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Old February 28 2011, 03:49 PM   #1321
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Re: DS9 Versus: A viewing experient

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Final Tally:
DS9
121:52 = 2.33

TNG
21:19 = 1.11

VOY
65:51 = 1.28

B5
75:32 = 2.34
That's all well and good, but the yay/nay system is too simple, what we need is a numerical average between 0 and 10, that's the only way we'll get to learn which show really was the best. And that average needs to be determined by a Niner so that the whole thing is rigged in DS9's favour.
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Old February 28 2011, 06:44 PM   #1322
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Re: DS9 Versus: A viewing experient

I think Sykonee should start pitting DS9 against other shows of various degrees of reception among their fandom. He could even move beyond the nineties, boldly going where the most prolific character of all is to be found on either end of the spectrum.

That's right, I propose the next chapter tackles our favorite international icon, Scott Bakula himself.

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Old February 28 2011, 08:25 PM   #1323
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Yeah! Review Quantum Leap, Sykonee!
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Old February 28 2011, 09:29 PM   #1324
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It makes for thrilling television, and helped bring sci-fi to creative heights when all three (yes, even VOY) were at their peaks. We may never see another era like it in sci-fi again.
Here here. If there was a better time for science fiction on television than when B5 and DS9 were both on the air, I don't know what it was. It was nice to have Voyager as well, even if I don't like it as much. Looking back, the nineties really was quite a remarkable time for genre television.

This has been a great thread, Sykonee. Comparing these four series as they progressed and side by side has been a lot of fun and really very interesting. I'm amazed it's been nearly two years.

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Old February 28 2011, 11:10 PM   #1325
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Some of my friends ask me why it is I know of all these nineties sci-fi gems and how I'm so big into genre television and film when there's such a rut of quality items these days. The simple answer is also the best one: I was into it as a kid, and that happened to be during the nineties.

You know, back when it was good.
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Old March 1 2011, 02:11 AM   #1326
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I'm gonna miss this thread, Sykonee. You should continue with the statistical analyses until there's nothing left to analyze so the thread continues a little while longer.
It would be ignominious of this thread to simply disappear from the front of the DS9 Forum. I mean, aside from the "5-world [sic]" game thread, it's currently the biggest on here! Though it'd be egotistical of me to request it be stickied for posterity's sake, wouldn't it. So, to keep it going, here's a bunch of random statistics I made up:

Number Of References To Other Sci-Fi Shows:
7

% Of B5 Episodes Followed By A Pemmer Harge Post:
99

Number Of Times GodBen Self-Deprecated:
8

Instances Of kai winn Derailing The Thread:
14

DevilEyes Essays
4

Vacations I Went On:
6

Times I Hardly Watched An Episode:
3

Total Shuttle Crashes:
47

Total Instances of '47':
12
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Old March 1 2011, 04:05 AM   #1327
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That's... awesome.

I'm a big fan of kai winn's derailments. Speaking of which, where has she been lately?
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Old March 1 2011, 04:30 AM   #1328
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I'm a big fan of kai winn's derailments. Speaking of which, where has she been lately?
Seemed to disappear the moment the episode her avatar comes from came up. Coincidence?

Garak: "I believe in coincidences. Coincidences happen every day. But I don't trust coincidences."
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Old March 1 2011, 04:50 AM   #1329
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Leave it to ol' Garak to confirm suspicions. That's right, ladies and gentlemen; kai winn was the embodiment of that episode and as soon as Sykonee viewed it, she disappeared.
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Old March 1 2011, 05:10 AM   #1330
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Number Of Times GodBen Self-Deprecated:
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I don't think it qualifies as self-deprecation when it's true. The reality is that I have no real skills, I'm unlikeable, ignorant and gormless. I really don't know why anybody pays any attention to me.


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Old March 1 2011, 05:54 PM   #1331
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% Of B5 Episodes Followed By A Pemmer Harge Post:
99


I suspect the percentage of my replies that just considered B5 vs DS9 and ignored whatever Voyager episode was on that week is pretty high as well!
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Old March 4 2011, 08:41 AM   #1332
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With all the wrestling/boxing allegories in this thread, I decided to do a special Bonus Round of three episodes that actually has boxing/fighting in it!

DS9 - For The Uniform (S5)
VOY - The Fight (S5)
B5 - TKO (S1)

Actually, should DS9 even be here? I mean, sure, Sisko beats the crap out of a punching bag, but that's all the actual fisticuffs we see from the guy. Maybe a better episode to use would be Q-Less, since there's an actual bit of boxing going on there. Unfortunately, it doesn't demonstrate Sisko's tenacity, and Q's got a glass jaw, so it wasn't much of a fight. The punching bag was more of a man than Q was.

So between VOY and B5 then. Bah, B5 totally takes it. Walker Smith was spillin' blood from his opponents, and had the audience in the palm of his hands by the end of the fight. Chakotay looked dazed and confused out there, stumblin' around while shouting nonsense. And he doesn't even finish the fight! C'mon, man, what's the point of gettin' in the ring if you ain't goin' t' man up?

On the other hand, Boothby was a better Mickey than old alien dude. On the other hand, Chakotay's crazy old grandpa wasn't as interesting a side-plot as Jewish ceremonies. It's a tie there.

I'm giving the decision to B5 here. As far as crappy fighting episodes go, TKO was the lesser evil.

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Old March 4 2011, 02:26 PM   #1333
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Ew. One of B5's worst vs. one of VOY's. This thread has totally jumped the shark - I find that there are now many better, fresher threads throughout TrekBBS that are far more interesting.

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Old March 4 2011, 03:00 PM   #1334
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This week, the audience loses.
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Old March 4 2011, 09:36 PM   #1335
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Heh, TKO has its problems, but it wipes the floor with The Fight!

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