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Deep Space Nine "VHS List" & "Skip List" - What are your TOP 5 and BOTTOM 5?

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What would your Top 5 and Bottom 5 be for this magnificent series?

 

"VHS List" Must Watch Episodes:

  • In The Pale Moonlight
  • Sacrifice of Angels
  • Duet
  • Children of Time
  • By Inferno's Light

 

"Skip List" Bottom 5 Episodes:

  • Move Along Home
  • Q-Less
  • If Wishes Were Horses
  • Meridian
  • The Muse

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DS9 has turned out to be my favorite incarnation of Star Trek, which is interesting because in it's initial run, I didn't like it.  I thought it was too political.  But now, I can fully appreciate how good it was right out of the gate.  A brilliant story line and excellent world-building story telling. 

Here are my lists:

Must Watch:

  • The Visitor (I consider this the very best Star Trek episode of them all)
  • Emissary - A pilot episode that hits it way out of the park.
  • In the Pale Moonlight
  • Far Beyond the Stars - when Star Trek does real science-fictiony Star Trek, it's pure magic.
  • By Inferno's Light - A master class on packing a lot of material into an hour of TV.

Stinker List

  • Profit and Loss
  • Let He Who is Without Sin
  • The Passenger - Alexander Siddig's acting here makes me cringe every time
  • Fascination
  • Move Along Home

 

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DS9 is the best Star Trek series, I believe, because of character development and the overall story for the series.  It has been interesting seeing the rediscovery of the show by so many Star Trek fans recently and recognizing just how good this show is.  Yes, like all series, it does have some stinkers but that's the nature of the business.  Can't bat 100% when there so many episodes.  I'll have to think of the list of episodes to recommend and avoid but "The Visitor" is certainly on the top of the must-watch episodes.  If you don't get teary watching it, you are not human.  I remember going to the the live concert "Star Trek Ultimate Voyage"  and they played the music for his episode with clips from the episode.  You could hear the sobbing through the audience. 

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