Were you happy with the direction DS9 took? in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Posted November 29, 2008 From a visual perspective, I got sick of looking at darker tones of yellow, green, brown, and all the black shadows. We get it... this is the darkest Trek series from a psychological perspective. Don't overdo it. It was necessary to show the audience a different aesthetic from the "clean" Starfleet look that they had grown accustomed to during seven seasons of TNG. That's why the Cardassian designs of the station's exterior and interior were dark and harsher and more "industrial" looking.