Trekathon 300: Sanctuary (DS9)

March 1st, 2012

Star Trek hits 300 episodes. And Bajor deals with unauthorised starship arrivals.

The entire first act screamed ‘this episode is short’. Breaking the universal translator can be interesting (q.v. Darmok), but here it’s just annoying and time consuming.

Once past that, things picked up a little. The conflict resonates well with the similar issue in Australia. Perhaps if we hadn’t spent the first act playing silly universal translator games some of the developing tensions could have been explored more, rather than just petering out at the end.

300 down, 437 to go.