Return to Grace (S4E14)

October 11, 2017
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Another episode of Everybody Loves Kira!

This time the advances are unwanted.  Kira has to go to some conference that her boyfriend convinced her to go to, but a shamed and fallen Dukat shows up to take her aboard his junky spaceship.  He gets a taste of the terrorist lifestyle, and Kira has to decide if she's left that all behind her or not (spoilers: she mostly has).  

But also! We get the first appearance of Damar! Who doesn't actually do a whole lot cept sit on the bridge and maybe talk to Ziyal off screen a few times.

In Voicemails (1:01:27) Greg has some more thoughts about about Our Man Bashir and we talk what "checklist" episodes we could take or leave.

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Crossfire (S4E13)

October 4, 2017
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We talk ships, but not starships!
Odo has to confront his feelings when Kira's old friend Shakaar shows up and tries something new.  No one goes anywhere, no new aliens are confronted, but we have a lot to say about this one.  Is it, as Hugh says, "A pretty great episode of television, but not necessarily the best Star Trek"?

Just how great is René Auberjonois? Pretty great.  
Just what does one do with an Odo... when in a relationship?

In voicemails (1:04:20)

Both Warren (@10rant) and Adam P. Newton (@dryvetyme) have more to say about the holodeck and Our Man Bashir

We've moved to a new release day to accomodate A Discovery Home Companion.  Look for the ROA on Wednesdays while the newest Star Trek show airs!

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Paradise Lost (S4E12)

September 25, 2017
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We start off with a big announcement!
But in the episode? Red squad did a bad thing.  It's not the enemy we have to fear... but ourselves?
In which we learn that, actually, that admiral wasn't to be trusted. An admiral?! In Starfleet?
We learn a lot about maybe how to deal with terrorists and not to let go of our freedoms in exchange for security. Or do we?

 

Voicemail (56:00) 

Kate has some great feedback on Hippocratic Oath!

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Homefront (S4E11)

September 18, 2017
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Welcome to Earth!  
After a terrorist attack, Benjamin, Jake, and Odo get recalled to run Earth Security and hang out in a New Orleans restaurant. That's right, Brock Peters as grandpa Joe Sisko!  
Changelings have infiltrated the Federation, Starfleet is perhaps comprimised, and President Joe Camel needs convincing.   An episode that is strangely prescient for a tv show before the modern War on Terror.    
A lot to cover in this first part of a two episode story. How does a society balance freedom with security?   Does this further dismantle Roddenberry's dream?  Just what living family members does Ben Sisko actually have?  

And in Voicemails! (52:30)  
It's all about the holodeck.  
FAIR WARNING: We earn that explicit tag in this one.  
Twiggy and Kristin from Toronto leave messages on Our Man Bashir, and we go into excruciating detail on holosuite hygiene, technology, and sexual ethics of the future.   

Have thoughts of your own? Predictions for Star Trek: Discovery? Let us have em!  

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Our Man Bashir (S4E10)

September 11, 2017
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Bashir, Julian Bashir.
Definitely not James Bond, if it pleases the court, Your Honor.  

It's the Bashir episode you've either been waiting for or dreading! Transporter mishaps and holodeck episodes: Star Trek standbys. The Ops crew has their bodies stuck in Quark's holodeck and their minds bit torrented throught the station.  It's up to cheesy superspy Julian and his legit-spy companion Garak to save them. Is there some worldbuilding and, daresay, some character work built into this episode?  Well, we have opinions.  James comes out and admits his feelings on all James Bond, not just Star Trek parody episodes.

Who is Wade's favorite fascist novelist?

We have LOTS of consideration of the ethics of the holodeck and sex work. "For all your teledildonic needs"

but wait! Hugh… compliments Bashir’s acting?!

Voicemails! (46:18)
BuckyWTgoodHair lets us know why he thinks maybe Rejoined has aged the way it has.

Eric calls, and points out how in Rejoined we reversed engineered an alien villain from a series of shows we never actually saw. Though we did all see the Stargate movie.

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The Sword of Kahless (S4E9)

September 4, 2017
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Treasure of the Klingon Sierra Madre.
We love Kor!
Do we love this episode as much as we were expecting to? Maybe not, but there is stuff to like [again, Kor].

Worf gets to go on an adventure with a Dahar master, because we all know how big a deal that is, right? Like the stories Kor tells in Quarks, maybe the story doesn't quite match up to how we remember it later.

