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Old 05-03-2008, 18:00   #61
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2. Second Question is should I watch 'First Contact' and 'Insurrection' straight after TNG or should I wait till they crop up in my viewing of DS9 and VOY? I know that 'Nemesis' comes after VOY.
Any time after DS9 season 4 is fine for First Contact & Insurrection, as you say, Nemesis after Voyager but even that's a pretty minor point.
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3. Whats the deal with 'ST VII: Generations' I know many people say to split it before and after TNG but what do you guys think? Best case scenario is that I'd like to watch it as one film not in two parts!
Only a wierdo obsessesed with chronology above story telling would do that. Watch it straight after TNG S7.
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4. Finally are there any guidelines you guys can offer in regards to watching TNG, DS9 and VOY side by side. Should I watch them in the order they were aired, if so are there any episode resources that would allow me to see a list of how they were originally aired alongside eachother? Or should I watch them using a different method?
DS9 started mid TNG S6. The TNG cross over ep in S6 is good enough reason as any to watch DS9 S1 before TNG S6. Other then that, DS9 S4 after TNG S7 & Generations is the only important point.
Absolutely no crossover stuff between DS9 & Voyager so watch as you like. I'm sure wikipedia can furnish you with original US airdates, but honestly it doesn't matter. The "stardates" certainly won't fully support the airing order between the shows as strictly chronological anyway (they rise by 1000 per annum, indeed take 40 of the first 2 digits and you get the TNG season number it takes place during, but that's it for stardate consistency).

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Old 05-03-2008, 19:07   #62
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Absolutely no crossover stuff between DS9 & Voyager so watch as you like.
One very tiny bit I can think of, being a (although only as it's one of the few episodes of Voyager worth watching a couple of times) - but an insignificant reference.

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Old 05-03-2008, 20:22   #63
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TOS season 1
TOS season 2
TOS season 3
Star Trek: The Motion Pic
Star Trek II
Star Trek III
Star Trek IV
Star Trek V
Star Trek VI
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One very tiny bit I can think of, being a (although only as it's one of the few episodes of Voyager worth watching a couple of times) - but an insignificant reference.


Not to mention that the first episode of Voyager has scenes set on DS9.
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Not to mention that the first episode of Voyager has scenes set on DS9.
Fair point, but it doesn't matter for pratical purposes when within the first 3 seasons of DS9 it happens so it doesn't really matter does it? (Not exactly Buffy S4/Angel S1 is it? )
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:09   #66
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Cheers for all the help guys. I thought the Generations thing was a bit extreme too!
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Other then that, DS9 S4 after TNG S7 & Generations is the only important point.
Little bit confused by that, if TNG S6 and DS9 S1 crossover a little, why would I watch DS9 S4 after TNG S7? Surely it would be DS9 S2?

Any rough guide on where best to watch the episodes side by side?
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:36   #67
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Generations takes place in the middle of DS9 S3, about 8 months after the final episode. The first episode of S4 of DS9 has a new character as a result of 'Generations', and mentions what happens in the film.



Basically make sure Generations is out of the way before you get to DS9 S4, but you dont have to wait till the end of DS9 S3 to watch the film.

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Little bit confused by that, if TNG S6 and DS9 S1 crossover a little, why would I watch DS9 S4 after TNG S7? Surely it would be DS9 S2?
No that's fine, I was merely pointing out the "must do's" of the order.
Cack though, due somewhat to the "mid season" start of DS9, there's is a proper continuity reason to only start it after TNG "Rascals" (S6ep7), but also that at least the pilot should be watched before TNG "Birthright (S6ep16)
Also, I just remembered a reason why DS9 S3 should be watched after TNG S6 as well .

Sadly therefore, at least TNG S6/DS9 S1 a nice simple alternate the seasons doesn't quite work. It still doesn't matter whether DS9 S2 is watched right after DS9 S1 or left to after S7/Generations, and similarly with DS9 S3, which side of TNG S7 doesn't matter.
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Thanks guys, I think I've sussed it. Cheers for the help!
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Old 08-03-2008, 23:55   #70
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I've found something which might help:

Enterprise Season 1 (April 2151 - February 2152)
Enterprise Season 2 (February 2152 - June 2153)
Enterprise Season 3 (June 2153 - February 2154)
Enterprise Season 4 (February 2154 - May 2161)
The Remainder of the 22nd century (2162 - 2199)
The Early to Mid 23rd Century (includes "The Cage") (2200 - 2264)
Original Series Season 1 (2265 - 2267)
Original Series Season 2 (2267 - 2268)
Original Series Season 3 (2268 - 2269)
The Animated Star Trek Series (2269 - 2270)
The Classic Star Trek Movie Era: Star Trek I - VI (2270 - 2299)
The early to mid 24th Century (2300 - 2363)
The Next Generation Season 1 (2364)
The Next Generation Season 2 (2365)
The Next Generation Season 3 (2366)
The Next Generation Season 4 (2367)
The Next Generation Season 5 (2368)
The Next Generation Season 6 & Deep Space Nine Season 1 (2369)
The Next Generation Season 7 & Deep Space Nine Season 2 (2370)
Deep Space Nine Season 3 & Voyager Season 1 & Star Trek: Generations (2371)
Deep Space Nine Season 4 & Voyager Season 2 (2372)
Deep Space Nine Season 5 & Voyager Season 3 & Star Trek: First Contact (2373)
Deep Space Nine Season 6 & Voyager Season 4 (2374)
Deep Space Nine Season 7 & Voyager Season 5 & Star Trek: Insurrection (2375)
Voyager Season 6 (2376)
Voyager Season 7 & Star Trek: Nemesis and the rest of the 24th century.. (2377-2399)
The 25th Century and beyond (2400 to far future)
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I think there are about 10 episodes of 'TOS' that are worth watching and could be considered really good viewing.

Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Menagerie I&II
Balance of Terror
Court Martial
Space Seed
This Side of Paradise
City on the Edge of Forever
Amok Time
The Doomsday Machine
If thats your list, and bearing in mind the OP will watch DS9, im fairly certain "the trouble with tribbles" will have to be added!
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Old 09-03-2008, 15:45   #72
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This thread made me very nostalgic for DS9 when it first got started and have since then made my way to halfway through S4 on DVD and have to say this is without a doubt the finest Trek series. It is so rich in story and such a diverse set of characters.

No one is a real Federation type character anyone is able to bend the rules. There is also such a superb balance of comedy, drama and action. Even the often thought of poor S1-S3 is not as bad as I remember it to be in fact there were many good episodes in this period and the show has aged far more graciously then TNG.
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Old 09-03-2008, 19:11   #73
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Yup, I started DS9 from the beginning not long ago. I kept reading how the first 3 seasons are not very good. Well Im about half way through the first and there isn't a duff episode yet. No sign of big story arcs (apart the prophecy stuff), but the eps are well written for standalones and as said the characters are just great and totally make it worthwhile watching.

On a side note, I am also watching Babylon 5. Finished off the first season, it got really good towards the end! I can see how the first half can put people off, some really dodgy scripts and acting.
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Old 09-03-2008, 19:38   #74
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Personally I very much enjoy the first 3 seasons of DS9, but when you take into account just how good the show became later on they do kind of pale in comparison.
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