Originally Posted by jla1987
So, maybe the reason why Insurrection is so out of place is due to my never watching DS9? It may very well be a contributing factor, beyond the boring plot of the film.
DS9 definitely portrayed the Federation being close to "dire straits" in a couple of episodes. It always had a nice balance between resting on one's laurels and doing what had to be done to ensure the war was won against the Dominion.