Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Prodigal Daughter Space Nine, Season 7
"Prodigal Daughter"
Airdate: January 6, 1999
157 of 173 produced
157 of 173 aired


Ezri returns to her home world when Chief O'Brien goes missing there. Tangled business dealings and fractured family dynamics make finding a missing person even more complicated.

New Sydney looks like the GOP's fantasy planet. Drill, baby, drill!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Deep SpaceNine, Season 7: It's Only A Paper Moon Space Nine, Season 7
"It's Only A Paper Moon"
Airdate: December 30, 1998
158 of 173 produced
158 of 173 aired


Nog returns to DS9 after receiving a replacement leg and convalescing with Starfleet medical. But some of his less outwardly apparent wounds still need healing, and he retreats to the holosuite as a result.

Huh huh huh. Fire! Huh huh huh.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Covenant Space Nine, Season 7
Airdate: November 25, 1998
157 of 173 produced
157 of 173 aired


Kira is whisked away from the station by an old friend to meet a cult of Bajorans and their unexpected leader - Gul Dukat.

Just so you know, there's no such thing as child support in the Pah Wraith religion...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: The Siege of AR-558 Space Nine, Season 7
Airdate: November 18, 1998
155 of 173 produced
155 of 173 aired


Sisko and crew join a group of Starfleet soldiers struggling to hold a Jem'Hadar installation from recapture. They are pushed to the limits of their endurance by the long, grueling battle.

They are also pushed to the limits of human eyesight by the utterly drab and formless underground cave set.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Once More Unto the Breach Space Nine, Season 7
Airdate: November 11, 1998
155 of 173 produced
155 of 173 aired


Worf is approached by a living legend, Kor, in search of a final glorious command with the Klingons. But Kor's advanced age ends up proving a liability in battle.

Cry havoc! And let slip the... something something...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Treachery, Faith and the Great River Space Nine, Season 7
"Treachery, Faith and the Great River"
Airdate: November 4, 1998
154 of 173 produced
154 of 173 aired


Odo is lured to an alien moon with the promise of war intelligence, but gets more than he bargained for when he finds Weyoun, seeking to defect.

 That's a spicy-a meat-a-ball (pepperoni)!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Chrysalis Space Nine, Season 7
Airdate: October 28, 1998
153 of 173 produced
153 of 173 aired


Bashir's genetically engineered friends bring Sarina to the station in the hopes that Bashir can cure her of her catalepsy. But Bashir must weigh whether to pursue a relationship with her when she comes out of her torpid state as a complete neophyte to romance.

You know what? The end IS near! Maybe we should start tying up some story threads?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Take Me Out To The Holosuite Space Nine, Season 7
Airdate: October 21, 1998
152 of 173 produced
152 of 173 aired


Sisko receives a visit from an old Academy nemesis - the Vulcan Captain Solok. Solok challenges him to a baseball game, which means that Sisko must scramble to field a team made up of his crew.


 Nog rubs his ball against some decidedly nonplussed Vulcans.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Afterimage Space Nine, Season 7
Airdate: October 14, 1998
151 of 173 produced
151 of 173 aired


 Ezri struggles to decide whether her future lies aboard DS9.

Throw pillows haven't really advanced much in 300 odd years.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Shadows And Symbols Space Nine, Season 7
"Shadows And Symbols"
Airdate: October 7, 1998
150 of 173 produced
150 of 173 aired

Sisko brings his family and Ezri Dax to a remote planet in search of answers about his biological mother. Meanwhile, Kira resists Romulan encroachment on Bajoran land. Oh, and also, Worf wants to get Jadzia into Klingon Heaven.

See, Doctor? Right there. That's the part of my character history that needs to be ret-conned. Get painting!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Image In The Sand Space Nine, Season 7
"Image In The Sand"
Airdate: September 30, 1998
149 of 173 produced
149 of 173 aired


Sisko in exile receives a vision of his biological mother, sending him on a quest for truth and purpose. Meanwhile, Kira tries to manage the stresses of her new role on the station and Worf receives a little help from his friends as he mourns.

I was going to say something extremely rough in response to this image, and I said to myself, I can't do it. It's inappropriate. It's not nice.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Voyager Season 4 Recap

Voyager Season 4 Recap


Season 4 saw some major changes in Voyager. Gone was one main cast member in Kes and new to the show was Seven of Nine. Episodes also took on a bit of a darker edge with a heavier emphasis on action. How did the show fare?
So much going on in this picture! Garrett Wang reveling in his "Hollywood's Sexiest Young People" magazine nod, Robert Beltran closing all the windows and shutting all the doors as he checks out for good, Roxann Dawson trying to hide something from the producers, Jeri Ryan trying not to pass out, Kate Mulgrew barely concealing her irritation... and Robert Duncan McNeill - what are you doing with your legs?

Monday, September 26, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: Hope and Fear, Season 4
"Hope and Fear"
Airdate: May 20, 1998
93 of 168 produced
93 of 168 aired

Voyager befriends a traveling merchant who helps them decode Starfleet's garbled message. It leads them to an almost too good to be true gift from Starfleet: a ship that can take them home in months, not decades.

