June 28th, 2013

ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "In the Hands of the Prophets"

The first season comes to an end with assassination attempts, betrayals, arguments about faith vs. science, murder, sabotage, and someone blowing up Keiko's school. The DS9 Rewatch is "In the Hands of the Prophets."

An excerpt:
Sisko travels to Bajor to meet with Vedek Bareil, the leading candidate to become the next kai. Sisko wants to address the vedek assembly, but Bareil says that’s not possible. Some fear him because he represents the Federation, some fear him because he’s the Emissary, and some fear him because Winn told them to. Bareil can’t afford to be Sisko’s friend right now, not if he wants to actually be kai. (“The Prophets teach us patience,” Bareil says sagely, to which Sisko replies snidely, “It appears they also teach you politics.”)
  • Current Music
    "Wimoweh" by Pete Seeger

Friday fanfare: "What It Is"

Concluding our Week Of Knopfler, here he is from a recent Albert Hall concert performing the opening song from his Sailing to Philadelphia album, "What It Is."

  • Current Music
    the Yankees-Orioles game on Channel 9