Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 116 - Business as Usual

"Despondent over his mounting financial woes, Quark allows his Cousin Gaila to talk him into joining the arms sales business."

Quark ends up wrapped up in a dangerous arms business. Gaila is selling arms to both sides in a conflict. Quark struggles with the moral aspects of this coupled with his need to pay off debt. He finds a way out but not before a firefight ensues on DS9. Sisko makes Quark pay for damages, adding even more to his debt problem.

The side plot is about how Quark was losing his friends due to his involvement in arms dealing, particularly Dax. when did Quark get friends? Especially Dax?

116 down and 60 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 115 - A Simple Investigation

"Odo falls in love with a woman, Arissa, involved in the Orion Syndicate."

Arissa arrives on DS9 and starts acting suspicious. Odo begins to investigate her and finds out that she is an agent for a crime organization. She tells Odo that she wants to leave the Orion Syndicate and Odo agrees to help her. They begin to fall for each other and they eventually make sweet passionate banging.

Further investigation reveals that Arissa has had her memory removed by the Syndicate in order to control her. Arissa wants her normal life back so Odo helps to retrieve her memories. She realizes that she is a married woman with a family and that Odo and her can never be together. Poor Odo. He has worse luck with woman than Geordi LaForge. Also, the lady that played Arissa was in the movie Rock 'n Roll High School.

115 down and 61 to go

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 114 - Doctor Bashir, I Presume?

"Julian Bashir is selected to become the model for a Long-term Medical Hologram, until a family secret is revealed."

The Doctor from Voyager shows up and want to use Bashir as a Medical Hologram template. Then Bashir's parents show up. There is much tension between Bashir and his father. It seems that as a child Julian was a moron, until his dad illegally genetically altered him. This info gets out and Julian figures he must resign because he is essentially a criminal. In the end his father offers himself up to Starfleet and will go to prison instead of Julien. Or something like that.

The side plot is thus: Dr. Zimmerman starts hitting on Leeta and they go out a few times. Rom is of course going out of his mind, but he is also an idiot and can't just tell Leeta how he feels. It takes all episode but he finally lets her know and she leaves Zimmerman for Rom. ....I still don't get it.

114 down and 62 to go

Monday, December 29, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 113 - By Inferno's Light Pt. 2

"Gul Dukat aligns the Cardassians with the Dominion. The station must deal with a Changeling infiltrator."

This was an incredibly action packed episode. That jammed a ton of plot into 48 minutes. Maybe too much plot. So Worf and Garak are still in prison and Worf is made to fight an endless line of Jem'Hadar warriors...for some reason. The Cardassian forces have allied with the Dominion. As the exit the wormhole they end up in a fight with DS9, The Defiant and Gul Dukat piloting a Bird of Prey. But, Dukat was only playing Sisko, he is in on the Cardassian plot.

The battle lines are now drawn. Cardassian/Dominion (Jem'Hadar/Founders) versus Starfleet/Klingon/Bajoran/Romulan. As the battle wages on; Worf and Garak escape the prison and Changeling Bashir tries to send a bomb into the sun killing everyone. Real Bashir sends a message to DS9 and they are able to stop fake Bashir. In the process they discover that the Cardassian fleet was real but the Dominion force was only smoke and mirrors. Which is a disappointing ending. I assume Cardassia has really aligned with the Dominion.

113 down and 63 to go

Friday, December 26, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 112 - In Purgatory's Shadow Pt. 1

"Worf and Garak journey to the Gamma Quadrant to investigate a coded Cardassian message."

This coded message is a distress call from one of Garak's old mentors. Garak and Worf travel far into the Nebula to investigate and they argue the entire time. They are really a terrible pairing and to be honest I don't enjoy having them together as the main focus of an episode. Eventually they discover something shocking, I giant Dominion fleet assembling to attack the Alpha Quadrant. Suddenly Jem'Hadar soldiers appear and take the two prisoner. Worf manages to send a coded signal back to DS9 and Sisko dispatches Kira to find Garak and Worf. She is unable to save them and returns to DS9 with news of the coming invasion.

Sisko decides to give Worf and Garak 36 hours to get home before he seals the wormhole and stops the Dominion invasion. This is a tough decision that Sisko seems to make without blinking.

Meanwhile in prison. Worf and Garak find the mentor, but he is dying, so the two begin to try an escape. Oh but first there is an excellent twist. They descover another prisoner....Bashir! It seems that for the past bunch of episodes the Dr. Bashir on DS9 has been a Changeling!! With the 36 hours now up, Sisko fires into the wormhole, but it doesn't close. The episode ends as Jem'Hadar warships start pouring through the wormhole...

112 down and 64 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 111 - For The Uniform

"Michael Eddington returns and Sisko becomes obsessed with catching him."

I like the idea of a rogue Starship Captain as the villain. In fact, I would have liked this plot much more than the Changeling stuff. But, I just don't enjoy Eddington as a character. Maybe it's just the way he is played by Ken Marshall. I don't know. He is just very hokey.

The cat and mouse game between Sisko and Eddington in this episode was enjoyable. Sisko seemed thwarted at every turn. Eddington is getting rather brazen too, he has been attacking Cardassian colonies with this crazy biogenic weapon that poisons the atmosphere. Sisko figures out that Eddington sees himself as the hero so he decides to play the villain. Sisko makes public his plan to poison the Maquis atmosphere and kill them all. This causes Eddington to surrender. It was a cool ploy by Benjamin.

111 down and 65 to go

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 110 - The Begotten

Odo buys a Changling baby from Quark. Which right of the bat is just weird. He tries to teach it to shapeshift. Odo's former mentor Dr. Mora shows up and tries to take over. They argue over how to raise the baby. But soon the little Changeling starts to die and Odo must give it up to Mora. Odo knew the Doctor was right all along but was resentful of his former "father". In the end they hug it out.

Kira is also finally having the O'Brien baby. So it's an all baby episode. And it sucks.

110 down and 66 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 109 - The Darkness and the Light

"Someone is killing Kira's friends off and she might be next."

As expected everyone is trying to protect Kira, especially Miles (as his unborn baby is inside her). But, Kira only wants revenge and goes on a mission to hunt this killer down. How she manages to slip by nearly everyone on the station is beyond me...seeing how they are all supposed to be watching her. Good job Odo, you dumb human.

She eventually confronts this assassin (and gets captured in the process). He was disfigured in a Bajoran bombing and now seeks revenge. Yeah...that's the plot. Also, he was not even a soldier, he was like a dry cleaner or something. Then he tries to cut out Kira's baby. The plot really falls apart at the end there.

At least the lady that played Simone from Pee Wee's Big Adventure was in this episode. She was cute.

109 down and 67 to go

Monday, December 22, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 108 - Rapture

"An accident causes Sisko to have prophetic visions."

While I did enjoy this episode, the plot was a little forced. Sisko sees a painting of a lost Bajoran city and then becomes obsessed with finding it..(OK, but why??). He Finds an obelisk that supposedly leads the way to the city, he go nuts trying to figure out it's meaning...(yes, but again, why??). Then the holodeck malfunctions and knocks Sisko out. He starts having prophetic visions (how convenient...and also why is stuff always malfunctioning on DS9?). His visions bring him closer to the truth, but his headaches are getting bad and Bashir tells him that he will die without surgery. Sisko refuses, he wants the visions to reveal the truth to him (since when does he even care about this stuff?). Jake is forced to decide for him and Bashir operates. The visions end. But not before Sisko warns that if Bajor joins the Federation than all hell will breaks loose.

