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The Siege of AR-558

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Title : The Siege of AR-558 Rating : 5
First Aired : 18 Nov 1998 Stardate : Unknown
Director : Winrich Kolbe Year : 2375
Writers : Hans Beimler, Ira Steven Behr Season : 7
Rating : 3.6667 for 3 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 5
Review : If we didn't know already, war is a terrible thing. Here we saw what it was like at the sharp end. The people here were fighting for themselves, for each other and for duty; the communications array seemed fairly unimportant as a reason. Some of the guest characters seemed curious. There was the dehumanised Reese against the decent Kellin. Kellin dies, Reese lives. I wonder how he'll adjust to life after the war. Some of the other characters, Nog especially, go through the wringer as well. Maybe this is where Nog grows up, and Aron Eisenberg puts in a convincing performance. Nicole de Boer seems to be settling into her role fairly well, although Ezri could hardly be more different from Jadzia if she tried. Incidentally, Sisko should not have put Quark, a civilian, in a situation like this, but I suppose he was necessary to provide a different perspective. I watched this from a comfortable armchair in a warm room, but an old schoolmate serves in Afghanistan. I hope he never has to face anything like this.
Reviewer : =NoPoet= Rating : 5
Review : This is flat-out my favourite episode of any Star Trek, beating VOY's "Scorpion", "Equinox", "The Chute" and "Year of Hell" and some of ENT's 3rd-4th season episodes. Vic Fontaine's impossible-to-obtain version of I'll Be Seeing You is haunting and beautiful. Almost everything about this episode is perfectly judged and perfectly executed, with the tension ramping up significantly, culminating in a truly memorable battle preceded by exploding mines and distant war cries. There are a number of problems with the way this battle is fought - no vehicles, no flyers, the Jem Hadar using mines that only blow up occasionally instead of obliterating everyone - but you've got to bear in mind this is a television show produced on a budget that was stretched to hell and back. There are so many terrific moments, lots of superbly-written character moments with acting that borders on sublime. This cemented DS9's legend in my mind and made me realise that Star Trek, if done right, is competitive against anything else on TV.
Reviewer : MarcusP Rating : 1
Review : It is a well done episode but I simply hate the whole concept. This is something that simply no longer shouldn't exist in Trek-universe. The whole point of Trek, imo, is that we have evolved to the point where humans have the capacity avoid war and thus not end up in situations like in this episode. Can you imagine the senior officers of the Enterprise-D behaving like the starfleet officers in this episode? I'm surprised that Ronald D. Moore didn't write this episode, considering he made Battlestar Galactica, which dealt with nothing else then war.
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