Lately, I’ve been started to feel as though some of the book review scores given on Sci-Fi Books Club aren’t quite right. I’ve reviewed 30 books and never given a 5-star rating to any of them.
So what? It depends, I suppose, on what 5-stars means. When I first started writing reviews, I didn’t have a baseline score system to work with. In essence, it was just a gut feeling. However, I don’t believe a 5-star score should only be given to the world’s most perfect book.
Was I wrong about Deep Space Nine? Ask a Trekkie what their favourite Trek show is, and they’ll probably either say The Original Series or The Next Generation. Fair enough, those two are the biggest and most well-known iterations. But there will usually be one person lurking in the dark shadows of the room who will say, “Deep Space Nine is the best.”
Although Voyager and Enterprise certainly have their fans (I am a big Voyager fan), Deep Space Nine is often regarded as the unsung hero of Trek — a dark horse in the Trek canon.