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Part XIX: A Bitter-Sweet Good Bye to DS9.

Why even Bajoran DuKat is all smiles

Let’s just leave Voyager aside for right now. Plenty of time for that in the S6 and S7 post. Which I guarantee you will come across as more of a belligerent rant than anything. I’ll be focusing instead on something I have nice things to say about; the final season of the very wonderful Deep Space 9. (DS9)

DS9 is phenomenal when all is said and done. It’s a predecessor to all of the excellent television which we’ve been blessed with over the last decade. (Lost, Breaking Bad, etc…) It’s true! Not just because of the dark undertones which television has leaned towards lately, but in turns of style, character development, and attention to story. DS9 was ahead of it’s time, and should really be as appreciated as The Original Series (TOS) was after its production run had ended. Continue reading

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PART XV: PLEDGE WEEK AT ALPHA GAMMA DELTA

Cool from this angle, but from underneath it looks like a toilet seat.

Going into Star Trek Voyager (VOY) I was a bit nervous. The final few seasons of The Next Generation (TNG) along with Deep Space 9 (DS9) so far have been so wrapped up in the Cardassian threat. I wasn’t sure what to expect with VOY. More of the same? Some sort of low-cost replacement for my friends aboard NCC 1701-D? Well the pilot begins with words scrolling on the screen explaining Maquis and Cardassians private little war which has been raging throughout the previous couple of seasons of both TNG and DS9, in the demilitarized zone. Uh oh, here we go. Then we’re introduced to the crew of a Maquis ship. Oh boy… seven additional seasons of this? To make things even rougher on me I’m introduced to a human Captain, human helmsman, ops, doctor, human, human, human. Did Michael Westmore just pack up the make up department and leave or what’s happening here? Then it happens…  the twist. Lets just say that by the end of the pilot I had to check to make sure my room mates weren’t home so I could cheer as loudly as I liked over how pumped I was for VOY. Turns out one of my room mates was in his room with the door shut, very embarrassing for me.

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