2.20: “The Maquis, Part 1”

I am in a dev bootcamp all week and so do not have the amount of free time to spend on writing these posts that I normally do, which is a shame, because WOW is there a lot going on here. Of course, the silver lining for y’all is that you are spared a good deal of my yelling about how horny Dukat is for Sisko.

Not all of it, though.

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2.18: “Profit and Loss”

Y’all, I love this one. I just adore it. Admittedly, as previously established, I generally don’t mind (or at least have a high tolerance for) the Ferengi episodes, and I love Cardassian drama, so “Quark’s ex is prominent figure in the Cardassian dissident movement, also Garak is there” is an easy sell for me.

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2.17: “Playing God”

Some interesting stuff going on in this one! And some really fun performances, as well. I did feel like the conclusion to the B plot, with the proto-universe, was…weird. They just…left this proto-universe, whose expansion threatens the station, in the Gamma Quadrant? Is it gonna keep expanding? I have a lot of questions!!!

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2.16: “Shadowplay”

I…actually like this one a lot more than I would expect, given, among other things, how Odo-heavy it is. Both the main plot and the two subplots have some fun elements and do some interesting work in moving forward either character arcs or series storylines. Overall, it’s fairly solid!

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November 2019 schedule

  • November 5: “Shadowplay”
  • November 7: “Playing God”
  • November 12: “Profit and Loss”
  • November 14: “Blood Oath”
  • November 19: “The Maquis, Part 1”
  • November 21: “The Maquis, Part 2”
  • November 26: “The Wire”
  • November 28: No episode post, since it’s Thanksgiving in the U.S., and following “The Wire” I’m definitely gonna need to bury my Garak/Bashir feels in stuffing and pumpkin pie. (Also, to a lesser extent, after the Sisko/Dukat road trip fic of the previous week’s “The Maquis” two-parter.)

2.15: “Paradise”

First of all, this has nothing to do with the episode, but I feel like Sisko would approve: NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATS

Anyway.

This one was solid! Not particularly memorable, for me, really, but solid. It definitely had an Original Series vibe to it.

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2.14: “Whispers”

This one is solid! It’s an interesting mystery, and the twist is solid. I just…have some trouble getting into it, for some reason. I love the concept, and I think it’s well done, but I just never really connect with it. So this is a relatively short post, since I find I just don’t have much to say about it.

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2.13: “Armageddon Game”

So, the main plot of this one, with two civilizations who’ve just made peace, and destroyed the devastating biological weapons they’ve been using, but also believe they must eliminate anyone who might have sufficient knowledge to recreate them, is decent. These particular aliens and their war aren’t mentioned again after this episode, but meditations around peace, and what it costs to achieve it, and who pays that price, are consistent themes throughout the show as it continues.

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2.12: “The Alternate”

OK, so, first of all, it was kind of weird that they just…took the obelisk off that planet, right? Like. Y’all couldn’t just take 3D scans of it or something? Come on, you cannot just take random shit from an alien world and not expect things to go terribly wrong. Have none of you people survival instincts???

With that out of the way…

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