DS9 Forum Welcome Thread: Hello fellow Niners!

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Disillusioned, May 30, 2009.

  1. Kabraxal

    Kabraxal Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    May 9, 2013
    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 :p

    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.
  2. RXTT

    RXTT Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Mar 25, 2013
    Gamma Quadrant

    Trek fan here. Love ToS. Love TNG, will destroy all federation space for DS9. DS9 is the crown jewel in sci-fi television in my book.
  3. prizzm

    prizzm Ensign Newbie

    May 23, 2013
    DS9 is definitely my favorite Star Trek spinoff. I watched it from the beginning and liked it then, but I appreciated it even more as time went by.

    Parts of it I don't like, of course. But overall, it's really well done.

    Quark's my favorite. I think Armin Shimerman cared about his character, put a lot of thought into Quark and made him shine.
  4. Vulcan Logician

    Vulcan Logician Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 31, 2013
    In the realm of pure logic
    Have to admit DS9 is my fave, but all the series are good. Even Enterprise.
  5. Bad Thoughts

    Bad Thoughts Commodore Commodore

    Jun 19, 2013
    Containment Area for Relocated Yankees
    I'm a lifelong trekkie, and DS9 was, imo, the best of the series: it was the greatest fulfillment of Star Trek's potential.
  6. desertstarlover

    desertstarlover Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Nov 23, 2006
    Phoenix, Arizona - East Valley
    DS9 is one of the best drama series ever to air. And it just happens that it is Star Trek and science fiction. I love DS9 and wish it were still airing in syndication.
  7. Data girl

    Data girl Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Apr 5, 2013
    I was not sure if I would like DS9. But I love it. I like the whole religion and war thing. I also ended up liking dukat except S7. I guess something is wrong with me.
  8. Spock/Uhura Fan

    Spock/Uhura Fan Captain Captain

    Aug 20, 2012
    Where It's At.
    Welcome to the new people, or fellow 9ers now. :)
  9. Maj. Kira Nerys

    Maj. Kira Nerys Ensign Red Shirt

    Jul 24, 2013
    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to say hello. I think, I have been on this forum before, but my e-mail-account decided to delete everything, so I don't know...

    Anyway, I love DS9, I love the other series too, but DS9 is the one I find myself watching over and over again, so I suppose it's my favorite.
  10. Captain_Q

    Captain_Q Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Aug 13, 2013
    221 B Baker Street
    I'm about halfway through watching DS9, I grew up watching TNG but I'm really enjoying DS9. Odo is my favorite along with Jadzia Dax. I just love the backstories for all the characters. And glory be to netflix for having all of these episodes!
  11. jimmyt

    jimmyt Cadet Newbie

    Aug 25, 2013
    kent uk
    Just wanted to say hi everyone.. new here.. first star trek forum... loved star trek for years.. ds9 is my fav series but love them all... just watching 'babel' never get tired of star trek...
  12. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    Howdies to Maj. Kira Nerys, Captain Q, and jimmyt.
  13. cal_nevari

    cal_nevari Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 2, 2013
    Although I grew up on TOS and its popularity is what made the rest of Trek possible, DS9 is my favorite Trek!
  14. milquetoast

    milquetoast Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Dec 10, 2013
    Hello there, My name is Milquetoast and I am not a new fan, just a new fan to the forum. As a kid I was obsessed with Voyager, when it was on during the fourth season. I remember hearing about DS9 being better than Voyager and never had much interest in finding out because of how obsessed with Voyager I was.

    Eventually I watched a few episodes and didn't think much of it, I didn't care much for the abrasiveness of the characters. They weren't like the characters on Voyager who always seemed to do the right thing. Slowly over time I watched more and grew an interest in the series. I even remember watching the series finale when it was on.

    I remember thinking that I would watch the series in whole one day, and I filed that in the back of my mind. About a month ago I re-signed up for netflix streaming and found all of the trek series were available for streaming. DS9 popped up on my list (as I had been watching the original series when I first had my streaming). I had been watching another show (on netflix) at the time and thought well why not watch two series at once. That didn't last long as I became quickly embroiled in the series. Once again I found myself obsessed with a Trek series and felt like this show as a good book I couldn't seem to put down. I devoured the episodes and took me about a month to get through the series.

