Monday, December 30, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: To The Death
Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"To the Death"
Airdate: May 13, 1996
94 of 173 produced
93 of 173 aired


Sisko and crew are forced into an unusual alliance when they learn that a band of renegade Jem'Hadar have taken control of an Iconian gateway.

Computer, halt turbolift! Initiate dramatic pause circuit...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: For the Cause
Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"For the Cause"
Airdate: May 6, 1996
92 of 173 produced
92 of 173 aired


The station is going to be shepherding a series of industrial replicators to Cardassia to help them rebuild after their war with the Klingons. Expecting the Maquis to attempt to interfere, the station is on high alert. More problematic, though, is the person Odo and Eddington single out as a suspected Maquis: Kasidy Yates.

In the future, all sports are inscrutably embellished and have ridiculous headgear. It's a thing.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: The Muse
Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"The Muse"
Airdate: April 29, 1996
91 of 173 produced
91 of 173 aired


Lwaxana shows up on DS9 again for some reason - this time, pregnant and fleeing her babydaddy. Meanwhile, Jake meets a creepy old lady who gets off on watching young men write things.

Also, Odo gets married. There's something for everyone!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Shattered Mirror
Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Shattered Mirror"
Airdate: April 22, 1996
90 of 173 produced
90 of 173 aired


The Mirror Universe's Jennifer Sisko appears and takes Jake back with her as a ploy to lure Captain Sisko back. They have built their own version of the Defiant, and need his help to finish the project before the Alliance arrives to retake Terok Nor from the fledgling Rebels.

OK, this is a little on the nose, don't you think?

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Random Trek movie thought...

How much better would Star Trek Nemesis have been if:

1. The nemesis in question were Sela, and she were the leader or perhaps a high official in an aggressive militaristic faction of Romulan society similar to Germany's Nazi party.

2. The sacrifice at the end had been Ambassador Spock's, perhaps to prevent some sort of holocaust, an ultimate "needs of the many" sort of moment.

3. The plot of such a movie resolved the Romulan-Vulcan unification plot left over from TNG.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Hard Time
Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Hard Time"
Airdate: April 15, 1996
89 of 173 produced
89 of 173 aired


Chief O'Brien is accused of espionage on an alien world and sentenced to an unusual punishment - living out decades of a prison sentence in a matter of hours. When he returns to the station a young man, his friends must help him pick up the pieces.

Keiko and Miles debate the meaning of the phrase "last straw."

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Rules of Engagement
Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Rules of Engagement"
Airdate: April 8, 1996
88 of 173 produced
88 of 173 aired


Worf is facing a hearing to determine if he will be extradited to the Klingon Empire for trial. While protecting a civilian convoy from Klingon attack, he opened fire on a ship that turned out to be a Klingon civilian ship, killing everyone aboard. Not only is his freedom at stake, but finding a Starfleet officer culpable in a massacre could weaken the Federation's position in the entire area. However, as is so often the case with Klingons and their politics, not everything is as it seems.

 And one! And two! And stretch! and ROOOOAAARRR!!!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Accession Space Nine, Season 4
Airdate: February 24, 1996
87 of 173 produced
87 of 173 aired


Sisko is forced to reevaluate his role in Bajor's spiritual life when a renowned poet from the planet's past emerges from the wormhole, claiming to be the Emissary of Bajor's Prophets.

Folks, when your D'jarra involves sculpting clay butt plugs, you need to rethink your culture's caste system.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Bar Association

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Bar Association"
Airdate: February 19, 1996
86 of 173 produced
86 of 173 aired


Rom leads a strike against Quark's management of the bar when his cuts and employee abuses go too far.

 I sense a dance number about the break out. "You ain't bad! You ain't nothing!"

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Sons of Mogh
Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Sons of Mogh"
Airdate: February 12, 1996
85 of 173 produced
85 of 173 aired


Worf is forced to choose between Klingon values and Federation ones when his downtrodden brother comes to him, asking for a violent personal favor.

