The Last Outpost

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41386.4: In the Enterprise’s – and the Federation’s – first close brush with the Ferengi, Picard learns the nature of the hostile race while Riker grapples with an ancient survivor of a bygone empire and a treacherous Ferengi landing party. Meanwhile, the Enterprise and its Ferengi counterpart are stranded in orbit, losing power.

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story by Richard Krzemein
directed by Richard Colla
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Armin Shimerman (Letek), Jake Dengel (Mordoc), Tracey Walter (Kayron), Darryl Henriques (Portal), Mike Gomez (DaiMon Tarr)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Battle

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41723.9: Captain Picard confronts his own past when the Ferengi present him with the USS Stargazer, which he and his crew had been forced to abandon under his command nine years ago after barely surviving a raid by a Ferengi vessel – but little does he realize that his old ship is only one piece of a puzzle that the Ferengi DaiMon is using as a tool of revenge…

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story by Larry Forrester
directed by Rob Bowman
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Frank Corsentino (DaiMon Bok), Doug Warhit (Kazago), Robert Towers (Rata)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Peak Performance

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42923.4: The Enterprise undertakes Federation-mandated wargames, as Zacdorn tactical observer Sima Kolrami observes and, more often, pesters the crew. Picard is pitted against Riker in a maneuver that is harmless until a Ferengi attack puts the crew of the Enterprise and the Hathaway, Riker’s vessel in a no-win situation – to which Riker has the key.

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directed by Robert Scheerer
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Roy Brocksmith (Sirna Kolrami), Armin Shimerman (DaiMon Bractor), David L. Lander (Ferengi First Officer), Leslie Neale (Ensign Nagel), Glenn Morshower (Ensign Burke)

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The Price

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 43385.6: Federation, Ferengi and third party delegates vie for control of a unique stable wormhole allowing instantaneous travel across reaches of uncharted space, and Troi makes discoveries both interesting and dangerous regarding one of the negotiators as the Ferengi plot to double-cross all and gain control of the wormhole.

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directed by Robert Scheerer
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Matt McCoy (Devinoni Ral), Elizabeth Hoffman (Premier Bhavani), Castulo Guerra (Mendoza), Scott Thomson (DaiMon Goss), Dan Shor (Dr. Arridor), Kevin Peter Hall (Leyor), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien)

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Captain’s Holiday

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 43745.2: Captain Picard, after returning from tiring diplomatic duties, is pressed into taking a vacation on Risa by most of the bridge crew. Once on peaceful Risa, Picard is tangled up in a plan by 27th century aliens to retrieve a weapon that has made its way back in time to the 24th century, and plots by an unscrupulous Ferengi trader and a mysterious woman to gain that weapon for their own purposes.

Order the DVDswritten by Ira Steven Behr
directed by Chip Chalmers
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jennifer Hetrick (Vash), Karen Landry (Azhure), Michael Champion (Baratus), Max Grodenchik (Sovak), Deirdre Imershein (Joval)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Menage a Troi

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 43930.7: Lwaxana Troi visits her daughter at the same time a trade conference is taking place. Ferengi DaiMon Tog decides that Mrs. Troi is the woman for him, and he kidnaps her along with Deanna and Riker. On the Enterprise, Wesley forgoes an opportunity to travel to the Academy to help locate the Ferengi ship and recover Riker, Deanna and Mrs. Troi. Picard rewards Wesley by promoting him from an acting ensign to a real Starfleet ensign.

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directed by Robert Legato
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett (Lwaxana Troi), Frank Corsentino (DaiMon Tog), Ethan Phillips (Dr. Farek), Peter Slutsker (Nibor), Rudolph Willrich (Reittan Grax), Carel Struycken (Mr. Homn)

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Unification I

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 45233.1: One of the Federation’s most valued advisors, Spock, has been seen on Romulus. Picard is assigned to go to Romulus undercover and find out if Spock has defected from the Federation. The Enterprise goes to Vulcan, where Picard visits Sarek, and Riker investigates the recovered wreckage of a Vulcan ship. Sarek, near death, suggests that Spock may have gone to visit Pardek, a Romulan peace advocate Spock met at the Khitomer peace conference decades ago. The next stop is the Klingon planet, where Picard borrows a cloaked ship to cross the Neutral Zone. Picard and Data, equipped with disguises, head for Romulus. Federation shipyard operator Dokachen assists Riker in the wreckage investigation. They find an unidentified ship receiving supplies from the shipyard without authorization. The ship fires at the Enterprise, which fires back at minimum power – yet the other vessel explodes. Data and Picard, having just received news of Sarek’s death, beam to Romulus and find Pardek, but before they can follow him, guards stop them and lead them to Pardek…and they discover that Spock is indeed alive and well on Romulus.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Jeri Taylor
story by Rick Berman and Michael Piller
directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Mark Lenard (Sarek), Joanna Miles (Perrin), Stephen Root (Neral), Graham Jarvis (Dokachen), Malachi Throne (Pardek), Norman Large (Captain K’vada), Daniel Roebuck (Jaron), Erick Avari (B’ijik), Karen Hensel (Admiral Brackett), Mimi Cozzens (Soup Woman), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Rascals

