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DS9 considerd "dark"

Six of Nine

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Report this Mar. 22 2011, 3:25 pm

I think its the darkest of all the shows except maybe some ENT and Voy episodes

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Report this Mar. 22 2011, 6:29 pm

Yeah, it's dark. It's got its funny moments but overall, a lot of things go wrong for the main characters.

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Report this Mar. 22 2011, 6:48 pm

It gets progressively more dark as the show goes on, but that's what I always liked about it.

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Report this Mar. 22 2011, 7:20 pm

Yeah it was dark but that's what makes it worth watching, it was a nice contrast to the TNG episodes. It showed us another side.


Voyager and a few good but very few that really got you. ENT after having rewatched these last few months had some damn good episodes but none of them did it as consistantly as DS9.

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Report this Mar. 22 2011, 10:55 pm

Definitely the darkest, and most complex and multi-layered.


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Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 5:50 am

I wouldn't say dark. I'd say it was grungy. BSG is dark.

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 10:41 am

Quote: HisRoyalHighnessTheKing @ Mar. 22 2011, 10:55 pm

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>Definitely the darkest, and most complex and multi-layered.

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It's probably the most thought provoking of all ST series, because the darkness makes every issue a "grey" area and not your standard good guys/bad guys.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 10:53 am

Well, it certainly had the darkest captain.

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 11:07 am

Or one might say DS9 is dark, and BSG is frakking armageddon/ragnarok; the end of all things (which,BTW, I really love BSG).

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 11:10 am

HEY! Armageddon/Ragnarok works with the monotheism/polytheism theme.

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 8:24 pm

yo have to look at what you're comparing DS9 to. TNG was this very light show. All the good guys were good, none of the crew ever had a problem with another shipmate, and they never really had to get off their soap boxes because they were never in the wrong (except for the whole forced relocation of some American Indians). As Sisko once said, it's easy to be an angel in paradise. DS9 was a show about different cultures coming together, and not all of these culture really liked each other. Bajorans were distrustful of joining the Federation so soon after having regained their independence from Cardassia. Cardassians distrusted, and were distrusted by the UFP and Bajor. The Ferengi felt that no one gave them any respect. And it goes on and on. This show had the advantage of being on a static station, and having to deal with the same people every week. This meant you could show the perspective of other cultures besides just the Federation, and that meant letting other people have opinions and not just letting the Federation have the only correct opinion. So episodes got darker because sometimes the Federation was in the wrong and sometimes people had to make decisions that they were uncomfortable with making and the shows central focus became a war. So sometimes you're going to get the magnificent ferengi and sometimes you get in the pale moonlight

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 8:47 pm

I think it has its "Dark" moments and its "Light" moments -- although the overall tone is something very much inbetween. One of the great things about the show.


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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 11:04 pm

Ironically, for the Trek show with a darkest tone and issues developed, I also feel DS9 was the warmest and funniest Trek show.


The humour was witty and endearing. Quark and Odo's banter. O'Brien and Bashir's "lad culture"


But there was a real emphasis on friendship and family.


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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 11:06 pm

I personally thought DS9 was very dark, which is why I didn't get into it really, or connect with the characters. I did watch the whole series, well-written and cast over all, with some bad ones and some real gems in there, but it just wasn't my cup of Earl Grey.


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Report this Mar. 24 2011, 8:04 am

DS9 was dark in places, and light in others. It did get darker later on, but that's because of the war. Really though, I don't think DS9 is too dark, since the light bits do tend to balance out the dark. That's what I like about it.


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