Trekathon 509: One Little Ship (DS9)

A runabout gets shrunk down to a tiny tiny size, and then they rescue the Defiant.

I did not have high hopes for this episode from the opening sequence – the ‘shrunk down’ story is so old, and usually played for (bad) laughs. But with the exception of one silly sequence, everything works out very well. It’s helped along by some of the better special effects Trek has done, integrating the tiny runabout into the various scenes.

But there’s a terrible scene with O’Brien and Bashir rewiring the ship – once out of the runabout it stopped being cool and became silly. And there are some terrible inconsistencies from shot to shot about the size of the ship – they seem to go with ‘what’s coolest’.

509 down, 228 to go.