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« on: April 09, 2008, 07:35:26 PM »

35 bucks a season for ST: OS, Next Gen, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise.  There are also some other deals on that page, but the DS9 sets are what's calling MY name.   icon_wink
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008, 09:33:29 PM »

I miss Enterprise and Jolene Blalock.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 04:26:10 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on April 09, 2008, 09:33:29 PM

I miss Enterprise and Jolene Blalock.

+1 on that!
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 05:45:48 PM »

Quote from: Dunamis on April 10, 2008, 04:26:10 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 09, 2008, 09:33:29 PM

I miss Enterprise and Jolene Blalock.

+1 on that!
++ on at least the second part of that statement, although at least the show itself wasn't half bad.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 07:23:05 PM »

It got MUCH better towards the end of its run.  Didn't they push braga mostly out of the picture around that time?  I thought I'd read that they brought in fresh (and infinitely better) writers around that time to try and save the show.  Alas, it was too late by that point.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 08:56:44 PM »

From my understanding, the show sucked until the 3rd (and final) season. Basically because the writers took the established history of Star Trek and completely threw it out.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008, 09:07:23 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on April 10, 2008, 08:56:44 PM

From my understanding, the show sucked until the 3rd (and final) season. Basically because the writers took the established history of Star Trek and completely threw it out.
It started getting better during the third season, but Enterprise did make it to a 4th season before it was cancelled.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008, 09:35:37 PM »

Yeah I never bothered with Enterprise due to it being obvious just from seeing brief moments of the show that they crapped all over established history... well that and Voyager was awful.

Deep Space Nine was superb. By far, my favorite Star Trek show and I was a big fan of the two that preceded it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 05:48:03 PM »

Few other shows could top Deep Space 9 in its prime. Good God, the war arc alone took up half the final season and all of it was filled with awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008, 05:58:26 PM »

Let us not forget that DS9 had the single greatest character from the Star Trek universe...




Garak.  The level of moral ambiguity the writers gave that character was amazing.

I loved the episode in which Cisco needed the Romulans to turn on the Dominion and asked Garak to handle it.  Garak told him he probably wouldn't like his solution to the problem.  Cisco, not realizing what would happen, told him to go ahead.  Garak ended up killing hundreds of Romulans in a rigged explosion that made it look like the Dominion double crossed the Romulans. 

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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2008, 06:48:25 PM »

Garak was my favorite character in DS9 also. It was always a good episode when he was the focus.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2008, 07:05:59 PM »

I wish I could justify spending ~$300 on getting the entire run of DS9.  I want to Netflix them, but that will probably take up close to a year.
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2008, 10:05:38 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on April 11, 2008, 05:58:26 PM

Let us not forget that DS9 had the single greatest character from the Star Trek universe...




Garak.  The level of moral ambiguity the writers gave that character was amazing.

I loved the episode in which Cisco needed the Romulans to turn on the Dominion and asked Garak to handle it.  Garak told him he probably wouldn't like his solution to the problem.  Cisco, not realizing what would happen, told him to go ahead.  Garak ended up killing hundreds of Romulans in a rigged explosion that made it look like the Dominion double crossed the Romulans. 



The best part of the whole episode was Sisko's decision at the end. smile
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2008, 02:18:39 PM »

Quote from: Graham on April 10, 2008, 09:07:23 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 10, 2008, 08:56:44 PM

From my understanding, the show sucked until the 3rd (and final) season. Basically because the writers took the established history of Star Trek and completely threw it out.
It started getting better during the third season, but Enterprise did make it to a 4th season before it was cancelled.

3rd and 4th seasons were some kind of awesome - at least, story-wise. They still had some pretty weak characters in there and some pretty weak episodes mixed in, but at least it felt like it had a purpose.

Star Trek goes:

Deep Space Nine > Original Series > Next Generation > 3rd/4th season Enterprise > 1st-3rd season voyager > 4th-7th season Voyager > 1st/2nd season Enterprise

I could probably rip apart 1st/2nd season DS9 as being below Next Gen in quality, but there still were some brilliant moments there and it laid the foundation for a fantastic show once it figured out how to do a story without a ship going somewhere. (Solution: Add ship that goes somewhere)
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2008, 05:51:56 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on April 11, 2008, 05:58:26 PM

I loved the episode in which Cisco needed the Romulans to turn on the Dominion and asked Garak to handle it.  Garak told him he probably wouldn't like his solution to the problem.  Cisco, not realizing what would happen, told him to go ahead.  Garak ended up killing hundreds of Romulans in a rigged explosion that made it look like the Dominion double crossed the Romulans. 

Yeah that episode ("In the Pale Moonlight" or something similar is the title) is my favorite episode of any Star Trek ever. Just a fantastic episode, and in many ways is the prime example of why DS9 is my favorite Star Trek series. DS9 darkens the utopian universe of Star Trek so wonderfully.
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2008, 03:09:38 AM »

From In the Pale Moonlight..

Sisko: Who's watching Tolar?
Garak: I've locked him in his quarters. I've also left him with the distinct impression that if he attempts to force open the door, it may... explode.
Sisko: I hope that's just an impression.
Garak: It's best not to dwell on such minutiae.
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2008, 12:03:59 PM »

d'oh...i keep thinking it's "Cisco" like the company.   icon_confused
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2008, 02:02:30 AM »

Enterprise was just 'meh' at best from seasons 1-3.  Season 4 was a whole different show, what the show should have been from the start.  It was excellent, except for the first episode (the necessary closure to season 3's awful cliffhanger) and the last episode (where Berman and Braga step in once more to wreck the show).  Everything in between was good to brilliant, IMO.

That said, my favorite Trek was DS9, especially seasons 4-7.
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