Tag Archives: DS9

RIP, Aron Eisenberg

Aron Eisenberg, best known for playing Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has passed away at the age of 50 from unknown causes. He brought us a fantastic character and, I would argue, one of the best character arcs of any character in any Star Trek. Eisenberg brought a mischievous charm to the character, taking him from juvenile thief to Starfleet Lieutenant. He was also an ardent fan of Star Trek as a whole and ran a podcast, The 7th Rule along side friend and costar Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko). Continue reading →

Twenty-Five Years of Deep Space Nine

Image result for deep space nine posterBy the Prophets! Has it really been a quarter of a century since DS9 debuted?

Giving us a darker, richer, more character-driven series than the previous two incarnations of Star Trek (and most TV Sci-Fi), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine set out on different path and changed the genre forever. By not allowing the characters to warp away from the previous week’s adventure, they were forced to deal with long-term consequences.

The show had its ups and downs. Sure there was “Move Along Home” and “Time’s Orphan” but there was also “The Visitor,” “Duet,” and “In the Pale Moonlight.”

Raise a glass of kanar or bloodwine (2309 vintage, if you please) in toast.

Variety has a great write-up on the series and it’s 25th birthday.

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Twenty Years of Deep Space Nine

On January 3, 1993, Star Trek took a turn into a darker, grittier place with the premiere episode of Deep Space Nine. The pilot episode, “The Emissary,” introduced us to a Commander who hated Picard and was looking to retire early, an ex-terrorist turned first officer, a 700 year old Science Officer, a shapeshifting security officer, a morally challenged barkeep, and a slew of others that, frankly, did not get along.

What emerged was a show that was the first Star Trek not created by Gene Roddenberry. In fact, before his death, he was pretty pessimistic about it. Gone was the doe-eyed optimism of his original vision of the future and replaced with the harsh realities of war, occupation, and…well…life.

So, twenty years later, what’s your take on DS9?

Speculative Fiction’s Best (and Worst) Politicians

It’s the first Tuesday in November, and for those of us in the States, that means Election Day!

If anyone else is living in a “Battleground State” like I am, you too are probably done with the whole affair. In an attempt to lift the mood here’s a list of the five best and five worst politicians and leaders in Science Fiction and Fantasy. While things could be better, they could also be a lot worse!.

BTW: Don’t find the political figure you think should make the list? Leave a comment and tell us why.

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