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GerdBread
Wed, May 1, 2019, 9:46am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: The Visitor

I too love the 11-year discussion in this thread about an episode that first aired 24 years ago. I was about Jake's age when I first saw it and I'm probably Sisko's age as I write this - how quickly time passes.

It felt like a good episode then but it's a gut-wrenching, tear-inducing piece of Trek goodness now. DS9's writing team handled time travel the best among the Trek series. Instead of using it as a technobabble crutch, they used it to set up dramatic situations that TNG and Voyager rarely ventured into. DS9 wasn't as serialized as something like Discovery today, so it's left in viewers' minds and memories to remember things that characters seemingly forgot in later episodes.

Tony Todd's performance was amazing. I was also surprised by the excellent performance by Rachel Robinson / Melanie. She looked so very familiar and it was only recently that I found out she was Andrew Robinson's / Garak's daughter. The eyes (and the nose) have it.
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GerdBread
Wed, May 1, 2019, 7:27am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Children of Time

I recently watched this episode for the first time since its original airing way back when, more than twenty years ago. I think it's much better than TNG's The Inner Light because of the moral dilemmas the crew are put under.

I'm still not convinced that Molly and O'Brien planting trees together persuaded him and Sisko to not return to DS9; it's such an abrupt moment for O'Brien, especially after hearing that it took him ten years to get married in the past. All those other ruminations about love lost, Dax's centuries of regret and the need to make weighty moral decisions with terrible outcomes are pitch perfect.

Thanks for reminding me why I still love DS9 even after two decades.
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