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MsV
Wed, Feb 8, 2017, 9:33pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S1: Progress

Welchie, you are so correct, when you said how the writers have kept developing and fleshing out characters and relationships. My son said that out of all the Star Trek TV shows, there was no character that remained the same by the end of the series, all had been developed to his/her fullest.
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MsV
Tue, Feb 7, 2017, 11:19pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S1: Vortex

@The Razor How..in the name of the prophets..was Odo "knocked unconscious" by rocks?? Hes a shapeshifter!! In season 3. Odo was explaining to Eddington, when he was changed into a rock, he scanned like a rock. So when he was in human form he could be knocked out like a human. Also in Captive Pursuit, he was punched by one of the pursuers of Tosk, He was knocked down. Just my take on the subject.
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MsV
Sat, Jul 2, 2016, 2:27pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S1: Past Prologue

For William B: Kira is forced to choose between an angry man who issues threats at her when he's not sullenly silent, whose mercurial shifts in moods render her totally confused...and an old Bajoran acquaintance named Tahna. (Rim-shot.)

Although I believe Kira and most of the Bajorans were suffering from PTSD, but Kira was clearly against having the Federation being involved with Bajor, she openly said it in "Emmisary". She didn't trust them and was very unfair in her attitude with them. This attitude also caused her to misjudge the entire situation and jump to the wrong conclusions. All Sisko was trying to do was investigate. He needed to ask Tahna questions., which made sense. He needed answers and Kira jumped to the wrong conclusion. Anyone with any common sense would have suspected something was wrong with Tahna and his dealings with the Cardassians. He was a known terrorist, also, Tahna arrives at the station being pursued by Cardassians trying to kill him. He was bringing potential danger to the station. Kira could not see that Sisko had every right to investigate Tahna and not take him for face value.

Sisko was clearly in the right in this situation, I don't think he was sullenly silent, I truly believe he stepped back and looked at Kira's reaction. Sisko was not in familiar territory he was in an alien culture and he needed to examine everything and everyone involved. Kira was really out of her element. she had no formal training. She was ill-equipped for the position she was in, but she knew enough about Bajorans to be a good go-between, while she learned about the Federation and Sisko. Kira did learn and became a very good first officer, she stopped busting into the office and learned to press the buzzer like everyone else, she learned diplomacy when dealing with her government and others and most of all she learn that her people were capable of hurting each other for their own agendas (season 2) she could not just take them for face value.
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MsV
Fri, May 27, 2016, 6:44pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: The Alternate

@Luke...and later playing extra-ordinarily hard-to-get with Bashir. At one point Bashir even says "she enjoys it; she actually gets some kind of perverse pleasure out of it."
I have to disagree with you on this one, (from a female point of view). If I were Dax I would not be interested in Julian either, he couldn't control his hormones, he acted as if she was no different than any other woman he met. I cannot remember which episode it was but she came down on him for his behavior. We all would like to think we are at least, a little special. He was just a white livered whore.
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MsV
Fri, May 27, 2016, 6:48am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: The Homecoming

Well, I like the idea that they were able to land and get almost everyone off the planet, it made sense, since the occupation was over and no one thought they would find those prisoners on Cardassia IV. They weren't expecting a jailbreak. My question was, how did Kira even think she could have gotten Li off the planet all by herself.
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MsV
Thu, May 26, 2016, 11:59pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S1: In the Hands of the Prophets

@RandomThoughs I agree with you totally, I did state this above. Bereil knew how to play the game, but the game went out the window when he believed someone would surely get hurt by Winn. I also agree that I love to hate Winn. But. there are some characters that I never cared for and some I totally disliked. Kira became a favorite of mine when she started to make sense. When she stopped fighting Sisko and the Federation and realized they were actually on the same side. I never liked Quark and after he nearly got Jadzia killed He couldn't even be redeemed. Although Odo was not always likeable, he was always one of my favorites. I remember when this show originally aired, it was must see TV, I was very young and had just became an RN. I thought, one day I would grow up and forget about DS9 and Star Trek, but No. I love it today as much as I did years ago.
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MsV
Tue, Apr 12, 2016, 12:53am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: Cardassians

