Yeah, but that’s not the context the documentary highlights. It was aspects of the casting, particularly a male black lead at the time, reformed terrorists, gender-challenging stories, the full-on political and religious storylines, and later on the reality of war and morality, and overall the serialised story arcs. This on a network, syndicated TV show in the early 90s was unprecedented. It’s not that they went down one controversial path of the day, they travelled all of them. Admittedly Star Trek was famous for allegorical storytelling, but DS9 did it extra.I've given you an agree. When Deep Space 9 first launched, the first 3 seasons were awful, then it kicked into gear. The introduction of the Dominion was a stroke of genius.