Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Sound of Her Voice Rewatch Season 6, Ep 25
The crew of the Defiant get to know a marooned Starfleet captain over subspace radio as they race against time to save her life... but they get a surprise once they reach her. And Quark struggles to answer the really important question about Kira and Odo's relationship: how does he make a profit off of it? [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Time's Orphan Rewatch Season 6, Ep 24
O'Brien must suffer the loss of his daughter Molly. Then, he must suffer more when she comes back…different. Meanwhile, Worf faces the wrath of Yoshi. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Profit and Lace Rewatch Season 6, Ep 23
When an unexpected development shakes up the Ferengi government, Quark has to... I mean, he decides... folks, I'm sorry. This is just the worst episode. I really can't think of anything clever or cute to put here, I could barely make it through the episode as it was. Sorry. No, I'm not sorry; this one made "Move Along Home" look like "The Visitor." Sheesh. [more inside]
Time stands still.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Valiant Rewatch Season 6, Ep 22
A lone Starfleet ship, cut off from all allies, faces impossible odds in the midst of war. Nothing to worry about, you say? Welllll… [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Reckoning Rewatch Season 6, Ep 21
It's too bad that DS9 has already used the titles "Armageddon Game" and "Apocalypse Rising", because that's what happens in this episode, for real this time; it starts with Sisko taking a gander at a dusty old tablet, and ends up with two ancient enemies getting it on like Donkey Kong. [more inside]
Work and pleasure both cause unwanted stress.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: His Way Rewatch Season 6, Ep 20
♫ I know I'll be a mess until you choose to acquiesce to holosuite-ing with me / And if we dance at Vic's then there's a chance it could malfunction catastrophic-a-lly / But if the grid still works, then we might order up from Quark's for a synthetic dram / And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like "You're a holo-graaaam" ♫ [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In the Pale Moonlight Rewatch Season 6, Ep 19
When you dance with the devil in the pale moonlight... the devil always leads. [more inside]
Destination: Point-of-Exile, Colorado.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Inquisition Rewatch Season 6, Ep 18
♫ It's "Inquisition"! / What a show / Yes "Inquisition" / Here we go: ♫ [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night Rewatch Season 6, Ep 17
You might think that it wouldn't be possible to hate Dukat any more than you already do, because you already hate him with the hate of ten thousand burning suns, but ask yourself: are those suns supernovas? Well, they are now. [TW: rape] [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Change of Heart Rewatch Season 6, Ep 16
On a high-stakes mission in enemy territory, a Starfleet officer's heart is about to lead him astray…but such are the dangers of tongo. Oh, also Worf faces a difficult assignment. [more inside]
Past mistakes catch up with the town of Polvo.
Something else instead!
Continuing the trilogy that began with the multi-award-nominated The Fifth Season. The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Honor Among Thieves Rewatch Season 6, Ep 15
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: One Little Ship Rewatch Season 6, Ep 14
A company of Jem'Hadar invaders is about to learn why it's a bad idea...to cross the Rubicon. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Far Beyond the Stars Rewatch Season 6, Ep 13
And now for something really different: for the first time anywhere, an adaptation of a long-lost work by the tragic and underappreciated African-American SF author and Afrofuturist pioneer Benny Russell, a story considered so controversial at the time of its writing that it was completely suppressed by its publisher: "Deep Space Nine"! [more inside]
Tragedy leads to innovation; innovation leads to tragedy.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Who Mourns for Morn? Rewatch Season 6, Ep 12
When the station's most lovable chatterbox dies, Quark inherits his fortune…but soon learns the truth behind the ancient Vulcan proverb: "Morn money, Morn problems." [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Waltz Rewatch Season 6, Ep 11
Dukat is back, and he seems positively conciliatory toward Sisko, especially when they're marooned on a planet together. But is he telling the truth about their situation, and are they really alone? [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Magnificent Ferengi Rewatch Season 6, Ep 10
In 2374, a crack commando unit was sent to Empok Nor to rescue a woman captured by the Dominion for a crime she didn't commit. These men promptly killed their only bargaining chip in their minimum-security infirmary. If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can pay them… maybe you shouldn't hire… The Ferengi Team. [more inside]
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in... [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Statistical Probabilities Rewatch Season 6, Ep 9
Bashir gets a visit from
The Dream Teamthe Jack Pack, a group of genetically-enhanced savants who are capable of rapid and stunningly accurate assessments of the Dominion threat. But what does he do when they predict that the Federation will lose the war? [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Resurrection Rewatch Season 6, Ep 8
It's the second coming of another Bajoran religious figure believed to have died long ago. This time, it's Vedek Bareil…except it's not, and he is actually dead. Confusing? Well, what do you expect from the MIRROR UNIVERSE… [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: You Are Cordially Invited Rewatch Season 6, Ep 7
ma'wIJ! ma'wIJ iS watlh b'wInghs uS tuH'e'ver to'Day! [more inside]
