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