    I can't say how wrong I was about this series when it was on. I wished I had found about DS9 when it had started and I could have watched it then, however I probably wouldn't have understood it as I was quite young when it started. At times watching the show I remember thinking how this was Trek but yet so different from Trek.

    After being such a Voyager fan (which was a pure action show at the expense of it's characters) to see DS9 as a character show where the action takes a back seat is quite interesting to see. What an opposite these two shows are! The relationships on this show were far richer, complex and compelling than on Voyager. You never seemed to know what was behind a motivate. I think Worf and Sisko's conversation (when Worf came into the series and didn't fit in at first), where Worf tells Sisko that he knew everyone's motives and new were he stood with them. Sisko replys that the people on the station were of many shades of grey. Plus this ensemble cast was wonderful! A true ensemble!

    The interesting thing for me re-watching the series, I realized I'd seen pretty much the whole series in syndication and as I eventually grew to have an interest in it it didn't strike me as it does now. I think this is a series that you have to see in chronological order to really get the most of of this show and the wonderful rich characters it provided.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2013
  15. K'retok

    K'retok Cadet Newbie

    Dec 30, 2013
    Hey everyone, I thought I'd stop in and introduce myself. I'm somewhat of a new ST fan, as I first started getting into it in 2006 during my first deployment to Iraq (sidebar, I was in the U.S. Air Force for 7 years; separated in 2011.) I started watching Voyager there, and even got a bootleg copy of the entire series on DVD for like $50 there. When I first got back from that deployment I started watching DS9 reruns thanks to my DVR. My second deployment was to Afghanistan, and while I was there I got a bootleg copy of the entire series of DS9 on DVD as well, this time for like $90. I watched it all the way through during my time in Afghanistan, and I've been hooked ever since. Thanks to Netflix, I've now watched DS9 in its entirety 4 or 5 times, and I also got my current girlfriend into it as well. While I like all the Trek series (except Enterprise...haven't seen too much of it) DS9 is without a doubt my favorite. Being a military vet, I can relate to a lot of the material from the Dominion War. Plus I just think the series as a whole was very innovative and ahead of its time.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to chatting with everyone!!
  16. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    Hello K'retok. Always nice to see more Niners :)
  17. Drusilla

    Drusilla Ensign Red Shirt

    Feb 21, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    Hello! I've been a lurker for awhile, but just got enough courage to create an account. I'm a HUGE DS9 fan and have been since I was a kid and it first came out.
  18. GNDN

    GNDN Commodore Commodore

    Nov 20, 2003
    Geosyncrhonous orbit over NJ
    Hi Drusilla!

    Glad you said hello, and welcome aboard!!
  19. smudgietoo

    smudgietoo Ensign Newbie

    Apr 21, 2014
    Hey Fellow Niners, if I may be so bold. Am very new to the site. Came looking for a place to get my Trek fix since they are closing down the discussion boards at the "official" Star Trek site.

    Love Trek but DS9 is my favorite. I remember watching the first episode, with all the lights off, and seeing that meteor shoot across the screen.....I was hooked. I love the cast, admire the writing and agree that neither really gets enough credit.

    Looking forward to chatting about all things DS9 in the future. Cheers :-)
  20. mattpilgrim

    mattpilgrim Cadet Newbie

    May 28, 2014
    Hi everyone,

    I am very new to Star Trek. I started watching TOS in 2012 and just finished TNG. Now I am diving into DS9 and I thought it was time that I begun discussing this series with other Trekkies. I am only a quarter way through the first season but I love this show so far. Near the end of TNG I was getting tired of the formulaic nature of the show... also, am I the only one who became very irritated with Deanna? I think she may have gotten more air time in the seventh season (or maybe it just felt that way) which exposed her bad acting. Either way, I am glad to be taking a break from the Enterprise.

    I look forward to joining in on the discussion of DS9. You guys seem like real friendly folk.

    P.S. It's early but I like Garak a lot.