Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 7  [DVD] 
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The seventh and final series of Deep Space Nine came down to loose ends, tying some existing ones together and allowing others to unravel. Symptomatic of the unwillingness to let DS9 go was the immediate arrival of a replacement Dax, though poor Nichole deBoer as Ezri Dax had to have known she'd already missed the boat. Her appearance encouraged last-minute romances to blossom, with Bashir finally getting some action, Odo finally getting together with Kira and Sisko finally proposing to Kassidy. Another contributing cute factor were numerous trips to the Holosuite wherein the all-knowing Vic Fontaine dished out philosophical advice. That was when the crew weren't in there to play baseball against the Vulcans or when Nog wasn't commiserating about the loss of a leg.
Oh yes, and don't forget the war! There was an early announcement that the show would attempt a 10-part resolution to the Dominion War, but viewers could be forgiven for forgetting all about it with so much sentimental distraction. When the horrors of war did resurface, they at least injected a few surprises into the mix. Odo and his ambiguously "evil" Founders were hit with a melting disease, prompting a backstabbing race for the power of developing and owning a cure. The original baddie Cardassians finally settled on the Federation's side.
Contrary to these interesting twists, however, were the unexpected turns taken by matters relating to Sisko's spiritual destiny. Suddenly the mystery of the wormhole and an entire religious belief system was reduced to the problem of translating correctly the words of a sacred book. The struggle to join with some evil aliens significantly diluted the attempt at resolving what had begun seven years before in the show's pilot episode. Ultimately, Sisko's destiny, as with all those who'd followed him to the open-ended climax, was to be decided elsewhere. In a move that was either bold and daring--or possibly born of desperation for not having thought things through properly--the show's storylines were to be continued in a series of spin-off books. --Paul TonksSee all Product Description
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A must for all Star Trek fans, this series is compulsory viewing and the DVD boxset makes it easy to store and to watch, with useful handbooks and great interviews with the production crew and actors and actresses. There are also profiles of the sets, the non starfleet goodies and baddies, as well as an overview of each of the main crew.
If you haven't bought it already, do so soon, I watched the whole of Deep Space Nine from start to finish over the summer and I really recommend that as a way to see this show to see how characters, events and ideas are built up of the years to a thrilling conclusion.
Basically this series is probably one of the best as there is always something exciting going on as everything comes to end. It was just such a shame to get to the last episode as I wanted it to last forever. In my opinion it is worth it as it beats having copies on tape and there is some prestige in having a box set. I've never seen this cheaper anywhere else. It seems like a real steal.
All characters have a chance to shine in this season, even the so-called supporting actors (Dukat, Kai Winn, Nog, Garak).
I found the seventh season one of the best season, only just second after the amazing season 5. There is not a single weak episode.
The extras are fine too, with the last 3 crew dossiers (Sisko, Jake, Ezri), and 9 section 31 hidden files devoted to the supporting characters. The only thing I missed was a file on Garak. There was also a feature on the filming of the last scene and the farewall party, which was nice.
I was a little sad at the end of the last episode, but fortunately I now own the entire series on DVD, so I can watch it again and again and again.
This series was finely balanced to bring humour, depression, war, morality and intelligence - which was the purpose - it was bold and moving in its portrayal of issues that again only star trek can pull off in a balanced manner.
I hated this series at first but grew to love it - do not miss out on this and stick with all the series - they all belong together!
Season seven, while perhaps being a little less brilliant overall than seasons 4 or 5, is a brilliant endgame for the series. It seamlessly combines the tension, drama and violence of the ongoing dominion war with the exploration of both space and of the human condition - from the kind spirit of the DS9 crew, to the effects of war on those who risk their lives on the front line, to what even the most 'enlightened' will do when backed into a corner.
After the unfortunate death of Jadzia Dax, we are introduced to Ezri Dax, who proves both a blessing and a curse for the series. While providing new territory to explore, her character's journey sometimes takes up a lot of the series' focus, taking time away from other characters, such as Kira, who are pushed into the background.
Despite a good build-up, the climax in the Dominion war seems to come all too abruptly but is well executed and the battle scenes are visually stunning. Benjamin Sisko also meets his destiny with an emotional and satisfying conclusion.
All-in-all, Series 7 is a commendable mix of big action episodes and small character episodes, crafted into an almost seamless tapestry of cause and effect. The crew of DS9 should be remembered as one of Star Trek's biggest accomplishments. The series paints a better, more integral picture of the Alpha Quadrant and its powers than TNG and tells a better, stronger story than VOY.
Since then I have seen the Next Generation, TOS, Voyager and parts of Enterprise. All of them pale compared to DS9 in my oppinion.
The story telling of this series just awesome. Great character, and an intencity lacking in other shows. A sense of doom, not unlike that of fellow space station show, Babylon 5.
In this, the 7th and final season, everything is comming to a final desperate end. Yet, there were still new things being introduced. Mainly due to one terrible disaster. Jadzia Dax dying. This was not a disaster brought on by the writers. It was brought on by the meaningless departure of Terry Farrell. It has been said she left, as she felt overshadowed by the rest of the cast. A conclution she couldn't have arrived at by season 3 or 4? Never the less. Her character, being constantly interesting, fun, smart, sexy and sweet, was removed when we really didn't need it to happen. In season 7, a lot of the other characters are having to cope with this, loss, and it's wonderful to see how they all go about it. Then in comes the mistake, Nicole de Boer as Ezri Dax. We thereby end up with a season having to alocate costly time to introducing this character, who does little of real importance. In the end, her one redeeming trait (apart from her obvious beauty) is giving Doctor Bashir an opportunity to do something other than throw darts with Miles.
Aside from this, blip, the season is great.Read more ›
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Under rated series. Complete entertainment mentioned from first disc to the last although the set I have was full of marks on all discs so had to be cleaned before it would play... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Anthony Lewin
I bought this for my husband, he's a big Star Trek fan and finds this series really good. :)Published 1 month ago by Amethyst
These were bought as a present and I have had no complaints as to the condition or the actual series, I was happy with Amazon, my relative was happy with me so 5 Stars.Published 1 month ago by N F Beeden
have always been fan of all the star trek series deep space nine no exception, sorry to see it end.Published 12 months ago by John Thomson