Wha'ts the first episode of Deep Space Nine I should show to my friend who has so far seen TOS "Balance of Terror" and TNG "the drumhead" "elementary dear data" "cause and effect" and "remember me" and loved all of those
scrolling through the list on wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Trek:_Deep_Space_Nine_episodes
and i'm leaning toward "paradise"
But also tbh really struggling to find an epsiode that doesn't make me go "eh, after he's seen these other episodes first"
@emsenn “In the Pale Moonlight”.
@alexis is thatthe "i can live with it" one?
@emsenn yup! imo the best episode of that series by far.
@emsenn Rivals, Duet, Profit and Loss, Blood Oath, Rules of Acquisition, Whispers, Captive Pursuit, and The Nagus are good stand alone-ish early episodes. In the Hands of the Prophets is technically part 1 of 4 with the next 3 opening season 2, but it’s another good early one that works on its own.
@emsenn Trials and Tribble-ations is also one that’s very easy to get people hooked with
@emsenn Duet is the best place to start, other than the pilot. there are episodes I like better overall but they all benefit from more context or aren't representative of the overall show.
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