It's one of the more fun products of the early 'nacelles must see each other' design rule.
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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:37 PM
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 01:05 PM
Just finished season 6 of DS9. I remembered really, really enjoying it at the time.
Looking back now, I feel it's the perfect season of Star Trek. The first six episodes explores the divergent paths, as the casts separate and work to help the Federation in the war and reclaim the station. I liked that Sisko got the Prophets involved in the war, and the threat of him having to pay the price in the future hangs over his head.
The stand-alone episodes still, in small ways, move along the larger narrative. "Far Beyond the Stars" remains my favorite episode of the season, this series and--to date--any Trek. At its best, Star Trek explores the human condition in unexpected ways. This fits that bill, and sets a standard impossible to replicate.
The first six of the season: I watched these all in the span of 24 hours, a rarity for me. I'd forgotten that in these episodes, Sisko gets a taste of what the admiralty goes through, when he sends Dax to lead a mission. When watched all at once, it feels cinematic. A great start to the season.
The Magnificent Ferengi: I enjoyed this more than I should have. Never saw it on its first run; had no idea THAT'S who that Vorta was.
Far Beyond the Stars: I think I've said enough.
One Little Ship: Thank you, Dr. Bashir, for pointing out the oxygen molecules are too large for a miniaturized person to breath.
Change of Heart: The Worf/Dax episode, and Worf chooses his wife over the mission.
In the Pale Moonlight: What price will Sisko pay to bring the Romulans in to the war? As it turns out, his very soul. Brooks and Andrew Robinson are great in this. This is also the episode that launched the "It's a FAAAAAKE" meme.
Valiant: A Nog and Jake episode, and a strong one at that.
The Sound of Her Voice/Tears of the Prophets: Not a two-parter, but they compliment each other in so many ways. O'Brien's speech at the end of 'Sound' foreshadows the end of 'Tears' in a striking way. Watch them together, it'll make more sense. How far in advance did the writers know Terry Farrell wasn't coming back? I felt at the time she deserved better.
It was a fitting end to a season that repeatedly ripped the collective hearts out of the audience.
Season six happened at a watershed time in my life. It was my junior year of college. I remember setting my VCR to record the show, and watching them in grainy resolution after I'd gotten back to my room after whatever rehearsal I was in had ended. I was a solid A-/B+ student. A long-term relationship had ended; a new, not-great relationship had started. On a positive note, my improv troupe was performing in the pop-up coffee shop regularly, and if there is a sentence that isn't more '90s than that, I don't know it.
I was ramping up for my senior year (I was an RA. Get paid to live in a dorm? SURE! What could possibly go wrong?). In short, in a time of uncertainty, DS9 was a source of reassurance and stability for me, navigating those college years. I had high hopes going in to season 7.
Posted 24 May 2020 - 05:05 PM
been at it almost 4 months now. id probly be a lot further along if i didnt take a break for a day or 2 every so often to keep my sanity. i can usually manage at least one disc of a series when i watch. sometimes im even able to start a second disc. i knew this was gonna be a task but DAMN!
on the plus side, ds9 is about to shift into "buckle up" mode with the klingons joining the party
Posted 31 May 2020 - 03:32 PM
A couple of items in relation to the Voyager quarter-centennial have come up too: Bryan Fuller describing why Voyager was just more Next Gen and noting that Ira Steven Behr had bigger balls than he could ever have hoped to, and a video conference reunion of the Voyager cast talking about Jeri Ryan's catsuit. They may have each covered other topics here and there, those were the bits that stood out for me.
As for why Deep Space Nine didn’t have the same struggle, Fuller explained that DS9’s showrunner, Ira Stephen Behr, “didn’t give a [hug] what Rick Berman said.”
Edited by Copper Bezel, 31 May 2020 - 03:33 PM.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?
Posted 31 May 2020 - 06:55 PM
Made it. Seven seasons of Deep Space Nine.
On the seventh season, I remember not liking it as much as the sixth season. I still feel justified in thinking that, although DS9's seventh season was great. I suspect it was because--for me--college was over, and I was heading into the real world.
The final 10 episodes are gorram flawless. Sisko thumbs his nose at the Prophets, and marries Kassidy anyway; Kira finds herself helping the Cardassians; Bashir and O'Brien go a bit rogue to get the shapeshifter virus cure; Worf kills Gowron, who was always a bit of a jerk; and Dukat and Kai Winn have an amazing subplot that plumbs the depths of their evil.
(Although--was there more that was supposed to happen with Dukat being blinded by the Wraiths? Seriously, he read the forbidden book, is blinded, Winn casts him out, and then a few days later he just gets his sight back? What did I miss?)
The final scene, of Kira and Jake staring out the window, thinking of their lost loved ones, was excellent.
I think the reason I liked season six better: Far Beyond the Stars. I suppose part of me wanted to see something like that in season seven.
I feel like I'm dismissing season seven just because "It was excellent, but I wanted more." What can I say? I'm as complex as Garak.
The series leaves it open-ended as to what happens next. The novels continue DS9's story (WITH VERY MIXED RESULTS. I tend to avoid David Mack's novels now), but I imagine Sisko most certainly would have returned to Kassidy well before the birth of their child.
Posted 01 June 2020 - 07:58 PM
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