Dark Matter: We Were Family Season 2, Ep 4
Three reconnects with his former crew; the Android finds herself in unique company.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacrifice of Angels Rewatch Season 6, Ep 6
In the largest battle of Star Trek history, Sisko leads the attack to recapture Deep Space 9. Meanwhile, on the Dominion-occupied station, the minefield is about to come down—and the only people who can stop it have been preemptively arrested. [more inside]
The team takes a break.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Favor the Bold Rewatch Season 6, Ep 5
OK, you know how, when you think you've found the right person, you just can't get enough of them? And you totally lose track of time in their arms? And all your friends are like, hey, where have you been, and you try to tell them that this is the one, man, and they just don't get it? And then you realize that one of them is going to get executed because you didn't do your part to resist the invading aliens? OK, maybe not so much the last part, but that's Odo's deal. Also, Sisko & Co. prepare to retake the station. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down Season 1, Ep 8
Dr. Brenner holds Hooper and Joyce for questioning while the boys wait with Eleven in the gym. Back at Will's, Nancy and Jonathan prepare for battle. (season finale)
Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Bathtub Season 1, Ep 7
Eleven struggles to reach Will, while Lucas warns that "the bad men are coming." Nancy and Jonathan show the police what Jonathan caught on camera. [more inside]
Chapter 6: The Monster Season 1, Ep 6
A frantic Jonathan looks for Nancy in the darkness, but Steve's looking for her too. Hopper and Joyce uncover the truth about the lab's experiments. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat Season 1, Ep 5
Hopper breaks into the lab while Nancy and Jonathan confront the force that took Will. The boys ask Mr. Clarke how to travel to another dimension. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Four: The Body Season 1, Ep 4
Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Nancy and Jonathan form an unlikely alliance. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly Season 1, Ep 3
An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street Season 1, Ep 2
Lucas, Mike and Dustin try to talk to the girl they found in the woods. Hopper questions an anxious Joyce about an unsettling phone call. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers Season 1, Ep 1
In a laboratory run by the U.S. Department of Energy, a Scientist is taken by an unseen force. Will Byers, a young boy goes missing after witnessing a strange creature on his bike ride home. After Will goes missing, a young girl appears at a restaurant wearing a hospital gown and shaved head. After running away from the restaurant, Lucas, Mike and Dustin, Will's friends, find her in the woods during a storm.
Dark Matter: I've Seen the Other Side of You Season 2, Ep 3
A computer glitch makes the crew turn against one another.
A power outage creates an unlikely friendship. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Behind the Lines Rewatch Season 6, Ep 4
Reassigned from commanding the Defiant, Sisko copes with loss—and back on the station, Odo makes a moist new friend. Meanwhile, the Dominion discovers a way to bring down the minefield that's keeping their reinforcements on the other side of the wormhole, and only Rom can stop them. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sons and Daughters Rewatch Season 6, Ep 3
Temporarily assigned to the IKS Rotarran, Worf is shocked to discover that one of the new crew members is his son, Alexander Rozhenko; so is the rest of Trek fandom, because the kid is only about eight in Earth years. (I mean, the Jem'Hadar grow to maturity in days, and the all-time Trek precocity champ is probably the resurrected Spock, but still.) And, against all odds, Dukat manages to be even creepier. [more inside]
Dark Matter: Kill Them All Season 2, Ep 2
Imprisoned in Hyperion-8, the crew must negotiate attempted assassinations, extraditions, and behind-the-scenes machinations as they plot their escape. (imdb)
ars PARADOXICA is a love letter to physics, fiction, and the future. It's a disorienting journey through spacetime and the Cold War. It's a tome of secret history you stumbled across in a library in the dead of night. It's also a serial audio drama. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rocks and Shoals Rewatch Season 6, Ep 2
You think YOUR relationship with your neighbors is awkward? Try being Sisko marooned on an alien world alongside half-crazed Jem'Hadar. Or how about being Kira working alongside Dominion occupiers on
Terok Nor Deep Space Nine Terok Nor? [more inside]
I recently started listening to ars PARADOXICA (via collectallfour's AskMe) and am really enjoying it. Is there any interest in adding it to the FanFare podcast feeds? [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Time To Stand Rewatch Season 6, Ep 1
In the first episode of the six-part "Station Occupation" arc, Jake learns the limits of freedom of the press under the Dominion, Dukat creeps on Kira (big shock), Odo balances being a god and a cop, Quark looks on the bright side of life, and the exiled Federation crew (plus Garak) execute a plan that's so crazy, it's gotta work--or does it? Plus, special bonus July 4th surprise! [more inside]
Dark Matter: Welcome to Your New Home Season 2, Ep 1
When we last left the crew of the Raza, they were being led away in chains by the Galactic Authority, seemingly betrayed by Six. We pick up shortly thereafter, with the gang now the guests of honor at Hyperion-8, a notorious maximum security detention center on some godforsaken moon.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Call to Arms Rewatch Season 5, Ep 26
"These are the times that try men's souls." Sisko mines the entrance to the wormhole, provoking Gul Dukat to attack the station…and the Dominion War begins. Season finale. [more inside]