108 down and 68 to go

Friday, December 19, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 107 - The Ascent

I enjoyed this one. Odo is transporting Quark to a hearing, when their runabout crash lands on a desolate frozen planet. Their rations and equipment are destroyed. They decide to take the remnants of a transmitter and bring it to the top of a mountain in order to send a distress signal. They argue the entire way, and even get into a fight. Initially they think that it will take a few hours, but it ends up being days. To make matters worse Odo breaks his leg. Quark leaves Odo behind to continue up the mountain. They are both very near death and Odo begins to record his last will and testament. Suddenly he is beamed to sick bay. Quark was able to send the signal after all.

107 down and 69 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 106 - Things Past

"Sisko, Odo, Dax and Garak are found unconscious. While Bashir attempts to revive their bodies, the four wake up during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor several years earlier."

They actually all share a telekinetic memory, they don't actually go back in time. But what is revealed during this experience is that Odo allowed three innocent Bajorans to be executed. Seven years earlier on DS9 an assassination attempt was made on Gul Dukat and Odo arrested these three Bajorans. He didn't do much investigating and had them put to death...then he found out that they were innocent. They should have had this memory go even further back to when Odo, Benson and the Governor go to Hong Kong and Odo gets kidnapped by a fashion designer. I can't believe it took me 106 episodes to make a Benson joke.

106 down and 70 to go

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 105 - Let He Who is Without Sin...

"Worf and Dax vacation on the pleasure planet, Risa, and encounter unexpected dangers."

Evidently Worf and Dax are now an item... I recall Dax flirting with him, but do not remember them ever getting together. Either way, its disgusting. Not only is Worf gross, but he has the personality of the husband from The Burning Bed. Then they have to go ahead and have Leeta (who is very cute) say that she is attracted to Rom! What the heck is going on here?

Then Worf drops a bombshell. When he was a little kid he accidently killed another kid while playing soccer. His gigantic Klingon head collided with the other kids head. I literally laughed out loud during this part.

So basically Worf is jeleous and doesn't trust Dax so he continuesly sabotages their vacation. It's kind of like the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Also, Vanessa Williams is in this episode, she really gave me risa. I was hoping that Paul Risa would appear in this episode... That's all I got. And actually I really can't stand Paul Riser.

105 down and 71 to go

Monday, December 15, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 104 - Trials and Tribble-ations

"Darvin, a disgraced Klingon spy, travels back in time. The DS9 crew must prevent him from altering the timeline by killing James T. Kirk."

Possibly my favorite DS9 episode. You may remember Darvin from the episode Trouble With Tribbles, he was the surgically altered human-looking Klingon spy that tried to poison the grain shipment! They actually have the same actor who played the original Darvin too.

This episode is amazing. Sisko, Worf, Miles, Bashir and Dax end up pulled back in time with Darvin... he is hell bent on getting even with Kirk. He plans to place a bomb inside one of the many Tribbles. The DS9 must find this Tribble and save history. The plot is a bit forced, but who the hell cares. The visuals are awesome. They take the DS9 members and add them right into the Trouble With Tribbles episode, rather seamlessly too. Evidently the filming was influenced by the movie Forrest Gump. It really looks great, even when they have to use a "stunt double" for Kirk. It's not like that Golden Girls episode where Rose is in the dance contest and the stunt double is obviously a man in a bad white wig.

It is fun to see the DS9 crew interact with the TOS crew. They constantly comment on the primitiveness off the technology, clothing and social structure of the old Starfleet. I do find it a bit unbelievable that they would be so lost in this time period... I mean they have no idea what the Turbolift even is. I'm sure they would have learned about all of this in Starfleet Academy. But again...who cares! I like how when Bashir asks Worf why the old Klingons look different he just says, "It's complicated". The real explanation will not be address until Enterprise. But anyway, I would say that this is a must see episode for every Star Trek fan.

104 down and 72 to go

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 103 - The Assignment

"Keiko O'Brien is possessed by evil Pah-wraiths with a plan to eliminate the Prophets. The Pah-wraiths force Miles O'Brien to use DS9's systems to fire chroniton radiation at the wormhole — destroying both it and the Prophets — or else he loses his wife and his daughter Molly."

Keiko turns into a nagging, irritable, manipulative wife .... finally, some normalcy on the show.

103 down and 73 to go

Monday, December 08, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 102 - Nor the Battle to the Strong

"Dr. Bashir has been away at a conference and Jake Sisko accompanied him to research a profile he is writing about the doctor. Returning in a runabout, they get a distress call from a federation colony under Klingon attack."

This was a great Jake themed episode, and actually I really liked Bashir in this one too. Typically I find Jake a bit boring and Bashir way too hokey. But, this episode was a serious and powerful inside look at war.

Basically Jake ends up becoming an imbedded war correspondent. He sees and writes his thoughts on what he is witnessing; death, destruction; strife; bravery. As Jake and Bashir are out on a supply run they are attacked. Bashir is injured and Jake runs away, leaving Bashir behind. Jake writes about how he folded in the face of danger. This causes Sisko to remark that, it takes a real man to write about his cowardice for all to see.

102 down and 74 to go

Friday, December 05, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 101 - Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places

"Worf finds himself attracted to Grilka, Quark's ex wife, when she visits the station."

This episode plays out like some kind of 80s romantic comedy, except everyone in it is ugly ... like Moonstruck. Although Worf is interested in Quarks Klingon wife, he does not make a move, in fact he helps Quark win her over by showing him Klingon ways. It's like Steve Martin in the movie Roxanne....I guess. Then Quark has to fight a Klingon warrior so Worf rigs Quarks body with electrodes and he is able to control him during the fight... sort of like Andre Toulon from Puppet Master. I assume. Meanwhile Worf is losing his mind over Quarks wife. All the while Dax is trying to get Worf to notice her. In the meantime Kira and O'Brien are falling for each other and O'Brien's wife is totally clueless to this!

101 down and 75 to go

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 100 - The Ship

"While exploring in the Gamma Quadrant, Sisko, Dax, Worf, and O'Brien see a Jem'Hadar warship crash on the planet's surface."

Soon, Sisko is confronted by a Jem'Hadar women named Kilana. She wants to retrieve the ship, but Sisko also want to take the ship. A fight breaks out and 5 of Sisko's away team members are killed. That is pretty significant for Federation deaths and certainly so for DS9. Sisko's crew takes the ship and while trying to fix it up they discover the body of a Founder. Kilana then appears and tells Sisko that her crew has committed suicide because they allowed one of the Founder Gods to die. After a discussion they both discover that they could have avoided this unfortunate situation. Kilana reveals that she would have given Sisko the ship because she wanted the Founder back... Sisko reveals that he just wanted the ship and would have given the Founder back. If only they trusted each other in first place.

Of course no real crewmembers die in the battle. That is one thing that Star Trek rarely does is kill off main characters. Tasha Yar is the only one that comes to mind.

100 down and 76 to go

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 99 - Apocalypse Rising

So season 4 ended with the revelation that Gowron is a changeling. The crew of Sisko, Odo, O'Brien and Worf plan on infiltrating a Klingon ceremony and expose the Changeling. Bashir surgically alters their appearances and they all look pretty convincing...even Odo. Sisko actually makes a rather scary Klingon. They blend into the festivities fairly well, although Odo is a bit awkward. The Klingon Martok becomes suspicious and eventually finds out their identities. He too seems to know the truth about Gowron and offers to help.

They confront Gowron and of course he is outraged. He then challenges Worf to a fight to the death. They then realize that only a true Klingon would do that...Gowron is not the Changeling. It was Martok all along. Goes to show that these Changelings are always one step ahead.