In this week's episode, we learn that the Runabout chairs recline into sleepers. Which is good, because we sure as hell didn't learn much about the characters.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Return to Grace
Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Return to Grace"
Airdate: February 5, 1996
84 of 173 produced
84 of 173 aired


Kira is sent to a conference in Cardassian space to help with their war efforts against the Klingons. The ship sent to ferry her there is captain by a disgraced Dukat, now left to shuttling cargo after the revelation of his half-Bajoran daughter. Upon arriving, they find the conference destroyed and a Klingon ship bearing down on them.

I don't always drink Spring Wine. But when I do...

Friday, November 1, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Crossfire
Deep Space Nine, Season 4
Airdate: January 29, 1996
83 of 173 produced
83 of 173 aired


While visiting the station, Shakaar is a target of both an assassin as well as Kira's affections. Odo's feelings for Kira come into sharp and painful focus as he realizes that she is slipping away from him and into Shakaar's arms.

Major Kira's obliviousness is not helping the situation.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Paradise Lost
Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Paradise Lost"
Airdate: January 8, 1996
82 of 173 produced
82 of 173 aired


In the face of the planetwide power outage, the Federation President has all but declared martial law on Earth. As Sisko investigates the problem, things don't add up quite the way they should. Eventually, he discovers that Admiral Leyton was behind the sabotage, in an attempt to justify a coup by Starfleet.

Thank you, sir! May I have another?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Homefront

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
Airdate: January 1, 1996
81 of 173 produced
81 of 173 aired


Sisko is called back to Earth after a terrorist attack on a diplomatic meeting indicates the presence of violent changelings. While there he must balance the preservation of the idyllic way of life that humans have achieved with the sacrifices demanded by heightened security.

Welcome to Earth! Where material want and menial toil have been eliminated from the human experience. Well, except for Jose, your busboy.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Our Man Bashir

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Our Man Bashir"
Airdate: November 27, 1995
80 of 173 produced
80 of 173 aired


Sisko, Dax, Worf, and O'Brien are almost killed when their runabout is sabotaged. Beaming them out at the last second, but unable to rematerialize them, their patterns are stored in the station computer, with unexpected consequences. The computer recasts characters in Dr. Bashir's spy fantasy holoprogram with the patterns of the crew. Now, Dr. Bashir, with the help of Garak, must not only survive the dangerous life of a spy, he can't resort to simply killing his opponents, since doing so will cost him his friends and crewmates.

Say, are those bite marks I see on Madagascar?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: The Sword of Kahless

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"The Sword of Kahless"
Airdate: November 20, 1995
79 of 173 produced
79 of 173 aired


Worf is introduced to the Klingon Dahar Master Kor on the eve of his greatest quest - to find the mythical sword of Kahless, the founder of the Klingon Empire. Worf gets more than he bargained for, though, when possession of the sword causes division between him and his erstwhile hero.

It was a perfect day... when I found a sword with you...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Little Green Men

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Little Green Men"
Airdate: November 15, 1995
78 of 173 produced
78 of 173 aired


Quark has finally gotten the ship his cousin Gaila owed him and has decided its maiden voyage should be taking Nog to Starfleet Academy. What could possibly go wrong? (Spoiler alert: Lots.)

On closer inspection, these ears are clearly FAKE!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Starship Down

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Starship Down"
Airdate: November 13, 1995
77 of 173 produced
77 of 173 aired


While on a mission to mediate a trade agreement with a species in the Gamma Quadrant, the Defiant is drawn into a conflict with the Jem'Hadar. This conflicts sees them stranded deep in the dense and poisonous atmosphere of a gas giant planet. 

Well... at least they found a way to cover that awful hairdo...

