Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: When It Rains... Space Nine, Season 7
Airdate: May 5, 1999
169 of 173 produced
169 of 173 aired


After their defeat, the alliance regroups. The Klingons see leadership changes at the top, while Kira finds herself in the odd position of helping the Cardassians wage a successful guerilla war.

And Dukat learns that looking at naughty books really can make you go blind.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: The Changing Face of Evil Space Nine, Season 7
"The Changing Face of Evil"
Airdate: April 28, 1999
168 of 173 produced
168 of 173 aired

IntroductionThings come to a head all over the Alpha Quadrant, as the Breen attack Earth, the Federation launches a counterattack, Dukat is revealed to Kai Winn, and Damar begins his rebellion against the Dominion. Exciting!

 Poor Solbor is unexpectedly penetrated.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kid's Guide: TOS Episodes 1-5

Welcome to the first of many posts detailing recommendations for when and if Star Trek episodes are appropriate for kids. I have 5 year-old and 2 year-old sons, and I am very keen on introducing them to Star Trek. I also want to do it before other lesser forms of popular entertainment make inroads that are too deep. With that said, I don't think a sequential watch-through is called for at this point. For one thing, it's too much screen time. But for another, which episodes are appropriate? Which ones are entertaining enough to hold the attention of a youngster?

So I'm going to rate these episodes on a few axes and then spit-ball an age that I think is appropriate for each. The axes will be: Violence and Scariness, Sexual Content, Big Ideas, and Entertainment Value.

So, here goes!

TOS Season 1 Episode 1: The Man Trap

 HI KIDS!!! Want to watch some Star Trek?!?!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Strange Bedfellows
Deep Space Nine, Season 7
"Strange Bedfellows"
Airdate: April 21, 1999
167 of 173 produced
167 of 173 aired


Damar is pushed to his breaking point by the manipulations of Weyoun. Kai Winn discovers just how far her lust for power will push her to go. Also, some stuff happens to Worf, Dax, Sisko, and Kasidy.

Mirror, mirror on the wall... who's the most reminiscent of congressional Republicans circa 2017 of them all?