Friday, November 28, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 95 - To The Death

"Sisko and the Defiant crew join forces with the Jem'Hadar to stop a group of Jem'Hadar renegades from gaining power."

Sisko helps his enemy stop an even worse enemy. These renegade Jem'Hadar are even more destructive than the Dominion. Even though Sisko and this Jem'Hadar crew work together, in the end they realize that they are still enemies. I'm sure this is a significant episode in this recurring plot line, but I really stopped caring like 20 episodes ago. I do like the battle scenes, they look great. And, let me just mention, that the open sequence to this season is fantastic. The slow pan of the entire DS9 station is really incredible looking.

Brian Thompson is in this episode. He played the alien bounty hunter from X-Files and The Night Slasher from the movie Cobra.

95 down and 81 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 94 - For The Cause

"Sisko learns that his girlfriend Kasidy may be a Maquis smuggler."

Wasn't it like two episodes ago that Sisko was shacking up with his mirror universe wife? Sisko is a long legged mack daddy! He pimps white women AND black women! Ha, Dr. James Manning is a maniac. Anyway, Odo and a Federation Lt. named Eddington are investigating a plot by the Maquis to steal a shipment of Vulcan replicators that are on route to Cardassia. Odo becomes suspicious of Kasidy Yates, even Sisko begins to look at her differently. Turns out she was duped by the Maquis, the real spy ended up being Eddington. And in a side plot, Garak and Ziyal start become friendly with one another.

94 down and 82 to go

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 93 - The Muse

"While Odo assists a pregnant Lwaxana Troi, Jake falls under the spell of a mysterious woman, Onaya."

The Lwaxana plot is just ridiculous. Enough with her being "sexy", that ship sunk with the Lusitania. Evidently in her husbands culture once a male baby is born he is taken and raised by the dad. Evidently Paul Riser and Greg Evigan are from that same culture. Anyway, Troi is not having that so they devise a plan for her to divorce her husband and temporarily marry Odo. What a bizarre plot???

The other plot is about Jake and a Mute. The Mute woman is manipulating Jake into tapping into his creative potential. In the end Jake begins writing his book Anslem, which was seen in the episode The Visitor with Tony Todd as old man Jake.

93 down and 83 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 92 - Shattered Mirror

"Sisko attempts to rescue Jake after he is lured into a war-torn mirror universe by his mother's living counterpart."

Although I do enjoy these mirror-universe episodes, I feel that they are starting to over use them a bit. Nonetheless, they are usually fun and this one was no exception. Jake's "mother" comes through the vortex to see Sisko. Jake finally gets to meet her and is amazed at how much she is like his real mother. Then, she kidnaps Jake in order to lure Sisko into the mirror-universe with the intent of getting him to assist in a battle against the Klingon-Cardassian alliance. It works. Sisko helps Smiley take over the mirror Defiant and force the alliance off of "DS9".

Still though, why is it so easy to jump to different universes? Everyone seems to do it at will. It seems pretty dangerous at this point...maybe that vortex thing should be destroyed? Also, mirror Kira is still sort of hot.

92 down and 84 to go

Monday, November 24, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 91 - Hard Time

"O'Brien's mind has been altered to create memories of being incarcerated for 20 years on an alien world on charges of espionage and sedition."

It feels like O'Brien has his mind messed with at least once every season. The idea of implanting memories into a convicts mind instead of actually sending them to prison is an interesting concept. It's just that this episode didn't execute the plot very well. Like, it doesn't even make sense why O'Brien was convicted of espionage in the first place. Also, it seemed to make him worse. When he gets back to DS9 he starts acting like an emotionally fucked up ex-convict. How is that going to make society any better? They should have went all out and make O'Brien come out of "prison" acting like Easy-E.

91 down and 85 to go

Friday, November 21, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 90 - Rules of Engagement

"Worf accidentally destroys a civilian ship during battle and faces a hearing to determine whether he should be extradited to the Klingon Empire."

As far as Worf episodes go, this one was pretty good. It shows a rarely seen side of Worf. One in which he totally fucks up. Even though this entire incident had been setup by the Klingon Empire in order to frame Worf, it was still nice to see Worf in the wrong. What basically happened is that, he was captaining the Defiant on a security mission to escort a Cardassian ship... suddenly a Klingon ship de-cloaks and he immediately fires on it. It explodes and everyone on board dies. It ends up being a civilian transport ship. Nice job Worf you big dummy.

It's actual pretty close plot wise to the movie Rules of Engagement starring Samuel L. and Tommy Lee Jones.

90 down and 86 to go

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 89 - Accession

"A famous Bajoran poet, Akorem Laan, who disappeared over 200 years ago appears from the wormhole and convinces Sisko that he is the true Emissary."

If there is one thing in DS9 that I really do not care about, it's this Emissary business. I guess the series is supposed to be built upon this, although they rarely bring it up...which is good, because it's dumb. So in this one, Sisko quickly hands the reigns over to Laan because we all know that Sisko hates being the Emissary. He finds out that Laan plans on bringing Bajor back to the old ways, which means a terrible caste system. Reluctantly Sisko tries to get his position back. Laan and Sisko go to see the Prophets and they reveal that it was all just a test. Side not: Kieko is pregnant again. And the baby is not Miles! Just kidding. Or am I? It could be mine. Where was I on the night of 49600.7? I don't know, it has not happened yet!! Ha, so I admit it! No....I do not. Or do I?

89 down and 87 to go

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 88 - Bar Association

"Rom creates a union for Quark's employees and goes on strike."

Another solid directing job by LeVar Burton. Decent episode, if you like Ferengi themed episodes. Rom is sick with an ear infection for weeks and Quark won't let him have a day off, so he decides to form a Union and strike. Quark will not abide. The Ferengi government sends the FCA to strong arm Rom, Quark protects him and gets beaten up. In the end Quark agrees to Rom's demands, only if everyone pretends that Quark has won. Basically it was like the movie Hoffa. ...ok, I never saw that movie.

88 down and 88 to go (the halfway mark!)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 87 - Son of Mogh

"Cast out of Klingon society because of Worf's dishonor, his outcast brother, Kurn, asks Worf to kill him."

No matter how much I try, I just can't get into these Klingon plots. I want to like the Klingons, but it always just bores me. So in this one Worf's brother has lost everything and he wants to die. He wants Worf to kill him in the honorable Klingon way, but Worf won't.

Then for some reason the brothers go undercover to discover to invesitigate some explosion on a Bird of Prey. Then Kurn tries to commit suicide.

Then Bashir erases Kurn's mind in order to make him forget that he is Worf's brother. Thus, making him forget that he wants to die. Poor Worf.

87 down and 89 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 86 - Return to Grace

"Dukat seeks Kira's help in regaining his rank in the Cardassian Empire."

Dukat and Kira head to a meeting between the Cardassians and the Klingon. They find a Bird of Pray going crazy and destroying shit. They fight against the vessel and cripple it, Dukat wants to go in for the kill but he is stopped by the Cardassian government because they would rather find a peaceful solution. Dukat is disgusted by this and vows to single handedly destroy the Klingon Empire. Because of Dukat's suddenly irrational behavior, Kira takes temporary custody of his daughter Ziyal.

86 down and 90 to go