Monday, September 01, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 46 - The Jem'Hadar

"Sisko, Jake, Nog, and Quark go camping on a Gamma Quadrant world, but are captured by mysterious soldiers called the Jem'Hadar and meet a force, the Dominion, to rival the Federation."

This was almost like a buddy cop film starring Sisko and Quark. Like Beverly Hills Cop. Or maybe I just totally imagined that. Anyway, I imagine that in the future people will not be camping. What's the point. So Sisko and Quark get captured by the Jem'hadar, a brutal organization that work for the Dominion. The Dominion are fighting against anyone that dares go through the wormhole.

Jake and Nog make it back to DS9 and get help. An epic battle ensues between the DS9 crew (in runabouts) along with the USS Odyssey versus the Jem'Hadar. Seriously though, why would they send O'Brien, Kira, Dax, Odo and Bashir into a battle??? Anyway, they fight the Jem'Hadar off but the Odyssey is destroyed do to a kamikaze attack.

So ends season two, with the realization the fight is far from over.

46 down and 130 to go

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 45 - Tribunal

"O'Brien is declared guilty of an unspecified crime and later "tried" at a tribunal held on Cardassia Prime."

The thing is, I still don't know what the crime was?? Maybe I am just dumb, and that is totally possible, but I swear they never said what the charge was. I think it was for something that he did when he was stationed on the USS Rutledge. Regardless, it ends up being a sham. First of all, he is considered guilty until proven innocent...I mean what is this, the United States circa 2014?? Then come to find out that he is just being set up by a Cardassian spy that is surgically altered to look like his friend Raymond Boone. The episode did remind me how much I enjoy watching Colm Meaney, he is always so good. And I recommend everyone watch the show Hell on Wheels, top notch acting on that muthafucka. So yeah, Colm Meaney.

45 down and 131 to go

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 44 - The Collaborator

"A Bajoran, secretary Kubus, who aided the Cardassian occupation forces wants to return home from exile. Vedek Winn engages in a power play to become kai against Vedek Bareil."

These Cardassian episodes just all start meshing together. They seem to all be about the same thing, some kind of treachery. Kira is in a relationship with Bereil who has a decent shot at being kai. That is until Odo finds out that he was responsible for some massacre. And then Kira finds out that he was just covering for someone. But non of that is important...

What is important is that Tom Villard is in this episode. He played Rick, one of the guys that were stranded on the desert island with Rose, Blanche and Dorothy in the Golden Girls episode "Vacation". This brings up the question, if you had to be trapped on a desert island with one of the Golden Girls...who would it be?

44 down and 132 to go

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 43 - Crossover

"Kira and Bashir accidentally cross to the Mirror Universe, where a Klingon-Cardassian alliance rules. A century before, James T. Kirk had made a similar crossover, affecting human and galactic history. Terrans are slaves on the station."

This may have been the best episode of season two. I love when they link older series/episodes. So, in this one Kira and Bashir end up in the same universe that Kirk ended up in in Mirror, Mirror. The head of the station is an alernate version of Kira. They also meet up with evil Sisko and .... exactly the same O'Brien. They eventually end up convincing O'Brien and Sisko to help them get back home. I really enjoyed this one and I actually enjoyed the character of Kira for once. She seemed really sexy as her evil self.

So anyway, I ask you this. What if you went to an alternate universe and had sex with yourself. What If!?!?

43 down and 133 to go

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 42 - The Wire

"In order to save Garak's life, Bashir must unravel some of the secrets in the Cardassian's past."

Bashir and garek are inner city cops in Baltimore…or whatever, i have never actually watched an episode of  The Wire, which i assume it sucks because everyone likes it. This was a decent episode and it explains why Deep Space Nine has such poor lighting. Like its all dark and than random neon lights are randomly placed up around the place like its what someone from the 80s would think a dance club would look like in the year 2000. Its because Kardashians built it to be low light (i guess they don't like bright light?? Garek complains it) so the federation just put up lights where ever they could find room.     