99 down and 77 to go

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Star Trek: First Contact

Damn, I forgot how much I enjoyed this movie. It's just so much better than Generations and is right up there with some of the old Trek films. I could not find it streaming on either Netflix or Amazon, so I had to rent the streaming version for 1.99. Well worth it.

Here is the basic plot. The Enterprise goes to Earth to help stop a Borg invasion. They blow up the Cube but get sucked into a vortex. The Borg are traveling back in time to stop first contact between Earth (Zefram Cochrane) and the Vulcans. Picard and crew must prevent the Borg take over of 2063 Earth. Right off the bat, I love the idea. Yeah, time travel is so over played in Star Trek but It still hooks me in every time.

Here are some observations. The acting gets a bit corny. Especially James Cromwell as Zefram Cochrane. I like Mr. Cromwell, he has had a variety of roles in TNG, DS9 and Enterprise (as Cochrane) as well as American Horror Story and Boardwalk Empire... he is great in bit roles ... he just sort of sucked in this movie. It however was interesting to see how Zefram was just a self serving a-hole and not some kind of hero. Interesting note: Tom Hanks was asked to play Cochrane and he really wanted to, but he already was obligated to another film. Now imagine if that.

The Earth women that ends up on the ship, Lily was her name, I hated this character. She would not shut the hell up. I did enjoy Data getting human skin grafts and then getting laid by the gross yet sexy Borg Queen.

The movie kept you in a constant state of anxiety. There is something scary about the Borg and how they are so calculating. If they are occupied, you can walk right by them un-phased but you never know when they will go after you. The most frightening part was their ability to adapt on the fly. They can overcome just about any attack by altering themselves or their tactics within minutes.

Visually the movie looked great, especially the scene in which they walk on top of the Enterprise dish. The acting was decent (mostly Patrick Stewart and Spiner), script was great and I highly recommend you watch it. While Generations felt like a really long TNG episode, First Conflict actually felt like a movie.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 98 - Broken Link

This is the season four finale. So, Odo keeps turning into a puddle and Bashir can't figure out why. A female Shapeshifter shows up and explains that Odo has been infected with a deadly disease by the Founders. The only cure is to come and join the Great Link. While there, he will also be judged for his actions against his own kind. They agree to go and Sisko accompanies him. Meanwhile the Defiant is orbiting the planet under command of Work. He is desperately trying to stop Garak from firing on the planet and killing the entire Founder population. Seems like a serious crime, but they never really bring it up again.

Finally, judgment is passed on Odo. He is expelled from the Link and must live his life as a human. As a punishment he gets to keep his ugly face...although honestly he is much better looking than most of the hideous monsters that appear on Star Trek ... like Lwaxana Troi. So is Odo human from now on? He no longer has shapeshifter powers? If so, then he is fucking useless.

The episode ends with the discovery that the Klingon Gowron is actually a shifter. It's an OK twist, but as finale's go this one was just not that great.

98 down and 78 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 97 - Body Parts

I watched a hand full of episodes this weekend so I'm just going to blog them out in a row. This one was good. Quark gets a physical and finds out that he has a terminal illness and will die in a few weeks. So of course he puts his dead body up for sale on an EBay type website. His enemy Brunt purchases it. Then Quark finds out that he is not dying after all, but Brunt still wants his "merchandise". Quark breaks the deal and Brunt takes all of his assets, leaving Quark with nothing. The entire crew gets together to help rebuild the bar and get Quark back on his feet, although now he is shunned by the Ferengi.

In a weird side plot, Keiko is injured in a shuttlecraft accident. Her baby is in jeopardy of dying, so they transplant the baby into Major Kira who will now carry the baby to term. What the hell??

97 down and 79 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 96 - The Quickening

"Bashir tries to free the population of a Gamma Quadrant world in the Teplan system of an engineered disease left by the Dominion 200 years ago."

That's sort of the gist of it. Not much else happened really. I recall a similar episode in TNG I think. The ending is bitter sweet as Bashir develops a "cure" but it only works on future generations. Everyone who is alive now, will die.

96 down and 80 to go

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

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

Monday, November 10, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 81 - The Sword of Kahless

"Worf, Dax and a revered Klingon Dahar master, Kor, search for the Sword of Kahless to unite the Klingon Empire."

It wouldn't be Star Trek with the occasional Klingon/Kahless themed episode. This was a fun/adventure type episode in which Kor, Worf and Dax go on a search for the fabled Sword of Kahless. This one is well directed by Lavar Burton, it was a lot jammed into a 45 minute episode and Lavar did a good job of making it work. Also the sword of Kahless looks amazing, it was a great prop job.

81 down and 95 to go

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 80 - Little Green Men

"Quark, Rom, and Nog are accidentally thrust back in time to Roswell, New Mexico, Earth, in 1947."

Every Star Trek series has done some sort of episode where crewmembers go back in time to "our time period"; Assignment Earth, City on the Edge of Forever, Voyage Home, Time's Arrow, Futures End and Carpenter name a few.

NOBODY did it better than the Original Series, but DS9 did a good job on this one. I really enjoyed Little Green Men. The portrayal of 1940's U.S. Military and Science Division personnel was so over the top that it totally worked. The interaction between the narrow minded, hard-nosed Earthmen and the Ferengi was very entertaining. Quark was trying to work business deals, Rom was scared out of his mind and Nog was the only one with some sense. Luckily for them Odo had hidden on their vessel and was also transported back in time. Him, along with two compassionate scientists, help them to escape back to the future, too. My favorite seen is when Quark is trying to understand why the Earthmen smoke cigarettes even though it will kill them.

80 down and 96 to go

Monday, November 03, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 79 - Starship Down

"The USS Defiant becomes trapped in a planet's volatile atmosphere after battling with the Jem'Hadar."

While running a trade mission to a planet in the Alpha Quadrant, the Defiant is attacked by the Jem'hadar and crippled. The crew is all split up and trapped. Sisko is injured, Dax and Bashir are freezing in a turbolift and Quark needs to defuse a Jem'Hadar torpedo. Overall, it was a decent action episode in typical DS9 style in which they pair off random crew members.

But, poor Bashir. Even when staring down the face of death, Dax still won't even let him get any.

79 down and 97 to go

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 78 - Rejoined

"Dax is reunited with Lenara Kahn, the widow of one of her former hosts, Torias Dax, and the two struggle with their feelings for one another."

Ohhhh so THIS is the lesbian episode. The woman that plays Lenara Kahn is Susanna Thompson, known recently for her portrayal of Moira Queen on the show Arrow. She still looks good.

So this episode was known for the having one of the first lesbian kisses on TV. And I don't want to be that Mugato that says that it was hot....but yeah it was kind of hot. It was one of the greatest Trills of my life, it was quit Trilling, and also it was a real Triller. Ok, I'm done.

Actually it wasn't that great of an episode and the plot just makes me even more confused about the entire Trill/Host thing. Although Star Trek tried to address gay stuff, they never seemed to do it 100%. Like, well theoretically Dax is actually a man who's host looks female. Or the Riker episode were it was obviously a guy that he was attracted to, they had to say that nobody was quit sure what it was. It was a guy! Just come out say that Riker is actually gay. He pretty much looks like Christopher Lowell anyway. Look him up. I actually have his autograph somewhere, but that's a different story.

78 down and 98 to go

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 77 - Indiscretion

"Forced to bring along Dukat on a personal mission to investigate the fate of the ship Ravinok, Kira discovers the real reason her old enemy wants to accompany her."