Klingon lore explored! Kinda.
Will this episode have any relevance when Star Trek Discovery launches? Will we reference it on A Discovery Home Companion?
We get mention of the Hurq and Kahless and Molor, but then it all devolves into people yelling in a cave about petty bs.  Just how valuable is this ancient batleth?  Does it have any special powers?  Who knows?! Well, we do. Listen to the podcast to find out just what we think

In voicemails (42:00) we go back in time to revisit the Visitor again. 
Stefan from the Netherlands talks about soundtracks, and Tim from Northern California defends technobabble.

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Little Green Men (S4E8)

August 28, 2017
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Roswell explained!
It's all Ferengi, and very little Sisko in this episode where Quark, Rom, and Nog leave Deep Space Nine and go to Earth where they time travel back to the television tropes of the mid to late 20th century.

Nog has a reverse bar mitzvah, giving away old Star Trek costumes, and Quark recieves a ship from his shifty cousin.  Shenanigans ensue and we get to hear some Ferengi as it is spoke.

Wade wrote down a lot of Ferengi.

Do we like this episode? Is it a good episode, but perhaps not to everyones tastes?

47:40 We go back to cover some a voicemail from Kristin. More about Jake Sisko, History's Greatest Monster.

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A Discovery Home Companion Trailer

August 25, 2017
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Check out our new podcast, A Discovery Home Companion in iTunes!

Starship Down (S4E7)

August 21, 2017
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Submarine fight! Farmer Hogget! -er Hanok.  

It's a "routine trip" to the gamma quadrant, and we get reminded that it's a dangerous place when the warned of Jem'Hadar finally shows up.  James Cromwell guest stars in a bunch of makeup!

It's a pretty good by the books Star Trek episode. The Defiant is under attack, and everybody from DS9 gets paired with a buddy to work on his or her character beats.

Voicemail 51:30
@BuckyWTGoodHair calls and talks "Worf NO" and "Hippocratic Oath"

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Rejoined (S4E6)

August 14, 2017
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Love isn't confusing, but Trill are. 
Dax's ex life's ex-wife shows up and things get heated.  

But first some Magnolia subtweeting and a little more business up front.

Other topics discussed:

Quark doesn’t understand magic tricks.

Is this gay, or just aliens being complicated (hint: it's both)

Trill worldbuilding and rules. Why does the Reassociation taboo make sense?  And suddenly we have an idea for an amazing villain species

Trek fans, more conservative than twitter would have you believe?

The most on screen chemistry since we last saw Out of Sight.

Why doesn’t history give this episode its due?

History corner on gay representation in television.

“Everybody brings their personal bull$#!t

We go long, but end with big news for the podcast!

We REALLY want to know what folks think of this episode!
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Indiscretion (S4E5)

August 7, 2017
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Bajorans, love, and Breen!

Kira gets a phone call, Worf is suspicious, and then Dukat and Kira go off to look for a crashed ship and get to know one another better. 

OH and Dukat needs to find someone...

A sidebar for our millenial viewers explaining Victor French, Michael Landon, and Highway to Heaven

Tumblr Takedown: Cardies don’t have tails

Dukat’s uncomfortable justification for how the Cardassians helped Bajor. All the uncomfortable things.

Dax and Bashir and the Coen Brothers?

Comedic bits and camraderie 

Sisko deploys his weirdness! 

(50:00) Voicmails!

Kate helps us with DS9 books. We talk some Nog comics. What do Eastman and Laird have to do with trek comics? Absolutely nothing.

And closing it out, Twiggy calls and makes Wade further ruminate on his feeble mortality.

Sometimes you’re middle aged, sometimes you’re full twelve year old.

All yelling and complaints (and whatever else you want to say):

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Hippocratic Oath (S4E4)

July 31, 2017
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Jem'Hadar Junkies! Hugh watched Hippocratic Oath. You won’t believe what happened next! Hugh crawford gives a 10/10 to Julian Bashir! (Enough with the clickbait) What happens when couples fight? Julian and Miles crash on a planet and their relationship is tested. Meanwhile, Worf has some moral questioning and learning of his own to do regarding "shades of gray" on DS9. 55:20- Voicemails and Emails!  Eric from PA asks a question about The Visitor that we cut from our podcast on that episode.

The Visitor (S4E3)

July 24, 2017
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The One Where Everyone Cries. Or: Catcher in the Wormhole.

What can we say? Season 4 is pretty good so far.