Whatever…Bashir and Garek are friends but don't seem to like each other and Garek has a headache (Bashir mentions he looks clammy though Karadashians always look terrible ). it turns out he had a pleasure circuit placed in his brain which he kept running for a long time because he was depressed. He had a boner 24-7. They can't seem to remove the circuit from his brain…though why not just teleport him but not teleport the circuit in his brain? seems like that would work for every medical problem.

How do tailors even work in the future when you can download your clothes?? On a station with only a few hundred people and everyone wears the same clothes every day.

Bashir is mentioned once again as being a "ladies man" even though he seems like a dork. He is genetically modified which gives him perfect hair which never gets messed up. It was a good episode, i liked that  Garek gave him like 3 different versions of his exile none of which was true. I'm still not sold on the Bashir character, but I'm starting to like Garak ... he seems like a mental patient.

42 down and 134 to go

Friday, August 22, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 41 - The Maquis Pt. 2

Sisko confronts Hudson but ends up getting stunned. They return to DS9 to find Quark in jail (as Odo has since discovered his involvement with the Vulcan). Oh yeah and the Vulcan is in The Maquis. Also there is a Cardassian official on board and he tells Sisko that Dukat was smuggling weapons for some renegade Cardassian group. What I got out of this was that the Cardassians were indeed smuggling weapons on that freighter and this was an attempt to throw Dukat under the bus. But...also the Maquis are smuggling weapons too??

This plot is more confusing than The Dark Tower. So anyway, Sisko, Bashir and Odo go back to rescue Dukat. The Vulcan then confesses that The Maquis are about to blow up a large Cardassian weapons depot. Sisko and crew rush to the depot and have a final showdown with Hudson. Because neither man want to hurt the other, the fight is rather lame and Hudson eventually leaves.

So that is it. I'm not sure what to make of it. It was alright I guess. It's always fun to see horny Quark.

41 down and 135 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 40 - The Maquis Pt. 1

This episode marks the beginning of The Marquis which plays a fair role in The Voyager series. In fact this episode was used as a springboard for the Voyager Series. The Maquis is sort of a terrorist organization that protects Federation colonies that are living in Cardassian space. Seemingly DS9 is full of terrorists organizations.

Basically, we have a Cardassian freighter getting blown up. The saboteur is captured and the Cardassians find out that it is a human. Fearful of Cardassian retaliation Starfleet sends Lt. Commander Cal Hudson to patrol the border. Interesting fact, he is a relative of Ernie Hudson. And also Cal Ripken.

Lt. Hudson is an old friend of Sisko's and he informs Benjamin that the Cardassian freighter may have been smuggling weapons. Gul Dukat insists to Sisko that this is not true and offers to help him find the truth ... but soon Dukat is kidnapped by The Maquis. Sisko, Kira and Bashir take off in a runabout to find him and end up on a deserted planet named The Badlands. Here they are confronted by the Maquis and with them is Cal Hudson!

Meanwhile Quark is helping a Vulcan woman acquire weapons. Seemingly he just want to get into her pants and really isn't thinking much about what he is helping her do.

40 down and 136 to go

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 39 - Blood Oath

"Jadzia Dax honors an oath made by Curzon Dax to three Klingons (Kor, Koloth, and Kang), and goes with them on a crusade against their sworn enemy "the Albino" who murdered their firstborn children as revenge for stopping his raid on a Klingon colony."

So here's the deal. The plot is sort of dumb and the episode itself was not that great.  I have come to really dislike the character of Dax, not at all interesting. BUT, this episode did have a few cool nuances.

They brought back the three original actors from TOS to play Kang, Kor and Koloth. Michael Ansara as the classic Klingon, Kang (Day of the Dove) ... also he was married to Barbara Eden??? William Campbell as Koloth, from Touble With Tribbles, he was also Trelane in Squre of Gothos. Finally, John Colicos as Kor from the great episode Errand of Mercy.

The story itself was supposed to be an ode to Seven Samurai, which I guess I can see but really who gives a shit. Also the outside shots of the Albino's house where of the Millard House in California, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. But really, who give a shit.

39 down and 137 to go