Was there a DS9 that actually hooked you?

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  1. Trevacious

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    I watched from the first episode, but the episode that hooked me was probably "DUET".
     
  2. Michael

    Michael [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl] Moderator

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    Definitely Emissary. I was hooked from day one. :techman:
     
  3. RobertScorpio

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    I second your vote. And I really 'got' the Sisko part of the story. His angst filled world and his inablility to let go of the past was confusing to the wormhole aliens..great writing...great pilot..

    Rob
     
  4. USS KG5

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    Can I say "Emissary"? :p
     
  5. DonIago

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    ^Hey! No stealing my thunder! (points up-thread) :)
     
  6. RobertScorpio

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    Guilty as charged!!! :p
     
  7. USS KG5

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    I have not only stolen your thunder but I pooped on it and sent it to your thunder's grieving widow! ;)
     
  8. DonIago

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    ^Please, you can't poop on a sound.

    Unless you're _far_ more talented than I think you are. :)
     
  9. Kirby

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    I watched from the beginning but it was preempted by baseball and basketball all the time so it was hard to find it some weeks. It wasn't until around S3 when the Defiant that I got hooked (and figured out how to find out when channel 2 would show it regularly).
     
  10. Kelso

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    Way of the Warrior shifted me from viewer to fan.
     
  11. tomalak301

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    Probably Emissary. I was really into Star Trek during that time and loved DS9. Even if the pilot was stupid, I would have been hooked.
     
  12. DarKush

    DarKush Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I watched DS9 faithfully the first season, though it didn't really grab me until the Circle trilogy. But I was hooked when I saw "The Jem'Hadar" at the end of season two.
     
  13. Too Much Fun

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    I should have mentioned "Whispers", which I don't see mentioned very often and therefore must deem way underrated. I think that was the first DS9 episode that I was really blown away by in a way that I'd never been by any TNG episode. I remember a friend of mine called me while I was watching it and I told him I couldn't talk because I was so into this DS9 episode. He asked me which one it was and I said "O'Brien is all freaked out because everyone is acting weird towards him and he doesn't know why".

    My friend (who had watched DS9 years before and didn't remember the specific episode) jokingly told me, "oh yeah, I remember what happened", then lied to me about some fake ending like it was a dream or something. He admitted to his joke before I could yell at him. :lol: I think that was the first time I was literally hooked to an episode. The whole time I was thinking to myself, the ending better not be a cheap cop-out, it better be worth the wait after the AWESOME build-up and it was! It was even more shockingly original and satisfying than I could have imagined. I actually delayed meeting my friend that day so I could get to it. That's how hooked I was.
     
  14. Amaris

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    That would be 6 years after "What You Leave Behind". I had watched the show very sporadically when it was on the air, but it was when I was given a whole bunch of VHS tapes that had every episode of DS9 on them (save one or two), that I watched the show from beginning to end and discovered just how truly fantastic a show it really is.

    J.
     
  15. LapsedTrekkie

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    Sorry to repeat all the prior posts, but I was hooked from "Emissary".

    The same does not hold true for TNG or VOY.
     
  16. Vanyel

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    The Jem'Hadar. The Odyssey was set up a little like the Enterprise, in it having a an older, aloof captain. A Galaxy class starship, Starfleet's top of the line starship, taking heavy damage. Surviving even though its shields had to be taken down since they were useless. Plasma leak on its port nacelle, communications array taken out and losing power to weapons, then BOOM. I couldn't help thinking that it could have been the Enterprise and Picard, LaForge, Riker, Data, Troi and Worf all gone in a suicide run.
     
  17. Cali

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    Um, The Siege of AR-558 for me. Yeah, I started late. :p I've been watching it on and off on Virgin 1 over here for a bit now but that episode has hooked me. Time to start saving up for the DVDs...
     
  18. Darth_Pazuzu

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    I was always very much aware of Deep Space Nine during the first four years of its run, but I only seriously got into it big-time when I saw the fifth season two-parter In Purgatory's Shadow/By Inferno's Light. I vaguely recognized the actor who played Garak beneath the Cardassian makeup, and then in the credits I saw that it was none other than Andrew J. Robinson, whose work I was familiar with from movies like Dirty Harry, Cobra and Hellraiser! I also thought it was cool that Michael Dorn was reprising Worf from The Next Generation on this show (although I can't remember if I had heard about it before), and I thought James Horan was wonderful in the role of Worf's main Jem'Hadar opponent Ikat'ika! ("I cannot defeat this Klingon. I can only kill him. And that no longer interests me!")
     
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  19. DS9forever

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    Civil Defense. Specifically Dukat being trapped with the crew as well and his reaction to it. An absolutely classic Star Trek moment.
     
  20. Bones2

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    Tribunal, then The Jem'Hadar. After those two, I made a point of seeing the rest.