The Future Will Be Carpeted

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In my continuing quest to get more people to love the crown jewel of the Star Trek franchise, Deep Space Nine, I’m here to provide another way to become acquainted with the series. (Readers can find my earlier article here.)  Other than its serialized structure, Deep Space Nine is known for its deep and rich roster of characters. Now that DS9 is enjoying a second life as ground zero for political satire, it’s possible one of these characters has caught your eye as a meme and you want to learn more. Maybe you’re interested in the captain who is now famous for punching out Q, or the woman who showed how trans-friendly Klingons could be, or even the scaly dude who talks like the president on Twitter.

For reasons that I don’t want to go into, bingeing TV shows has gotten way more popular since, say, early March. There are tons of great shows out there to choose from, and into the mix I want to throw in a favorite of mine - the crown jewel of one of the great franchises in geekdom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

“What You Leave Behind”
7.25 (aired June 2, 1999)

“To the best crew any captain ever had. This may be the last time we’re all together. But no matter what the future holds, no matter how far we travel, a part of us, a very important part, will always remain here, on Deep Space Nine.”
    -- Captain Benjamin Sisko

“The Dogs of War”
7.24 (aired May 26, 1999)

“My greed has to be a shining light to everyone, a testament to the rewards of avarice.” - Quark

“Extreme Measures”
7.23 (aired May 19, 1999)

“My death isn’t a tragedy. It’s a celebration. In death I can finally step out of the shadows and prove to my self that I existed. That I lived.”
    -- Luther Sloan

“Tacking Into the Wind”
7.22 (aired May 12, 1999)

“Great men do not seek power. They have power thrust upon them.”
    -- Kahless the Unforgettable

“When It Rains…"
7.21 (aired May 5, 1999)

“Remember your place, Dukat.”
“I thought my place was in your bed.”
    -- Winn and Dukat

“The Changing Face of Evil”
7.20 (aired April 28, 1999)

“I call upon Cardassians everywhere. Resist. Resist today. Resist tomorrow. Resist till the last Dominion soldier has been driven from our soil!”
    -- Legate Damar

“Strange Bedfellows”
7.19 (aired April 21, 1999)

“I’m a patient woman, but I have run out of patience. I will no longer serve gods who give me nothing in return. I’m ready to walk the path the Pah-wraiths have laid out for me.”
    -- Kai Winn Adami

“‘Til Death Do Us Part”
7.18 (aired April 14, 1999)

“To them I’m the Sisko, an instrument to carry out their wishes. But they forgot that I am also human, with dreams and wishes of my own. They say that marrying Kasidy is a mistake, and maybe it is. But it’s my mistake to make.”
    -- Captain Benjamin Sisko

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