Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Call to Arms

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

Introduction

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

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

Introduction

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

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


Introduction

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

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

Introduction

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.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Children of Time

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Deep Space Nine: Season 5
"Children of Time"
Airdate: May 5, 1997
118 of 173 produced
118 of 173 aired


Introduction

The crew of the Defiant finds themselves trapped around a strange new world - one containing a colony of their own descendants, who have been building a life for themselves for the past 200 years.

Odo demonstrated all he's learned about women in the space of 200 years - by taking one to her own gravesite.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Soldiers of the Empire

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Deep Space Nine: Season 5
"Soldiers of the Empire"
Airdate: April 29, 1997
117 of 173 produced
117 of 173 aired

Introduction

Martok is sent on a mission to locate a missing Klingon cruiser near the Cardassian border. He asks Worf to serve as his first officer. He is eager to help his friend and comrade, but soon learns that Martok may not be up to the task.

Nog hopes he's not about to be caught up in the middle of some sort of Klingon "sword fight."

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Ferengi Love Songs

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Ferengi Love Songs"
Airdate: April 21, 1997
116 of 173 produced
116 of 173 aired

Introduction

Quark, depressed by a vole infestation in his bar and dejected by a general sense of malaise in his life, heads home to his mother for support. When he finds her enmeshed in a love affair with the Grand Nagus, he must decide whether his fortunes or her feelings are more important.


When It's Time For A Rewrite, Exhibit A: This is the best scene in your episode.



Monday, October 6, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Ties of Blood and Water

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Ties of Blood and Water"
Airdate: April 14, 1997
115 of 173 produced
115 of 173 aired

Introduction

Kira's ersatz Cardassian father has returned to the station, Kira hopes to help spearhead the resistance to Dukat's new Cardassian government, but he has shocking news: he's dying.

Behind every great man is a sissy Vorta.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Business As Usual

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Business As Usual"
Airdate: April 5, 1997
114 of 173 aired
114 of 173 produced

Introduction

Quark finds himself in dire financial straits and is tempted to deal weapons with his cousin Gaila in order to recoup his losses. But his personal ethics are tested when a client wants to kill millions.

Look at all these cool guns you'll never get to see on Star Trek!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: A Simple Investigation

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"A Simple Investigation"
Airdate: March 31, 1997
113 of 173 aired
113 of 173 produced

Introduction

Odo investigates a murder, and falls for his prime suspect.


 Have I shown you the one where I pretend to be an overhead sprinkler system and shower you with pointless lights?


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Doctor Bashir, I Presume

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Doctor Bashir, I Presume"
Airdate: February 24, 1997
112 of 173 produced
112 of 173 aired

Introduction

Doctor Bashir is selected as the holographic model for a new Starfleet EMH program, but the interview process involving his friends and relatives uncovers his dark secret - having been genetically engineered as a child by his parents.

"I was a very bad man!"


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: By Inferno's Light

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"By Inferno's Light"
Airdate: February 17, 1997
111 of 173 produced
111 of 173 aired

Introduction

The Dominion fleet is charging through the wormhole. Worf, Garak, and Bashir are still being held by the Dominion. That's all the intro we have time for. That's how intense things are.

Tune in next week! Same Dukat time, same Dukat channel!




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: In Purgatory's Shadow

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"In Purgatory's Shadow"
Airdate: February 10, 1997
110 of 173 produced
110 of 173 aired

Introduction

Garak petitions Captain Sisko to let him follow a mysterious signal, aparently sent by the mentor he thought dead, Enabran Tain. This search sees our heroes stumble upon the Dominion invasion fleet that is finally making its way towards the Federation.

Garak is one of those guys you'd love to asphyxiate, for well or ill.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: For the Uniform

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"For the Uniform"
Airdate: February 3, 1997
109 of 173 produced
109 of 173 aired

Introduction

Captain Sisko risks everything in pursuit of Michael Eddington, his former security chief, who betrayed Starfleet to the Maquis.

 The nefarious Michael Eddington intimidates Captain Sisko with the latest Sega Genesis hardware.



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: The Begotten

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"The Begotten"
Airdate: January 27, 1997
108 of 173 aired
108 of 173 produced


Introduction

Odo is surprised by a new arrival, a substance from space that appears very much like a nascent changeling. Meanwhile, Kira finally gives birth to her surrogate child, hopefully ridding us of ever having to hear about it again.

