September 18th, 2013

ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "The Maquis, Part I"

Sisko is reunited with his best friend, Quark flirts with a Vulcan, a Cardassian freighter goes boom, and things are getting ugly in the Demilitarized Zone. Oh, and Dukat's back. The DS9 Rewatch introduces "The Maquis, Part I."

An excerpt:
Quark and Sakonna’s conversations are fun, if a bit lacking. Part of it is Bertila Damas’s unconvincing line readings, and part of it is that the spit-take-worthy revelation that she wants to buy weapons from Quark would be more of a holy-crap moment worthy of the bait-and-switch setup (but she’s a Vulcan!) if we hadn’t already seen Sakonna aiding the guy who blew up the Bok’Nor.

And then there’s the old-friend conversations between Sisko and Hudson, which are the only times that the wooden and generally awful Bernie Casey is in any way watchable. When Casey is marveling at how tall Jake has gotten or reminiscing about Sisko in lederhosen, he’s relaxed and fun, but the minute he starts going on about bad treaties and Cardassian duplicity, his line readings turn stilted and his emotional beats suddenly unconvincing.
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