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