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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:        The Complete Series

                                review by Bobby Blakey

There is no denying that Star Trek is one of the most iconic and popular franchises of all times. It has had numerous TV series, movies, cartoons, comics, novels, fan clubs and more. One of the more unique incarnations of the franchise came with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine that has already been released in numerous formats, but now CBS and Paramount is bringing the series to the fans once again with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Complete Series on DVD.

Deep Space Nine follows Commander Benjamin Sisko and his crew in charge of the space station Deep Space Nine that is in a constant struggle with rival species due to its strategic position close to a nearby wormhole, which allows speedy travel to the far reaches of the galaxy. This series featured an all-new cast of including Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Colm Meaney, Nana Visitor, Armin Shimerman, and Cirroc Lofton as well as Michael Dorn reprising his role as Worf from Next Generation as a regular in the cast starting with season four.

A collection like this is hard to review from the series standpoint because the show itself is so iconic yet is also geared towards a specific audience. That being said going into this show whether you are an old school fan or a new one just boldly going into the show for the first time you will be pleasantly surprised. This series maintains the look and feel that Next Generation set up which became the norm from that point forward. I must admit I was never a big fan of this series until Worf joined the group but revisiting the show from the beginning was so much fun. Sure there are episodes that miss the mark, but that is with every single series in the franchise. Overall they all work more than they don’t offering up a great entry to the franchise.

I loved the stability of this storyline on the space station as it makes it feel more like a home to these people as opposed the constant journey through space. Sure that is what the show’s overall theme is supposed to be, but this opened it up to something so much bigger. At the same time everything about it still feels very familiar and with some crossovers and guest stars you never forget that you are watching something bigger than just one show. One of my personal favorites is the anniversary episode that crosses the series over with the original series episode “Trouble With Tribbles”. This episode alone is easily one of the most clever Star Trek episodes that has been produced top date. 

This collection features all 176 episodes from all seven seasons along with a ton of bonus features including photo galleries, crew dossiers, interviews, featurettes and so much more that takes you deeper behind the hit series. Boldly go back to the wormhole and grab your copy of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine the Complete Series available now on DVD from Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment.

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