Monday, September 30, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Rejoined

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
Airdate: October 30, 1995
76 of 173 produced
76 of 173 aired


Lenara Kahn, a Trill scientist is coming to the station to work on her attempt to create an artificial wormhole. Normally, as science officer, Dax would be nothing less than eager to help. However, a previous host of hers, Torias, was married to a previous host of the Kahn symbiont, a marriage that ended all to quickly when Torias was killed in a shuttle accident. Even though they both might be willing to pick up where they left off, Trill society frowns on such relationships, under threat of expulsion from Trill society. How can Jadzia risk everything she has worked for? How can she not?

Kiss! Kiss! Ki-- oh, never mind, They just did.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Indiscretion

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
October 23, 1995
75 of 173 produced
75 of 173 aired


Kira feels compelled to search for a long missing Cardassian prison ship when she learns that some of its wreckage has been located. She hoped to be reunited friend from her days as a resistance fighter. Gul Dukat conspires to be included in the search, but for mysterious reasons of his own.

 Who am I? Someone who loves you. Kiss me, Han.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Hippocratic Oath

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"Hippocratic Oath"
October 16, 1995
73 of 173 produced
74 of 173 aired


Bashir and O'Brien crash land on a planet in the Gamma Quadrant where they find a group of Jem'Hadar trying to break their addiction to ketracel white. Meanwhile on the station, Worf finds adjusting to life on DS9 more difficult than he planned.

How many more of these little pleasure cruises are they going to send us on? (PS: Split Diopter!)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: The Visitor

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"The Visitor"
Airdate: October 9, 1995
74 of 176 produced
73 of 176 aired


After an accident causes Captain Sisko to disappear, Jake is left behind to grapple with the emotional aftermath. Matters are complicated by the Captain's increasingly sporadic reappearances, the last of which occurs when Jake is an old man near death.

Look, dad, I finally stopped wearing such awful clothes!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Deep Space Nine, Season 4: The Way of the Warrior

Deep Space Nine, Season 4
"The Way of the Warrior"
Airdate: October 2, 1995
72 of 176 produced
72 of 176 aired


The Founders ended season 3 with two ominous warnings. One, that the Federation and Klingon Empire now had their undivided attention after dealing crippling blows to the Cardassians and Romulans. The other, that they are "everywhere." What do the Founders have in store and what changes will it bring to the station?

Say what you want about the story. Pew pew pew!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Voyager Season One Recap


The Trek franchise expands into its second post-Roddenberry series with Voyager. It was in some ways a departure from what has come before, with a female captain and a completely different setting than the previous series. In other ways, it might be seen as a return to form, with less serialization and stories much more focused on new civilizations and strange new worlds.

OK, now give us... "Le Tigre!"

Friday, September 6, 2013

Voyager, Season 1: Learning Curve

Voyager, Season 1
"Learning Curve"
Airdate: May 22, 1995
15 of 168 aired
15 of 168 produced


After a Tuvok has a tense and almost violent run-in with a Maquis crew member over his inability to follow protocol, Janeway decides that there must be some way to bridge the gap between the expectations she places on her Starfleet crew and the reality of the Maquis crew members' ability. Tuvok attempts to bring a handful of Maquis up to speed, but may find the task more difficult than he anticipated.

 Two sweaty men get down on the floor and reconcile their differences.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Voyager, Season 1: Jetrel

Voyager, Season 1
Airdate: May 15, 1995
14 of 168 produced
14 of 168 aired


When a war criminal from the past of Neelix's homeworld seeks him out to make contact, Neelix must make peace with his own personal demons, while also deciding how best to deal with such a controversial figure.
Jetrel implores Neelix to allow him to test out new videogame controllers, which could save millions.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Voyager, Season 1: Faces

Voyager, Season 1
Airdate: May 8, 1995
13 of 168 produced
13 of 168 aired


B'Elanna wakes up in a Vidiian lab to discover she is fully Klingon. How did she get here? How did this happen? Can she escape, and if she does, will she able to recover her human half? Will she even want to?
Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!