The most liked episode of DS9: Season 6

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by dub, Sep 26, 2013.

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What is your favorite episode from Season 6 of Deep Space Nine?

Poll closed Oct 3, 2013.
  1. A Time to Stand

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  2. Rocks and Shoals

    6.5%
  3. Sons and Daughters

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  4. Behind the Lines

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  5. Favor the Bold

    3.2%
  6. Sacrifice of Angels

    9.7%
  7. You are Cordially Invited...

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  8. Resurrection

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  9. Statistical Probabilities

    3.2%
  10. The Magnificent Ferengi

    3.2%
  11. Waltz

    3.2%
  12. Who Mourns for Morn?

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  13. Far Beyond the Stars

    9.7%
  14. One Little Ship

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  15. Honor Among Thieves

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  16. Change of Heart

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  17. Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night

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  18. Inquisition

    3.2%
  19. In the Pale Moonlight

    45.2%
  20. His Way

    12.9%
  21. The Reckoning

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  22. Valiant

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  23. Profit and Lace

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  24. Time's Orphan

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  25. The Sound of Her Voice

    0 vote(s)
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  26. Tears of the Prophets

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  1. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Time for Season 6. Here are the results so far:

    Season 1: "Duet"
    Season 2: "The Wire"
    Season 3: "The Die is Cast"
    Season 4: "The Visitor"
    Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations"

    Now it's time to vote for your favorite episode from season 6. After we're done with each season, we'll vote for the favorite overall.

    The poll will be open for a week to give as many people a chance to vote as possible. Comment on your favorite, but don't forget to vote!

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    I'm going for another one that will probably not win, but hey, I'm a hopeless romantic. You guessed it. "His Way." They finally kiss! Come on! I waited forever for this! :) You know, I thought about mentioning some other episodes here that are among my favorites, but I would end up listing most of the season. I laughed. I cried. I rejoiced. I got angry. There are obvious favorites in this season, so I'll let you all battle it out. Have fun!
     
  2. garaks the best

    garaks the best Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Lots to choose from this season but i went with in the pale moonlight because garak+sisko equals amazing episode:).
     
  3. Bad Thoughts

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    Far Beyond the Stars: the episode that best brought forward the theme of Afro-futurism that ran through the series.
     
  4. R. Star

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    Season 6 had a lot of great episodes to choose from as well.

    I always thought Far Beyond the Stars was just... way out of place . A great message but one that kinda derails from the whole Star Trek setting. I get the sense Brooks probably pushed this one, which hey... star demands happen. At least he didn't ask to drive a dune buggy like Stewart did in Nemesis. ;)

    Anyways, my vote goes to In the Pale Moonlight. The first person narrative of Sisko really carries this episode. You can see how a normally good person can start down the slippery slope of morality. This episode really captures the grim situation of the war and Garak is just masterful in doing this thing in thoroughly manipulating everyone in his own unique style. Irony points for Sisko ripping into Dukat for some of the same things he did, and same justifications he did, a few episodes in Waltz.

    Honorable mentions go to You are Cordially Invited, the Magnificent Ferengi and Who Mourns for Morn? for some fun, light hearted episodes among the otherwise grim story arc and for the six part epic from A time to Stand to Sacrifice of Angels, which the collective whole was greater than the sum of it's parts.
     
  5. Bad Thoughts

    Bad Thoughts Commodore Commodore

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    I don't think he specifically advocated for such an episode. Instead, he conditioned the producers and writers by talking about his own interests in the portrayal of African-Americans. From my perspective, the episode provided an allegory for the development of the Emissary that fed into future episodes.
     
  6. tomalak301

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    A lot to choose from but I went with Inquisition. The Doctor Bashir episodes seemed to get better with each passing season.
     
  7. BruntFCA

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    In the Pale Moonlight is not only my favorite DS9 episode but also my favorite Trek episode.

     
  8. LiLiKitty

    LiLiKitty Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Wow, I'm having a hard time deciding between In The Pale Moonlight and The Magnificent Ferengi, a dilemma I didn't expect. In The Pale Moonlight is simply amazing. But The Magnificent Ferengi is just so goofy that I smile every time I think of it! I'll vote for In The Pale Moonlight, but The Magnificent Ferengi is one of the most successful Trek comedies and deserves to be feted for that.
     
  9. lurok

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    As much as I love FBTS (and I really do), Moonlight is just a superior episode. I think one of the best of all Trek. Season 6 has some really great ones. Shame about season 7.
     
  10. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    SoA deserves a vote, so I gave it one.
     
  11. _C_

    _C_ Commander Red Shirt

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    I voted for His Way too! :techman:
     
  12. Mr Pointy Ears

    Mr Pointy Ears Captain Captain

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    season 6 had some great epsiodes but voted for the magnificent ferengi
     
  13. TheSubCommander

    TheSubCommander Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In the Pale Moon Light is my favorite of Season 6. My other favorites

    Rock and Shoals: You almost feel sorry for the Jem'Hadar.

    Favor the Bold: I was totally pulling for Sisko in this one! When they cut to the scene with the fleet, I was like hell yeah!

    Sacrifice of Angels: I actually felt sorry for Dukat om this one.

    Waltz-probably Dukat at his worst (and craziest), and Marc Alaimo at his best.
     
  14. dub

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    The winner for season 6 with 14 out of 31 votes (45.16%) is:

    In the Pale Moonlight

    Here's how it ends. SPOILER alert:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StF9jrhw-pU[/yt]

    then, of course, there's this infamous scene...

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qKcJF4fOPs[/yt]

    Lots of interesting behind-the-scenes about this episode and the story writing process on Memory Alpha. Here is a tidbit about how the show was received by fans: