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Our Deep Space Nine Marathon

Back in the day when I used to watch Deep Space Nine, if I had swimming or other after school activity I would miss out and as such I missed many a great episode. So when I saw that they were streaming on Netflix, I jumped on the chance to watch all 7 seasons again with my own kids (Clone 1 and Clone 2).

My husband and I both said that when you are younger most of it goes over your head and you really don't appreciate how complex and intricate the stories are so I really enjoyed getting to know those characters again. 

As most who watched this first time around will know DS9 really gets good around about Season 4 when the beard makes its appearance. 

We didn't watch all episodes and used Max Tempkin's: Deep Space Nine in 82.5 hours. 

I didn't just follow blindly though, as there were a few time travel, holosuite and Jakey episodes I wanted to see. 

I really enjoyed watching the characters blossom over the seasons:


Dr Bashir(Alexander Siddig) becoming renowned scientist and a force to be reckoned with on the medical team. His friendship with Cheif O'Brien(Colm Meaney). Also of course his complicated relationship with Jadzia(Terry Farrell) & Ezri (Nicole de Boer) Dax

Jake Sisko (Cirroc Lofton) becoming a man right there on screen. Finding his feet as a writer and becoming his own person away from  Commander Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks)

Benjamin Sisko(Avery Brooks) accepting his role as "the Emissary of the Prophets" and his eventual rise to Godhood. 

The on screen performance between Jake (Cirroc Lofton) and Sisko (Avery Brooks) is genuinely believable and sincere and they act like a real father and son with all the complications that raising a teenage son, on your own, in space entails. 

Odo (Rene Auberjonois) understanding who he is and who he wants to be which seemed to always be at odds with his own kind. Of course his crush and eventually relationship with Major Kira (Nana Visitor). 

All the Ferengi who I personally think grow the most in the show and change more for me than any other characters. Maybe because you initially do not trust them and are given the impression that they are horrible people. This of course says a lot about how easily prejudices can enter your psyche. 

I never liked Quark (Armin Shimerman) as a child but seeing him through adult eyes shows a much more complex character than he would have you believe he is. 

His brother  Rom (Max Grodénchik)- getting a job in Star Fleet inspired by his son and standing up to Quark and even marrying the girl of his dreams. 

His nephew Nog(Aron Eisenberg) who goes to join Star Fleet and become Star Fleet's first Ferengi officer which is at odds with everything Ferengi are supposed to be and goes completly against 'The Rules of Acquisition'

Deep Space Nine isn't just about the characters as there is a constant conflict between Cardassia and Bajor which mirrors so many of Earths past and modern day conflicts and seems to put a mirror in front of us as humans. 

Clone 2 really enjoyed the episode 'Time Orphan' when Molly OBrien (Hana Hatae) falls into a portal and comes back out as a teenage girl. She was so relived when Molly was restored to her childhood self as it all worked out in the end. 

I also had great fun live tweeting our Deep Space Nine marathon:

Loved every moment and even though the kids didn't make it to the end, got to follow along with lots of people on Twitter and Facebook who love the show as much as I do.
I f you watched it too, I hoe you had as much fun as I did!

Alice T.

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