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Old 04-28-2008, 08:54 AM
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I wish I had been that age...lol...i was very much an adult when TNG came out.

I got hooked on Trek in the very early 70's, then TAS.
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It was the idea that the Trek would come to them each episode and not another "oh whats that it looks like we will either get (killed/stopped/energy loss/taken over/timetravel *please delete as you see fit) but lets do it anyway"
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It was the idea that the Trek would come to them each episode and not another "oh whats that it looks like we will either get (killed/stopped/energy loss/taken over/timetravel *please delete as you see fit) but lets do it anyway"
Hmmm...I can see that.
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it bored me until well 2 weeks ago but i now thing its the best series after tng
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I'm curious robsie666, what was the story that got you interested?
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I was never a fan of the TOS/TNG model of "visit a planet, sort out a problem, leave".

So the idea of focusing on one main location and exploring a few issues in depth appealed to me.

The darker tone and conflicted characters also drew me to the series.

I like character-based stories. I hate technobabble.
I'd agree with pretty much all of that. The idea that the cast would have to stick around and live with the consequences of their decisions made for some great, intricate, and beautifully written plot arcs. A lot of the characters benefitted a great deal from having to learn from their mistakes and really work at their interactions with others.

If we're talking about what specifically really grabbed me on watching the show for the first time, though, it would have to be Sisko. Avery Brooks did such a great job with that character: by the end of the pilot he was much more of a rounded character, complete with flaws and personal demons, than any of the other lead characters on the other shows. In fact, as great as DS9 was at a great many things, that's the one thing it excelled at: creating complex, interesting characters that you really cared about. We learnt more about some of the peripheral characters on DS9 than we ever found out about some of the lead characters on the other series.
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I'd agree with pretty much all of that. The idea that the cast would have to stick around and live with the consequences of their decisions made for some great, intricate, and beautifully written plot arcs. A lot of the characters benefitted a great deal from having to learn from their mistakes and really work at their interactions with others.
Absolutely!

I started watching it just because it was 'more' Trek (I was around 15 when it started), and it took most of the first season, but I think it was around the last episodes of season 1 - 'Duet' and 'In the Hands of the Prophets' that the complexity of the issues began to really emerge and by season 2 I was really into it. I ultimately ended up ranking it my favourite of all the shows.
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I think it was around the last episodes of season 1 - 'Duet' and 'In the Hands of the Prophets' that the complexity of the issues began to really emerge
Yeah, that's true. There are a couple of other episodes from slightly earlier that season that start to address some of the Bajor-specific problems that lingered on - notably Progress, which I thought was really strong (and was a huge leap forward for Kira's development) and Battle Lines, and some great character development stories like Vortex and The Nagus... but nothing especially complex until those last couple of episodes. The three-parter that opened season 2 just picked up that ball and ran with it - I don't remember any of the other shows (at least until season 3 of Enterprise) dealing with a particular plotline in such detail. That's why I'm particularly fond of DS9.
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I don't remember when or why I started watching DS9, although it was sometime in middle school. I was a TNG fan and both of my older brothers loved DS9, so I started watching too.

By the way, don't know if anyone's seen this fan-made trailer for DS9, but it sums up why I love the series so much!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s-nD...e=channel_page
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