December 4th, 2013

ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "Life Support"

Bareil's dying, Winn sucks as a negotiator, Jake and Nog have the worst double date ever, and the Cardassians and Bajorans make history. The DS9 Rewatch goes on "Life Support."

An excerpt:
“Life Support” isn’t quite the worst mix of A and B plots in Trek history—it doesn’t even come close to, for example, TNG’s “Cost of Living,” in which the A and B plots didn’t even appear to be in the same time-space continuum—but it’s pretty egregious in that the tones of the two plots are almost contradictory. The A plot with Bareil and Winn is pretty heavy stuff, and the Jake-and-Nog subplot was probably intended as a palliative, but it’s too lightweight, and too out of left field. It’s less comic relief and more comic intrusion.
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