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Old 03-07-2008, 06:25 AM
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I think the first 2 seasons built the ground for the later action-heavy seasons that most people like.

If the characters hadn't been build up in these first two years, then the dominion war would have just been "yet another scifi war". But what made it great was that we cared about the characters.
Very well said. We didn't know it at the time, but the groundwork was being laid for later story/plotlines.
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:23 PM
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Have to say that the first season was a bit boring apart from a handful of episodes that i really liked which were duet,emissary and dax.
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If Trek was "Wagon Train To The Stars" Then DS9 was "Gunsmoke" in space (for those of you old enough to remember that show.)

The creators soon lerarned that a stastionary trek show doesn't work. you need a ship and more movement...hense the Defiant...
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i love them. Sorry for saying that, but I really do.
They are not spectacular like the final seasons, and so I used to watch rather Season 3 to 7 than the first two for a very long time, but I just watched "Rules of Acquisition", sooo funny, I watched "Blood Oath", where they remembered Kor and Kang from TOS, soo great, and then there are also episodes like the fantastic "Marquis 1&2", the trilogy about the Circle, "duet", with "emissary" the best Star Trek pilot...
The first two seasons aren't as spectacular as the seasons 3 to 7, but they are made with so much love, you can watch the beginnings of the characters (Bashir still a such a greenhorn), all the humor is already great, how the characters got to know each other and still interact more like strangers and less than friends.
I think you can watch the less spectacular episodes even more often, the big drama wears down easily (speaking for all series)
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:45 AM
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i love them. Sorry for saying that, but I really do.
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Actually, I love all the series of Deep Space Nine, the first and second included. And having recently rewatched them both, I must say they certainly have their moments.

And I am most definitely not sorry for saying that!!

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The last episode of S2 was great. It started one of my favorite storylines in Trek ever!
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:33 PM
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For me, I enjoyed Seasons 1 and 2 since we were able to start really getting to know the characters and see some of their flaws as well as strengths, and I agree it really did set up the rest of the series. I don't think the show would have been as good if we didn't have the connection that we did with the characters.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:57 AM
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Totally agree that seasons 1 and 2 were essential groundwork for later. I never quite figured out when the writers decided the war would become as huge as it did, dominating seasons 5, 6 and 7, but it can be viewed that seasons 1 and 2 were laying all the foundation, seasons 3 and 4 began to make the tonal and plot transformations needed to put the show on a war footing, 5 and 6 were all out war stories and 7 brought everything to a head and gave us our conclusion. Which was really smart of the writers to take their time, instead of just starting it abruptly. I did miss that we lost a bit of the focus on Bajor the early years had, (Winn's scheming aside), because the war became the focus of every episode by S6. But they have a lot of great episodes in the early years. A favourite of mine is Duet because it was a big step forward for Kira's character, forgiving a cardassian.
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