This one was directed by LeVar Burton. I'm not a fan of either Dukat or Kira but I found this episode to be extremely well done.

So the reason why Dukat wanted to go along was because his Bajoran mistress and daughter were on that ship. After Kira and him go down to the planet, he notices his mistress is dead but they locate his daughter. Dukat plans on killing her, because if it ever came out that a Cardassian had a relationship with a Bajoran than it would be disastrous. But, he can't do it. Instead he takes his daughter with him.

77 down and 99 to go

Monday, October 27, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 76 - Hippocratic Oath

"Bashir assists a rogue group of Jem'Hadar led by Goran'Agar attempting to overcome their genetic addiction to Ketracel White. Goran'Agar is able to survive without the White and enlists the aid of Bashir to try to understand why."

This drug is being used by The Founders to keep the addicts loyal to them. It's kind of strange because the Founders seem rather powerful anyway, so why would they employee tactics reminiscent of a 1970's pimp. But whatever, I will roll with it. The episode had two good guest stars; Marshall Teague who was in Road House and Scott MacDonald who played Jack Frost from one of my favorite horror movies ... Jack Frost. There is also a kids movie starring Michael Keaton named Jack Frost with nearly the exact same plot...interestingly, the horror movie came out first.

76 down and 100 to go

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 75 - The Visitor

One of the all-time greatest Trek episodes. It may be the best DS9 episode, or at least top three. The entire episode is just basically an elderly Jake Sisko remembering his fathers death and reminiscing about his life. At some point Jake had become a successful writer. A "fan" has come to his home to meet him and this is when Jake opens up about his life. There is also a pretty cool surprise ending.

It's just so well done. Tony Todd, who played elderly Jake Sisko, was amazing. I mean, this is the dude that played Candyman, who knew that he was this good of an actor. Also, Cirroc Lofton was excellent in a highly emotional role. My only gripe is that damn old people make-up, it's so embarrassingly bad.

75 down and 101 to go

Monday, October 20, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 74 - The Way of the Warrior Pt.2

Now the conclusion to Punky Brewster. Last we saw, Punky was in a cave being attacked by a giant spider... Oh wait, that's not right. So Sisko has Garak warn the Cardassians of the invasion. Then they take the Defiant to help evacuate Cardassia. When the Klingons discover that the Federation is not with them on this, then they decide to end the Treaty between the Klingons and the Federation.

The Klingon fleet follows the Defiant back to DS9 and begins to attack the spacestation. Fortunately, DS9 has been recently equipped with a shitload of Photons and they stave off the attack. The Klingons leave, but they are not happy. Worf decides to stay and becomes a Commander.

The only thing I don't get is why would the Klingons do this in the first place? It came out of nowhere. Relations with the Federation had been good for so many years and now they just through it all away for seemingly no good reason. I don't understand.

Every so often I like a good battle episode, and this one did not disappoint. Great ship battle scenes and a ton of hand-to-hand combat. The ship battles looked really good too. Also, this brings Worf onto the show, which I like because it started to get boring. And, finally Sisko is starting to look like the one that I remember. Big, husky, bald and badass. If you compare season 7 Sisko to season 1 Sisko, it looks like a totally different actor.

74 down and 102 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 73 - The Way of the Warrior Pt.1

"A Klingon fleet arrives on its way to expand the Klingon Empire at the expense of the Cardassians in the face of the Dominion threat, and Worf is brought to DS9 to negotiate."

So begins Season 4. The DS9 crew is in the midst of training for a Dominion attack, when a huge Klingon fleet de-cloaks. The Klingons come aboard DS9 and cause trouble, as usual. Sisko asks Starfleet for assistance and they send Worf to the station. Here, Worf learns that the Klingons plan on attacking Cardassia (citing that they believe the Dominion has taken over that planet). Worf and Sisko try to dissuade them but even Gowron is onboard with the invasion....

73 down and 103 to go

Friday, October 17, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 72 - The Adversary

"Ambassador Krajensky informs newly promoted Captain Sisko that there has been a coup on Tzenketh."

For a season finale, this one was just not that great. It was good, but not great. Sisko gets promoted to Captain of the Defiant and he is sent on a mission to suppress a threat from the Tzenketh. During the mission, the ship starts malfunctioning and they suspect a Changeling spy is on board. They finally flush him out and discover that it was disguised as Ambassador Krajensky. Odo kills the Changeling, but before he dies he says that "it is too late, we are already here".  I guess meaning that anyone can be the Dominion in disguise. But honestly, I am already sick of the Dominion.

72 down and 104 to go

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 71 - Facets

"Jadzia Dax deals with feelings of inferiority as she encounters past hosts in a Trill Zhian'tara ceremony which is able to transfer the memories of former hosts into another recipient."

So, the entire crew agrees to have Trills telepathically put into their bodies in order to help Dax with the ceremony. Why would they voluntarily allow their own bodies to be taken over, it doesn't make sense really. So, the Trill that takes over Odo's body is in love with Dax...I guess that's the basic plot. It sucked. Also, Rom takes his final exam to enter Starfleet and passes.

71 down and 105 to go

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 70 - Shakaar

"Kai Winn needs Kira to convince her former resistance leader, Shakaar, now a farmer on Bajor, to return soil reclamators needed elsewhere in Rakantha, which used to be Bajor's most productive agricultural region."

Another shit Kira themed episode. I guess the best thing that came out of this is that Shakaar threatens to expose Kai Winn's wrong doings and she steps down as First Minister. But really, nobody cares. I  enjoyed the prequel to this episode ..... wait for it ..... wait for it .... Shakaar Zulu

70 down and 106 to go

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 69 - Family Business

"Quark returns to his home planet to confront his mother after hearing from the Ferengi Commerce Authority that she broke the law by earning profit."

I guess this episode is sort of a woman's rights statement. It is illegal for Ferengi women to by in business and also to wear clothes. Quarks mother (Ishka) does both. The funniest party is when Quark sees Ishka with clothes on and he is grossed out to the point of nausea. The weirdest point of the episode is when Ishka takes off her clothes and coddles Rom. Everything ends on a nice tone as Ishkar fools the Ferengi Government into thinking that she is compliant and Quark reconnects with her.

69 down and 107 to go

Friday, October 10, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 68 - Explorers

"Sisko builds a replica of an ancient Bajoran space vessel and with Jake attempts to prove that the Bajorans developed interstellar travel before Cardassians."

This one of the father/son bounding episodes that DS9 delves into every so often. They are nice in small doses. In this one, Jake and Sisko try to prove that the ancient Bajorans could have travelled interstellar in one of their old ships. They build a replica, go on adventure, hash some shit on, make to a moon. So basically it is Blues Brothers in space....right?? The Cardassians, quit uncharacteristically, are rather happy for the achievement. Chase Masterson is in the episode.

68 down and 108 to go

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 67 - The Die is Cast Pt. 2

So this story arc ended up being a lot more exciting than I expected. After agreeing to help the Romulans (in cahoots with the Cardassian, Obsidian Order) invade the Founders homeworld, Garak is ordered to torture Odo to get info on his species. Garak does it, reluctantly. Odo nearly dies in the process. It's a pretty brutal interrogation.

Soon the Obsidian/Romulan fleet arrives at the homeworld and they attack it. Suddenly, 150 Jem'Hadar ships appear and just decimate the fleet. The Obsidian Order is destroyed completely and the Romulans take a beating. Garak grabs Odo and escapes, but not before they run into a changeling that had been disguised as a Romluan ... the Founders knew the plan the entire time and lead the fleet into a trap.

