Monday, January 26, 2015

Voyager, Season 3: False Profits

Voyager, Season 3
"False Profits
Airdate: September 25, 1996
43 of 168 produced
46 of 168 aired


Voyager happens upon the remnants of a wormhole and then discovers something exqually unusual - two Ferengi dominating a pre-warp society in the Delta Quadrant.

So... why are they clothed again?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Voyager, Season 3: The Swarm

Voyager, Season 3
"The Swarm
Airdate: September 25, 1996
48 of 168 produced
45 of 168 aired


The Doctor begins to suffer a mental breakdown while Voyager faces a mysterious and xenophobic enemy.
Hello... is it me you're looking for?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Voyager, Season 3: The Chute
Voyager, Season 3
"The Chute"
Airdate: September 18, 1996
46 of 168 produced
44 of 168 aired


Harry and Tom find themselves thrown into a hellish prison with no food, no friends, and a psychoactive neural implant that boosts their aggression.

Harry prepares the chute for some serious pipe-laying.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Voyager, Season 3: Flashback

Voyager, Season 3
Airdate: September 11, 1996
44 of 168 produced
43 of 168 aired


Tuvok begins to suffer debilitating flashbacks to a traumatic event he suffered as a child that appear to not actually have happened. To solve this mystery, Captain Janeway mind melds with him, and the result is a walk through Tuvok's memories on USS Excelsior under the command of Captian Sulu eighty years ago.

The best part of waking up is Tuvok in your cup!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Voyager, Season 3: Basics, Part II

Voyager, Season 3
"Basics, Part II"
Airdate: September 4, 1996
45 of 168 produced
42 of 168 aired


Having been stranded on a harsh planet (that looks conspicuously like California), the Voyager crew must survive long enough to be rescued. Meanwhile, Tom Paris, Lon Suder, and the Doctor must retake the ship.

Look at me. Listen to my voice. I'm boring you into quiescence.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

DS9 Season 5 Recap

Deep Space Nine Season 5 Recap

Season 5 pulls the ripcord on the Dominion plot, and manages to do so in a way that incorporates the other threads developed over previous season rather than abandon them. If nothing else, that puts the season on pretty strong footing. It's not a perfect season, and there are definitely still some stinkers, but I think it's safe to say that if you are trying to convince a friend, Trekkie or not, to give DS9 another shot, you could do far worse than a sampler box from this season.

The best scene of the season was the final scene of the Kira-Odo relationship. Oh, wait...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Call to Arms
Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Call to Arms"
122 of 173 produced
122 of 173 aired
Airdate: June 16, 1997


The Dominion's constant stream of troops and material through the wormhole comes to a head when Sisko decides to mine the wormhole to prevent further buildup. The ensuing battle results in the Federation's retreat from DS9 and the beginning of an all-out war between the two great powers.

That squishing sound you just heard is colloquially referred to as "nerdgasm."

Friday, December 5, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: In the Cards

Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"In the Cards"
121 of 173 produced
121 of 173 aired
Airdate: June 9, 1997


With the threat of the Dominion seeming ever more urgent, Jake knows his father is under a lot of pressure. The opportunity to do something to cheer him up presents itself in the form of an antique baseball card going up for auction at Quark's. Unfortunately, the apparent lack of fiat currency in the Federation is only the beginning of the problems he'll face in trying to get it.

 Before we begin, would you like to touch my pod? ...Touch it!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Empok Nor

Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Empok Nor"
Airdate: May 19, 1997
120 of 173 produced
120 of 173 produced


Needing parts to repair the station, the Chief O'Brien leads an expedition to DS9's abandoned counterpart station, Empok Nor. When they run afoul of some left overs from the Cardassians' time there, things turn ugly.

Which of these people won't last the episode? These new uniforms make it difficult to tell.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Blaze of Glory

Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Blaze of Glory"
Airdate: May 12, 1997
119 of 173 produced
119 of 173 produced


The Maquis, all but obliterated by a Dominion-replenished Cardassia, launch a final assault the form of cloaked missiles. If the missiles hit their target, it will precipitate all out war with the Dominion, to say nothing of the unthinkable number of civilian causalities. To stop them, Sisko must turn to disgraced Starfleet officer Michael Eddington.

  Sisko and Eddington hammer out the all-important matter of a safe word.