The Rules of Acquisition: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Podcast

Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night (DS9 S6E17)

November 28, 2018

Kira's mom did WHAT? A big secret revealed and Kira goes into the past to verify it for herself.

Things that make you go hmm. What’s the deal with this episode?   

Kira and Dukat got some things to work out.

We may or may not appreciate the drive to tell this story. We have some disagreements about the implementation.

Time travel shenanigans. What kind of time travel rules are we using here, and is it a problem if they’re not clear?

So many nerd corner questions with the temporal mechanics.

What kind of way to kick off a story is this? How would we change it? What might have been a better way to structure the story?

How numb fisted was the sexual violence and treatment of power structures? Several Potential trigger warnings: Sexual violence. Bad and less bad political metaphors.    

Is it wrong to have tried to do Handmaids tail for a basic cable 1997 audience?

Did Nana Visitor’s input on the ending save this episode or only slightly mitigate the damage?

What is the deal with this season? Ups and downs and differences in opinions.    

Let us know what you think!

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