Thursday, July 31, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 33 - Armageddon Game

I very much enjoyed this episode. It involves O'Brien and Bashir. They are on a mission to dismantle all the biological weapons that have been amassed by two warring races, the T'Lani and the Kellerun. Just as Bashir is about to shut down the final weapon Kellerun soldiers burst in and start shooting everybody. Bashir and O'Brien escape in a Runabout down to the planet surface. The planet is decimated by war and the seek refuge in some ruins.


Meanwhile, in a classic war time ploy, the Kellerun create a fake video showing the death of Bashir and O'Brien. The crew morn them, but Kieko has doubts. She notices in the video that Miles is drinking coffee, something she says he never does. After investigating the death site, Dax manages to unravel the plot and the find the two men (Miles however being near death due to an infection). After recovery, Miles comments to Keiko that he does indeed drink coffee. So the entire rescue effort was done by complete coincidence.


Well done. I recommend this one.


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 32 - The Alternate

"Odo's former teacher believes he has found a life form similar to Odo in the Gamma Quadrant"

This episode sort of reminds me of a TOS episode. Like Man Trap or something. This new life-form (which ends up not being the same as Odo) seems to be transforming into a monster and attacking the crew. This monster actually ends up being Odo. The life form is some how causing him to transform and become violent.

It was an OK episode and I enjoyed seeing Odo out of his element.


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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 31 - Rivals

Quarks' con artist rival (Martus) arrives on DS9 with a device that changes probabilities. After being arrested by Odo, for conning people, he activates the device and soon his luck changes. He opens a bar and starts to put Quark out of business.

Meanwhile, O'Brien is trying to get in shape by playing racquetball with Bashir. (didn't racquetball go out of public favor in the 1980's???). In order to make money Quark secretly starts a gambling ring to bet on O'Brien and Bashir's matches. When O'Brien actually wins, Sisko becomes suspicious and it sets off a series of events that lead to him discovering Martus's device. Because surely, fat slob O'Brien could never win at racquetball.

This episode guest starred Barbara Bosson who was on my second favorite cop show of all time, Hill Street Blues ... number one being In The Heat of The Night.

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 30 - Sanctuary

This race called the Skreeas or something, arrive on DS9. They are fleeing their dying world are searching for a new home, they believe that their rightful place is on Bajor. The Bajoran government is like, "no way, we are in the midst of a famine and we are not taking in millions of new people". Sisko and Kira find a nice new world for them to live on, but they are adamant about going to Bajor. In the end they have no choice and must be relocated to Draylon 2. The Skreeas tell the Bajorans that it's their loss, because they are a culture of farmers and could have helped the Bajorans overcome the famine. Which is bullshit. First of all just because you can farm doesn't negate the fact that you are adding millions of more mouths to feed. They may be able to feed themselves but most likely the Bajorans would still starve. Plus based on the fact that they acted like self centered dicks the entire time on DS9, I highly doubt they would even help anyone but themselves. Never mind the fact that the Bajorsn have no idea what type of people are coming to your planet; are there diseased people? are there violent people? are there at least any hot chicks???


Also the late Andrew Koenig was in this episode, that makes me sad.


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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 29 - Second Sight

I am not going to lie. I fell asleep about half way into this one.


Evidently it is the anniversary of Sisko's wife's death and he is feeling melancholy (is that even the right word??). He eventually notices a beautiful woman named Fenna and starts to romance her. So much for his dead wife. Then I fell asleep.


So I looked up the ending and Fenna ends up being a hologram or something. Let me just say one more thing about this episode, I found that actress that played Fenna to be stunningly beautiful. Her name is Salli Richardson and she was also on that show Eureka ... which I have never seen.


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 28 - Necessary Evil

"When Quark is shot, Odo re-opens a five-year-old murder case of Mr. Vaatrik who was a Cardassian collaborator."


This was the one case that Odo could not solve. He suspected the wife of Vaatrik because she admitted that her husband was having an affair with a Bajoran woman ... Kira! And she may have killed him because she was pissed off. But he couldn't prove it.


Meanwhile in recent day. Quark was shot retrieving a list of Cardassian collaborators from Mr. Vaatrik's strongbox. The shooter takes the list (and plans to use it as blackmail). Quark barely survives, but the shooter comes back to smother him in his hospital bed. Rom walks in and saves his brother by screaming. Odo then captures him and the entire plot is revealed. The only things is, Odo still doesn't know who originally killed Vaatrik.


In the end, Kira admits to Odo that she was not romantically involved with Vaatrik, but rather she was sent to kill him by the Bajorans. She was the murderer all along.


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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 27 - Rules of Acquisition

I'm still not maxed out on these Ferengi themed episodes. I always find them to be entertaining. This one is a bit strange however. It's interesting because we delve a bit into Ferengi culture, particularly their treatment of women. Ferengi women have no rights, are not allowed to work or even leave the house and must always be naked. They also do not have lobes. So this Ferengi women disguises herself as a male and joins Quark as a partner. She is really good at business deals and soon enters into a business proposition with Quark and Grand Nagus.

She falls in love with Quark and tries to make out with him. Quark is not too interested, but also doesn't really resist. Even though Quark still thinks that it is a male???? Just at this moment another alien walks in and catches them. Now he thinks that Quark is doing gay stuff! It was very Three's Company.

Finally, the Nagus finds out that this is a woman and he freaks out. Its all pretty funny. But adds nothing to the shows development.

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