Odo and Garak go back to DS9 and somehow remain friends. Which I don't understand. I mean Garak basically tricked Odo, kidnapped him and tortured him, how can Odo seemingly not care about that? Come to find out that Odo is way into sadomasochism.

67 down and 109 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 66 - Improbable Cause Pt. 1

"Garak's tailor shop is bombed, forcing Odo to investigate who is trying to kill the Cardassian exile – and why."

Odo suspects that Garak blew up his own shop, in order to get Odo to investigate this situation with the Cardassians. Odo discovers that the Romulans are going to invade Cardassia. So him and Garak head off to investigate further, but they are soon captured by a Romulan Bird of Prey. On board, the Romulans ask Garak to join them in an attack on the Founders, and he agrees ... much to Odo's horror...

So far, it's a decent episode. I just can't get over the fact that Garak has a tailor shop....a fucking tailor shop? They barely exist now in the 20 something century! They can replicate food and fly through space on a friggin ship ... do they really need a person that sews pants?

66 down and 110 to go

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 65 - Through The Looking Glass

Sisko is abducted by Smiley O'Brien and taken into the Mirror Universe. It seems rather unsettling that it is so easy for people to jump back and forth between these to universes...I wonder if that every comes up?? Anyway, Smiley has been fighting for the rebels against the evil Kira. Alternate Sisko was the rebel leader, but has been killed. He needs the real Sisko to pose as the fake Sisko and help to convince a scientist to join their group....that scientist was Sisko's dead wife!!

Solid episode, I like the emotional rollercoster that Sisko was forced to ride on. There was also an appearance by alternate universe Tuvok.

65 down and 111 to go

Friday, October 03, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 64 - Distant Voices

"Julian Bashir is subjected to a telepathic attack by an alien seeking a restricted substance."

This episode suuuuuuucks! It's Bashir's birthday and everyone is giving him a hard time about getting old. Then he gets electrocuted and "wakes up" to find a mutiny going on and he is rapidly aging for some reason. One thing that TV is really bad at, is old person make-up. It always looks terrible. So anyway, Bashir gets attacked by an alien while he is knocked out from getting shocked, he ends up in a coma, then at the end he comes to and sees everyone holding a vigil over him. I really hate Bashir.

64 down and 112 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 63 - Visionary

"Exposure to radiation causes O'Brien to jump five hours into the future for brief periods, as Deep Space Nine hosts Romulan and Klingon delegations."

It was a fun, interesting episode, that made no fucking sense at all. O'Brien jumps back and forth in time, seeing himself die, the station explode, himself setting about a dart board...all types of shit. In the process he uncovers a plot by the Romulans to destroy the wormhole. His past self dies, so his future self goes back to warn Sisko, who thwarts the plot. My one question is this; since when does radiation cause you to time travel? Also, would this constant radiation exposure have shrunken O'Brien's balls???

63 down and 113 to go

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 62 - Prophet Motive

"Grand Negus Zek comes to the station to present Quark with a revised copy of the Rules of Acquisition, which is now a guide for generosity and benevolence."

I would really watch a Ferengi spinoff. I love when Grand Negus makes an appearance, Wallace Shawn is awesome. This one is funny because Quark is so distraught over the new rules that he keeps trying to kill the Grand Negus. He soon discovers that the change occurred when Zek interacted with some aliens while going through the wormhole. They found him to be despicable and decided to "de-evolve" him. So if Ferengi are humanoid, then according to Star Trek fully evolved humans would be treacherous, money hungry, a-holes??

62 down and 114 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 61 - Destiny

"Despite Trakor's Bajoran prophecy of destruction, Sisko assists in a joint scientific venture with the Cardassians to open communications through the Bajoran wormhole."

Sisko is working with the Cardassians to get this communication link to work, but Kira is against because she believes in the prophecy. Throughout the entire episode everything about the prophecy seems to be coming true in relation to this Cardassian comm link.

There are two female Cardassian scientists working on the station. Evidently in Cardassian society women are good at science stuff and men are really dumb at it. So one of them has to work with O'Brien and she is really irritated...she is actually sort of hot and tries to seduce Miles. She wants to join the Miles high club ..................... *cough* so anyway, the entire prophecy comes true, but the outcome was misinterpreted. It actually ends up being a good thing, not destructive at all.

61 down and 115 to go

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 60 - Heart of Stone

The episode where Odo professes his love for Kira. Or does he???

They are both trapped in a cave and Kira gets stuck to a crystalline thingy that is slowly devouring her. As she is dying, Odo tells her that he loves her.'s not Kira, it was just a trick by Odo's mom ... for pretty much no reason. It was well acted by René Auberjonois, but Nana Visitor's performance was completely cringe worthy. Overall, this was one of the most watched DS9 episodes, but honestly it was nothing special.

60 down and 116 to go

Monday, September 29, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 59 - Life Support

"Bashir's ethics are put to the test as he keeps Vedek Bareil alive long enough to help Kai Winn complete negotiations for a peace treaty with Cardassia."

Bareil (Kira's boyfriend) is injured in an accident and is brain dead. Bashir gives him a drug that makes him functional but he is still brain dead. After seven months the drug wears off and he will die. Reason being that he needs to be at an important negotiation Kai Wynn. So basically it's an homage to Weekend at Bernie's.

It's a really dumb plot actually. Also, the late great Lark Voorhies was in this episode. Oh, she is still alive? I assumed she was dead. I must be thinking of her brother Jason.

59 down and 117 to go

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 58 - Past Tense Pt. 2

So, Sisko stands up and pretends to be Gabriel Bell. He takes it upon himself to fulfill the past. The situation is very tense and the Government is reluctant to let these people free and the police within the District are power hungry and fiercely militarized. But, Sisko uses his wits and compassion to dissolve the situation and sow the seeds of change. ....hey that line was almost well written for once. While all this is going on, Dax has been infiltrating the corporate elite and befriends one of them, she uses him to help Sisko and Bashir escape. Also, Kira and O'Brien make it to this era and track down their lost comrades. They all get beamed back to the correct time. At the end of the episode, they show a historical log entry about The Bell Riots and it shows a picture of Sisko.

I just found this entry on WikiPedia in regards to these episodes.

"According to the DVD commentary, as this episode was finishing production an article appeared in the Los Angeles Times describing a proposal by the mayor to create fenced-in "havens" for the city's homeless, to make downtown Los Angeles more desirable for business. The cast and crew were shocked that this was essentially the same scenario that Past Tense warned might happen in three decades, but was now being seriously proposed in the present."

Also Clint Howard is in this episode.

58 down and 118 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 57 - Past Tense Pt. 1

"A transporter accident sends Sisko, Bashir, and Dax three centuries into Earth's dark past to a time just before the Bell riots, a violent civil disturbance in opposition to Sanctuaries which are controlled ghettos for the dispossessed."

Wow. This has to be one of the greatest Star Trek two-parters ever. Even if this were not a Star Trek episode, it would still be good. They get sent back to a critical time in U.S. history were the Government has set up camps or "Districts" in various points of the country in order to hold homeless, poor and mentally ill people. Here they are locked in and forced to essentially fend for themselves. This is eerily similar to the current conspiracy theory on FEMA camps (which are also called "Districts"), militarized police and ruling elite.

Sisko and Bashir must escape from the camp, get back to the future...two and try not to screw up the past. Unfortunately, they accidently cause the death of Gabriel Bell ... the man who stops the riots and causes the future to be what it is....

57 down and 119 to go

Monday, September 22, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 56 - Fascination

"Lwaxana Troi pursues Odo during the Bajoran Gratitude Festival as members of the crew suddenly become infatuated with one another."

