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

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