Deep Space Nine.
I have a confession that needs to be redressed. I feel I have been unfairly critical of SciFiNow as magazines go. While the publication may not plumb the depths of my previous science fiction favorite, Starlog, there are still many aspects of the magazine that I have enjoyed. As a result, I have been purchasing it and not giving it the due it deserves. As someone with a thing for visuals the layout in the magazine is particularly strong. My favorite component has often been their segment The Complete Guide To.... Needless to say, I have been remiss, even unfair, not to offer some credit to SciFiNow magazine, which is somehow winning me over. Confession complete.
I submit to you, by way of SciFiNow Issue #22, the Best and Worst Episodes of DS9 extracted from The Complete Guide To Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The question up for discussion is whether you agree or disagree. This is a brief, but entertaining installment for fans of the third installment in the Star Trek franchise.
First, the magazine offers the Worst of ST:DS9's seven season run by way of eight candidates:
1. Profit And Lace [Episode 23, Season Six].
2. Let He Who Is Without Sin... [Episode 7, Season Five].
3. Meridian [Episode 8, Season Three].
4. Prodigal Daughter [Episode 11, Season Seven].
5. If Wishes Were Horses [Episode 16, Season One].
6. Fascination [Episode 10, Season Three].
7. Ferengi Love Songs [Episode 20, Season Five].
8. Crossover [Episode 23, Season Two].
Speaking of Ferengi, I've always had an aversion to the design and look of the Ferengi race. I was particularly turned off to the Ferengi as presented in Star Trek: The Next Generation. It is Armin Shimerman as Quark that is winning me over to that loathsome creature design.
On a more positive note, here are the eight Best entries from ST:DS9's seven season run:
1. Far Beyond The Stars [Episode 13, Season Six].
2. Rocks And Shoals [Episode 2, Season Six].
3. The Visitor [Episode 3, Season Four].
4. The Siege Of AR-558 [Episode 8, Season Seven].
5. Duet [Episode 19, Season One].
6. Tribbles And Tribble-ations [Episode 6, Season Five].
7. Sacrifice Of Angels [Episode 6, Season Six].
8. In The Pale Moonlight [Episode 19, Season Six].
There it is. There's clearly a strong showing from Season Six. I am ultimately intrigued by ST:DS9 for many reasons. I'm intrigued by all those fans who stand by it as the strongest of the Star Trek offspring. So many fans call it the very best Star Trek spin-off, others the least captivating in spirit. I look forward to venturing into ST:DS9 and bringing you some of the very best of that series right here at Musings Of A Sci-Fi Fanatic.