All right, baby, you'd better stop now or James Cameron is totally going to sue.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: The Darkness and the Light


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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"The Darkness and the Light"
Airdate: January 6, 1997
107 of 173 aired
107 of 173 produced


Introduction

Major Kira finds herself and her baby placed in mortal danger when someone from her past begins killing off members of her former resistance cell.


 Unfortunately for us, he succeeds in killing the last two interesting Bajorans.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Rapture

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Rapture"
Airdate: December 30, 1996
106 of 173 produced
106 of 173 aired

Introduction

An ancient painting and a freak electrical accident give Captain Sisko a series of mystical visions that lay bare not only the past but the future of Bajor. Now Sisko must decide whether to pursue the visions to their potentially fatal conclusion, or to opt for a surgery that would end them, but save his life.
This... MEANS something.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: The Ascent

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"The Ascent"
Airdate: November 25, 1996
105 of 173 produced
105 of 173 aired


Introduction

Odo and Quark become marooned an a frigid, barren world and must work together to survive long enough to be rescued. It's entirely possible that they'll kill each other before exposure or starvation even becomes an issue. Meanwhile, Jake and Nog adjust to their new status as roommates.


What did the Ferengi say when the Human asked him for a strip of Latinum?
Sorry, I'm a little short.



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Things Past

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Things Past"
Airdate: November 18, 1996
104 of 173 produced
104 of 173 aired


Introduction

When their runabout is caught in a plasma storm, Odo, Dax, Sisko and Garak find themselves together in a strange environment - the DS9 of nearly a decade prior, known by the Cardassians as Terok Nor. Strangely, they are all viewed by the residents there as Bajorans - Bajorans accused of a capital crime.


One hundred bottles of raktajino on the wall...

Friday, July 4, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Let He Who Is Without Sin...

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Let He Who Is Without Sin"
Airdate: November 11, 1996
103 of 173 produced
103 of 173 aired

Introduction

Worf and Dax go on vacation. Also, Worf is apparently an enormous, possessive jerk. Also, sadly, unlike television, uptight fundamentalists make it into the 24th century. There. Intro finished. Ugh.
When this is as wild and crazy as your pleasure planet gets, you've got some conceptual problems with your episode.





Monday, June 30, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Trials and Tribble-ations

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Deep Space Nine, Season  5
"Trials and Tribble-ations"
Airdate: October 28, 1996
102 of 173 produced
101 of 173 aired


Introduction

A magic plot device whisks the DS9 crew back into the past, where they discover a plot to change history, and a lot of furry creatures, to boot.

Grow some hair, Space Hippie! What a Herbert.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: The Assignment

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Deep Space Nine, Season  5
"The Assignment"
Airdate: October 28, 1996
102 of 173 produced
101 of 173 aired

Introduction

Keiko returns from a trip to Bajor, apparently possessed by an alien entity that threatens to kill her if O'Brien doesn't do exactly what she says.

 Unnnn...limiteddd....POWERRRRR!!!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Nor The Battle To The Strong


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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Nor The Battle To The Strong"
Airdate: October 21, 1996
100 of 173 produced
100 of 173 aired

Introduction

When Jake is waylaid by a detour into a battle zone, he thinks he will find good material for journalistic writing. He finds a lot more than that when things go south.

Commando Jake! Kung Fu Grip! Go, Joe!



Monday, June 16, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places"
Airdate: October 14, 1996
99 of 173 produced
99 of 173 aired

Introduction

Quark's ex-wife Grilka comes to the station looking for his help. She immediately attracts the attention of Worf. Comic hijinx ensue. Meanwhile, Kira and the O'Briens continue to adjust to life together since Kira became a surrogate for their child.
 See? Now you're no longer thinking about a woman you've just met and never talked to, and you're finally paying attention to someone you've known for a year. HA HA HA HA....



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Deep Space Nine, Season 5: The Ship

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Deep Space Nine, Season 5
"The Ship"
Airdate: October 7, 1996
98 of 176 produced
98 of 176 aired

Introduction

A crashed Jem'Hadar ship presents Sisko with a test of his ability to command his crew under the risk of death in the service of a nebulous objective.

Does the Federation have "motorboating," Captain? Just think of the possibilities if we were to work together...