Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Nagus

Episode 42

Friday, 26 August 2022

Close-up of the face of the Nagus. He is very wrinkly and has massive hairy ears.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 1, Episode 11

Stardate: Unknown (2369)

First broadcast on Sunday, 21 March 1993

Deep Space Nine finds itself unexpectedly in sitcom territory this week, as the Nagus (Wallace Shawn) arrives on the station with a complicated scheme to expose the incompetence of his Large Adult Son Krax (a young Eric Trump in his first television role). Meanwhile, Commander Sisko discovers something delightful and heartwarming about his small teenage son Jake, who unwittingly teaches him a Valuable Lesson about kindness and trust.

Duration: 1:02:33 · Recorded on Monday, 15 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Dramatis Personae

Episode 31

Friday, 3 June 2022

O'Brien looks over Sisko's shoulder but Sisko is weirdly fixated on the weird alien clock that he's been building.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 1, Episode 18

Stardate: 46922.3

First broadcast on Sunday, 30 May 1993

You know how it is: it’s your first spinoff — a cast of delightfully high-concept characters set against a colourful backdrop, with story possibilities around every corner. But then you find yourself limping towards the end of your first season. You’ve done the plague one, the weird alien fugitive one, the buddy comedy one with the CGI shaving cream, and the terrible boardgame one that everyone will have such fond memories of. So what’s left? How about a story where all of your beloved regulars play people no one cares about, embroiled in a conflict that no one has any interest in? We can do that, can’t we?

Duration: 1:06:34 · Recorded on Monday, 23 May 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The House of Quark

Episode 2

Friday, 12 November 2021

Quark's new Klingon wife Grilka smiles  warmly at him

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 3, Episode 3

Stardate: Unknown (2371)

First broadcast on Monday, 10 October 1994

In this week’s episode of Family Ties, when Quark (Michael J Fox) lies about his involvement in the death of a belligerent Klingon customer, he finds himself threatened, hauled off to Qo’nos, forcibly married, and required to defend the honour of his house before the High Council with a combination of Excel spreadsheets and extreme physical cowardice. Will he learn a Very Important lesson about the dangers of greed? (Spoilers: no.)

Duration: 0:52:39 · Recorded on Monday, 27 September 2021 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Second Skin

Episode 52

Friday, 2 December 2022

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 3, Episode 5

Stardate: Unknown (2371)

First broadcast on Saturday, 24 December 1994

Stardate 46519.1: Surgically altered to appear Romulan, Marina Sirtis wakes up on board the Romulan Warbird Khazara looking as fabulous as she has ever looked and starts threatening an increasingly cowed Carolyn Seymour. The result — one hell of an enjoyable episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Eighteen months later: Surgically altered to appear Cardassian, Nana Visitory wakes up on Cardassia Prime looking incredibly striking, but her rich backstory, the show’s increasingly involved premise, and her willingness to just go for it as an actor — all of these combine to make one hell of an enjoyable and satisfying episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Duration: 1:07:00 · Recorded on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Looking for par’Mach in All the Wrong Places

Episode 33

Friday, 17 June 2022

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 5, Episode 3

Stardate: Unknown (2373)

First broadcast on Monday, 14 October 1996

This week, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Quark wants Grilka, Dax wants Worf, Nerys wants Miles, Worf wants Grilka, Miles wants Nerys, Worf wants Dax, Odo wants Nerys (probably), and Julian wants not to know any details about any of this. Meanwhile, Joe wants more of this sort of thing, while Nathan just wants some special effects and reflective surfaces, but will settle for a turbolift that goes up and down without jerking.

Duration: 1:08:12 · Recorded on Tuesday, 7 June 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Blaze of Glory

Episode 23

Friday, 8 April 2022

In the cockpit of a runabout, a handcuffed Eddington and Sisko eye one another warily.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 5, Episode 23

Stardate: Unknown (2373)

First broadcast on Monday, 12 May 1997

Previously, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Tired of being a supporting character in a thankless role, Michael Eddington leaves DS9 to star heroically in a TV show which we never see and which exists entirely in his own imagination. After most of the cast and crew are killed by Cardassians — which can happen — and he himself is imprisoned for treason, he is recruited by Sisko for one final mission — to stop a deadly attack on Cardassia that is also entirely imaginary. Hero, traitor, or just some asshole with bad hair and a penchant for lavish Broadway musicals? Let’s find out.

Duration: 1:05:53 · Recorded on Wednesday, 30 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

In the Pale Moonlight

Episode 16

Friday, 18 February 2022

A very angry Romulan holds up a data rod. He is shouting.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 6, Episode 19

Stardate: 51721.3

First broadcast on Wednesday, 15 April 1998

This week, we discuss one of Star Trek’s most sacred texts — a forty-five minute Ben Sisko soliloquy, in which he saves the galaxy in a trolley problem of Garak’s devising, killing in the process a Romulan Senator, an obnoxious blue guy and at least one really hot Romulan bodyguard. Is this a great episode, a truly great episode, or something else altogether?

Duration: 1:07:52 · Recorded on Thursday, 3 February 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Image in the Sand / Shadows and Symbols

Episode 45

Friday, 16 September 2022

Ezri Dax is smiling. She's beautiful.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 7, Episodes 1–2

Stardate: 52152.6

First broadcast on Wednesday, 30 September 1998
and Wednesday, 7 October 1998

It’s an epic start to Deep Space Nine’s final season. Miles, Julian and Quark join Worf on a mission to honour Jadzia by blowing up a cartoon shipyard. Ben and Jake meet a (completly adorable) new Dax, drag Brock Peters through the desert for some reason, and then dig up a box. And Kira sits in a tiny spaceship waiting steadfastly for something to come along and resolve her part of the plot. And all the time, Joe and Nathan are cheering from the sidelines, enjoying a solid 90 minutes of getting to know these people again, and watching them set things up for a glorious final year.

Duration: 2:03:15 · Recorded on Tuesday, 30 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Take Me Out to the Holosuite

Episode 7

Friday, 17 December 2021

In Quark's bar, Rom smiles at the camera  while Leeta smiles at him

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 7, Episode 4

Stardate: Unknown (2375)

First broadcast on Wednesday, 21 October 1998

When passive-aggressive Vulcan racist Captain Solok arrives on Deep Space Nine and challenges Sisko to some kind of sportsball game, a series of hilarious training montages ensues, followed by a Very Important Lesson about how utterly adorable Rom is. Bless.

Duration: 1:03:52 · Recorded on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Siege of AR-558

Episode 51

Friday, 25 November 2022

In an extremely dark picture, you can just about make out Avery Brooks peering over a rock with a massive plastic  phaser rifle in his hand.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 7, Episode 8

Stardate: Unknown (2375)

First broadcast on Monday, 16 November 1998

This week, it’s time to ruin everyone’s fun, as Nathan declares that a Deep Space Nine fan favourite is an artistic failure, and compares it unfavourably to Take Me Out to the Holosuite. Is he crazy, or is it the whole damn system that’s crazy?

Duration: 1:02:10 · Recorded on Monday, 21 November 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine