This time, when I came back to write another review, I realized that I’d forgotten I’d watched “Sons of Mogh”. If you think that means I wasn’t engaged with this entry in the series; that I might have seen significant problems with it–well, you’re right. Read the rest of this entry →
So we can forgive yet another premise that sees Kira thrust into a mission with the wayward Cardassian commander. This happens all the time, sure, but taking issue with it would be a bit like complaining about another helping of fudge in your ice cream. Alaimo raises the bar for everyone else on the show when he’s present, Nana Visitor plays off his character fantastically, and…well, isn’t that all that matters? Read the rest of this entry →
There’s a background plot that sets this all up. Shakaar’s arrival is marked by suspicions that a terrorist faction might be out to get him. Not everyone is wild about the idea of Cardassian\Bajoran reconciliation, and they might just send a message about it by killing the First Minister. Read the rest of this entry →
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Please don’t forget that you can still grab Part I absolutely free (where available).
Here’s the blurb:
Hope can be the most dangerous force in the universe. Part VI of the Beacon Saga.
Calls to action come as a vast Nomad flotilla assembles in the upper layers. While Nastron strives to keep his fellow shiplords and allies from unleashing their might, Thrat finds himself the most-wanted alien in Beacon’s orbit. Caught in the middle of intrigue and interstellar conflict, Mally and Tersias try to protect Faith and each other even as their lives fall apart. Alliances will shatter. New powers will rise. And before it is over, a single voice will promise what seems so lost: a chance.
A serial installment of seventeen thousand words.
Talk about missed chances. If you hadn’t told me this episode concluded a midseason two-parter, I would have thought it was one of Trek’s many botched wrap-around season opener/cliffhanger duos. It left a taste in my mouth like that of “Time’s Arrow, Part II”, from The Next Generation. “Homefront” was intriguing, the sense of dread steadily escalated, but “Paradise Lost” just couldn’t stick the landing.
As might be suspected from “Homeworld”, “Paradise Lost” further explores Sisko’s hunch that something just isn’t right with the recent acts that have been perpetrated against Earth, in particular the sabotage of the entire planet’s power grid (which, kids, I’m still struggling to see as possible in the 21st century, to say nothing of DS9′s setting). Read the rest of this entry →