The Alternate

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Dr. Mora Pol, the Bajoran scientist who studied Odo and first discovered that Odo is a living creature, arrives on DS9 to enlist the shapeshifter’s help in another research endeavor – this time a journey into the Gamma Quadrant to investigate a world that may once have harbored beings similar in nature to Odo. Finding only the ruins of some past civilization at first, the away team also find some local flora that appear to bear some resemblance to Odo. A geological upheaval on the planet sends the members of the away team scrambling for cover from suffocating natural gases. After returning to their runabout and going back to the station, most of them wind up recovering in the infirmary recovering from gas inhalation. Only Odo appears to be unaffected, which is fortunate since something the away team has brought back from the Gamma Quadrant would appear to be lose aboard DS9 – something with abilities remarkably similar to Odo’s…

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Bill Dial
story by Jim Trombetta and Bill Dial
directed by David Carson
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: James Sloyan (Dr. Mora Pol), Matt MacKenzie (Dr. Weld Ram)

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The Pegasus

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 47457.1: The Enterprise is assigned to head for an asteroid belt in a sensitive area between Romulan and Federation space, with Admiral Pressman from Starfleet Security aboard. Along the way, it is clear that the Enterprise’s objective is top secret, and that Pressman and Commander Riker have some old business to discuss. On his first Starfleet mission as an ensign, Riker served aboard the USS Pegasus and witnessed a shipwide mutiny against that ship’s captain – Pressman. Riker defended Pressman at the time and they were among a handful of survivors who escaped before the ship was apparently destroyed by a mishap in engineering. Now, twelve years later, Pressman reveals to Riker that the Enterprise’s secret mission is to search for the Pegasus – Riker’s first starship still exists, and still harbors the treacherous secret that once sparked a vicious mutiny whose nature is still a dark, closely-guarded secret in the files of Starfleet Security.

Order the DVDswritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by LeVar Burton
music by John Debney

Guest Cast: Nancy Vawter (Admiral Blackwell), Terry O’Quinn (Admiral Pressman), Michael Mack (Sirol)

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Homeward

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 47423.9: Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko, Worf’s human foster brother, has sent a distress call from his hidden cultural observation post on Boral II, a planet whose atmosphere is going to break down in less than two days. Worf beams down, disguised as a Boralan, only to find that his brother has also been masquerading as a native and providing them with means of survival based on the technology of his observation post. Nikolai is admonished by Picard for his severe violation of the Prime Directive, but when the planet is within seconds of dying, commits an even greater breach by transporting a handful of Boralans into a holodeck simulation of the shelter on their world. The Enterprise crew – especially Worf – are now left with the dilemma of relocatintg the simplistic Boralans to a new world without revealing the true nature of their surroundings. Damage to the holodeck jeopardizes the mission.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Naren Shankar
television story by Spike Steingasser
based upon material by William N. Stape
directed by Alexander Singer
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Paul Sorvino (Nikolai Rozhenko), Penny Johnson (Dobara), Brian Markinson (Vorin), Edward Penn (Kateras), Susan Christy (Tarrana), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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Armageddon Game

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Bashir and O’Brien are on attachment to a research vessel in the Gamma Quadrant, attempting to help the Kelleruns and T’lani destroy their bumper crop of biological weapons known as Harvesters. Shortly after finally discovering a means of rendering the Harvesters inert, the scientists on the alien ship are stormed by a squadron of armed troops. Only Bashir and O’Brien escape, beaming down to nearby T’lani III when they are unable to contact their Runabout. O’Brien has been infected by material from a Harvester and will die within days if he doesn’t receive treatment that Bashir cannot provide without the station’s medical facilities. In the meantime, Sisko and the crew have been informed that Bashir and O’Brien died in an accident aboard the research ship – but unknown to the crew, those who Bashir and O’Brien were helping in good faith are deliberately responsible for the attack.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Morgan Gendel
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Darleen Carr (E’tyshra), Peter White (Sharat), Larry Cedar (Nydrom), Bill Mondy (Jakin)

