Friday, July 7, 2017

Deep Space Nine Season 7 Recap

Deep Space Nine Season 7 Recap


Deep Space Nine has come to a close. Did it go out with a bang? A whimper? Some gurgling sound somewhere in between? How will we get our Garak fix now?

This photo feels odd to me. Quark is up top (and possibly on a footstool), which makes sense given his stature. But then shorties Kira and Ezri are down below, while towering hulk Work is at the very top? Awkward.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: What You Leave Behind Space Nine, Season 7
"What You Leave Behind"
Airdate: June 2, 1999
173 of 173 produced
173 of 173 aired


Here we are. The end of another Trek franchise. The Dominion War will end, one way or the other. Dukat and Winn's enter the final stage of the plan to release the Pah Wraiths. Will the crew survive? Will the Federation?

 Kira and Odo end their romance much as they began it - surrounded by an unconvincing puddle of goo.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: The Dogs of War Space Nine, Season 7
"The Dogs of War"
Airdate: May 26, 1999
171 of 173 produced
171 of 173 aired


Kira, Garak, and Damar arrive on Cardassia to spearhead the resistance. Quark learns that he will become the next Grand Nagus from a garbled subspace transmission. Bashir and Ezri annoy both viewers and fellow characters with their budding romance. Kasidy Yates discovers that she is pregnant. The show runners realize they have to shoehorn in every possible remaining plot line before the finale.

 That guy up there beaming away is me, in hopes of escaping the Bashir/Ezri storyline.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Extreme Measures Space Nine, Season 7
"Extreme Measures"
Airdate: May 19, 1999
171 of 173 produced
171 of 173 aired


Bashir and O'Brien risk everything for a chance to save Odo from the Changeling virus.

Director Sloan surrounded by documentation of all the outlandish conspiracies his organization has engineered. Rigged Elections, Russian moles, obstruction of justice... you know, that kind of stuff.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Tacking Into The Wind

Deep Space Nine, Season 7

Airdate: May 12, 1999
170 of 173 produced
170 of 173 aired


While Kira and Odo struggle to collaborate with the Cardassian insurgents, tensions between Martok and Gowron come to a head.

Worf finds the Chancellor getup to be an ill-fitting and quickly dated 90s look.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: When It Rains... Space Nine, Season 7
Airdate: May 5, 1999
169 of 173 produced
169 of 173 aired


After their defeat, the alliance regroups. The Klingons see leadership changes at the top, while Kira finds herself in the odd position of helping the Cardassians wage a successful guerilla war.

And Dukat learns that looking at naughty books really can make you go blind.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: The Changing Face of Evil Space Nine, Season 7
"The Changing Face of Evil"
Airdate: April 28, 1999
168 of 173 produced
168 of 173 aired

IntroductionThings come to a head all over the Alpha Quadrant, as the Breen attack Earth, the Federation launches a counterattack, Dukat is revealed to Kai Winn, and Damar begins his rebellion against the Dominion. Exciting!

 Poor Solbor is unexpectedly penetrated.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kid's Guide: TOS Episodes 1-5

Welcome to the first of many posts detailing recommendations for when and if Star Trek episodes are appropriate for kids. I have 5 year-old and 2 year-old sons, and I am very keen on introducing them to Star Trek. I also want to do it before other lesser forms of popular entertainment make inroads that are too deep. With that said, I don't think a sequential watch-through is called for at this point. For one thing, it's too much screen time. But for another, which episodes are appropriate? Which ones are entertaining enough to hold the attention of a youngster?

So I'm going to rate these episodes on a few axes and then spit-ball an age that I think is appropriate for each. The axes will be: Violence and Scariness, Sexual Content, Big Ideas, and Entertainment Value.

So, here goes!

TOS Season 1 Episode 1: The Man Trap

 HI KIDS!!! Want to watch some Star Trek?!?!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Strange Bedfellows
Deep Space Nine, Season 7
"Strange Bedfellows"
Airdate: April 21, 1999
167 of 173 produced
167 of 173 aired


Damar is pushed to his breaking point by the manipulations of Weyoun. Kai Winn discovers just how far her lust for power will push her to go. Also, some stuff happens to Worf, Dax, Sisko, and Kasidy.

Mirror, mirror on the wall... who's the most reminiscent of congressional Republicans circa 2017 of them all?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: 'Til Death Do Us Part Space Nine, Season 7
"'Til Death Do Us Part"
Airdate: April 14, 1999
166 of 173 produced
166 of 173 aired


Dukat begins his seduction of Kai Winn, pretending to be a humble Bajoran farmer, while he really advances the mysterious purposes of the Pah Wraiths. Also, Sisko decides to defy the Prophets for love, and Worf keeps being a tool to Ezri.

Is it me you're looking for?
I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You're all I've ever wanted
And my arms are open wide
'cause you know just what to say
And you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much
I love you