Month: May 2010

  • Trekathon 250: Babel (DS9)

    The good old ‘epidemic sweeps the station’ one. There’s a nice twist here with the virus being the responsibility of Bajoran terrorists, but that’s never used for anything particularly interesting. There’s a bit too much ‘plot convenience’ going on, with Sisko, Kira and Bashir all among the last to succumb, and Odo and Quark the […]

  • Trekathon 249: A Man Alone (DS9)

    I love a good locked room mystery. But while there was a locked room involved, this one wasn’t that good. The mystery relied a little bit too much on silly technobabble, and it just didn’t feel realistic that the population of the station would turn into a mob so quickly. Not a terrible episode by […]

  • Trekathon 248: Past Prologue (DS9)

    This episodes seems out to prove a point – this is not the old Star Trek. This is the new Star Trek, where characters have a past, where sometimes they disagree with each other on fundamentals, and the plots aren’t just wrapped up at the end of the previous episode. The major failing is that […]

  • Trekathon 247: Emissary (2) (DS9)

    Unusually for a two-part episode, this one is actually pretty even in quality (the last to manage that was *Encounter at Farpoint*, which was uniformly bad). Well, it was originally a feature length pilot I suppose. The plot picks up station-side, with the character introduction coming to an end, and switching instead to some fairly […]

  • Trekathon 246: Emissary (1) (DS9)

    Another era of Star Trek starts, with the first spin-off (*Next Generation* is more of a reboot than a spinoff). The first half of the pilot episode spends a lot of time establishing a setting and set of characters who are very unlike previous Star Trek. These are people who can be a bit of […]