Science fiction often shows us a human tale through an imaginary lens. But writing believable humans without capitalism and community is next to impossible.
Sisko attempts to resolve a land dispute between two rival Bajoran factions while O’Brien tries to prevent the destruction of a Bajoran village.
‘Star Trek’ forces us to ponder: what do freedom fighters do once they get the freedom to which they bent all their efforts?
To better understand how important ‘Star Trek’ is to reading the TV climate, it’s worth looking at what happened the last time it was so popular.
Odo’s origins will become clearer and form a major plot point in subsequent seasons. In the meantime, Odo returns to his role as the series outcast.
Originally, the Ferengi were conceived as a new major enemy for the Federation. DS9 develops the Ferengi into so much more.
Despite the generally all-encompassing lawlessness of Star Trek, two competing notions of justice take hold in ‘Deep Space Nine.’
The episode is part courtroom drama, part Appalachian murder ballad, and all in all a fairly enjoyable episode.
It becomes one of DS9’s strengths as a show that the writers take this joke of an enemy species and convert the Ferengi into an interesting people with history and culture of their own.
When ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ was on TV, almost the only Emmys that ever went their way, despite the good acting and writing, were for makeup.
The third episode of ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s’ first season highlights the theme of finding one’s place while introducing one of the show’s most interesting and beloved characters.
With ‘Deep Space Nine’ now available on Netflix, it is interesting to see how these ideas and plots have held up after 25 years.
Previous Star Trek series had a problem with overly utopian idealism. Now the problem is that they’ve beaten all of it out of the franchise.
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