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.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine "Meridian"
TV Show: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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  • Eventide81

    I think someone should look into exactly how Deral’s wife died.

    I would like to add that Star Trek writers should stay away from romance and comedy as neither ever really goes over very well. It just ends up being insulting to the fans that it’s somehow something we would enjoy. I would like to remind the writers that not all Star Trek fans are pimply faced virgin adolescents.

    Overall this episode is much better than most of the Enterprise episodes, though it’s certainly one of the worst for DS9. The B plot would have been much better if we saw Kira kicking the shit out of Quark or “Norman”, or both at the same time.

  • ALumen

    Brigadoon in space!