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Trekabout Episode 157: Duet/In the Hands of the Prophets

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine turns a corner this week, as we go into some very dark territory in “Duet”. Later, “In the Hands of the Prophets” reveals that there are some deep problems on Bajor. iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 156: The Forsaken/Dramatis Personae

After the debacle of “Q-Less”, you can forgive Richard for being skeptical about a DS9 episode featuring Lwaxana Troi, but “The Forsaken” is surprisingly touching. Later, in “Dramatis Personae”, something happens, but we don’t know what, because we fell asleep. Also! What is Barclay up to? iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 155: Progress/If Wishes Were Horses

Kira deals with ideals versus duty in “Progress”, while the crew deals with imaginary MacGuffin aliens in “If Wishes Were Horses”. Also! Why does Colm Meaney hate leprechauns? iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 154: Battle Lines/The Storyteller

“Battle Lines” brings back the character of Kai Opaka and promptly kills her. “The Storyteller” introduces the character of the Sirah and promptly kills him. Sounds like a couple of cases for Odo! Plus! We remind you that Wesley Crusher was once a topic of conversation on this podcast. iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 152: The Passenger/Move Along Home

We’re presented with a tough set of episodes this week–“The Passenger” is vaguely unsatisfying, while “Move Along Home” is just goofy. They both have some good character work though, which seems to par for the course for DS9 season 1. Also! Richard is still using the lack of an HD version an an excuse for …

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Trekabout Episode 151: Q-Less/Dax

DS9 stumbles hard this week, as it gives us the adventures of guest stars that have absolutely nothing to do with our main characters, in “Q-Less”. Luckily, it remembers that we’re here for drama, in “Dax”, as we learn a bit about the Trill and Jadzia. Plus! Q never reappears on Star Trek: Deep Space …

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Trekabout Episode 150: Babel/Captive Pursuit

Poor Chief O’Brien. In “Babel”, he’s overworked and overtired. In “Captive Pursuit”, he tries to help a Gamma Quadrant alien, and gets in trouble for it. Maybe he should have stayed on the Enterprise. iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 149: A Man Alone/Past Prologue

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine continues to differentiate itself from Star Trek: The Next Generation. In “A Man Alone”, Odo is accused of murder and attacked by a mob of angry Bajorans. In “Past Prologue”, Kira’s history as a terrorist/freedom fighter comes back to haunt her. iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 148: Emissary

Welcome to the Federation space station, Deep Space 9, everyone! Here we are in the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Emissary”. Let’s meet Commander Sisko, who hates Captain Picard. Let’s meet Major Kira, who hates Starfleet. Let’s meet Odo, who hates everyone. Let’s remeet Chief O’Brien, who’s just really tired, you guys. So, this …

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