#DS91sttime: Season 3, Episode 16, “Prophet Motive”

May 15, 2013 in #DS91sttime, General Topics

Reaction over new Rules of Acquistion in Season 3, Ep 16: "Prophet Motive"

Reaction over new Rules of Acquistion in Season 3, Ep 16: “Prophet Motive”

Whenever Deep Space Nine allows Ferengi the chance to be more than just punchlines, the result is often enjoyable, even deep–such as Quark’s wonderful admonishment of some of humanity’s past acts way back in “The Jem’Hadar”, or Nog’s drive to do more than just seek profit, which we saw just a few episodes back.

When the show reduces the Ferengi to caricatures, however, it’s a mixed bag. And, sadly, “Prophet Motive” milks this method to the point that it becomes tiring, while also managing to betray the air of mystery surrounding the wormhole’s inhabitant race, the Prophets. If I could choose the worst way for this enigmatic species to appear on the show, it would be this one.
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#DS91sttime: Season 3, Episode 14, “Heart of Stone”

May 6, 2013 in #DS91sttime, General Topics, Other Stuff

Odo's dilemma, Season 3, Ep 14: "Heart of Stone"

Odo’s dilemma, Season 3, Ep 14: “Heart of Stone”

When in doubt, and crafting a Trek episode, give the sets group a call and tell them you’re dragging out the cave system again. No other location, except perhaps Californian woodland, has seen so much screen time as an off-world locale in this franchise’s history.

Odo and Kira, returning from another one of those conferences we always hear about but never see, run afoul of a marauding Maquis, and pursue him to planet Sensor Disruption IV. On-world, they commit the AD&D faux pas of splitting the party, and the entire situation falls apart as Kira gets her foot trapped in a crystal. Said crystal is growing.
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