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

Friday, November 14, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 85 - Crossfire

"Odo's hidden feelings for Kira surface when the visiting Bajoran First Minister, Edon Shakaar, begins to court her."

I do feel bad for Odo. He is not a nice looking guy so I'm sure Kira is not romantically interested in him... Then again Worf ends up with Dax so what the hell do I know. But, these feelings are really driving Odo crazy. Keeping it all to himself and watching Kira with other men just finally causes Odo to lose it. Odo goes on a rampage and destroys his room. Finally he opens up to Quark of all people and he calms down. In the end he tells Kira that he can't be her friend anymore... at least that is what I got out of it. Which brings me to the truth that every man knows deep down and straight women can't be friends. The guy will eventually get some kind of non friendship feelings for her. Maybe he never says anything about it, or maybe he does... regardless, it is always there.

There was this guy in the episode that looked familiar so I checked up on him. Name is Bruce Wright. Didn't know this guy at all. But while searching for him I found this guy, Bruce M. Wright and his life story is rather interesting..

85 down and 91 to go

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 84 - Paradise Lost Pt. 2

So in part two, Sisko, Nog and Odo uncover a plot by a military guy named Admiral Leyton to fake a major attack in order to take control of Earth. Again, this is a huge current conspiracy theory... in fact when listening to conspiracy theorists they always mention Brave New World and Paradise Lost. They talk about how there will be a "planned" major event such as a terrorist attack or disease outbreak, so that it will give the government an excuse to control people, declare martial law etc. Anway, that is EXACTLY what these episodes are about. Sort of interesting I guess. Or not.

What it comes down to is that the Dominion were never taking over Earth, it was all a ploy. There are only four Changelings on the entire planet...according to fake Miles O'Brien. Um...yeah

84 down and 92 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 83 - Homefront Pt. 1

"When 27 people are killed at a diplomatic conference on Earth, and the Changelings are the chief suspects, Odo and Captain Sisko travel to Earth to investigate what looks like a bold new offensive by the Dominion that could lead to war."

People on Earth are very on edge because of this. They are getting on board with anything that the government, including detainment and forced examinations. Sisko's father (who runs a Creole restaurant) is one of the only people to resist this, basically saying "whatever happened to my freedom". This all sounds eerily familiar to things that are happening right now... in real life! So eventually the entire power grid goes down out of nowhere and a state of emergency is declared on Earth....

83 down and 93 to go

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 82 - Our Man Bashir

Basically, Bashir and Garek get trapped in a holodeck program in which Bashir is a "James Bond" type character. This type of plot was overdone in TNG so I wasn't too enthusiastic about having to I hate Bashir. But honestly, it was sort of fun. I enjoyed how Garak (who actually was a spy) seems genuinely disgusted by Bashir's fantasy. The episode name "Our Man Bashir" is a play on the movie "Our Man Flint" which is one my all time favorite films (I also enjoyed "In Like Flint"). So yeah, that's it.

82 down and 94 to go