Been a Trekkie since I was born.. my parents raised me on weekly Sunday afterrnoon marathons of ToS before TNG was more available for purchase. Sadly, I was overseas when DS9 hit and it wasn't easy to catch routinely and didn't get the full experience until the release of the dvds 10 years ago. Quickly became my favourite Trek series and one of my top three series of all time. I just love the depth of characters and the "of the week" eppies that still fit into the overall arc of the series. Don't mind the serielisation much, though I prefer a looser theme holding a series together without a "to be continued" after each eppie Still, when you are given Bashir, Quark, Nog, Odo, Garak, Martok, and Dukat all on the same show... yeah, can't go wrong with that.