4.5 Deep Space Nine: The Beginning kram07 | 29/07/2011 | See all kram07's reviews (33) If you have been used to watching Star Trek: The Next Generation or even the Original Series or Voyager then Deep Space Nine will at first seem quite different. Like other first seasons of shows it starts off trying to find its feet and where as TNG had to contend with being in the shadow of the Original Series so Deep Space Nine has to contend with its illustrious forbear TNG.As Deep Space Nine is set on a space station stories and events have to originate there or come to the station unlike the Enterprise which explores space. Although this may seem a boring premise and some of the episodes seem uninteresting or ridiculous stick with it because it certainly gets better. Season 1 sets up Benjamin Sisko as the Commander of the station with the torch being passed onto him by Captain Picard himself. Some of the early episodes have characters from TNG such as the Duras sisters or Lwaxana Troi etc while a main character on Deep Space Nine is Miles O Brien. The Deep Space Nine crew at first seem odd and unlikeable particularly Odo and Bashier while Avery Brooks (Sisko) acting is at times tedious.However things do rapidly improve and season one lays the foundations for some wonderful character development and story arcs over the whole seven seasons and they eventually get a ship too! Deep Space Nine isnt afraid to explore issues that other Star Trek series may have shied away from and as a whole I would go so far as to say its probably the best Star Trek series or its my favourite at least.