Trekathon 553: It’s Only a Paper Moon (DS9)

Nog tries to get over his injuries by burying himself in the Holodeck.

I give DS9 credit for trying to deal with a difficult subject. While it’s common in movies, the ‘recovering soldier’ story isn’t as common in TV. Unfortunately it looks like the counselling methods are going to go backwards massively in the future, as it’s like Star Fleet has never dealt with post-traumatic stress before.

But the real problem with the episode is all the 1960s Vegas stuff. Seriously, who thought this was a good idea. It’s not interesting, and it means that vast swathes of the episode are taken up with singing. If I want 60s Vegas lounge numbers I’ll go watch a Dean Martin movie, not Star Trek.

553 down, 184 to go.