It's Benjamin Sisko's turn to come unstuck from time, but not unstuck from Jake.  This one is all about fathers and sons. 

And Tony Todd, who is amazing as old Jake.

55:20 Time for voicemail

We talk more Worf from Way of the Warrior

An Insight into Sausage Making

July 19, 2017
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Did your podcast feed freak out? Here's a quick note and a call with some potential Becker spoilers...

The Way of the Warrior (S4E1&2)

July 17, 2017
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Worf!  
Season 4 starts off right.  
Is the show about to get Urkel-ed? [nope]  
When a bunch of Klingons show up on DS9, shenanigans are afoot. On screen and off. What's going on with Cardassia and all the characters in this "soft reboot" of the series.
James Doohan is still awesome.  
What 4 rules does Sisko break or bend for the Federation?
Is Picard the worst captain?  
The Root Beer Scene. It has a backstory! It almost didn’t happen.
What was going on when this was made, and why does it feel so timely right now?

We are all Worf

 

Voicemails, or Whatever We Call This Segment (1:15:00)

A new caller asks about … The Orville

Plutoburns has some preemptive thoughts on this episode

Tetryon Interference Between DS9 Seasons 3 & 4

July 13, 2017
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Greetings from Season 4! There's a lot of Tetryon emmisions in subspace causing temporal disruptions. Technobabble technobabble. Here's some of your voicemails about Season 3, yet we're recording from a later point in the timeline in which we've watched a few episodes of Season 4. But don't worry, we've gone out our way to follow the temporal prime directive and avoid major spoilers. We receive a PlutoBurns transmission from way back containing his thoughts on “Explorers.” Voyager and Enterprise captains are discussed, along with womens’ hairstyles. Warren Cantrell (@10rant) defends Bashir. Another Austrailian listener, Carla, has some more Bashir thoughts, plus we talk some Enterprise. Adam P Newton gives us his White Album and Wade reveals the history of his pronunciation of “@DryveTyme” Get excited for Season 4 and give us a call! 917 408 3898

Revolution DS9: Season 3 White Album

July 3, 2017
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Happiness is a Warm Phaser. It's that time when we cut out all the filler, and devise our perfect contemporary season of Deep Space Nine from the extended "double album" of classic American Television. No voicemails this week, we're on vacation!

70. The Adversary

June 26, 2017
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CAPTAIN SISKO! Deep Space Nine has a captain, FINALLY! Celebrate with us the greatest captain in Star Trek. Oh, plus: Fun with changelings; Book corner history with Larry Nevin; and commander Red Herring, the worst reality show contestant ever, Michael Eddington shows up again(he’s here to make friends). Hunt for Red October and The Thing are both referenced. Things are happening in the alpha and gamma quadrants, and… Things will never be the same [ominous music]. It's the end of the season and things are looking up! In the Great Link (44:20) we commune with Greg, and talk some facets of Dax and a little Bashir. Dryvetyme reminds us why Sisko is the best dad in Starfleet.

Escape Pod: Babylon 5 and Other Not-DS9

June 22, 2017
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Before Peak TV there was... Come to hear your opinions on B5, stay for James' opinion on Suicide Squad. Twin Peaks and Farscape are also discussed. Instead of a deep dive into Deep Space Nine, we dip into the shallow end and ask ourselves: Babylon 5... Should we watch this? All the content from this episode was generated by... you! Give us a call and maybe we'll feature you in a later episode 917 408 3898 Oh. Glynn Nimron: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtOiKbxzY9w

69. Facets

June 19, 2017
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Everybody Dax! Jadzia undergoes a Trill ritual and all her friends on Deep Space Nine get to try out their best funny voices. Even Leeta, who of course has been a close friend for a long time, is a top choice to take on the memories of past slug hosts. OH, and Curzon Odo is a Humbert Humbert. We're still very confused by Trill logistics. It's like they're just made up as needed or something. But hey, that Nog B plot is pretty great! At around 42:20, we dive into the Great Link and commune with a few of you. Kristin notices an item from Explorers that doesn't really make sense in space. Jeffrey also has a thought and a criticism for Explorers. and Franklyn "goes deep" to chastise James on some Family Business. Give us a call at 917 408 3898 and be featured on the show. We couldn't do it without you!

