Trekathon 525: Valiant (DS9)

Nog and Jake end up on a ship crewed only by Star Fleet cadets.

There was a lovely moment here where one of the cadets describes living on Earth’s moon. It’s one of the few times where there’s been a real feeling of actually *living* in the future, of people living in a place other than Earth and appreciating its uniqueness. It does something a thousand special effects shots couldn’t.

But other parts – the mid episode “shit, we’re 2 minutes short” montage that served no purpose but padding, for instance – were not as good. There are ridiculous contortions to make the situation even half believable, and the story is told in far too black and white a fashion. I just couldn’t buy that what was going on was really possible.

525 down, 212 to go.