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful, Captain.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Voyager Season 4: One, Season 4
Airdate: May 13, 1998
93 of 168 produced
93 of 168 aired


A deadly radiation field spanning many light years puts the crew in a bind - spend a year going around or one month in hibernation going through? Seven of Nine must serve as the lone watchman when the crew decides to push through.

Harry and Tommy get ready for their sleepover.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: Demon, Season 4
Airdate: May 6, 1998
91 of 168 produced
91 of 168 aired

The crew, in a desperate search for fuel, comes to a Demon-class world, so named for how inhospitable it is to even entering orbit. They find a substance that should solve all their problems in the form of a mysterious liquid metal, but as usual, things are not necessarily what they appear.

People! This is no time to get jiggy in the Astrometrics lab!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: Living Witness, Season 4
"Living Witness"
Airdate: April 29, 1998
90 of 168 produced
90 of 168 aired


The Doctor is activated on a strange world 700 years in Voyager's future. What he learns disturbs him: his crewmates are the villains in this world's seminal war story.

And use lots of hair gel, which is always a bad sign.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: Unforgettable, Season 4
Airdate: April 22, 1998
89 of 168 produced
89 of 168 aired


A woman comes aboard claiming that she and Chakotay had fallen in love a few weeks before, but he does not remember meeting her.

 Chakotay and What's-her-name stand in front of a totally forgettable nebula picture.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: The Omega Directive, Season 4
"The Omega Directive"
Airdate: April 15, 1998
88 of 168 produced
88 of 168 aired


Mystery abounds when Voyager encounters a mysterious energy reading. But Captain Janeway will soon be forced to bring everyone in on the secret as she faces an existential threat to the quadrant - the powerful but destructive Omega molecule.

Consarn it, Tuvok, why didn't you remind me to pack my BluBlockers?

Monday, July 25, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: Vis a Vis, Season 4
"Vis a Vis"
Airdate: April 8, 1998
87 of 168 produced
87 of 168 aired


Tom is experiencing a certain malaise in his role on Voyager and his relationship with B'Elanna. But he's about to get much more change than he really wants when an alien being steals his body and his life from him.

Wait, did I mix up Sombrero Sunday and Mechanic Monday again? Fiddlesticks!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: The Killing Game, Part 2, Season 4
"The Killing Game, Part 2"
Airdate: March 4, 1998
86 of 168 produced
86 of 168 aired


With real explosions tearing though multiple decks, the holodeck war started by the Hirogen threatens to destroy Voyager. The few remaining crew members whose minds have not been compromised for the game must find a way to take control back before the ship is lost for good.

The Hirogen realize they have fatally miscalculated on their birthday party decoration purchase.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Voyager. Season 4: The Killing Game, Season 4
"The Killing Game"
Airdate: March 4, 1998
85 of 168 produced
85 of 168 aired


Voyager has been captured by the Hirogen who have forced the crew to reenact various violent periods from various periods of history. Their own memories have been supressed leaving only the holodeck character in their place, to give the Hirogen hunters interesting prey. Most of the senior staff have been conscripted into a World War II simulation fighting as the Resistance against a Hirogen-staffed Third Reich. Only the Doctor and Harry remain outside the holodeck to find a way to restore the crew's memories and retake the ship.

We are the Borg. We are wearing a saucy beret. You will be assimilated.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: Retrospect, Season 4
Airdate: February 25, 1998
84 of 168 produced
84 of 168 aired


When Seven of Nine has a violent altercation with an arms dealer, questions begin to surface whether he previously assaulted her and erased her memory of it.

I mean, just look this guy, amirite?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: Prey, Season 4
Airdate: February 18, 1998
83 of 168 produced
83 of 168 aired


Voyager finds a critically injured Hirogen who they take aboard in the hopes of mending a few fences. He is hunting an old foe...a Species 8472.

Honey, I don't think the Orkin Man is going to be able to handle this one...

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: Hunters, Season 4
Airdate: February 11, 1998
82 of 168 produced
82 of 163 aired


Voyager picks up a transmission from Starfleet, but it is being cut off by one of the relay stations broadcasting it from the Alpha Quadrant. When they investigate, they run afoul of the Hirogen.

Congratulations, bondage fetishists. It only took you half a season to get Seven of Nine hog-tied in a leather harness.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: Message in a Bottle, Season 4
"Message in a Bottle"
Airdate: January 21, 1998
80 of 168 produced
81 of 168 aired


A chance find of an apparently abandoned but massive communications network provides Voyager with the unique opportunity of contacting the Alpha Quadrant. The catch (and of course there is one) is that only the Doctor's program will survive the trip and even that's not a guarantee. The Doctor finds himself on a new Federation starship, the USS Prometheus, with even more problems: Romulans.

 Now that I see this shot, I'm kind of surprised they didn't go for a captain's chair gag.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Voyager, Season 4: Waking Moments, Season 4
"Waking Moments"
Airdate: January 14, 1998
81 of 168 produced
80 of 163 aired


The Voyager crew begins to suffer from a sort of narcolepsy, falling asleep on the job and having trouble waking in the morning. But things take a sinister turn when they all notice the same antagonist in each of their dreams - a strange, malevolent alien.

 Behold... the Ahn-Woon!