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."