afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
afuna ([personal profile] afuna) wrote2015-11-27 09:38 pm

DW Knows All

Struck with the sudden desire to watch DS9 (especially since I lost my access to regular episodes around the time the dominion arc started getting good so I've never seen the end)

But it's a case of too many episodes too little time. Anyone able to recommend a good episode watching guide?

I tried googling but there are a lot of lists and I can't tell which are any good! Suspect someone here knows my pain :3
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[personal profile] woggy 2015-11-28 07:55 am (UTC)(link)
It's...diffifult to say, given how heavily arc-based DS9 is. There's some excellent shows in the later seasons, to be sure, but hard to recommend individual ones without saying "just watch the whole season", given that many of them don't make sense without the rest of the arc.

That said, some of the better ones that stand on their own (imo, ymmv, etc):

5x06 - Trials and Tribble-ations
5x16 - Doctor Bashir, I Presume
6x13 - Far Beyond The Stars
6x19 - In The Pale Moonlight (which will probably be a love-or-hate - fandom opinion is SHARPLY divided)
7x15 - Badda Bing, Badda Bang


The mini-arc from 5x26 (Call to Arms) through 6x06 (Sacrifice of Angels) also makes for a solid Dominion War focused plot that doesn't take too long to watch.
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[personal profile] woggy 2015-11-28 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah! I may have misinterpreted "the dominion arc getting good" as...later than you'd intended. Seasons 3 & 4 have some excellent stuff as well.
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[personal profile] sporky_rat 2015-11-28 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
It's very arc based, as Woggy said.

I'd just start the whole thing over and watch it all, if you can.
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[personal profile] woggy 2015-11-28 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Season 1 in particular is a lot wobbly, in large part because they were still figuring out how to make it Not TNG (and not always succeeding - there's four or five episodes, at least, that are Let's Have A TNG Guest Star) . I generally start my rewatches around 2x20, and the character of the show changes a lot in S3 when they acquire the Defiant.

That said, 1x19 (Duet) is AMAZING.
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[personal profile] trascendenza 2015-12-01 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
Unfortunately I have nothing intelligent to add, but awwww, DS9! My favorite Trek of all time. <333 A lot of the eps woggy mentions are great.