Sep 18, 2020
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Meridian” (part 1 of 3)
SUMMARY: One night only, a match-up of titans! The main event to end all main events! A duel between two creepy-ass obsessive love plots!
In the first corner, Dax falls for a dopey, somewhat creepy, definitely clingy schmuck whose people alternate between dimensions. Heartache and overall creepiness ensue, with a generous dash of predictability!
In the second corner, Quark has to arrange a special holosuite program for a very odd client played by Jeffrey Combs. Heartburn and overall nausea ensue, with a generous dash of creepiness!
Deep Space Nine is a unique show in the history of Star Trek, in that it tried for a multi-season story arc and (unlike its predecessors and successors) it actually succeeded, with only a few minor stumbles here and there. The net result was a show that over time became richly entertaining and rewarding.
That being said, the show did have some true stinkers during its run. Albert has already tackled the worst of the worst (we really should try and get him a Purple Heart for enduring “Profit and Lace”), and today I’ve returned to the world of Deep Space Nine to take on another one of those stinkers.