Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 6 [DVD] 
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Deep Space Nine's sixth series began ambitiously with a six-part story arc devoted to the Dominion War. This was a brave move in many ways, but a sensible one too. Whereas other SF shows wouldn't commit to showing the impact of war (Babylon 5), here there were numerous visible sacrifices. Characters were frequently kidnapped and held prisoner, allowing screen time for other members of the ever-growing cast (at its peak there were as many as 18 individuals with speaking roles per episode). This year also introduced the idea of Starfleet Intelligence and its sinister Section 31; alliances were built only to crumble almost immediately; Sisko led a suicide mission and at long last his destiny as the Emissary took a serious turn.
Amid all this sturm und drang the writers felt it necessary to inject some levity. In fact, there was so much comedic sidetracking this year it actually seemed sometimes as if they were afraid of the series dark tone. Witness: Quark undergoing a temporary sex change, leading a Magnificent Seven-style band of Ferengi (with a cameo from Iggy Pop), Morn's non-speaking character being sorely missed, the blend of Troi and Guinan into 60's crooner Vic Fontaine and, in one fan favourite episode ("Far Beyond the Stars"), Sisko having visions of himself and the crew as 1950s staff writers on pulp magazine Incredible Tales. There were also cute reconciliations amongst Worf's extended family (leading to Trek's first cast wedding), and even the revelation of Bashir's genetically enhanced origins quickly became a subject for easy jokes.
Any of these events would have been satisfactorily cute if the war had ended and the show had moved on. But confusing the viewer, every so often the battle would be rejoined mid-episode. The clinching proof that no grand design was really at work was in the sudden and brutal dispatch of Dax. Actress Terry Farrell gave sufficient forewarning of having had enough of the show, but specifically asked not to be killed off. Despite all the jarring humour scattered about after the strong opening, the show seemed unable to avoid reverting to shock tactics for its finale. All of which hardly made the promised final year seem a particularly enticing prospect. --Paul Tonks
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Those opening six episodes were a cut above the rest of the programme. The dialogue was sharper, the episodes were more tightly plotted, and the cast gave good performances all the way through. The episode 'Sacrifice of Angels' also features a fleet battle that is shot and executed with a great amount of skill. True, future episodes contain fleet battles that are much longer, but I feel that none of them have been choreographed as well as the battle in 'Sacrifice of Angels.'
Other reviews can tell you what the rest of the series was like, but I just wanted to review these opening six episodes as I rank them among the best in the entire program. This really is a terrific example of what DS9 is all about, and I strongly recommend it to fans everywhere.
Also in this series there are two very funny episodes dedicated 100% to Ferengis, and the ideia of the economice mercenarys is just great and quite funny.
Have a great time watching this series, you'll love it, the special effects are also at it's finest, just great, the fleet war scenes are just great.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The one hard case dvd set that i had problems getting hold of and i finally found it and at a good price and now my collection is complete. I love the show as well.Published 9 months ago by darren
Send on the 29th of June, arrived on the 5th of July. Just perfect and very expedient delivery by the Postal Services. Read morePublished on 7 July 2013 by J. A. C. Smaal
I bought this DS9 Season 6 DVD box set for myself to go with the rest of my collection. Fantastic!Published on 15 April 2013 by Jill
It's not a classic series, but like most of the Star Trek francise it's good and nice to watch.If you have bought the previous 5 series it's a must buy. Read morePublished on 6 April 2010 by Ben Nicholson
Superb series of Star Trek. Although some criticize the 'stationary' nature of DS9, it's examination of live in a microcosm is great. Leadership lessons abound.Published on 24 Nov. 2008 by Kingsley Layton
In this the penultimate season of Deep space 9 we get to see a lot of twist and turns and we loose a well loved character at seasons end. Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2005 by Mr. M. Littledyke
If you haven't seen any of the Deep Space Nine seasons then I recommend starting from the beginning, for this is well into the story. Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2005 by Ali