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Fri, May 11, 2018, 11:14am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S6: In the Pale Moonlight

I remember watching this episode when it first aired. It was scary.

It is easy to forget that back then DS9 was the only show dealing with the Federation in the Alpha quadrant. It was all new... there was no safety net of being a prequel and knowing "Kirk, Picard, etc. will all exist". There was a real fear that the Romulans could join the Dominion.

It was all unknown. DS9 was definitely not playing by the usual rules of trek at the time.

Today, serialized shows that routinely shake up the status quo are the norm. So it is easy to forget or overlook how different DS9 truly was from trek and the typical TV fare of the 90s. (Also great that these reviews were written as the episodes aired)

This episode scared me, in a good way, for the future of the trek franchise. It was boldly going into uncharted waters. I miss that with current trek.
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