I still stand by my view that Rugal should have returned with his natural father. Rugal is a Cardassian and will always be a Cardassian. No matter how much so called love his Bajoran parents gave him, he remains a Cardassians and needs to begin his life as one. He should never hate who he is and this never should have been allowed to happen. Gul Dukat was not a good Cardassian, but Ilianna Gamohr's father was. All Cardassian are not oppressive, totalitarians.
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MsV
Sat, Jan 2, 2016, 1:25am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: In the Pale Moonlight

@Jack, I think I'll have to join Craig on this one, but for different reasons. Yes Sisko did jump the gun and punch Garak, but Garak has gotten away with quite a bit. Sisko could have kicked Garak off the station when he blew up his shop or when he lied about the message he received from Tain and then proceeded to steal a runabout, he would have did it too, but the changling Bashir caught him. Another time in "Body Parts" Garak could have gotten them all killed if Worf had not caught him trying to fire into the Great Link.

ITPM was more of a Sisko episode than a Garak one. Of course Andrew did well in this one, but he was much better in Body Parts, he even had better lines.
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MsV
Fri, Jan 1, 2016, 8:20pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Sacrifice of Angels

Chrome: I watched this show back in the 90's and I really LOVE DS9 and I will tell you I am still clueless as to the whys of the show. I always felt the prophets needed Sisko to form a bridge between Bajor and them. They seemed not to understand people and their needs. It took Sisko to help them understand that Bajor was going to be destroyed if they didn't intervene and he was willing to die to try and protect them. They probably looked into the distant future and saw Sisko with them and left it at that. These super beings were not practical but made for good conversation and speculation.

I have another thought, if they can create a stable wormhole, then they can perform fantastic feats outside of the wormhole. They are kind of stupid.
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MsV
Thu, Dec 17, 2015, 6:29am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S1: In the Hands of the Prophets

This is my second favorite episode in season 1, the first is Emmisary and then Hands of the Prophets. I don't think either was the best written nor the best acted, but I enjoyed the subject matter much better.

To William B, I really, truly enjoyed your comments and I actually agreed with every point you made. You seem to write the way I think, I don't write as well as I speak.
You were "Spot on" in your commentary of Vedek Winn, when you said 'Winn sort of comes across as Just Evil here," You were so right here. She planned every aspect of this whole scenario. She came on the station just to pick on Keiko, even going behind her back stirring up trouble about the school. The bombing of the school was her last evil attempt to get Bereil on the station. She brainwashed Neela into attempted premeditated murder and I believe Winn is responsible for Aquino' death too. She convince Neela to kill Bereil and Neela was just planning her escape when Aquino found something in the sensors.

I have noticed that Kira always thought Bajorans would not do anything wrong When Ben asked if Aquino's death had anything to do with the school incident, Kira immediately started to defend bajorans,Bashir's weak attempt to calm a hyper Kira, when he said there was no school incident the day Aquino was killed was not good. The school incident was planned before Winn came on the station.

Did you ever wonder who the Bajorans were praying to since the wormhole had not been discovered? Sisko was the only person to ever talk to them. I know the poet was with the prophets for centuries. but he never talked to them nor did they talk to him.

I really liked the pilot Emmisary. I got a chance to see how much pain Sisko lived with, his inability to go forward with his life, and his anger toward Picard. Although we don't see it on screen, I believe he was able to forgive Picard and start letting go of the pain, slowly. I don,t think Picard had done anything wrong but was the biggest victim of them all. Sisko still needed to forgive Picard so that he could start living in peace.
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MsV
Fri, Dec 11, 2015, 10:38pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: For the Cause

@William B It is frankly hard for me to believe that she is more deserving of jail than Dax running off to kill people in "Blood Oath," which Sisko knew about,

This point is one I am in total agreement with you. I got real angry with Sisko for not reprimanding Dax for leaving to commit murder to someone she had never met; and now his heart is so heavy with Kassidy's betrayal.

Here is where we differ, Sisko's ability to forgive Kasidy is largely because Eddington's huge con on him,

Sisko forgave Kassidy when she came back to face him and to face the consequences of her action. She loved him and their relationship enough to go back.