Seriously, enough with Lwaxana Troi. These episodes where she shows up and everyone falls in love and everyone gets all horned up ... it's just so tiresome. She is in no way all...especially now that she is probably like 80 years old. A wouldn't touch her with a 5 foot Pole ... yes, I'm talking about Peter Falk. And um...yeah that's it.

56 down and 120 to go

Friday, September 19, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 55 - Defiant

"Commander William Riker shows up unannounced and Kira shows him the Defiant, where he reveals his true motives for coming to Deep Space Nine."

I'm a sucker for these crossover episodes. I enjoyed the twist in this one. You see, Riker shows up on DS9 and Kira takes him on a tour of the Defiant. He then takes her hostage and steals the ship. Come to find out, it is really Thomas Riker and he is a member of The Maquis now. Remember him? The second Riker that was created by a transporter mess up back on TNG? So cool. I actually like Thomas Riker better than William, he is much more suave and badass. If only he had a scar or something to differentiate between the two. Like Tomax and Xamot.

55 down and 121 to go

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 54 - Meridian

On a trip to the Gamma Quadrant, Sisko discovers a planet that comes from out of nowhere. Every 60 years this planet pops into existence from another time/space/whatever. It's a pretty neat idea actually. These people are called the Meridians. Dax falls for one of the Meridian guys and she nearly gets stuck on the planet while it is fading back out of existence. I'm still confused by Dax, I thought it looked like a girl but the Trill was a guy?? Or does the Trill not have a gender... Whatever. I can't wait until she leaves the show.

The sub plot was weird. There is this guy that is obsessed with Kira and asks Quark to make him a holographic replica of her. Which is just creepy. I assume he will try and have sex with it?? I mean what other reason is there.

54 down and 122 to go

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 53 - Civil Defense

"Deep Space Nine is progressively locked down after O'Brien, Jake and Sisko accidentally activate an automated Cardassian security program. The program's counter-insurgency measures keep escalating until it initiates an auto-destruct. Gul Dukat beams on-board but is unable to stop the self-destruct sequence."

Non of this makes sense. I understand that they are still trying to understand the space station, but nobody was aware of this program?? A program that will destroy the ship without a real way to turn it off once it's activated???

53 down and 123 to go

Friday, September 12, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 52 - The Abandoned

"Quark purchases a salvaged ship from the Gamma Quadrant and discovers an infant on board."

The boy begins to grow at a rapid rate and is soon a teenager...with super strength and aggression. He is also really ugly. He reveals that he is a Jem'Hadar warrior, created by the Founders. Odo, feeling guilty, decides to help the boy learn right from wrong. But it ends up being impossible as the boy is very violent. Which proves the point that you can take the Jem'Hadar out of the wormhole, but you can never take the wormhole out of the Jem'Hadar.

Also, Jake is dating a kidding.

52 down and 124 to go

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 51 - Second Skin

"Kira is kidnapped by the Cardassians and told she is actually an undercover Cardassian agent."

I really enjoyed this episode. Even though I don't like Kira as a character ... actually for a show that I really do like, I think I hate almost every character...anyway, yeah this was a very interesting and original plot. Though it's full of more holes than JFK...which I guess is to say more than three. Anyway.

Kira wakes up on Cardassia, looking exactly like a Cardassian. They tell her that she was an under cover agent and now she is back home. They bring her to see her father, who is overjoyed. She is obviously not buying into this, but after time she starts to believe and she is very disturbed by this new revelation. Honestly, I started to buy into it too.

But, come to find out that it was all trick to get info from her. They kidnapped her and altered her to look like a Cardassian, then made this giant ridiculous ruse. Here's the small twist. That guy that was her "dad" actually believed that she was his daughter. This is because the Cardassians actually did use his daughter as a spy and altered her to look like a Bejoran. So somewhere out there, there really is a fake Bajoran spy woman!

I leave you with these words of wisdom, A wise man once told me this...

" Josie's on a vacation far away
Come around and talk it over
So many things that I wanna say
You know I like my girls a little bit older

I just wanna use your love tonight
I don't wanna lose your love tonight"

.....why would a man tell me this?????

51 down and 125 to go

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 50 - Equilibrium

Dax's symbiont starts breaking down and she begins to remember the past of her former host. A musician guy. Bashir and Sisko take her to get fixed by the Symbiont Commission. They end up uncovering a cover-up regarding Dax's former host being a murderer. That's sort of it. The episode goes a little bit deeper as to how the host-symbiont thing works, but I'm still very confused by it.

50 down and 126 to go

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 49 - The House of Quark

"Quark lies about killing a Klingon, Kozak, and is then forced to marry the widow, Grilka, founding his own 'House of Quark'."

I loved this episode. Quark is just so far out of his element. Klingon and Ferengi are such opposites and when Quark tries to assimilate himself into their world, well it's just so great. While first he is sort of freaked out, with good cause, he soon figures out how to use his brain to manipulate the Klingons and save his "wife's" home from being taken away.  It was good to see Quark not being a selfish prick for once.

Quark is then challenged to a fight by Kozak's brother. Remarkably he does not back down, and earns respect. Then he gets a divorce. Game over.

Sometimes I find these Klingon women very sexy. It's sort of disturbing.

49 down and 127 to go

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 48 - The Search pt. 2

So now we find Odo on his home world along with Kira. His family is teaching him how to be a better shifter, while Kira wanders around and discovers a locked door. Which is weird because shapeshifters do not need doors.

Meanwhile Sisko discovers that the Federation is working on a treaty with the Dominion leaders that gives them control over the Bajoran Sector and over the wormhole ... in exchange for peace with everyone, accept for The Romulans. Sisko is outraged and puts together a mission that will send him, Garak, Dax, Bashir and O'Brien on a mission to collapse the wormhole. Which they do by shooting at it....seems way to easy right??

Kira brings Odo to the mysterious door. They go through and find a bunch of Jem'Hadar, along with the entire DS9 crew unconscious. What the hell is going on?? Well I'm going to tell you. Just calm the fuck down already. Seems that Odo's species are the leaders of the Dominion! Bet you didn't see that coming. The past few hours actually never happened, it was all an experiment being done on the crew to see how far they would go to avoid war with the Dominion. Odo is very saddened by this realization and asks for his friends to be released. Which his family obliges.

I really liked this story arch. It was action packed, great storyline and full of emotion. That being said, the ending sucked. It was all a virtual reality simulation!! Plus, I'm not sure what to make of the Dominion at this point. They are the kindest villains ever. It's like fighting a war against stoned out hippies. Whatever.

48 down and 128 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 47 - The Search pt. 1

"Sisko takes the new USS Defiant into the Gamma Quadrant to find the mysterious leaders of the Dominion and avert a war, while Odo is drawn by instinct towards his home planet in the Omarion Nebula."

So begins season three and part two of a three part story arch. Sisko has returned from a meeting back on Earth with his very own Starship. The Borg battling, Romulan cloaking, USS Defiant ... one of my favorite ships, along with the USS Enterprise and Shippensburg Pennsylvania. Actually I have never been there. Sisko is accompanied by a Starfleet appointed security chief named Lt. Eddington (much to Odo's dismay). So Sisko puts a crew together, of course it contains every main character on the show ... even Quark???? They will go on a journey to meet with the Dominion leaders. But of course they are attacked by the Jem'Hadar. Odo and Kira escape in a shuttlecraft and they take off towards the Omarion Nebula. There is a weird chemistry between these two and I'm not sure if Kira is attracted to him or not. Anyway, they land on a planet and walk up to a silvery lake. And, out walks a shit load of shape shifters. Odo's family.

