I picked up Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Bloodletter at a library sale here in central Arkansas, just last year. It was #3 in the DS9 expanded universe media-tie-in novels published by Pocket Books. I already owned the hardcover Warped, another DS9 novel by K.W. Jeter, even though I haven’t read it yet. I assumed […]Read more "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Bloodletter, by K.W. Jeter — a book review"
Deep Space Nine was just okay in its last season. None of its episodes made the All-Time Best Trek list, and—as I’ve already covered—the finale episodes disappointed me, at least partly. Of the three Next-Gen Era series, the seventh season of DS9 ends up in third place, taking the bronze. Of course, this means that, […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 7 — a review"
There will be some SPOILERS here. A review of all of Season 7 will follow. The series finale of Deep Space Nine is about twenty-five minutes too long. If these episodes has ended with the conclusion of the Dominion War, and an epilogue showing what happens to all of our favorite characters on the space […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Episodes 7.25 & 7.26—”What You Leave Behind”: a review of the series finale"
As I am easing into the final season of Star Trek: Deep Space 9, I believe I’ve already crossed the pinnacle of the series in Season 4. It has been the best season of the show so far, I think. I’m withholding judgment (no, I’m not), but it’s unlikely that Season 7 will be better. […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space 9: Season 6 — a review"
Usually, when I’m reviewing an individual Trek episode (one that’s not part of the original series) it’s because the episode was so good that it made my All-Time Best Trek list. Occasionally, I’ll write about an episode that disappointed me as well. But, I do try to accentuate the positive here, of which there is […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space 9: Ep. 6.13 “Far Beyond the Stars” — a review"
I’m not burying the lead here. Season 5 of DS9 was my second-favorite fifth Trek season among the Next-Gen era shows. TNG finally took over the #1 spot. Which leaves DS9 picking up the silver medal this season, after taking the gold in Season 4. What’s surprising is that it was such a tight race […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 5 — a review"
I liked the two-parter “In a Mirror, Darkly” in the final season of Star Trek: Enterprise because it seemed to be actively channeling the original series, and we got to see Jonathan Archer and his crew wearing TOS-era uniforms. As it turns out, DS9 did something similar years earlier with Ep. 5.6 “Trials and Tribble-ations.” […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space 9 — Episode 5.6 “Trials and Tribble-ations”"
Through the conclusions of seasons four of TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise, the race for my favorite Trek series is pretty close between three of these. Star Trek: Voyager is in last place; that’s my only certainty today. Which Trek series comes out on top changes from day-to-day, according to my mood. With three episodes […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 4 – a review"
If you asked me today (and I’m going to pretend that you did), I would say that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is my second-favorite Star Trek series (excluding TOS and the animated series for the moment). And, this silver medal ranking is behind Enterprise, not TNG, as I would have suspected when I […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 3 – a review"