This week we start Deep Space 9, which is my favorite Star Trek series. In later posts we will talk about why this is my favorite, but needless to say, I will be gushing about various episodes over the next few weeks.
We start this week with the two part pilot episode, Emissary, that will introduce us to the main crew, a number of the minor characters, as well as to Deep Space Nine, which in of itself is its own character.
This week the selected episodes will be introducing characters, many of which we will see throughout the series.
For way of comparison, Season 1 of DS9 overlaps with Season 6 of The Next Generation. We will see this quite a bit this season, as there will be a number of cameos from TNG characters, as they help to launch the new series. We will see this right from the get go n Emissary and again in Q-Less.
If you have time this week there are a number of other good episodes to watch in this first installment. Here are some some suggestions:
- Babel - Cool science problem
- Captive Pursuit - Cultural problem story
- Dax - Intersting Trill story