I don't get Spike either... bummer, I do miss the Trek days.
But we are fortunate to have the vast internet... I did not get to see most of DS9, so I got to read up on the whole lot on the internet instead.
Not the best method, would have been better to watch them, but it worked out okay.
The reason we did this is because we are making the STN: The Final Frontier Total Conversion for EV Nova.
So all of the team members have to have a pretty good knowledge of even the shows they never got to watch.
The other team members have Spike though.