Starting this Saturday (Feb 11th), Star Trek Online will start its latest featured Episode series, called The 2800. These are undoubtedly my favorite aspect of STO. They provide high quality and interesting stories, along with some nice themed rewards.
In a recent blog post Stephen mentioned that to get some background on the lore, players could check out some Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes. That sounds like a great idea to me, any excuse to watch Star Trek.
To catch up on your history of events, find a copy of the Deep Space Nine season 6's episode “Sacrifice of Angels”, or explore further by also watching the season 5 finale and the 5 episodes in season 6 that precede the momentous events in “Sacrifice of Angels”.Sadly, I do not own any of the DS9 seasons. It's 2012, so I figured there has got to be a way to stream them. A few options came up.
Netflix. It looks like Netflix has all of the DS9 seasons for rent and Instant Streaming.
Hulu. Sadly, Hulu does not seem to have them available anymore.
Blockbuster Online. They only seen to have the physical dvd's available for rent.
Amazon Instant Video. Amazon has them all available for streaming (US). More importantly, they are free to Amazon Prime members, which I am!
I will definitely be watching some of the recommended episodes to get in the proper mood for the upcoming Featured Episode series.