October 29th, 2013

ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "Equilibrium"

A deep dark secret about the Dax symbiont, involving music, masks, and murder! (Ain't alliteration awesome?) The DS9 Rewatch achieves "Equilibrium."

An excerpt:
Then we arrive on Trill, which is apparently two cheap sets. All the events on Dax’s homeworld take place in a virtually empty hospital room and Yet Another Trek Cave Set (latest in a series, collect ’em all!). Thankfully, “Playing God” let us know how tough it is for initiates, and how miserable Jadzia was in her time as one, because this episode does nothing to give us any sense of the symbiosis commission, except present us with a single doctor, played by Lisa Banes as a third-rate Gail Strickland. The scene where Sisko confronts Renhol about Joran’s being joined has the life drained out of it because Banes doesn’t give Avery Brooks anything to play off of.
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