Best episodes for a new viewer?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by TheQman, Dec 18, 2008.

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What are the best episodes for a new viewer? Multipul Choice.

  1. The Visitor

    12 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. The Way of the Warrior

    13 vote(s)
    61.9%
  3. Duet

    12 vote(s)
    57.1%
  4. The Jem'Hadar

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  5. Improbably Cause/The Die is Cast

    10 vote(s)
    47.6%
  6. In the Pale Moonlight

    10 vote(s)
    47.6%
  7. Far Beyond the Stars

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  8. The Magnificent Ferengi

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  9. Hippocratic Oath

    6 vote(s)
    28.6%
  10. Past Tense

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  11. The Wire

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  12. Improbable Cause

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  13. A Simple Investigation

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. TheQman

    TheQman Commander Red Shirt

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    Hi all, I haven't been here in awhile, nice to be back.

    Anyway, I am going to have my own little marathon with my dad, who hasn't seen much DS9 (he is a TOS fan) and he wants to "get into" DS9. I have been racking my brain to think of about 6-8 episodes that would be good for him to see. He has seen the early Dominion story arc (Late season 5 to Early season 6.) Also he has seen the Section 31 stories in season 7.

    If anyone would like to offer what they think would be good for a new fan of DS9. I have seen most if not all the episodes, but I can't seem to think of what would be good for my dad.

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

    (when I get a few responses, I might put a poll up.)
     
  2. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Emissary
    The Visitor
    The Way of the Warrior
    Duet
    The Jem'Hadar
    Improbably Cause/The Die is Cast
    In the Pale Moonlight
    Far Beyond the Stars -

    It would also depend on what types of episodes he likes. I've left out a number of lighter episodes that are pretty good. Some of the Ferengi eps, Explorers, In the Cards, You are Cordially Invited, etc. Maybe mix in a few of them in as well.
     
  3. Ezri II

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    With every single type of show, TNG, TOS, Enterprise, Voyager and DS9. I would pick the first episode of the season. This is only good in my judgment if you are starting out.
     
  4. jamestyler

    jamestyler Commodore Commodore

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    If he's a TOS fan Trials and Tribbleations might work for a lighter ep. The Magnificent Ferengi always gets a few laughs from some non-fans I know too.

    robot elf has a pretty good list - theres not much more I would add to that.
     
  5. TheGodBen

    TheGodBen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You can't beat Move Along Home. :)

    Urgh, I think I just threw up a little.

    Seriously, I think Whispers is a good episode because the episode is stand-alone, the mystery is genuinely gripping and the twist is hard to see coming.

    Past Tense might be good, it has that TOS style moral lesson.

    And Duet. Just because.
     
  6. indranee

    indranee Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "Let he who is without sin" :p

    no, seriously, start with The Visitor, then if they like it, start at the top with The Emissary. DS9, with the exception of a few episodes, should be watched continuously.

    but The Visitor draws 99% of newbies in.
     
  7. TheQman

    TheQman Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks for all the replies. I will use your suggestions, anyone who wants can continue to give more input. Then I will make a poll.
     
  8. Navaros

    Navaros Commodore Commodore

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    House of Quark
    Little Green Men
    The Wire
    The Die is Cast
    Improbable Cause
    A Simple Investigation
    Necessary Evil
    The Jem'Hadar
    The Abandoned
    Hippocratic Oath

    I'd save the really big guns like ITPM til later because it can be much better-appreciated if watched in order.
     
  9. TheQman

    TheQman Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks again for all the responses. I have added a poll, and I will play the top episodes at my mini marathon.:)
     
  10. Photon

    Photon Commodore Commodore

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    It depends if he's a Trekkie or not or sorta.

    Trekkie-give 'em the Rommies or Klingons-Die is Cast or WoW
    Not-give 'em The Visitor

    Sorta-I would submit Sacrifice of Angels-kick ass battle
     
  11. ialfan

    ialfan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Emissary
    Duet
    Whispers
    The Wire
    Crossover
    The Way of the Warrior
    The Visitor
    Trials and Tribble-ations
     
  12. dreadpiraterose

    dreadpiraterose Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I think In the Pale Moonlight and Far Beyond the Stars are two of the best episodes in all of Star Trek, much less DS9. My only thing would be that do require some sort of introduction or briefing to fully appreciate them.
     
  13. Apogeal Alpha01

    Apogeal Alpha01 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Start with Emissary and then skip to the end of Season II's, The Jem'Hadar, and the first episode of Season III. Then, after thus tantalizing him, make him sit through the rest of Seasons One and Two. ;) Lots of character development there that makes the other episodes on the list more significant. imho.
     
  14. Sisko4Life

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    The Visitor should be the first episode IMO. It draws anyone with a soul in.

    Next, you go with the Pilot, Emissary.

    Why the hell would you lead with In the Pale Moonlight? Sure, its a fantastic episode but if you don't understand the background of whats going on how can you enjoy it?

    Oh yeah, Sacrifice of Angels and Call to Arms are very good beginnng episodes also, since they lure in people who love explosions and big battles.