47 down and 129 to go

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Star Trek Generations

So now that season two of DS9 is over. I can finally watch Generations, because it sort of takes place about now in the timeline. Anyway, I really wanted to love this movie. But, I ended up just liking it.

The plot is this: Kirk, Scotty and Chekov are at a gathering for the maiden voyage of the Enterprise-B captained by Alan Ruck. They suddenly answer a distress call and nearly get sucked into some vortex (actually The Nexus). In the process Kirk goes missing and is assumed dead. Fast forward to a hundred years later. Picard and crew rescue this guy named Dr. Soran from a Romulan attack on his observatory. Geordi and Data (who has recently installed his emotion chip) go to examine the observatory and find a stash of Trilithium (dangerous stuff). Suddenly they are attacked by Soran. Soran and LaForge end up transported to a Klingon ship. Seems that Soran has been working with the Duras sisters on stealing the Trilithium.

Guinan recognizes Soran and tells Picard that he is dangerous and that he is obsessed with returning back to the Nexus. Seems that the Nexus is a place where your dreams come true. He is using the Trilithium to explode a sun or something in order to make an energy belt that carries him to the Nexus ... or something. Then he will us a 1985 Russian missile to explode a sun and cause the Nexus ... for some reason. Picard ends up fighting Soran on a planet trying to stop him from shooting the missile. But he is too late. Picard ends up in the Nexus where he meets Kirk! Kirk has been living a dream for the past one hundred years. Picard convinces him to come back and help stop Soran. So together they go "back in time" and stop the missile from being launched. Sadly Kirk is killed, this time for real.

After a battle with the Duras sisters, Riker separates the saucer section of the Enterprise and it crashes onto the planet. This is one of the best scenes in the movie. It is rather well done for a movie made in 1994. And it seems like people really get fucked up in the process. It's weird that a ship full of families seemingly has no plan for when the ship gets violently jostled. People just go flying everywhere!

So what did I learn from this movie? First of all, the plot was not really that good. Secondly, the "villain" was just down right boring (although Malcolm McDowell was great as always). Also, as much as I love Data, I hated him in this movie...he was just so annoying with that damn emotion chip. Finally, I realized how much better William Shatner is than everyone else. Yes, he is the campiest actor ever, but damn it he steals every scene.

Also, this Nexus thing. You could literally live any dream that you want. So it's just weird that both Picard and Kirk end up in places where they just seem sad. I was hoping that Picard would go to a reality where was roommates with Teen Wolf and Officer Poncherello. And they would travel the Silk Road in 100 AD solving mysteries. In a rickshaw being pulled by Nell Carter.

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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 38 - Profit and Loss

"Quark is reunited with his former Cardassian lover, Natima Lang, but she is engaged in dangerous political intrigue with her students Rekela and Hogue: they want to reduce the political power of the Cardassian military."

No way Quark was banging this chick. Also, her last name is Lang??? She is a political outcast and wanted by the Cardassians. Odo and Garak, seeing that she is wanted, hunt her down and capture her. Gul Toran shows up and offers Garak a deal, if he kills the outcast then Garak will be allowed back on Cardassia. In the end Garak chooses to kill Toran instead and Quark professes his love for Natima.

I just didn't like seeing Quark as a passionate and loving creature. It just didn't make sense.

38 down and 138 to go

Monday, August 18, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 37 - Playing God

Dax is training a young Trill named Arjin to be a host. He is very timid and reserved. Dax spends the episode trying to break him out of his shell. Meanwhile O'Brien is dealing with an outbreak of Cardassian Voles that are causing havoc around the ship. Meanwhile a small mass is floating around the ship causing problems. Dax discovers that the mass is actually a tiny Universe, which is very interesting actually. In the end Arjin takes the proto-universe and releases it into the wormhole, finally breaking out of his shell.

All in all, it was a very forgettable episode.

37 down and 139 to go

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 36 - Shadowplay

Odo and Dax go to a planet to investigate the disappearance of villagers. There is not much to say about this one. Come to find out that the entire thing was a hologram and that the people are disappearing because the generator is failing. Only one man is real and he created the entire thing.

What was interesting about this episode, is that it had good character development for Odo. He shows emotion over being an orphan and bonds with a child who is in a similar situation. DS9 does a great job developing characters.

36 down and 140 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 35 - Paradise

O'Brien and Sisko get trapped on a planet where the inhabitants shun technology. They force the two men to stay there and work in the fields. Maybe they do not want to be found out or something, I really didn't get it. Anyway, something about Sisko being forced to work in a field is mighty uncomfortable.

It's a very typical, Original Series type of episode. Nothing special.

35 down and 141 to go

Monday, August 04, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 34 - Whispers

What a weird episode. So O'Brien is at a conference on some planet. Next thing you know he is back on the ship and he is becoming paranoid because everybody is talking behind is back and Sisko is giving him pointless work. At one point Sisko and Kira confront him with phasers while Bashir tries to inject him with a sedative. O'Brien manages to escape DS9 on a runabout and make his way to back to the planet where all of this began. All the time being followed by another runabout.

On the planet he is confronted by Sisko and Kira. Suddenly the door opens and in walks .... another Miles O'Brien! It seems as if we had been watching the entire episode through the eyes of the Miles clone. A rebel faction had created this clone to assassinate a delegate. In the end he is shot and killed.

34 down and 142 to go

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.

33 down and 143 to go

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.

32 down and 144 to go

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.

31 down and 145 to go

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.

30 down and 146 to go

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.

29 down and 147 to go

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.

28 down and 148 to go

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.

27 down and 149 to go

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 26 - Melora

 Malroa is an Ensign from a low gravity planet. Her body is incompatible with the DS9 gravity. So she has to be in a wheelchair?? Thus setting up the plot that she is "crippled" and must face all of the challenges of a handicapped person. Including having the annoying attitude and irritating defense mechanisms. This episode played into every stereotype and I'm surprised that most people didn't find it to be down right offensive.

Anyway, Bashir ends up falling for her. And they sort of hook up. He then creates a "cure" that allows her to walk. Meanwhile a former business partner of Quark has arrived on DS9, looking to murder Quark. The two plots collide when this guy takes Quark, Dax and Malora hostage. In the end Malora basically saves the day. I really didn't enjoy this one. Although the "would be murderer" did have a nose like a penis, that was at least funny.

26 down and 150 to go

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 25 - Cardassians

During the war between the Cardassians and the Bjorans, many Cardassian children evidently become orphaned on Bajor. So Bajorian families took them in. Garak discovers one such child on DS9 and it turns out that this kid is racist against his own people. The Bajoran family seemingly raised him this way. So far I'm liking the idea of this episode. Seems interesting. But then it has to take a ridiculous turn.

The kids real father shows up (named Pa'Dar) and his son keeps calling him a butcher. So come to find out that Gul Dukat is a political enemy of Pa'Dar and he "planted" Pa'Dars own son in order to humiliate Pa'Dar. Something like that. Such a stretch.

The saving grace was that Pa'dar was played by Robert Mandan. Who I remember from seemingly every Game Show from the late 70s to the mid 80s.

25 down and 151 to go

Friday, June 06, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 24 - Invasive Procedures

An angry Trill named Verard boards the station with the intention of stealing the symbiont from Dax. The trill was rejected as a host and now he is pissed off. Him and his henchmen force Bashir to transfer the symbiont from Dax to himself. Within hours Jadzia (formerly Dax) will die. Also DS9 is caught in a plasma storm and the space station must be evacuated. Again, Rom screws Quark by stealing his escape pod.

