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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31

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  1. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    The very best in Serial Science Fiction, high concept story arks, three dimensional characters, impressive special effects/costumes and eminently creative. From the Season 1 master piece "Duet" sessions 7's "In the Pale Moonlight" it is brimming with thought provoking moments, laughs and tears. DS9 Well worth of the praise it gets from the Sci-fi community and of 182 episodes very few fall short. Expand
  2. Sep 1, 2013
    9
    DS9 was my favorite Star Trek series. The plot was very consistent, and many episodes related to each other in a way that has not happened in any Star Trek series before or since. Like Star Trek Voyager, the series had an actual story arc, however unlike Voyager where the ship would pass a region by, and never return, episodes in DS9 would frequently return the viewer to the location of a previously shown place, because something else had happened. The last seasons of the show were also far more dark than the utopian Federation that the other series took place in.

    The only problem I had with it was that DS9, like TNG liked to recycle old plots.

    Note: if you are used to Star Trek taking place on a single spaceship, you might be disappointed by this show.
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  3. Sep 24, 2014
    10
    This is most certainly the best Star Trek series ever created. Filled with deep characters and original plots, the series also takes a darker and more realistic turn, looking at the unexposed dirty side of the Federation. This show really takes the nitty-gritty social issues of racism and discrimination and highlights them in several episodes, continuing what Star Trek was so famous for doing in the 60's. Expand
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 25, 2013
    91
    Like The Next Generation, this show tends to be morally didactic. But also like its mother ship, Deep Space Nine is richly imagined, with good scripts and great visuals.
  2. Reviewed by: Monica Collins
    Jun 25, 2013
    75
    This collection of characters - with all their quirks, quarks and nose jobs - is a winner. The women are strong. The men are sensitive. The life forms are testy. [5 Jan 1993]
  3. Reviewed by: Rick Kogan
    Jun 25, 2013
    80
    Satisfyingly edgier than its cousin "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" premieres ... with a moneyed high-tech look and great special effects, a cast of interesting and weird-looking characters and, wonderfully, a heart and soul. [3 Jan 1993]