Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Civil Defense

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

It's been a DS9-heavy day, hasn't it?

In another week I'll be into netflixing Voyager, and then Enterprise (grumble)

But I digress. Civil Defense is possibly one of the most frightening eps of DS9 because it shows you just how out of control their station is.

Quark and Odo getting locked in the security office, btw, is priceless.

Dukat... if you are seeing this recording, it means you tried to abandon your post while the station's self-destruct sequence was engaged. That will not be permitted. You have lost control of Terok Nor, disgracing yourself and Cardassia. Your attempt to escape is no doubt a final act of cowardice. All fail-safes have been eliminated. Your personal access codes have been rescinded. The destruct sequence can no longer be halted. All you can do now is contemplate the depth of your disgrace... and try to die like a Cardassian.

-recording of Legate Kell


Buffy: The Vampire Slayer

Buffy and Xander spend an entire day chasing Willow around while she tries to kill Warren. Big damn failiure.

I came to Buffy late in life and I didn't know who this Tara was when I first saw it. Wacky.

Oh my God.
Willow - no... What did you do?
One down.

-Xander, Buffy, and Willow

The Enemy

When I was a child, so much of what this ep contains confused me. Geordi being stuck on the planet, Worf refusing to donate ribosomes to the Romulan, and Tomalak lying his face off.

As an aside, Tomalak was also the one-armed man in the movie of "The Fugitive".

We have a second survivor from your one man craft.


...Nor the Battle to the Strong

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

This is Cirroc Lofton's chance to shine - and for once, he gets to take advantage of it. Good on him.

The removal of caffeine from beverages has plagued restauranteurs for centuries! You can't expect me to cure it over night."
"I'm not paying for that! I want to get her off caffeine, not poison her."
"So much for Quarktajino."

- Quark, O'Brien, and Odo

Looking for Par'Mach in all the wrong places

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Julian has way too much fun spying on Miles and Nerys in this ep. I have way too much fun rediscovering all these little things.

It's also a wonderful example of DS9's tradition of having fun after Serious Business. You know, some Serious Stuff (like the last three or so eps) happens and all of a sudden they just bust out and have some fun. Or some Klingon sex. Whatever.

I am a fool.

You're in love - which I suppose is the same thing.

-Worf and Jadzia

The Ship

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

When the 100th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine came out, I was very excited.

In fact, I taped it.

I watched it every day for weeks, and then my mom accidentally erased my tape. I was devastated. And this is the first time I've seen it since.

And since that time, there has never been a true hundredth episode of Star Trek.

We will both keep the predators away.

-Worf, to Miles

Apocalypse Rising

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

This was the first time since the end of the Federation/Klingon peace treaty that things don't seem royally screwed up in galactic politics. For just that brief moment, they had it back.

The scene between Nana and Sid where she blames him for the baby is hilarious, because of course the baby really is his fault. Poor Kirayoshi - a plot device to cover for the fact that Nana and Sid were screwing behind the scenes.

This is when Dukat gets back to being an ass. I always wanted to like Dukat - and then he was just evil. Too bad.

That's one de-pressed ex-changeling.

-Quark, talking about Odo