“Like many, I’ve been slowly rewatching Deep Space Nine ever since it popped up on Netflix. It’s been fascinating. On the one hand: Oh 90s! YOU WERE THE BEST! With your adorable WE ARE SO DARK plots that seem like Strawberry Shortcake Goes to Space by today’s standards. On the other, in many ways 2012 has already overtaken DS9 as The Future goes, barring, of course, space travel and replicators. Culturally, though, we’ve zoomed right past the 24th century by the second decade of the 21st.
“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.”
#shitsiskosays, by Cat Valentine, February 7, 2012
Oh my God… So if we continue on our present trajectory, I’ll be dead by the 24th Century.