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DS9. Stripped. Spike TV, 6pm Central, every day. Beginning to end.

Rock On.


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Apr. 12th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
I've been catching these. It's great, since I missed the vast majority of them when they were on the first time.
Apr. 13th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC)
Unfortunately the first few seasons were pretty lame, especially after things like Babylon 5 and Firefly... but I'm looking forward to catching up on the whole political/Dominion plot.

And what is it with Star Trek loving to show us completely dysfunctional characters like Dr. Bashir? Quark is at least functional given the axioms of his culture, but Bashir is just annoying even by nerd standards.

Apr. 13th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
Bashir's acted over-the-top in the first episode, but I stand by the fact that I love the makeup of the character... His little speech to Kira about "frontier medicine," while painfully expository, was dead-on perfect for the kind of person who's used to being treated as a genius, finding himself in a totally different world.

The arrogance reminds me of myself when I first arrived at college.

All the characters are rough sketches at this point, painted with the brush stroke of cliche and exposition; they have a long way to go to that final episode of season seven :)
Apr. 13th, 2004 08:14 am (UTC)
I could easily see him making that speech to Sisko, or Dax, but directly to Kira? I just didn't buy that. And he does lots of other painfully stupid things on that order during the whole first few seasons (I saw a few episodes last week when they were marathoning it).

Maybe it's the directing. Having seen those episodes, I'm really feeling that my problems with the series may come more from the directing than with the acting and writing. I particularly disliked the way Sisko was played, but it could be that the director was trying to steer him into that mode for some reason. I just never read any emotion off him. Intensity, sometimes, but never actual feelings.

I really do like the setup, though - characters who genuinely dislike each other and have very different feelings about their situation, but are realistically forced to work together anyway. And unlike ST:Voyager, they really preserved those conflicts for a plausible length of time, and they were never completely forgotten even once they did start developing mutual trust. It really made even the episodes whose plots were kind of lame much more interesting than TNG.
Apr. 13th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
"but directly to Kira?" - like I said, painfully expository.

Sisko has always been played BIG; he's a stage actor, through and through, and that is how his performance always feels to me.

This is the kind of cast I want for a tabletop roleplaying game though. Dibs on the dweeby idealistic prodigy!
Apr. 13th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC)
This is the kind of cast I want for a tabletop roleplaying game though.

Yes. I'll take Kira. Or Dax. Or Odo. (huh... the only ST series with genuinely good female characters. Except maybe Janeway, if she wasn't written by stupid Voyager writers.)

And Garak's one of those really good NPCs.
Apr. 13th, 2004 08:57 pm (UTC)
Oh Oh Me Me
I want Odo. Or maybe Dax. Sometimes I have Cisco moods. But Odo's my favorite.
Apr. 13th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
Sisko has always been played BIG
This leads to what might be my favorite moment in the whole show... "You hit me! Picard never hit me!"
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