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

Rocks and Shoals

Episode 81

Friday 15 September 2023

On a sunny day, two Jem'Hadar warriors are standing on a cliff,  looking out to sea.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 6, Episode 2

Stardate: Unknown (2374)

First broadcast on Monday 6 October 1997

Star Trek goes outside this week, for a top-tier episode in which Sisko and Kira are both confronted by radical integrity and self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming opposition. Solid and memorable.

Duration: 1:11:30 · Recorded on Tuesday 12 September 2023 · 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

Far Beyond the Stars

Episode 113

Friday 7 June 2024

Benny Russell and Cassie are dressed in their best clothes and enjoying a night out. They are standing on a street corner, holding one another and smiling at someone off camera.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 6, Episode 13

Stardate: September 1953

First broadcast on Monday 2 November 1998

Some time in 2374, Ben Sisko, tired of helming Deep Space Nine in wartime, considers handing the job over to someone else. At the same time but in 1953, Benny Russell dreams of a version of himself living beyond the daily indignities of existing as a Black man in America. And meanwhile in 1998, people tuning in for this week’s episode of White People Living on the Moon find themselves watching something far better than they had a right to expect.

Duration: 1:10:28 · Recorded on Tuesday 14 May 2024 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Treachery, Faith and the Great River

Episode 94

Friday 19 January 2024

In a control room on Cardassia, Weyoun is looking off into the distance, as if contemplating a terrible thing he's just been persuaded to do. Damar is behind him, smiling.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 7, Episode 6

Stardate: Unknown (2375)

First broadcast on Wednesday 4 November 1998

It’s all about faith this week on Deep Space Nine — Weyoun’s faith in Odo and the Founders, Nog’s faith that the genre rules of the comedy B-plot will lead inevitably to a happy ending, and the writers’ faith that wonderful, charming actors like Aron and René can make it all land from underneath a kilogram of latex.

Duration: 1:09:13 · Recorded on Tuesday 16 January 2024 · 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

Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

Episode 37

Friday 15 July 2022

The crew of DS9, dressed in natty evening wear (apart from Nog, who's a janitor), walk along to promenade towards Quark's.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 7, Episode 15

Stardate: Unknown (2375)

First broadcast on Wednesday 24 February 1999

When the Lounge is taken over by violent mobsters, Vic Fontaine (James Darren) has no choice but to call in his fictional friends from the twenty-fourth century to help him out. A stylish and entertaining heist ensues, the good guys win, and we’re reminded (again) about how much we love these people.

Duration: 1:09:10 · Recorded on Wednesday 13 July 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Changing Face of Evil

Episode 73

Friday 14 July 2023

A close up of a Cardassian man's face. It's Damar, and he's looking as bold and resolute (and as handsome) as he's ever looked.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 7, Episode 20

Stardate: Unknown (2375)

First broadcast on Wednesday 28 April 1999

After the Breen attack Starfleet Headquarters on Earth, Ben Sisko (Alan Dale), fearing for the safety of his new wife Kasidy (Lisa Armytage), gets all of her upcoming missions cancelled, with predictable results. Elsewhere on the station, Ezri (Annie Jones) and Worf (Guy Pearce) bicker about her budding relationship to Julian (Peter O’Brien). On Bajor, Kai Winn (Vivean Gray) and her new lodger Anjohl (Ian Smith) are planning to unleash the pah-wraiths on an unsuspecting galaxy. Which puts into perspective the plans of Legate Damar (Stefan Dennis), who merely wants to kick the Dominion out of Lassiter’s so that he can look at himself in the mirror without cringing.

Duration: 1:11:12 · Recorded on Tuesday 11 July 2023 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine