Trekathon 543: Once More Unto the Breach (DS9)

October 30th, 2012

Old Klingon warriors never die, they just fade away.

Another strong Klingon story. It’s strange – these used to be pretty dreadful episodes in the main, but now there’s a war to fight there’s a lot more to like about them. It doesn’t hurt that the model is pretty explicitly ‘submarine movie’.

The basis of the story here is a bit difficult, as it introduces a new element of Klingon culture (a kind of warrior class snobbery) that we’ve never heard about before. Once past that it was a good look at what happens when your time has past. And it nicely underlines the changes to Klingon culture that have been happening.

543 down, 194 to go.