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What we left behind -- The DS9 Documentary
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:57:29 PM »

You probably heard about this Deep Space Nine documentary a while ago. I didn't really know what to expect.. there's some many of these type of things being made these days (there's one coming out for Galaxy Quest as well). However this one is really really good. It has the original show runners behind it so everything is really well done.

They manage to get the entire cast back together and go through the series. They don't pull any punches which is nice. Production values are top notch and there's a really nifty gimmick where they have the original writers brainstorm a DS9: Season 8.

Also man the actor who played Rom (who recently passed away) looked absolutely terrible here. I guess he had Kidney Failure? Sad.

Anyway if you had even a passing interested in DS9 this is worth a viewing.. even if they don't touch on the similarities between their show and Babylon 5 lol.

Oh Trigger warning - this did piss me off.. as it reminded me how good star trek was. Who wouldn't be excited about DS9 level trek again? I know I would.. but alas all we have is whatever garbage Discovery is. What a shame.

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Re: What we left behind -- The DS9 Documentary
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 05:39:48 PM »
Sounds good, downloading it now.

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Re: What we left behind -- The DS9 Documentary
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 11:55:38 PM »
I loved this show. The remarks in the preview about it being about the inside vs the outside are spot on.

This is one of the few shows that I will pick up periodically and watch again from start to finish.
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Re: What we left behind -- The DS9 Documentary
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 03:14:39 PM »
Looks great, any links/instructions on how to watch it?

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Re: What we left behind -- The DS9 Documentary
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 05:18:59 PM »
On the one hand they're rightfully proud of making a good show.

On the other hand they pat themselves on the back for everything, including the crapola, and can't seem to tell the difference.

"Hey, remember Vic, the holographic 50s/60s style lounge singer from DS9?" - um, no, I had totally forgotten about that. Blocked it out maybe.

I always found that type of thing annoying in any version of Star Trek. A character is way into some aspect of 20th century pop culture for no good reason, and insists on sharing it with the other characters, who usually get into it too.

Sisko being into baseball? Fine, baseball may still be around in some form by that point. A cheesy lounge-crooner though? Um... that died off for a reason.


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Re: What we left behind -- The DS9 Documentary
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 09:13:41 PM »

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Re: What we left behind -- The DS9 Documentary
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 09:57:34 PM »
On the one hand they're rightfully proud of making a good show.

On the other hand they pat themselves on the back for everything, including the crapola, and can't seem to tell the difference.

"Hey, remember Vic, the holographic 50s/60s style lounge singer from DS9?" - um, no, I had totally forgotten about that. Blocked it out maybe.

I always found that type of thing annoying in any version of Star Trek. A character is way into some aspect of 20th century pop culture for no good reason, and insists on sharing it with the other characters, who usually get into it too.

Sisko being into baseball? Fine, baseball may still be around in some form by that point. A cheesy lounge-crooner though? Um... that died off for a reason.

I kinda like the Lounge Singer sub plots, it was better than the sub plots in the other shows.. like the cheesy 50s Flash Gordon rip off they kept doing on Voyager.

DS9 certainly wasn't clear of the typical Star Trek tropes but at least it tried to do something different than the other shows.

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Re: What we left behind -- The DS9 Documentary
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2019, 11:01:56 PM »
I kinda like the Lounge Singer sub plots, it was better than the sub plots in the other shows.. like the cheesy 50s Flash Gordon rip off they kept doing on Voyager.

DS9 certainly wasn't clear of the typical Star Trek tropes but at least it tried to do something different than the other shows.

Voyager was the one Trek series I bailed out on (well 2 now, with Discovery). I even watched all of Enterprise, though that was more just due to my roommate at the time watching it and I just happened to be in the room. The other series I've seen all of them, or at least 98%.

I watched Voyager for the 1st season, maybe 2 then gave up on it. Those uninteresting mud-dredlock aliens kept showing up over and over again, even though Voyager was supposed to be heading back to the Alpha quadrant as quickly as possible. They must have controlled a really long, thin, strip of space and Voyager was traveling down lengthwise.

I eventually went back and watched the final episodes of Voyager years later, wasn't impressed by those either.

As for the lounge singer, I never cared for that type of holodeck plot in any of the series; the Sherlock Holmes stuff from TNG, etc.

I was fine with DS9 diverging in other ways - at least once it got its footing, 3rd season or so. They kind of had to, being in a space station at a set position - the story usually had to come to them rather than the other way around. The holodecks/holosuites were always pure magic with no apparent limits, just lazy in most cases.



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Re: What we left behind -- The DS9 Documentary
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