DS9 Forum Welcome Thread: Hello fellow Niners!

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

  1. tssurfer

    tssurfer Ensign Red Shirt

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    hello is this the DS9 club? can i get a synthehol and some grubworms pls. i just made some latinum and want to party :)
     
  2. BJ Wagner

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    Not since the last season was released on DVD for the first time have I watched an episode...until tonight. I've decided to watch the entire series on Netflix. It's great to see the old gang again. This is the one series of Trek that I feel has the greatest development for much of the cast. I forgot all about Nog's journey until I saw him again.

    Even on Netflix, The Emissary is a darkly-lit episode. I also couldn't help notice that the uniforms seem a bit plain. Not that there's anything wrong with them, but after Enterprise, I'd kind of like if the DS9 one-piece had been designed with more pockets. Basically an Enterprise overall with the same colour scheme as DS9. Just saying...
     
  3. Kevin Wolff

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    TNG was my first love, but DS9 from the Jem'Hadar episode on was my favorite Trek. The Wolf 359 teaser scene from S1 ep1 was incredible, but the show clunked along for much of the first 2.5 seasons (as did the others). Best developed antagonist, alien of otherwise, in Dukat. The Dominion war was excellent for its character development as much as its depiction of starfleet at war. Worf added a lot. Oh, and I still remember the first time "Tears of the Prophets" aired and the space battles reached a new level not only going all CG, but speeding up movement where earlier CG (The Sacrifice of Angels) was good but still mimicked the slow movements of the physical models. There was something real and satisfying in hearing that synthehol really tasted like crap too.
     
  4. Shalashaska

    Shalashaska Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Finished DS9 for the very first time recently and absolutely loved it from start to finish.

    I posted my thoughts after recently watching the finale in this thread:

    Can I officially be called a "Niner" now? :angel:
     
  5. queerTrekker

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    Hello, I am a fellow Niner, though I do enjoy the others (even Enterprise, lol), but characters like Garak and Dax edge this one just over the mark into favorite territory.
     
  6. AquamarineSteph

    AquamarineSteph Cadet Newbie

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    Hello! I am new to the forum here. I've been rewatching DS9 and just finished watching the season finale for season five. I am LOVING watching this show again, and I'm glad that I've found some other people who love this show and the ST universe, too!
     
  7. Nancy Debretsion

    Nancy Debretsion Writer Red Shirt

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    I'm an older member under the nom MultiplePOV but was never very active. I've joined again under my own name because I have a Deep Space Nine story in the 2016 Strange New Worlds. I'm proud to say that in a different SNW-specific thread, "The Manhunt Pool" was evaluated by at least one reviewer as being canon-compliant.
     
  8. Savage Dragon

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    Welcome to you both!
     
  9. DS9_Klingon

    DS9_Klingon Ensign Red Shirt

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    Hi all--Long time reader of BBS, but fairly new to posting, I joined a few weeks back. I am mainly into the literature (You'll notice a few of my posts in the 'What Are you Reading Generations post'), but being born in the mid 80's, I grew up with both TNG and DS9. As I don't remember, can/should DS9 & TNG be intertwined if attempting to view in some kind of chronological order ?
    I do know if one wants to read some of the literature in a particular way, one can mix both titles from DS9 & TNG. Thank you all in advance !! :)
     
  10. Nancy Debretsion

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  11. Riverside2233

    Riverside2233 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Going to recycle my TNG intro here to save some time before I dive into my DS9 impressions:

    Hello all. I'm fairly new to the site and forum. My love of all things sci-fi began on a deployment in 2007 when I came across the Firefly DVDs from a bootleg Iraqi vendor. Imagine my disappointment when I looked for season 3....

    but I digress. I never grew up on shows like Trek or anything, but I've always enjoyed science fiction. Last year I was sidelined from an injury and got into Stargate. I devoured that, followed by Farscape, Battlestar Galactica (reboot), and - finally - Star Trek. I watched everything in somewhat production order and recently began my adventures into the Lit-Verse (still on ENT lit).

    Again, only seen everything once, but DS9 really did feel like the deeper, darker black sheep of the Trek universe...which I really enjoyed. It was a bold move for the showrunners considering where TOS and TNG came from.

    Starting with what I did not like...

    Maybe he will grow on my the second viewing around, but Sisko was probably my least-favorite Captain. I think it's because of some of the acting choices by Avery Brooks, because I really did like all of the other characters. That's really my only negative comment about DS9.

    What I did like...

    Somehow, amidst the darker tones of this show, there was real heart and there were themes that hit home for me as a military man : (1) The camaraderie between Miles and Bashir, Jake and Nog, etc. (2) The bravery of the writers to talk about the horrors of war, occupation, etc. from the POV of Jake as a writer and Kira as a Bajoran. It was equally as great to use the perspective of Garak. (3) The need for some hi-jinx every now and then. The holo-suite stories and other episodes that were more levity-based did so without being too cheesy (minus the baseball game - that was pretty damn cheese-tastic).

    More insights to come when I get around to the DS9 litverse and future viewings. Glad to be here and I enjoy all of the posts.
     
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  12. dub

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    Enjoyed reading your post, Riverside! Welcome to Niners' Club! Can't wait to read more of your insights!
     
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  13. Savage Dragon

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