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.
The series recaptures one of the greatest virtues of science fiction long gone missing in other genres: a strong, self-sacrificing, masculine hero.
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.
Andrew Heaton joins the Federalist Radio Hour to recap 2018, and make predictions for what this year’s political and cultural conversations will hold.
It is the only DS9 episode on the bottom ten for all Star Trek shows, a testament to the superiority of the series compared with others in the Star Trek universe.
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.
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.
‘Babel’ contains a lesson about the long-term consequences and dangers of nuclear war that Trump and Kim Jong-Un would do well to pay attention to.
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.
The left tries to claim Star Trek for itself, but the original series offers a surprisingly prescient cautionary tale about Google’s conformist PC agenda.
The outcome reflects some of the better segments of Roddenberry’s utopian vision: education and the rule of law.
With ‘Deep Space Nine’ now available on Netflix, it is interesting to see how these ideas and plots have held up after 25 years.
The series became a critical and popular hit exploring America’s post-9/11 anxieties in the best tradition of science fiction.
The ‘Star Trek’ take has heat and optimism, without the heavy sadness that permeates shows like the new ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’
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.
With ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ the franchise has a chance to return to its TV roots and the high-concept sci-fi story-telling that made it a cult favorite.
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