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Midnight On The Firing Line

Babylon 5A surprise attack results in the capture of a Centauri agricultural colony on Ragesh 3; when he receives the word, Londo Mollari is up in arms. When careful examination of a visual record of the attack reveals Narn heavy fighters are responsible for the invasion, Londo and G’Kar take every opportunity to go for each others’ throats and war seems inevitable. As if trying to prevent a Narn-Centauri war isn’t enough to occupy his time, Sinclair is also troubled by recent attacks by space raiders on unarmed transport ships – the pirates are taking more drastic and violent measures than ever before. The Centauri government decides to take no action regarding Ragesh 3. Enraged, Londo conceals this fact and tries to see if he can encourage sanctions against the Narn Regime in a meeting of the council. When G’Kar claims that the Ragesh 3 colonists have allied themselves with the Narn to escape factional fighting and produces Londo’s colonist nephew as a witness to this claim, Londo decides to take matters into his own hands in a most undiplomatic manner…

Season 1 Regular Cast: Michael O’ Hare (Commander Jeffrey Sinclair), Claudia Christian (Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova), Jerry Doyle (Security Chief Michael Garibaldi), Mira Furlan (Ambassador Delenn), Richard Biggs (Dr. Stephen Franklin), Andrea Thompson (Talia Winters), Stephen Furst (Vir Koto), Bill Mumy (Lennier), Caitlin Brown (Na’Toth), Andreas Katsulas (Ambassador G’Kar), Peter Jurasik (Ambassador Londo Mollari)

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Richard Compton
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Peter Trencher (Carn Mollari), Paul Hampton (The Senator), Jeff Austin (Centauri #1), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Maggie Egan (Newsperson), Mark Hendrickson (Narn Captain), Douglas E. McCoy (Delta 7), Marianne Robertson (Tech #1)

Babylon 5Notes: The dream of which Londo speaks in this episode is later seen in The Coming of Shadows, and is explained in full in part two of War Without End. It comes to fruition in Hour of the Wolf.

Although Ardwight Chamberlain is credited with the role of Kosh, he only provides the Vorlon ambassador’s enigmatic voice; production assistant Jeffrey Willerth was the actor underneath the bulky suit. Willerth later married series regular Patricia Tallman.

Sub Rosa

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate not given: The Enterprise is visiting Caldos, a terraformed Earth colony modeled after 17th century Scotland, so Dr. Crusher may attend the funeral of her grandmother. Also attending the funeral is an unknown man whose appearance mystifies Crusher. While the Enterprise crew gives the colony’s seismic and meteorological control systems a routine check, strange things begin happening. In her grandmother’s journals, Beverly learns that her grandmother, despite being over a century old, had a young lover. When a strange voice appears to her first in dreams and then in waking, Beverly realizes that the mystery man from the funeral – and from her grandmother’s past – has come for her as well.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Brannon Braga
television story by Jeri Taylor
based upon material by Jeanna F. Gallo
directed by Jonathan Frakes
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Michael Keenan (Governor Maturin), Shay Duffin (Ned Quint), Duncan Regehr (Ronin), Ellen Albertini Dow (Felisa Howard)

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Whispers

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 47581.2: After returning from a briefing on security measures that will be needed aboard DS9 for a summit between leaders of warring factions of the Paradans, O’Brien feels that something strange is happening, though he can’t quite place a finger on what it could be. Gradually, he discovers that everything he says and does is being double-checked by Sisko and the crew. His own wife and daughter don’t seem comfortable around him, and even the most innocent questions he asks are evaded by everyone. As the time of the Paradan meeting draws near, O’Brien gets desperate for answers – but everyone else on the station seems intent on stopping him.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Paul Robert Coyle
directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Todd Waring (DeCurtis), Susan Bay (Admiral), Philip LeStrange (Coutu), Hana Hatae (Molly), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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