How do you re-watch DS9?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Amy Sisson, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. Amy Sisson

    Amy Sisson Writer Captain

    Jul 28, 2004
    Houston, TX
    I've started a mini-DS9 watching streak, and wondered what episodes other people watch when they get the DS9 itch. I started with "Looking for Par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", which led naturally into "You Are Cordially Invited." I then watched the Mirror Universe ep with Ezri in the 7th season, when Quark & Rom have to rescue the Grand Nagus.

    What next? I'm thinking of the one when Jadzia goes through that ceremony where she interacts with her former hosts, with her friends playing temporary hosts to her hosts.... I can't recall the ep name at the moment.

    There's definitely a theme here for me. Dax. Always Dax. I am so fascinated by that character.

    How about y'all? (Forgive me that; I've been living in Texas for almost 4 years now and it's impossible not to say y'all.)
  2. BigFoot

    BigFoot Admiral Admiral

    Sep 27, 2001
    Slovenia (EU)
    Usually when I'm in the mood for some DS9 I start with Emissary and then watch the series all the way through to the end.

    If I just feel like watching and ep or two, I usually watch The Visitor or In The Pale Moonlight.
  3. Smiley

    Smiley Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 8, 2005
    Chandler, AZ
    My preferred method of re-watching is going through the whole series. If I have less time, then I will pop in one of the two-parters or double episodes. The comedy episodes, such as "If Wishes Were Horses" and "Our Man Bashir," are also good for casual re-watching.
  4. Apogeal Alpha01

    Apogeal Alpha01 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 9, 2004
    I like Emissary as well, and In The Pale Moonlight, for single eps. If I want laughs I’ll watch one of the Ferengi eps, or You Are Cordially Invited. I more often like to watch arcs, or the first or last six episodes in a season. I'm funny that way I guess.

    Then again, I'll pick an episode based on what someone has posted about it and see if I notice the things they're writing about. I also watch for performances, sets or the score, when someone mentions an especially effective mood.
  5. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    It depends on my mood but ever since I got the DVDs, it's always been watching them through in order. One time when I was really bored, I did see the entire occupation arc from In the Cards (Not part of the arc, but it was the prologue) to Sacrifice of Angels. I think I saw You are cordially Invited the next day but that was fun.
  6. mrs260

    mrs260 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 17, 2001
    I tend to rewatch Garaky episodes most often. Generally, I'm in the mood for a specific episode and dig out the specific DVD disc for it.

    I went through a period of watching episodes with my Dad, and we discovered there were several I loved that he hadn't seen. Sitting with someone who's watching "Improbable Cause/The Die Is Cast" for the first time is quite an experience. :)
  7. Keith1701

    Keith1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    Warner Robins Georgia
    I have all seven seasons on DVD of Deep Space Nine, so it depends on my mood as well. I do plan to rewatch them in order with my girlfriend, to see it will help her become more of a fan as well. :) :thumbsup:
  8. MyCylon

    MyCylon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 11, 2004
    Am I a Cylon?
    Actually, I recently started watching DS9 from the start. However, I do have to note that I'm not 'really' watching, if you will.
    I'm working at home most of the time at the moment and quite often I'll just turn on DS9 and listen to it, for the most part.
    I've seen the show often enough for that to work rather well, I find. It's nice because I find I don't have the time to sit down and watch but this gives me a good way of doing it anyway. And it also makes the work more enjoyable.
    I'm through season 1 and currently watching The Alternate. I skipped two episodes, so far, because I find them pretty unbearable even if there on in the background: The Passenger and Second Skin.
    One thing that really struck me watching season 1 is how they had this absolutely amazing start with Emissary which was an almost perfect setup for what was to come - or for what should have come. I mean, conceptually, story-wise and in terms of the characters, everything was there. But somehow, for the most part, they just seemed to be meddling around for most of the season, telling rather pointless stories except maybe for episodes such as Past Prologue or Progress. It's not until Duet and In the Hand of the Prophets that the show gets back to form.
    Fortunately, season 2 pretty much picks up on that level and is better overall. But even here, you wish it could have been more focussed. Interestingly, the shows that seem to work the least are often those ones that have some kind of sci-fi mystery and/or sci-fi tech element to them such as Move along Home, The Passenger, If Wishes were Horses (though I find it more enjoyable than most), Dramatis Personae, Invasive Procedures, or Melora.
    Still, complaints aside, it's great to be rewatching. I haven't seen the shows (even individual episodes) in years. It really had/has something very special that has never been recaptured in my mind.
  9. Navaros

    Navaros Commodore Commodore

    Aug 15, 2005
    I don't find DS9 suited to single episode viewing for me so I tend to watch them in whole seasons at a time. Usually a season I haven't watched for a while. I've tended to over-saturate myself on Seasons 4 - 7 and under-saturate myself on the earlier Seasons. Mostly because I rabidly love the Dominion and Weyoun ain't even in the show before then. Although I realize there are still very many great episodes in the early seasons and I love them too.

