STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE (1993 – 1999)

DS9

Creator: Rick Berman, Michael Piller

Cast: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

 Deep Space Nine exists as a space station in orbit around the world of Bajo. Commander Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) receives the assignment as its new chief. It is a major station where there is shipping and trading going on at all time. Plus a bunch alien different species are at each other throat to top it all off there are a bunch of thief trying to get a piece of the pie as well. Not an easy job for the commander Sisko.

Here is a cool series that I love, when I first saw it I thought they have something here and it lasted 7 years. DS9 will explore everything from religion, war, death, slavery, genetic engineering, homosexuality (first homosexual on a sci-fi series), geniuses, heroes, rebels, politics, commerce, racism, multiple personalities, memories, continuity, resurrection, time, peace, love, parenthood, marriage between different species), espionage, mass murders, prison, biological warfare, terrorism to name a few. Plus the characters were the most colorful you have ever seen. The DS9 station was the most busy station ever plus everybody in the name of the sun. The series was moving just fine every time it was a new adventure coming along in the corner. it is a refreshing series because it is not in a spaceship but on a space station that why I love this one a different take on it. Intelligently written and well casted. If I can find a good deal on DVD it is mine.

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SPENCER FOR HIRE (1985 – 1988)

Creator : John Wilder

Cast:  Robert UrichAvery BrooksRon McLarty

Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker’s “Spenser” novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode. Using his years of experience, his natural talents for observation and reasoning, and the occasional bit of help from his friend Hawk, Spenser never fails to crack the case.
Here is a smart series that lasted 3 years only Why I do not know. During season one, Spenser lived in an abandoned firehouse just off Charles Street, but filming there proved difficult and the BFD reclaimed the site at the end of the season. For seasons two and three, Spenser lived on the top floor of an old Charlestown apartment, at the base of Bunker Hill, the interiors of which were shot at the FilmWorks Studios in Brighton, Mass. Some episodes, especially within season 1, had strong, intriguing plot twists that kept my interest. Give a try to this one. Enjoy.