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Old 11-23-2009, 08:47 AM
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DS9 found out the hard way that staionary Star Trek shows don't work well.
I actually would disagree on that - what they proved (in a sense) was that they didn't have the guts to stick with the station format.

They actually reinforced the idea that Star Trek actually does have limits and it can't work without a starship in the mix. That it doesn't have the capacity to consider any other approach.

Bringing in the Defiant was a step backwards, even though it had a purpose in the show in terms of the looming Dominion conflict.

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I think it was development of the Dominion storyline that forced the producers to realize they needed a genuine starship because things were going to get very lively in that region of space fairly soon and the runabouts weren't going to cut it...
Indeed, they covered themselves well because there was a genuine in-story need for a starship, but it still was an admittance that they couldn't get by without one in Star Trek.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:52 AM
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I actually would disagree on that - what they proved (in a sense) was that they didn't have the guts to stick with the station format.

They actually reinforced the idea that Star Trek actually does have limits and it can't work without a starship in the mix. That it doesn't have the capacity to consider any other approach.

Bringing in the Defiant was a step backwards, even though it had a purpose in the show in terms of the looming Dominion conflict.

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Well DS9's season 1-2 ratings were not great until they changed up the format. Viewers and ads keep shows on.
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Well DS9's season 1-2 ratings were not great until they changed up the format. Viewers and ads keep shows on.
True, but that simply proves that the audience have a narrow view of what Star Trek's possibilities actually are.

Which is - none, outwith a starship and a crew.

They're saying 'we only want Star Trek this way' and any experiment around that is not on.
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