farrell's bad acting against great guest stars).

Of course, all of that slowed down the season's momentum.

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Old January 25 2014, 10:18 PM   #12
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I really need to watch these -- I've seen a handful of them and have heard great things about the Dominion War.
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Old January 28 2014, 01:06 AM   #13
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I'm currently right at the start of S6 in a DS9 run. I definitely think the early episodes come off better when you know the characters better. But this is when the show is really at its most exciting. Next up is Rocks and Shoals, one of the series best.
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Old January 29 2014, 01:42 AM   #14
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they just needed 2 or 3 more seasons.

Have you checked out Avatar (not the movie, the DS9 books)?

With the original I'm actually just starting to rewatch DS9 myself. Of course, over the past few years I've been watching the series in stardate order, so starting with "Broken Bow" and going right through to "Endgame" & "Star Trek Nemesis" So right now I'm up to TNG Season 6/DS9 Season 1.
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Old January 29 2014, 05:42 PM   #15
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It's by far the most rewarding Trek series to watch beginning to end, episode by episode. I try to do it once a year, it's a great way to spend a couple days in the off-season.

I think Enterprise is a distant second in this regard, I enjoyed the continuing storyline and you get used to the terrible acting, lack of character depth and poor script-writing after a few episodes. Like jumping into a cold pool. Gives you shivers at first, but then you warm up to it.
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