Now the symbiont is in a new host. The thing is, it's still the same "person" just in a different shell. Now that "Dax" is back to being a man, Sisko seems less awkward around his old friend. But, I guess they realize that it is wrong to let Jadzia die so the symbiot has to be returned to her body. Sisko eventually shoots Verard and Bashir gets the symbiot back into it's original host. But does it really matter what the symbiont looks like? It's the same "being" no matter what!!

24 down and 152 to go

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 23 - The Siege

Now DS9 is being attacked. Sisko orders everyone to evacuate. Quark is shrewdly selling seats on the transport, but finds out that his brother Rom has sneakily sold Quarks seat. Well done Rom. Quark freaks out as he realizes that there are no seats left and he will be stuck on the station...very Titanic.

Kira and Dax escape to a Bajoran moon to pick up an old star fighter, which they will use to get onto Bajor.The main crew decides to stay on DS9 and fight. Kiko is pissed at Miles for choosing work over his family. Odo helps the crew hide by using his shapeshifting ability. They go around the station and subdue the terrorists. Finally they capture one of the Circles top Colonel's ... it's Steven Weber! Evidently at some point he flew an airplane from Nantucket and into a wormhole.

They tell him about the Cardassian involvement in the plot. Eventually they convince all of the others, including the leader General Krim, about Cardassian involvement. Meanwhile Kira and Dax get into Winn's temple on Bajor and convince her of the same thing. The Circle stops their assault in order to reassess their organization. Suddenly Steven Weber tries to assassinate Sisko, Li Nalas jumps in the way and takes the "bullet", saving Sisko's life.

Wow, lot going on in these three episodes. I'm not one for a long story arc, but this one was pretty good. Lots of character growth, across the board from Kira to Rom, and tons of action. Well done.

23 down and 153 to go

Star Trek DS9 Episode 22 - The Circle

Part 2 of a 3 part story arc. So now Nalas has taken over for Kira on DS9. He doesn't really want to be there. Meanwhile Kira is back on Bajor working on a farm for some reason. She is with this creepy guy named Bareil ... he shows her his orb and she has an orgasm. The Circle is beginning to take over Bajor. Odo turns into an actual rat and hides on a freighter trying to get some info on them.

Kira gets kidnapped by The Circle. Quark uses his contacts to find out where she is being hidden, Sisko and the others go on a rescue mission and bring her back to DS9. Odo has learned that The Circle have built a powerful weapon (with the help of the Cardassians...for some reason) and will use it to take total control of Bajor. Also come to find out that the Prophet Winn is in on this as well.

A group of Bajor ships begin to assault DS9. Sisko seeks help from the Federation but they refuse, citing that it would go against The Prime Directive. Some how???

This episode was very action packed and it also showed a great solidarity between the DS9 crew. This seems like a real turning point in the series.

22 down and 154 to go

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 21 - The Homecoming

Quark gives Kira a Bajoran earring and she notices that it once belonged to a great Bajoran warhero named Li Nalas (he's good but he's no Li Emneeson). She tracks the origin of the jewelry to a secret Cardassian labor camp full of Bajorans.

Meanwhile, O'Brien discovers graffiti on the station that references "The Circle", which is an extremist Bajoran. They have started to take over Bajor with the intention of purging it of any non Bajorans.

Anyway, Kira and O'Brien go to this labor camp (pretending to be a pimp and prostitute) and they break Li Nalas out. The Cardassians then apologize for the labor camp and let everyone go. Li Nalas comes home to quit the fanfare and is eventually named to replace Kira on DS9 by the Bajorian high command. I'm not a huge Kira fan, but this guy is friggin tool.

21 down and 155 to go

Friday, May 09, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 20 - In the Hands of the Prophets

Episode 20 already! Season One is over. It ends on an odd note too. This episode is all about religion, religious fanaticism and religion in schools. So this Bajoran religious leader named Winn comes to DS9 (played by the great great great Louise Fletcher). She gets really pissed to find out that Kiko O'Brien is teaching the science of the wormhole and not the religious aspect of the wormhole. Eventually someone blows up the school. Hmmm I wonder what the message is in this episode? Stop preaching politics to me DS9 will you!!

It was sort of like watching Do the Right Thing but in space.

Anyway, whatever. Season One of DS9 was very solid, much better than season one of TNG.

I have grown to like Kira slightly more, Dax still remains rather boring, Odo has become one of my favorites, Sisko is ok but I like him better when he gets fat and bald, I love all of the Ferengi's...I think they make the show, Bashir sucks, Miles O'Brien is turning more into Colm Meaney and less into Miles O'Brien ... which is great. And that is it. Go away.

20 down and 156 to go

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 19 - Duet

Kira confronts a Cardassian that was responsible for the atrocities at Gallitep. This is where the Cardassian's massacred a bunch of Bajorans. There was not much to this episode visually but it showed really solid character development for Major Kira. She starts off hating this guy, but then she realizes that he was a silent observer and even though he did not speak-out she noticed how traumatized he was by it and she felt bad. I'm sure there is much more to say about this episode as it was a very serious and emotional one ... but I got nothing.

19 down and 157 to go

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 18 - Dramatis Personae

"In this episode, a "telepathic infection" sets the crew into two factions fighting against each other, with Major Kira leading the mutiny"

A damaged Klingon vessel enters DS9 carrying an infection that makes everyone hostile. Odo isn't affected and he manages to figure out the problem. He convinces Bashir to make a cure and everyone is saved...hooray!

I liked this episode because I feel that it showed an accurate depiction of "who would be with who" during an actual mutiny. It still feels like Kira does not trust Sisko ... or anyone else for that matter. But the best part was when Kira beats the shit out of Quark.

18 down and 158 to go

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 17 - The Forsaken

Who is calling for more Lwaxana Troi episodes?? No way she has any type of fan base. It's the same plot every single time too ... she tries to get laid. This time the object of her hornyness is Odo. At first he resists, but then he becomes interested. They eventually get stuck in a turbolift together and Odo begins to turn into his natural self ... liquid. Lwaxana feels bad and offers to give him her wig for comfort. Then he turns to liquid in her lap. What a fucked up episode. The name of the episode, The Forsaken ... who is the forsaken? Is it Odo, for having to be trapped with this old scarecrow?

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 16 - If Wishes Were Horses

All of the Star Trek series seem to have that episode were imagination comes to life. So here is the DS9 version. An alien culture comes through the wormhole seeking to experience imagination ... or something like that. Anyway, Rumpelstiltskin and Buck Bokai come to life. That's basically it. It was a fun episode. And it's nice to see that MLB finally gets the steroid problem under control, because Buck Bokai is like five foot tall and 250 pounds of pure fat.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 15 - Progress

The Federation is helping Bajor tap into the core of one of its moons. Somehow this will release much needed electricity for Bajoran use. It will also release toxic gas that will kill anyone on the moon. There are humanoid inhabitants living here and they have been ordered to leave. Kira is sent to help remove the last remaining farmer, who is determined to stay. She begins to sympathize with him, but in the end she is reminded by Sisko that she has a duty ... and she burns down the guys home! What the hell is up with this episode? Is the Federation some kind of Totalitarian Government?? Forcing people from their homes for the sake of government projects is just garbage. I am guessing that most common people typically dislike the idea of imminent domain, but it seems like this episode was trying to point out that sometimes its necessary for the government to kick you out of your home and burn it down. Also the guy just wants to die, so just let him die! Stop controlling everything. Friggin' Federation. Also the name of the episode, Progress? Literally, zero progress made in this episode.

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