Retro Review: To the Death

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by TrekToday, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. TrekToday

    TrekToday Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 27, 1999
    Sisko and his crew aboard the Defiant join forces Jem’Hadar soldiers to stop a group of renegade Jem’Hadar from taking power. Plot Summary: The senior Starfleet crewmembers return from a mission to find that the Dominion has attacked Deep Space Nine in their absence. Dax finds the ion trail of the Jem’Hadar attack force and [...]

  2. Rarewolf

    Rarewolf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 23, 2002
    Devon, England
    I had no idea it was considered a weak episode. In my top 5 for the season. Not seen it since release though.
  3. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

    May 12, 2001
    Peach Wookiee
    I didn't find it weak. And Weyoun had his first Kenny moment. :D
  4. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    I love this episode...definitely not weak.
  5. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    One of the best of season 4 really. Quite good.
  6. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    I agree it's not an exactly weak episode.
  7. Merlanthe

    Merlanthe Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 10, 2012
    I like this episode. My favourite part is where Dax has that conversation with the young Jem'hadar assigned to her about age and his reaction to learning how old she is.
  8. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 6, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    The review falls down here,

    The Iconion Gateways came first. TNG Contagion, 1988.

    Perhaps this misunderstanding is why the reviewer calls it weak when it is highly rated by almost everyone else?
  9. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    The basic theme of "small contingent of heroes has to fight a small-arms battle in an ancient temple complex in a jungle-like outdoors shooting location for the control of a stargate" is at the very core of that other series, though, so it's amusing to see Trek utilize it.

    ...With a twist or two of its own, of course, but it's still Trek doing in its spare time what Stargate SG-1 was almost exclusively based on. :devil:

    Timo Saloniemi
  10. TheRoyalFamily

    TheRoyalFamily Commodore Commodore

    Feb 9, 2005
    To The Death - aired 13 May 1996
    Stargate SG1 - debuted 27 July 1997