tombombodil wrote:Definitely. I think that part of it might be that DS9 was more about the characters and their lives and interactions with the setting than with high concept sci-fi stories, so as the characters got more and more developed, the show got better and better.Lord Foul wrote:Wayne wrote:Star Trek the Next Generation got much better as it went on. If we don't mention the movies.
Agreed, and I'd add DS9 to that as another Star Trek series that started mediocre and just got better and better.
In part, yes, but for me I think it was more the fact that they had a lot of long-term developments involving whole cultures and races than the individuals who represented them. We got to see a lot more of those cultures than we did in any of the more episodic series in the ST franchise. Add to that the inter-stellar war involving at least five key races from the ST universe, and you have a winning formula. But I guess the earlier character-building also helped to make that work better, since by then we cared about the people involved as well.