I was disappointed on July 1 when Netflix released most Star Trek series to streaming. Actually, all of them except Deep Space Nine. Deep Space Nine wasn’t to be released until October 1. One my wonder why I was so disappointed. Simple- Deep Space Nine was different than every other Star Trek show that was released. Most Star Trek series are generally episodic and stand-alone where the status quo was returned to at the end of each episode. Deep Space Nine, however, was more serial in nature and really built on each episode. It really developed the characters and allowed them to become unique. At the same time, Deep Space Nine took risks and tried some creative ideas. Some of them didn’t work, but the ones that did were amazing, stimulating, and sometimes thought-provoking and inspiring.
Here are my 11 favorite episodes during the run of this series:
1.) The Search, Part 2 – The third and final episode in the introductory story arc with the Dominion.
2.) The Die is Cast – Interesting episode with a teaming up of the Tal-Shiar and Obsidian Order.
3.) The Visitor – One of the best episodes showing the relationship between Captain and Jake Sisko.
4.) Little Green Men – Sheer genius. Funny episode that plays on the Roswell incident, surprised this was the first time something like this was done.
5.) Hard Time – Interesting character episode with Chef O’Brien.
6.) Trials and Tribble-ations – A good episode integrating the DS9 stars with the Original Series.
7.) The Magnificent Ferengi – Ferengi make me laugh.
8.) Far Beyond the Stars –
9.) Inquisition – The introduction of the shadowy Section 31.
10.) It’s Only A Paper Moon – Nog lost a leg in an earlier episode, now he is in the process of psychologically rehabbing.
11.) Extreme Measures – The final episode with Section 31.
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