Eddington's huge con on Sisko is part of the rage and revenge Sisko has toward him. In short everything Eddington did or does is has made him Sisko's target.
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MsV
Wed, Sep 16, 2015, 3:28am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: The Wire

If I were to rate the episode I would rate the acting 4 and the story 3. I am like Jammer in this aspect: When expectant mothers go into labor,its all the same, sweating, pain, pushing, etc. It gets old fast. When one friend gets addicted to alcohol or drugs, the other friend stays and helps the other friend through it, shakes or tremors, vomiting, insults, pain. Now Garak was not on drugs in the traditional sense, but he was going through withdrawal just the same, and Bashir stuck with him like the good friend. It gets old.

I initially had a problem with Garak lying so much but after the third season this had changed.
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MsV
Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 9:43pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: The Maquis, Part II

Hey William B, I do enjoy your commentaries, they are informative and I find your writing as being very expressive and clear. But we are in a bit of disagreement. *This makes the iffy writing and terrible acting for Hudson all the more damaging, because it removes the "real" advocate for the Maquis position from the table.
Oh no, no matter whether the acting was bad or good, Cal was the advocate for the Maquis and it was clear. He was the one to be stopped from attacking the armory and Sisko had to stop him. It may have detracted from the scene for you, but his advocacy was very present.

I just want to add this for anyone who thought Kira had any sympathy for Dukat must have watched another show. Kira wanted Dukat dead, she said it, she meant it there is no other way around it. Kira simply obeyed orders.

Regarding Admr. Nechayev, she is one of the most single-minded, condescending, and dismissive individuals I have seen on Star Trek period. Picard has trouble with her and did you see the way she treated Riker, "Chain of Command" I agree wholehearteddly that she should not have left this issue with Sisko and not include Cal in controlling the problems in the DMZ. This was a bad leadership move. She would have seen that Cal was not on the Federation's side early on.

*Hudson would say that Sisko working with Dukat is making a deal with the devil to preserve the peace, and Dukat says that Sisko's maintaining sympathy for Hudson the terrorist is weakness. Both are partly right, but Sisko's ability to work with Dukat demonstrates that Federation/Cardassian relations need not end in war, regardless of their pasts and build-up of personal animosities, and Sisko's loyalty and so-called sentimentality even to a "traitor" of the state is part of the value system that allows the Federation to largely hold together while the Cardassian Empire is endlessly slipping into political treachery and murder and violent regime changes. Very good analogy.

Also, Dukat couldn't understand why Sisko would not kill Cal nor would Cal kill Ben, they just kept disabling the ships maneuver-abilities and fire powers. It would have been needlessly bloody. On a personal note, for Robert, I don't think it was loyalty exactly that Ben felt, but he just owed Dukat a favor.
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MsV
Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 4:40am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: Armageddon Game

Again William B a very good commentary. You mentioned how Miles realized Bashir's skirt-chasing and immaturity is the sign of his youth and it was one of the reasons I didn't like him in the beginning. I have often wondered how Bashir could not understand why Jadzia never took him seriously. She wasn;t going to let him treat her like he treated all of his bimbos. One night stands, dinner and a holosuite was not her style. After season 2 Julian became a favorite.
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MsV
Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 4:08am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: The Alternate

@Lief, No. But a similar one showed up on the Founders home planet.(The Search II) Still no one mentioned it.

And to Dear William B thanks for helping me understand Odo's anger and resentment at Dr. Mora.
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MsV
Mon, Sep 14, 2015, 7:08am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S7: The Siege of AR-558

I watched this episode again about a week ago. I still love this one. Although the ending was very sad, I enjoyed every second of it. I still wonder why Quark was there, except to try and demean the Federation. After all of this time he still thinks the Federation and the Dominion can come to some agreement other than victory for either side. Quark is still such a coward that he is trying to convince Nog to hide under a rock. I would think by now since Nog has joined Starfleet and drinks root beer, Ishka wears clothes, earns profit and talks to strangers, Rom, married a Bajoran, started a union and works for Starfleet, Quark should know his family has forsook all of the the Ferengi way of life.
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MsV
Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 8:41am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: Cardassians

William B, Thank you for sharing you personal experience. I will be brief, as I truly understand what you went through when your parents divorced. I had a similar experience after my divorce. I said nothing to my son until he was a about 5 and he asked me where was his daddy. I told him that he lived across town and I didn't know why he didn't come to see him but he could come anytime he wanted to see him. I gave him all the love I had, I even attempted to watch football and baseball with him. (I never liked sports) I refused to unload all of our garbage on my son. I remarried when he was 6 to a wonderful man that doesn't care for Star Trek at all. My second husband came in like a straight arrow,he told my son that he would be his dad and he would never have to look for him because he would always be there; He has kept his word. Ex- husband took us to court to re-gain his parenting rights, when my son was 15. My ex was rejected by my son because he started accusing me of keeping them apart. I took this approach because I wasn't going to be the villain, I let him learn about his dad on his own.

