Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Let He Who Is Without Sin...” (part 3 of 7)
After the credits, the tiny, sexy little runabout has set a course… for romance (sorry, I’m just getting caught up in this episode’s “theme”), and is streaking through space. Inside, Leeta is a total busybody, serving drinks to everyone, apparently unable to let go of her Dabo girl identity for even a brief moment while on vacation. The beverage selection is, per all Star Trek episodes from TNG onward, completely predictable: Tarkalean tea for Bashir, a raktajino for Dax (which is basically Klingon coffee, and the name alone would seem to imply that Qo’noS now has a Starbucks on every corner, and now tell me those guys didn’t get screwed in the Khitomer accords), and for Worf, another glass of “extra large prune juice”.
I have two problems with this. First of all, why is it that everyone in the Star Trek universe drinks exactly one type of beverage? I can understand having a favorite, but apparently people in the future will be utterly terrified of variety. Unless it’s some kind of Starfleet regulation that you can only drink one type of beverage, ever. In the off chance that the Enterprise slingshots back in time and whisks me away like Gillian Taylor, I’d like to make my beverage of choice clear right now: Absolut Citron and soda. Got that, computer?
Second, and this has been going on since his TNG days, but judging by his constant grimacing and growling, the extra large glasses of prune juice are not doing a damn thing for Worf. Maybe it’s time for him to step up to something harder. Like maybe a glass of Metamucil with a Fibercon chaser. Prune juice could be like his gateway drug to other, harder fiber supplements, is what I’m saying.