Thread: Ds9
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 10
06-09-2012, 12:03 AM
Originally Posted by walkincrow
Allot of Trek fans hate DS9 and most I talk to never really gave it a chance. They couldn't get past it being set on a station or that Sisko gives a "Forget You" to Picard in the first episode. Or the other big one I hear is, "They don't explore". Well unfortunately in Star Trek "exploration" is only a new alien race with new forehead makeup you will never see again. DS9 actually fleshed out alien races like the Klingons, Cardassians, Bajorians, and Jem'Hadar.

Fact is DS9 is the biggest storyline that ever happened in the Trek verse.
To anyone who claims they don't explore, your last sentence here explains exactly what the "DS9 sucks" crowd doesn't get. They explored far more than any other Trek series before or since, The new worlds, civilizations and aliens we discover are the characters. Their hopes, dreams, inner demons, and personal transformations throughout the series are "visited" and explored via:

romances, and
personal losses

Which results in:

self discovery

This is why, IMO, it's the best Star Trek series - it really is about the human condition.