@Elliot I like your "Acts" I agreed with most of it especially about Dukat sitting at his desk in his uniform at any hour day or night. Also when you asked "aren't there any lawyers in the Federation" I think they could have gotten that Admiral from TNG "Drumhead" to arbitrate and it really would have been a fiasco.

@William B, I agree they should have had Sisko give a more detailed explanation of his decision to give rugal back to his father, but I don't think Rugal is capable to making this decision because he doesn't have all the pieces to the puzzle, when he goes home with the butcher he will find that all Cardassians are not the same.
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MsV
Wed, Aug 26, 2015, 11:58am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: Cardassians

To William B, I enjoyed reading your lengthy but well expressed post. I have found it very difficult to understand how you didn't take a personal stance on the Rugal portion of your post. I'll tell you why I looked at this from a personal view point; I am a mother, if someone stole my baby from me and stuck him in an orphanage, allowing my enemy to raise him, I would have been crushed. While adding insult to injury, my child thinks I am a butcher, and hates who he is. I will assume I still had some sanity left and reluctantly allowed Sisko to intervene, there would be nothing he could say but take your child home.

I would not share him with anyone. I would try everything I could to get those 8 years back. We would have extensive counseling, I would introduce him to "good" Cardassians. I would find a priest to cast those demons out of him. I am saying Aint no mountain high enough to keep him from me and to teach him to love himself. That Bajoran father was so full of hate, he poisoned Rugal's view of himself. In my opinion, that's worse than a beating.

PaDar should not have been on Bajor, but since he was there was no reason for Dukat to do this to the man or his son. Personally, the show would have ended because Dukat would be dead.
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MsV
Wed, Aug 26, 2015, 5:09am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Rocks and Shoals

I am glad Kira's Resistance plans never really got off the ground, except for getting the jem hedar and Cardassians fighting and getting Rom in trouble, it was over before it started. I watched Season 7 and realized how vicious the Dominion was when Damar's resistance was taking place. They leveled entire cities as a response. They would have did the same to Bajor. The Gamma Quadrant was terrified of the Dominion because they destroyed generations of people (The Quickening) when they resisted them. Vedek Yasim's suicide meant nothing to me. Still a great episode.
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MsV
Sun, Aug 23, 2015, 1:44am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: A Simple Investigation

As I said before, Dey look familar she was in TNG, "Masterpiece Society" also in Enterprise, "Two days and Two nights."
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MsV
Sun, Aug 23, 2015, 1:32am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Doctor Bashir, I Presume

@Yanks: Did anyone else think Julian's parents reminded them of Worf's parents? YES, I even went to TNG "Family" to see if they looked alike. The two mothers favor,the fathers look nothing alike.

Another thing we have in common is I like Rom too.

I just wish they had not made Julian genetically enhanced. It kills the idea that he came in second when he graduated from Starfleet Medical, he missed that question on purpose, drawing to attention away from himself. I liked the idea that he was naturally a great doctor.
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MsV
Sun, Aug 23, 2015, 12:30am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: For the Uniform

I have another comment....Jammer...why didn't Fields use baseball as a way for Sisko to work out his frustration? Hitting a baseball requires some concentration. Sisko was too angry, he needed to hit something.
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MsV
Sat, Aug 22, 2015, 11:42pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Rapture

Rapture is by far my favorite Season 5 episode.
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MsV
Fri, Aug 21, 2015, 10:57pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Little Green Men

@Del_Duio; you're too funny.
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MsV
Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 5:13am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Broken Link

I had the hardest time trying to figure out when did Odo infect the founders in the Great link. I was here, This is the only time Odo was anywhere near them. I had thought it was in Season 6 during the war, but the female changeling couldn't get back to the Gamma Quadrant.

I really liked Odo in this one, he was just as loyal to the Defiant crew as they were to him, Odo looked really scared right before he entered the link.
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