Star Trek: The Lives of Dax

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{4.5/5} “It was that smile that won me, made me want to know the Trill more deeply. The humor was there, some joke that I could not quite see. And Dax was inviting me to open my eyes, as if he had greater confidence in my potential than I did.” (from “The Music Between the […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (season 4)

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{5/5} “Nice hat.” — Worf, meeting Kira for the 1st time as she’s exiting a holosuite Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 4, aired in 1995-96 Sisko has been promoted to captain. General Martok brings a group of Klingons to the station — a lot of Klingons. He says they’re ready to fight the Dominion. […]

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 3)

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{5/5} “I’m going to go give them a tour of DS9 because without me they’ll probably get lost and end up in a mirror universe with Smiley.” Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3, aired in 2022 Captain Freeman has been arrested by Starfleet Security for destroying the Pakled capital. Mariner’s father tells her to trust […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (season 3)

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{5/5} “‘Beets are a very misunderstood vegetable.’ ‘Well, I look forward to understanding it better.’” — Sisko & Bashir Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 3, aired in 1994-95 Commander Sisko brings a new ship to DS9, the Defiant, in order to find the leaders of the Dominion, the Founders. When Odo is drawn to […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — Revenant

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{4.5/5} “Joined Trill protected the memories of all the hosts of their symbiont. As the sum of these lives, these individuals discovered amazing things, traveled boldly, and advanced Trill civilization… One who carried a symbiont inside them also carried the hopes and dreams of every Trill for a better future.” Star Trek: Deep Space Nine […]

Star Trek: Year Five — Odyssey’s End

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{4.5/5} “But as long as I’m breathing, I swear I’ll never lose the hope that lies just beyond the horizon, the unknown that calls us to empathy, not hate.” Star Trek: Year Five — Odyssey’s End by Jackson Landing & Collin Kelly, Brandon Easton, and Jody Holiser, published in 2020 Captain James T. Kirk and […]

Star Trek: A Contest of Principles

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{4.5/5} “Some of us still remember what Vok did to our world in the Before Time, how they all but destroyed our civilization, forcing us to waste millenia clawing our way back from the wreckage. If not for Vok, we’d be more advanced than your Federation by now, or the Klingons or the Romulans. We […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — Warchild

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{4.5/5} “‘You are asking for a miracle, Vedek Torin,’ Sisko said. ‘The Federation will help as much as possible, but we can’t promise miracles.’ The Vedek inclined his head. ‘When you first came to Bajor, you promised us peace. Is this not the greatest miracle of all?’” Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — Warchild by […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — Bloodletter

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{4/5} “What Sisko didn’t tell him — and he wasn’t about to, either — was that he’d been prepared to grant the doctor’s request from the beginning. But now, Bashir had learned to fight for what he believed in; now, he was that much closer to being an officer as well as a doctor.” Star […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (season 2)

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{5/5} “‘You can fix computers?’ ‘I dabble with isolinear data subprocessors, it’s a hobby of mine.’” — Bashir & Garak Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 2, aired in 1993-94 When Kira rescues the famous Li Nalas from a Cardassian prison camp the Bajoran government appoints him as their liaison to DS9 — and recalls […]