Monday, October 29, 2012

Deep Space Nine, Season 1: The Storyteller

Deep Space Nine, Season 1
"The Storyteller"
Airdate: May 2, 1993
13 of 173 produced
13 of 173 aired


O'Brien and Bashir are summoned by a local Bajoran leader who says his village is in grave peril. Sisko must mediate a dispute between two different local governments to prevent war from breaking out between them. Will the crew get through this episode without being bored, literally, to death?
The specter of horrible green-screen loomed over our village once more!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Deep Space Nine, Season One: Battle Lines

Deep Space Nine, Season 1
"Battle Lines"
Airdate: April 25, 1993
12 of 173 produced
12 of 173 aired



On a tour through the wormhole to please Kai Opaka, Sisko and crew become mired in a strange situation on a Gamma Quadrant prison moon. The Kai dies in a shuttle crash, but is resurrected by the prison planet's strange properties. Now, they are all caught in a never-ending war between the immortal prisoners of this world, and must find a way to escape before they die themselves.

Why, why, WHY can't this show be consistently good?!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Deep Space Nine, Season 1: Vortex

Deep Space Nine, Season 1
Airdate: April 18, 1993
11 of 173 produced
11 of 173 aired


After a robbery attempt goes tragically goes wrong, Odo finds himself with a visitor from the Gamma Quadrant in his holding cell. Returning him to his people becomes more complicated when he offers Odo information about his origin.

Are you the keymaster? I am the gatekeeper.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Deep Space Nine, Season One: The Nagus

Deep Space Nine, Season 1
"The Nagus"
Airdate: March 21, 1993
10 of 173 produced
10 of 173 aired


Quark's world is overturned when he receives a surprise visit from Grand Nagus Zek, the biggest mover and shaker in all of Ferengi society.

Oddly, Odo kissing Quark's scepter makes loads more sense than whatever the hell he did later with Kira...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Deep Space Nine, Season 1: Move Along Home

Deep Space Nine, Season 1
"Move Along Home"
Airdate: March 14, 1993
9 of 173 produced
9 of 173 aired


The station receives its first formal visit from a species from the Gamma Quadrant. Rather than being interested in diplomacy, they head straight to Quark's to play know what? I just can't. I won't dignify this episode with a summary. It implies there's a cohesive story that can be summarized, and that's simply not the case. If you want to know what happens, you'll just have to watch it like we did.

They have many uses... like gouging out your eyes and puncturing your eardrums, to prevent you from experiencing this episode.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Deep Space Nine, Season 1: The Passenger

Deep Space Nine, Season 1
"The Passenger"
Airdate: February 21, 1993
8 of 174 produced
8 of 174 aired


A distress call from a fatally damaged ship introduces a difficult problem to the station. Rao Vantika, a mass murderer with a desire to survive that goes well beyond the norm, intends to transfer his mind into the body of someone else before he dies of his injuries. The only question is: who has been mentally hijacked, and can it be discovered before the rogue consciousness selfishly causes the deaths of untold millions?

You're saying this sort of... stiffness... is normal for corpses, Doctor?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Deep Space Nine, Season 1: Dax

Deep Space Nine, Season 1
Airdate: February 14, 1993
7 of 174 produced
7 of 174 aired


A group of aliens attempt to kidnap Dax, claiming that her previous host Curzon was guilty of treason on their world. The host, Curzon, has obviously died, but the symbiont Dax lives on. There is no way to separate Jadzia from Dax now, so executing Dax as they intend to do will kill her too. Sisko, relying on the jurisdictional gray area the station sits in, stalls for time to try to help Dax, but for reasons she won't reveal even to him, she refuses to act in her own defense.
Pictured: Lt. Dax, frozen in a script-induced torpor.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Deep Space Nine, Season 1: Q-Less

Deep Space Nine, Season 1
Airdate: February 7, 1993
6 of 173 produced
6 of 173 aired


An unexpected human visitor from the Gamma Quadrant arrives on the station - Vash. As usual, she trails trouble in her wake, not just from the artifacts she has brought with her, but from the unpredictable Q, as well.
Even his moustache is omnipotent.