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Old September 8 2008, 06:39 PM   #1
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Where were you when...

Where were you when DS9 ended? Its been 10 years since the last season of DS9 started...It seems only like yesterday, but wow...

I was in the GULF region. I was stationed on a Carrier and my friend was sending me VHS tapes of DS9's final season. We made it back in time to see the final arc of the show...but now I' m retired and it all seems a lifetime ago..

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Old September 8 2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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Re: Where were you when...

I was living where I live now. Nothing extraordinary about it.
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Old September 8 2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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I was living in Devon patiently waiting for the VHS release!

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Old September 8 2008, 09:14 PM   #4
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Like PKTrekGirl I was living in the same place as I am now but I still vividly remember those final months (although technically its not ten years yet). I also recall that over a span of about five or six months Babylon 5, Homicide: Life on the Streets and Deep Space Nine all came to a close. Those were my three favorite series of the 90s and in fact during one year all three came on back-to-back-to-back on Friday nights in the Washington DC area. Losing all those characters from those three shows was almost like losing a slew of old friends.
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Old September 8 2008, 09:26 PM   #5
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I was completing graduate school in a city that didn't carry DS9 (or VOY, for that matter) on any stations. I followed the end of the series through online reviews, and bought the novelization of What You Leave Behind. After school ended, I moved where I am now. One of the local stations was running DS9 five times a week, so I caught up on most of what I missed. Unfortunately, they kept skipping some episodes so there were some (including What You Leave Behind) I never got to see until Spike picked up the show.
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Old September 9 2008, 06:45 AM   #6
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I was living 80km from where I live today. Not sure where I was exactly when the last episode aired but I remember where I was when I got my hands on the VHS. I was in Brisbane on summer holidays before I started year 12 and I went out bought it and just about watched it straight away when I got back to where I was staying. I'm pretty sure I skipped ahead several episodes from what was available at my local video store. Which thankfully started getting in the all the VHS from season 6 onwards. Prior to that it was a bit scattered in what was available.
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Old September 9 2008, 06:49 AM   #7
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Middle School.
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Old September 9 2008, 06:59 AM   #8
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Pathetically enough, my life hasn't changed much aside from the fact that I'm not in high school anymore.
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Old September 10 2008, 04:49 PM   #9
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At home after the last episode, sitting on the sofa thinking "what?....what the fuck was that?"
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Old September 11 2008, 12:22 AM   #10
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I was watching it on TV at my parents' house. I was in high school at the time.
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Old September 11 2008, 03:24 AM   #11
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I was a senior in High School, and living in my hometown........Spokanistan, WA. I watched every episode as they came out religiously! I still mourn it's passing........
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Old September 11 2008, 03:52 AM   #12
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I had finished 5th grade a month before the finale. I watched WYLB on TV and also taped it.

I still (somewhat) remember those kinda cool promos they would show during those last few episodes saying how DS9 was only X weeks away from the finale, and being excited and sad that it would soon be over.
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Old September 11 2008, 06:28 AM   #13
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7th grade. I saw the finale only a few months ago on Spike.
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Old September 11 2008, 10:17 AM   #14
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In the same city I am now.

That said, I spent the last of my money on the last few VHS tapes. I'm fairly sure I didn't get the bus home to try and justify the expense...
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Old September 11 2008, 12:14 PM   #15
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I was home for Christmas and New Year during the semester break in my first semester at University. Two of my best friends with whom I always watched DS9 were also there.

Living in Germany, I always got the English VHS tapes from a small British video rental store that was near the British military airport near my home town. And at first, it seemed the final tape with the finale wouldn't arrive in time.

Fortunately, as it turned out, they got it at the last minute, and we were able to watch WYLB just before the year 2000. Had it come later, I don't know when we'd have been able to watch it together. So it was fantastic it turned out the way it did.

Watching it was fantastic and sad at the same time. It was hard to believe that seven years had passed so quickly, it seemed. And although I don't want to overstate the meaning of a TV show, on some level, it was almost like losing a friend who's been with you for a long time, if you know what I mean. That final pullback was really tough.
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