68. Shakaar

June 12, 2017
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Shaka shaka. Back to Bajor business. Kai Ratched wants grains and Kira's friends just want to farm. With some soil reclamators. But one thing leads to another and suddenly she's off DS9 and fighting an actor from The Wire in the hollywood hills... We get political with Kai Winn/Trump. In the B plot... Stuff happens to O'Brien. Not a lot of stakes... local colour? Hugh can fix it! But hey, we actually liked this Star Trek episode! And somehow for all the joy we get out of saying "Shakaar" we never make a "When the walls fell" reference. And we're sorry. 43:37 Throw Us Your Goo? A call from Tom has us talking diversity and representation. A call from Eric has us still trying to figure out Ferengi. Let us know what you think! 917 408 3898

67. Family Business

June 5, 2017
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Long Day's Journey Into Quark. For a fun Ferengi episode of Star Trek Deep Space Nine we talk an awful lot about idiosyncracies within American capitalism. We finally meet Wade's crush Andrea Martin, and it's totally not a physical thing. Not with that prosthetic makeup. Quark's mom Ishka is up to some funny business- and we're NOT talking about walking around naked in front of her sons... James is skeeved and doesn’t agree with off notes in Ferengi culture; Wade thinks the “off notes” are what make Ferengi good aliens instead of just bad allegory; and Hugh thinks the “off notes” are just dumb comedy played for yuk yuks. Sisko goes on what threatens to be a mediocre tinder coffee date, and James has … divisive opinions on Kasidy Yates. Not the actor, but the character’s place in the story. Plus in voicemails: "They Shoot Bashirs, Don't They?" Plutoburns gets us going on a familiar topic again, plus other nostalgia from our youth.

Postcards From The Goo

June 1, 2017
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Sexy times, with Deep Space Nine. Wade stirs the pot and realizes another podcast has a priority segment. What do we call your calls? Come join your thoughts with us in the goo-bath. James, “a pretty dirty guy,” does not want to join the Great Link. We hear from Kristin on sexuality in Star Trek (more Gashir) and a question about if DS9 and others were made today. Voyager got us emotional? Stefan questions our take on the Garak/Bashir relationship DS9: The Gayest Star Trek http://the-toast.net/2014/03/28/deep-space-nine-gayest-star-trek/ Fake Dick Francis Novels - A throwaway joke breaks Hugh. And finally another Stefan call gets us talking about syndication. Have thoughts? Give us a call! Even if you don't hear from us immediately, don't lose hope; we could be holding you for a specific episode. 917 408 3898

66. Explorers

May 29, 2017
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Space sailing! Kon-Tiki! A goofy adventure episode plants a lot of seeds for the series. Isn’t this just a fun one-off episode? Things get contentious! We start getting into Avery Brooks “subtle” acting. 18:00 The B story is our Rashoman. Buckle up! Things get Heated with Hugh over his disdain for the Deep Space Nine doctor. We like Leeta… Bashir… we’re less agreed on. Deep Space Nine’s first sight gag! Hugh and Wade disagree. Is it a John Hughes film? 39:30 We finally get off Bashir and start in on the A plot Steam Punk Spaceships! Sailing? Wade is reminded how white he is. The first bathroom in Star Trek. STOP! Hammock time. Cardassian Fireworks and… Star Wars? George Lucas stops by. IMDB reviewers? We’re calling you out! Voicemails… We go long and only got time for Twiggy this week.

Star Trek: Discovery - Trailer Talk

May 27, 2017
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What do you think? Ours views vary! We can't not share our opinions on the recent release of the first trailer for Star Trek Discovery, supposedly releasing this fall from CBS All Access. And no, the casting is NOT a thing we have a problem with, creeps. Lots of talk on fan service vs. trying new things. What's up with the Klingon design? James wants his references to work like a good peep show: Don't gratuitously show us everything! Tease us with it. Tom from Cleveland asks, "Why not a post Nemesis timeline?" and we give our best answers. What is the fate of the Kelvin Universe? Can we still have hope for an optimistic future for Star Trek? [yes] Expect more Discovery discussion from us going forward! 917 408 3898

65. The Die Is Cast

May 22, 2017
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A two part Garak story concludes! Odo has a very hard time of it, and our love of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine blooms anew. The Obsidian Order and the Tal Shiar execute on their plan to raid the gamma quadrant, but things get fubared. Tane recognized Game. 49:59, when the calls come in! Tom from Cleveland calls and we talk Dragons, Tumblr and whether Cardassians have tails? Stefan has some suggestions. And, as a proclaimed mailman, is he willing to make a trade for some ASMR? What happens when we get a critical review? Is this podcast our safespace? 917 408 3898