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Sci-Fi Starhunter {Starhunter 2300} and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Discussion in 'Television & Streaming' started by AlienView, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. AlienView

    AlienView StarGate Explorer

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    There is adult science fiction and there is kiddie science fiction. My observation is that the main target audience for sci-fi series and movies is the teen years {say 13-20} - But if it is really good science fiction it maintains its interest to all ages, even old sci-fi addicts like me.

    I liked most Star Trek movies and all of the series except Deep Space Nine {considered to be the most successful ?!}. Three times I've gone back to watching the series on Netflix and again I stopped. Do you really expect an adult to believe that a major space station would allow a gambling casino, entertainment complex, to be run by a seedy and corrupt alien? - Beyond belief! and the second rate stories, action {or lack of it} is just too much - I can't get through the series. Someone who has please tell me if it gets better in the last few seasons and maybe the I will give it another try.

    Now I just started watching Starhunter {renamed Starhunter 2300 in season two}{It ran from 2000-2004 but there is only a total of two seanson}. I had hesitated to watch it becuase I read somewhere that the last episode of season two ends on a cliffhanger but when I did some more research I read that rights to the series have been obtained and it is scheduled for a reboot.

    The main problem I'm having with Starhunter is even though it is interesting, serious and adult sci-fi for the most part they have as one of the main co-stars a teenage niece of the captain who too often acts {as part of the story} as an irresponsible teenager,
    would an irresponsible teenager often be put in responsible positions on a space ship transporting dangerous alien criminals? - Almost as ridiculous as a seedy alien Ferengie operating a casino on a major space station. Still Starhunter is basically good quality and I will probably continue watching it - even though it may have been mainly directed at the teenge audience - It is well done.

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  2. Kevin

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    Well, nuts, I had to Google this one as I don't recall it all even though it ran for four seasons two seasons spread out over 4 years! :wideeyed: IMDB show it as a Canadian production so there is the possibility that it never made it here to the States and/or it was in very limited syndication markets.

    Netflix doesn't list anything at all for either "Starhunter" or "Star hunter".
    Could the niece be any possibly more annoying then Wesley on ST:TNG? :coffee:
     
  3. AlienView

    AlienView StarGate Explorer

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    You would have to watch it to see what I'm talkng about with the niece - a very competent actor for the role she is playing. Yes, I was also thinking about Wesley in ST:TNG - obviously there to give the show teenage appeal
    BUT he makes sense - It is conceivable that the teenage son of the ships doctor might be given a chance to learn on a real star ship - and he played his role within bounds - The teenage niece I'm talking about in Starhunter, acting like an irresponsible teenager, is a big weakness in the story. I'm watcing it on a recording a friend of mine made years ago - I know Netflix doesn't have it {as Nerflix has few of the good old series}. Maybe Tom could tell you where to find it - Or rent or buy the DVD.

    What do you think of my summation of DeepSpace Nine? Have you seen the whole series {7 seasons}, does it get any better in the later seasons? Anything worth watching?
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    There are those who will argue till their last breath that DS9 was the best Trek series so far...

    ... but I didn't care for it. :giveup: From beginning to end it was just too 'preachy' for me to enjoy.
     
  5. astonwest

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    I enjoyed DS9, but I don't think it was the best Trek series so far...not even sure it would have ranked in the top half. Like most of the series, it had good and bad points (the preachy factor was definitely in the latter). I think when they decided they needed to go to war with an entire other quadrant (the Dominion), that was where it began to lose my interest. Ironically, they decided to use that same technique with Enterprise, which ended way too early.

    But I'm more a fan of episodic shows in a series. Some story arcs are nice, but when you would get lost if you haven't watched every episode, it has to be extra-engaging for me to enjoy it (like Defiance has been).
     

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