Since it had been a couple of years and my fading memory was due a refresh, I recently decided to take another glorious ride on the great piece of utopian fiction that we have all come to love and know as DS9. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. After many days of getting invested laughing, mourning hoping and finally rejoicing in a magnificent journeys conclusion with some of my favorite characters again. I find myself in the much dreaded melancholy of the post series aftermath. Though thankful for the last episode's legitimate and at least partially successful endeavor to provide me with some much needed closure, I am still longing for more. It seems like having to bid my farewell to dear friends that I will never see again (or at least not beyond this point) and I find myself missing people that I have not only not met, but that have actually not even existed in the first place. I knew full well when watching the first episode that this day would come and I also know that the feeling will subside again in a little while especially when keeping busy as I tend to do, it nevertheless still surprises me how powerful an emotional response these series (be it DS9, Voyager or a different one) are capable of provoking. I suppose that is a testament to the high standard in writing and passionate acting I dare attesting the franchise.