Trekathon 434: The Ship (DS9)

Sisko tries to retrieve a crashed Jem’Hadar ship.

The best Red Shirt episode ever. It’s tremendously redshirt-y – five people die. And for a while it’s awfully standard Star Trek. But then one of the deaths is treated seriously, as a matter of importance. And then there’s a great scene at the end where the deaths seem to actually mean something to the regular crew, rather than just being something we gloss over and move past.

The main body of the episode is a pretty good action story. It’s told well, and action is balanced well with waiting. But the gratuitous ‘sexy Vorta’ is really distracting – a bad choice.

434 down, 303 to go.