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#4436357 - 08/29/18 09:24 PM Deep Space Nine in High Definition  
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Well, one scene anyway...


Gaze Into the Eyes of a High Definition Garak in the Deep Space Nine Documentary


Wish they would give the entire series this treatment


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#4436366 - 08/29/18 11:21 PM Re: Deep Space Nine in High Definition [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I've never bothered watching Deep Space 9. As another series based on a space station, how does it compare with Babylon 5?

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DS9 is the best Star Trek, period.

Having just watched B5 through I would rank them very closely together, hard to say which is best overall.


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#4436398 - 08/30/18 06:44 AM Re: Deep Space Nine in High Definition [Re: F4UDash4]  
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B5 had the better story and better characters IMO, DS9 looks better (much bigger budget per episode, massive improvements in CGI). But, as F4U just wrote, they both rank pretty high up there. The Expanse and the new BSG are of course another dramatic step up in visual quality, and I simply like grungy tech environments better than the "Apple style" of the Star Trek universe.

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Originally Posted by Ssnake
B5 had the better story and better characters IMO, DS9 looks better (much bigger budget per episode, massive improvements in CGI). But, as F4U just wrote, they both rank pretty high up there. The Expanse and the new BSG are of course another dramatic step up in visual quality, and I simply like grungy tech environments better than the "Apple style" of the Star Trek universe.



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As for DS9 and B5, there are so many urban legends out there concerning who ripped off who creatively since it is quite interesting that two shows with very similar premises started airing on tv at roughly the same time.


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#4436733 - 09/01/18 06:51 PM Re: Deep Space Nine in High Definition [Re: F4UDash4]  
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DS9 gave the Trek universe three dimensions, and covered allot more grown up themes and character growth than TNG or VOY did.

The first three seasons have a lot of filler episodes (some of which are quite good), and a lot more "main" characters got air time than on the ship-based shows.
Espesially the Garak and Bashir interactions are some of the best.

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I enjoyed DS9 for showing that (a) the Federation was made up of real people, not just Rodenberry's futuristic fantasy men and women, and (b) showing some of the downsides of the "perfect" Federation society and the reasonable negative reactions of some other civilizations to the Federation's near-perfection self-perception.

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I always thought that Sisko was more like Kirk than any of the other captains - tough and willing to do what had to be done, but still caring and concerned about doing what's right. I also think it is one of the few series that wrapped things up well at the end.


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HD Nana Visitor and Terry Farrell where do I sign up? It's a great series and will say that the series finale is great and kind of bleak for a ST series.


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“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” - 2 Chronicles 7:14
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Yeah, both B5 and DS9 have their strengths and weaknesses.

DS9 was more "traditional trek", as in mostly unconnected stories for the first 2-3 seasons. There was some red threads through them and I felt DS9 actually had character growth throughout that period (unlike TNG and such). Then it hit the ground running and delivered 4 great seasons with a strong overreaching arc.

B5 was the same for a season and a half, and the last season (5) was weak compared to the rest. But the main arc for B5 was also extremely strong, with some amazing characters as well.

I would have loved to see either series remastered in HD - but with the master tapes of B5 long gone, along with the rendering originals it is a pipedream. a big F U to Warner Bros for that frown

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I still find it to be a very interesting coincidence how both B5 and DS9 debuted on TV very close to each other. Someone was stealing from someone in Hollywood.


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the most diehard B5 fans claims Paramount stole the idea from JMS. He first went to them with the idea as the series as a Star Trek show, and got turned down.


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