Cool, another Star Trek fan. I was a big fan of TNG. I just really enjoyed the holodeck and the philosophical implications of even having such a thing around. And yes, that intrigue, the cliffhangers and mystery, that will keep me coming back.

Same here! It’s the primary reason I got Amazon Prime. They’ve got TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT on there. It’s awesome! :)

Such a bummer that I have to learn, just a few minutes ago from search results, that the show has been canceled. I’m pretty sure that Netflix knew it was going to be yanked by Disney, anyway. Oh, well.

I heard about that as well. I don’t have Netflix and haven’t watched Daredevil, but it must be quite good considering the insane backlash I’m seeing to the decision to cancel it. Though I’m guessing you’re right about Disney. Given the show’s immense popularity, I’m sure they’ll bring it back on their future streaming service.

You’re the second or third person who has expressed praise for Deep Space Nine. One thing that I read long ago was that DS9 was heavy on empathy and fellowship. I guess that quality was something that a inspired a few people to call it Deep Bore 9. Empathy is not easy to sell in a space opera.

To be fair, the first couple of seasons were a bit boring. The Dominion War arc changed all of that, though. It was heavy on empathy and fellowship, but it also explored a lot of ethical dilemmas, which I really, really enjoyed about the show. I also enjoyed the departure from Trek’s utopian themes. I’ve always appreciated Roddenberry’s optimistic vision for the future, but I feel like the cheerful portrayals of the internal politics and culture of the Federation in the other Trek series were both a little too implausible and a little too boring. DS9 takes a different approach and puts the darker side of humanity back into focus, then tries to reconcile it with Roddenberry’s vision. The contrast between the two makes for some great storytelling.

Anyway, I better get back to whatever it was I was going to write. :) Thanks for your comment!

Anytime! :)

Outer space enthusiast. Japanese history junkie. I write about politics, culture, and mental illness. Disagreement is a precursor to progress.

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