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First watch of DS9

Csillan_Rose

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Report this Jan. 18 2011, 8:26 pm

So does anyone know why the "Boards" link isn't working? Or is it just me? I have to type in one of the forums (Like DS9) in order to get to the normal pages.

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iBorg13

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Report this Jan. 18 2011, 11:27 pm

It wasn't working for me earlier today but it seems to work now, give it another go.

KingVeejay

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Report this Jan. 19 2011, 1:20 am

I registered an account just because I enjoyed reading your synopses' so much. It makes me nostalgic about my favorite series. I've watched all the episodes of DS9 to death and miss it more than any of the others. You're almost to the absolute awesomeness that is season 6. That is the height of Star Trek in my opinion. No other series could top or even come close to season 6 of DS9.

Season 5 is all over the place. "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light" is a great two parter, of course there's the great "Trials and Tribble-ations". Introducing Bashir's genetic enhancements is a great character development to the best Doctor since McCoy.

I'm surprised though that you liked "The Darkness and The Light", this one ranks down there with Meridian as the worst of the series on my list. It's like watching a really bad horror movie. I think all the "Darkness and Light" metaphor is pretty cheesy. "Let He Who Is Without Sin" has grown on me with repeat viewings but it's a bit of a clunker. "A Simple Investigation" plays out too much like a TNG or VOY ep where they lived "unchanged ever after" (not necessarily happily) but it's otherwise not as bad as I think people make it out, although its far from the best.

I envy you so much for being able to watch Deep Space Nine for the first time. Savor it. It's the best trek of them all.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Jan. 19 2011, 5:31 am

Business As Usual was a good moral episode and great in that it was a ferengi episode that wasn't too goofy. As a father, I can also say that this was most certainly an "Obrian must suffer" episode.

Csillan_Rose

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Report this Jan. 19 2011, 11:14 am

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Jan. 19 2011, 5:31 am

As a father, I can also say that this was most certainly an "Obrian must suffer" episode.


Lol, I didn't think of it that way, but very true!

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Csillan_Rose

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Report this Jan. 19 2011, 11:17 am

Quote: KingVeejay @ Jan. 19 2011, 1:20 am

I registered an account just because I enjoyed reading your synopses' so much. It makes me nostalgic about my favorite series. I've watched all the episodes of DS9 to death and miss it more than any of the others. You're almost to the absolute awesomeness that is season 6. That is the height of Star Trek in my opinion. No other series could top or even come close to season 6 of DS9. Season 5 is all over the place. "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light" is a great two parter, of course there's the great "Trials and Tribble-ations". Introducing Bashir's genetic enhancements is a great character development to the best Doctor since McCoy. I'm surprised though that you liked "The Darkness and The Light", this one ranks down there with Meridian as the worst of the series on my list. It's like watching a really bad horror movie. I think all the "Darkness and Light" metaphor is pretty cheesy. "Let He Who Is Without Sin" has grown on me with repeat viewings but it's a bit of a clunker. "A Simple Investigation" plays out too much like a TNG or VOY ep where they lived "unchanged ever after" (not necessarily happily) but it's otherwise not as bad as I think people make it out, although its far from the best. I envy you so much for being able to watch Deep Space Nine for the first time. Savor it. It's the best trek of them all.


Thank you so much! I'm glad you've been enjoying my ramblings

As far as "The Darkness and the Light" goes, there are several things that I did like about that episode, despite its melodramatic-ness and plethora of flaws. I really enjoyed the Cardassian guest star, who (in my humble opinion) did a fantastic job of playing "insane, yet justified." I also liked it for the spin it gave on Kira's time in the rebellion, because instead of being the heroine, she was the person who wounded an innocent. I liked that it showed both sides of war, and that not all of the Cardassians were evil overlords.
Thanks again for reading! I really appreciate your comment

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garek2672

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Report this Jan. 22 2011, 1:10 am

DS9 is my favorite serie's and as you watch the rest of the serie's I think you'll enjoy it even more.....

Perhap's today is a good day to die.... " Classic Worf"

Csillan_Rose

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Report this Jan. 25 2011, 5:19 pm

Sorry I haven't updated this in so long--I've been stuck on watching Futurama. I'll be back pretty soon.

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kkt

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Report this Jan. 26 2011, 10:13 pm

About "The Ship" -- there is a legal concept of salvage rights, but Sisko is stretching it beyond the breaking point. In our world, if a boat or ship is damaged and has no crew or owner's representative aboard, a third party can come along and save the ship or cargo or both, even without permission from the owner. The salvor who rescues the ship is entitled to compensation for their effort, but not the whole value of the ship and doesn't get to pick and choose which parts to take. Typical values are 10% of the value to 25% of the value, possibly up to 50% of the value if it's an exceptionally difficult salvage operation. The salvor can demand payment before surrendering the ship. If representatives of the ship's owner show up before the rescue is actually accomplished the would-be salvors probably couldn't claim anything. On the other hand, the Jem'Hadar came in shooting the runabout and crew instead of simply asking for their ship back, so we're talking about acts of war on the Dominion side first, not salvage.

Csillan_Rose

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Report this Jan. 27 2011, 5:56 pm

That's true--thanks for the explanation!

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