Just one episode...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Worf'sParmach, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Worf'sParmach

    Worf'sParmach Commander Red Shirt

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    If you had to choose one episode to show someone and sell them on DS9, which would it be? Particularly a TOS/TNG fan?
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

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    I'm not sure if one episode could win over a TOS/TNG fan. Maybe Homefront/Paradise Lost? A mix of TNG idealism and war themes?
     
  3. Bad Thoughts

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    Though it is dark, Necessary Evil. It is on of the few origin stories is the series. It reveals a lot about the politics of Ds9 as well as its ideas. Excellent acting and a fair amount of humor.
     
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    Trials and Tribble-ations for the TOS fan.
     
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    If you'd asked for a scene, I would have shown a TNG fan the "Q: You hit me! Picard never hit me!" one ;)

    But an entire episode, that's harder. Depends on the type of fan, too. Not everyone could be 'sold' on the same points.

    Perhaps Duet. Season 1 ep that doesn't really require more background than that the Bajorans have been brutally oppressed by fascist Cardassians, which someone could know from TNG, while still giving a decent feel for the kind of themes that are so prevalent in DS9 as a series.
     
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    Trials and Tribbleations for TOS fans.

    The Way Of The Warrior for TNG fans.
     
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  7. JirinPanthosa

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    I don't think I agree that the most likely episode to win somebody over is just the one with references to their favorite series.

    I guess it depends what their TV fan personality is, whether they're the kind that revels in crossovers and in-references, or the kind that doesn't care about advertising gimmicks and just needs to get attached to the characters and storytelling.
     
  8. Bad Thoughts

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    Perhaps, although it could be said that WOTW situates fans of TNG by having them experience the events of DS9 through the eyes of a familiar character.