Guest blog by Jamie Dodge… An argument for Deep Space 9.

A guest blog I did on my friend Evan’s site a while back.

From the Wastes...

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Let’s be controversial… DS9 was the best Star Trek show in the franchise.

Now, let me explain why…

1.  Up until DS9, the whole franchise was episodic. When DS9 came along, the writers took it into a direction that hadn’t been done before. This show serialized the story line, making it one long, seven year story arc. This made it possible for the characters to be developed in a way that hadn’t been done before. Sure, we saw Picard developed more than any other character up until that point, but most characters in the franchise were fairly one dimensional, stick-to-their-character-traits kind of people. Because of what the writers did with DS9, we were able to see the characters in not only their capacity as Starfleet personnel, but as mothers and fathers. Friends and enemies. Even as business people.

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2.  It was a decidedly darker show than the ones before. There…

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Hi, My name is Jamie Dodge. I am a full time writer and a full time caregiver. I generally write science fiction, but will dabble in almost anything, I can't write romance to save my life. I was born and raised in Central Florida into a large Italian family. The youngest by four years I had the advantage of being taught to read by the time I was 3. I don't think a day had gone by since then, where I haven't had a book in my hands at some point. One day I figured I would try my hand at it, so I wrote my first novel, The Forgotten Edge. I always get asked why I use the profile picture I do. I wish I could tell you, but I can't. It is a promise I made a few years ago, and I will honor it until I am given permission not to. That's it. That's me. I hope you enjoy my ramblings about my writing process and the other things that I find interesting.

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