I’ve recently gotten into Deep Space Nine, the Star Trek franchise that was once considered the dark horse of the group. I’ve gotta tell you: it’s pretty good. While it’s still in the same universe as the other shows, it definitely goes deeper than the other series – things aren’t always resolved in an hour. It’s not as serial as something like LOST, but it’s satisfying enough for a 90s show.
So when Kottke linked up a great article examining the technology on DS9 I was already intrigued. Then I read it and was really impressed. Of course a lot of the technology we have today in 2012 far exceeds what’s shown. But Cat Valente puts it this way:
I’ve been struck particularly by two things missing from the DS9 universe–one unpredictable in the 1993-99 span of the series, and one predictable but unattractive from the creators’ standpoint.
Nobody uses social media, and nobody wastes time.
Worth your time, especially if you’re a Trek geek.