Tag: ds9

When I transitioned, I looked to Dax

It was late last year. I was re-watching one of my favourite TV shows, curled up on the couch, coping with uncomfortable hormonal issues and just generally wanting some escapism. Then a certain episode involving my favourite character came on,…

The Evil Aesthetic of the Mirror Universe

The TOS episode “Mirror, Mirror” cemented the idea of an alternate, “evil” universe in the public imagination, and the plot became a recurring theme, in both DS9 and Enterprise. Looking at the ways in which costume designers William Theiss and…

Episode 47: The Baddest Women in the Universe, Part I

Seska, Kai Winn, Lursa

We begin a multi-part look at the villainous women of the Star Trek universe, starting with the Duras Sisters, Kai Winn, Seska, Losira (TOS “That Which Survives”) and Tarah (ENT “Cease Fire”). Download now (right-click and save) Hosts: Jarrah, Grace Guest:…

Episode 41: “Rejoined”

Jadzia Dax and Lenara Kahn kiss

In “Rejoined,” Jadzia Dax challenges a Trill taboo by “reassociating” with a former host’s love. Special guest Lisa of The Prolific Trek joins us to discuss Trill society of the future, and the allegory to how humans treat same-sex relationships today.…

Episode 32: “Past Tense”

Sisko as Gabriel Bell

In the DS9 two-parter “Past Tense,” Sisko, Bashir and Dax travel to the year 2024, a dark time in our near future. Treknews.net blogger Michelle Toven joins us to discuss the episodes’ socio-political themes, which include homelessness, mental health, race, class, violence,…