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Trekabout Episode 160: Cardassians/Melora

Garak is back! The imaginatively titled “Cardassians” delves deeper into the, uh, Cardassian occupation of Bajor by asking the question: why did they bring their children to the equivalent of a planet-wide concentration camp? Later, in “Melora”, DS9 argues strongly that disabled people are people, which we guess maybe was controversial in 1993 or something? …

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Trekabout Episode 159: The Siege/Invasive Procedures

Starting off its second season with a three-part story was a daring choice for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but was it necessary? “The Siege” says, kinda? Later, in “Invasive Procedures”, Dax sits around in her own episode (again.)┬áPlus! A controversial statement about Babylon 5. iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Special 3: Larry Nemecek

On the third (long overdue) Trekabout special, Eric Brasure sits down with renowned Trek author and consultant Larry Nemecek for a wide-ranging discussion about the past, present, and possible future of Star Trek. Larry also fills us in on his new project Portal 47: but you’ll have to listen to find out what it is! …

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Trekabout Episode 158: The Homecoming/The Circle

After an… uneven start, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine launches its second season with an audacious multi-part storyline about Bajoran politics. In “The Homecoming”, Kira and O’Brien go on a mission to rescue a Bajoran POW. Later, in “The Circle”, shit gets real. We guess this really isn’t Star Trek: The Next Next Generation! iTunes …

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Trekabout Episode 157: Duet/In the Hands of the Prophets

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine turns a corner this week, as we go into some very dark territory in “Duet”. Later, “In the Hands of the Prophets” reveals that there are some deep problems on Bajor. iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 156: The Forsaken/Dramatis Personae

After the debacle of “Q-Less”, you can forgive Richard for being skeptical about a DS9 episode featuring Lwaxana Troi, but “The Forsaken” is surprisingly touching. Later, in “Dramatis Personae”, something happens, but we don’t know what, because we fell asleep. Also! What is Barclay up to? iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 155: Progress/If Wishes Were Horses

Kira deals with ideals versus duty in “Progress”, while the crew deals with imaginary MacGuffin aliens in “If Wishes Were Horses”. Also! Why does Colm Meaney hate leprechauns? iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 154: Battle Lines/The Storyteller

“Battle Lines” brings back the character of Kai Opaka and promptly kills her. “The Storyteller” introduces the character of the Sirah and promptly kills him. Sounds like a couple of cases for Odo! Plus! We remind you that Wesley Crusher was once a topic of conversation on this podcast. iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 152: The Passenger/Move Along Home

We’re presented with a tough set of episodes this week–“The Passenger” is vaguely unsatisfying, while “Move Along Home” is just goofy. They both have some good character work though, which seems to par for the course for DS9 season 1. Also! Richard is still using the lack of an HD version an an excuse for …

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Trekabout Episode 151: Q-Less/Dax

DS9 stumbles hard this week, as it gives us the adventures of guest stars that have absolutely nothing to do with our main characters, in “Q-Less”. Luckily, it remembers that we’re here for drama, in “Dax”, as we learn a bit about the Trill and Jadzia. Plus! Q never reappears on Star Trek: Deep Space …

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