The Great Star Trek DS9 Rewatch: Profit and Lace

When Grand Nagus Zek tries to revolutionise Ferengi society by granting females the right to wear clothes, leave the house and earn profit, it is not a universally popular move. With Zek now deposed and Liquidator Brunt about to take on the mantle of Grand Nagus, it is up to Quark, Rom and Nog to help Zek win back his position without taking back the reforms. Continue reading

The Great Star Trek DS9 Rewatch: Valiant

Whilst en route to Ferenginar, Jake and Nog’s runabout is attacked by the Dominion. Fortunately, rescue is at hand in the form of the Valiant, a Defiant-class starship crewed entirely by Starfleet cadets. Originally on a training mission, the Valiant was caught behind enemy lines, and, despite their relative inexperience, the cadets are committed to fighting to the Dominion. But is their intended mission an act of bravery, or sheer foolishness? Continue reading

The Great Star Trek DS9 Rewatch: In the Pale Moonlight

The war with the Dominion is taking its toll. Every week, Sisko posts up a list of missing or dead Starfleet officers, and every week, his crew see names that they recognise. The one thing that could turn the tide would be if the Romulans broke their non-aggression pact with the Dominion and entered the war – but it’s unlikely that they would do so without a good reason. Unable to find such a reason, Sisko decides to manufacture evidence of a Dominion plot against the Romulans. Continue reading

The Great Star Trek DS9 Rewatch: Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night

Whilst commemorating the birthday of her long-deceased mother, Kira receives an unexpected call from Gul Dukat. Apparently keen to unburden himself of a long-held secret, Dukat claims that Kira’s mother did not die when Kira was three, as she’s always believed, but was actually Dukat’s lover for many years. Driven to find out the truth, Kira uses the Orb of Time to show her a vision of her own family’s past. Continue reading