    I always skip all the dud episodes that I hate, usually 5 - 6 per each of the seven Seasons (ie: Melora, Fascination, Resurrection, Time's Orphan etc. etc.) All of which I have committed to memory as absymal. Sometimes I will endure the horrible dud episodes simply for the excellent, hilarious B plot (ex: Heart of Stone, Meridian). But for those with no redeeming qualities in either the A or B plot, I simply never watch them.

    Unlike the OP, I usually skip all Jadzia-based episodes because I cannot stand that character. :D I am thankful that there are not all that many Jadzia episodes in the series. :thumbsup:

    I also can't stand Bajorans, so I usually skip all Bareil or other boring Bajoran-based episodes. Although I do like Shakaar because he has a great actor behind that role who makes the character very likable despite being a Bajoran. :guffaw:
  10. ripster

    ripster Ensign Newbie

    Jul 18, 2007
    Longniddry, Scotland
    I still think Emissary is one of the best episodes, after that I go for good old Garak episodes, especially the Cardassian episodes in Series 3 where we get some cracking Garak scenes.

    I must admit that I've not watched series 4-5 for a long time, In the Pale Moonlight is quite possibly my all-time favourite trek episode (of any series). Then it's the last 7/8 episodes of series 7 to round things off.


  11. DanTheGrey

    DanTheGrey Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2006
    The Timestream
    I've rewatched single episodes and I've rewatched small arcs. And with my wife, I've re-watched every episode.

    I think at this point it will be pick and choose for the next while. Eventually will get back to watching from the beginning, but that's years away.
  12. anti-matter

    anti-matter Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 5, 2002
    canon violation
    Sometimes if I'm down I'll watch "In the cards"...that always gets motivated again.
  13. Evil Twin

    Evil Twin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 25, 2005
    If I ever have a hankering to watch just one episode, it'll usually be either "Civil Defense" or "Explorers". The former because it's special to me since it was the first DS9 episode I ever saw (and a fun romp to boot) and the later because it's one of my favorite feel-good Trek episodes!
  14. iamtosk

    iamtosk Captain Captain

    Dec 12, 2001
    ( c l o a k e d )
    Little Green Men and Body Parts are always fun.
  15. indranee

    indranee Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2003
    I do story arcs. eps in bunches.
  16. Lateralus

    Lateralus Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 23, 2007
    I don't even know you...
    I watch it straight through.

    I broke that rule for the first time last night to show a friend In The Pale Moonlight.
  17. empty

    empty Captain Captain

    Apr 12, 2005
    Currently rewatching the Dominion War. What a great conclusion Sacrifice of Angels was, especially the music at the end was very emotional. Can't wait for In the Pale Moonlight, coming up soon!
  18. Kegek

    Kegek Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 23, 2007
    Somewhere You're Not
    I'm rewatching it on Virgin1 in the UK. We've got up to "The Storyteller" so far. It's been fun looking back at these low-key S1 episodes, many of which I couldn't remember, and this one was a quaint diamond-in-the-rough in particular... back when the Bajorans were pretty weird and their problems were up front-and-centre of the show.
  19. Angel4576

    Angel4576 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 3, 2001
    United Kingdom
    ^^ I've always had a soft spot for The Storyteller, although it seems to get lambasted from most quarters! :lol:

    Always liked the Bashir/O'Brien stories, and this is pretty much where it all starts.

    Like certain other posters, I have to admit, I can't really watch singular DS9 episodes, hence I tend to do complete rewatches when I fancy watching any DS9.

    Also, agree with the earlier poster who doesn't like Jadzia. Far too smug. I know she's a Trill and carries lifetimes of experience, but she just irritated the fcuk out of me. Ezri's much better.
  20. Keith1701

    Keith1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    Warner Robins Georgia
    Season 1 - Season 7
    One episode at a time!!!!! :) :thumbsup: :)