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 46235.7: A shuttlecraft bringing Picard, Guinan, Ensign Ro and Keiko collides with an energy disturbance, necessitating an emergency rescue via transporter. But the energy field disrupts transport, and the passengers from the shuttle arrive as children, though their minds are unaffected. They find it difficult to adjust – Picard worries about his lack of command presence, Ro despises being relieved of duty, and O’Brien can’t cope with Keiko’s sudden reversion to youth. Guinan, however, seems to be enjoying herself. The ship continues on a course to respond to a distress call from a science team. On arrival at the site, the Enterprise is attacked by two Klingon ships which have been taken over by Ferengi. The Ferengi board the Enterprise and begin beaming the crew off to serve, along with the captured science team, as slave laborers. The Ferengi refuse any compromise, but Captain Picard and the other “youngsters” may be able to salvage the situation.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Allison Hock
story by Ward Botsford & Diana Dru Botsford and Michael Piller
directed by Adam Nimoy
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Colm Meaney (O’Brien), Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Michelle Forbes (Ensign Ro), Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), David Tristan Birkin (young Picard), Megan Parlen (young Ro), Caroline Junko King (young Keiko), Isis J. Jones (young Guinan), Mike Gomez (DaiMon Lurin), Tracey Walter (Berik), Michael Snyder (Morta), Brian Bonsall (Alexander), Morgan Nagler (Kid #1), Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Nagus

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Quark receives a surprise – and something of a dubious honor – when Grand Nagus Zek, a Ferengi business mogul, arrives at DS9. After some customary patronizing at Quark’s, Zek insists on holding a conference of Ferengi profiteers there, while Quark fears that Zek plans on buying out his bar on the station. To everyone’s surprise, especially Quark’s, Zek announces his retirement and declares that Quark will succeed him to the coveted position of Grand Nagus. Many of the visiting Ferengi are jealous, as would be expected of them. But Quark discovers – after a close call – that someone among the Ferengi is jealous enough to try gaining the position of Nagus by killing him.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Ira Steven Behr
story by David Livingston
directed by David Livingston
music by John Debney

Guest Cast: Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Lee Arenberg (Gral), Lou Wagner (Krax), Barry Gordon (Nava), Wallace Shawn (Zek)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Suspicions

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 46830.1: Dr. Crusher goes out on a limb by gathering some of the brightest minds in the galaxy aboard the Enterprise to listen to a proposal from Ferengi scientist Reyga for a powerful subspace shield. Skepticism and competition divide the scientists, but a demonstration is arranged, using an Enterprise shuttle. The pilot, who is also one of the scientists, dies when the experiment goes wrong. Beverly, already regretful for the failure of Reyga’s invention, suddenly finds herself in the middle of a murder investiagation when Reyga himself is found dead.

Order the DVDswritten by Joe Menosky and Naren Shankar
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), Patti Yasutake (Nurse Ogawa), Tricia O’Neil (Kurak), Peter Slutsker (Dr. Reyga), James Horan (Jo’Bril), John S. Ragin (Dr. Christopher), Joan Stuart Morris (T’Pan), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Rules of Acquisition

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Grand Nagus Zek once again plans to use DS9 as the launch pad of Ferengi business opportunities in the Gamma Quadrant, and again he sees Quark as a valuable agent in securing the financial future of the Ferengi Alliance – or a scapegoat should his efforts to make commercial inroads through the other side of the wormhole fail. A newcomer to Quark’s is another Ferengi named Pel, who is especially savvy to Ferengi rules of commerce and materialism – but flies in the face of the rules of traditional Ferengi customs, since Pel is a female in disguise who, in Ferengi society, could be jailed for stepping out of her house with clothes on.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Ira Steven Behr
story by Hilary J. Bader
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Helene Udy (Pel), Wallace Shawn (Zek), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Brian Thompson (Zyree), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Emilia Crow (Inglatu)

Notes: This episode marks the first mention of the Dominion in Deep Space Nine. Infamously, this episode was originally broadcast with an incorrect spelling (“Aquisition”) in the episode title.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Force of Nature

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 47310.2: Investigating the mystery of missing starships, the Enterprise finds that a brother and sister have been misleading and damaging all warp-capable vessels that enter the region of space near their home world, claiming that warp engines are agitating a sensitive subspace rift which threatens to destroy everything nearby if it becomes active. Reluctant to accept this theory, Picard and the crew plan to rescue the damaged ships and move along, but when one of the protesters opens the subspace rift with a burst of warp energy, the Enterprise may be unable to escape.

Order the DVDswritten by Naren Shankar
directed by Robert Lederman
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Michael Corbett (Rabal), Margaret Reed (Serova), Lee Arenberg (Prak), and Spot

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Bloodlines

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 47829.1: Picard receives a threat from his old Ferengi adversary DaiMon Bok, who still blames Picard for the death of his son in the first encounter between the Federation and the Ferengi. Bok announces his intent to kill Jason Vigo to avenge his loss, and the threat disturbs Picard. After tracking Jason down, Picard is stunned when genetic tests confirm that Jason is the son of Picard and a woman from his past. Jason turns out to be a rebellious young man with a record of misdemeanors involving theft and trespassing and a passion for rock climbing. Bok continues to mysteriously get through the Enterprise’s defenses to threaten Jason’s life, until he finally kidnaps Jason and has his opportunity for vengeance.

Order the DVDswritten by Nicholas Sagan
directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Lee Arenberg (DaiMon Bok), Ken Olandt (Jason), Peter Slutsker (DaiMon Birta), Amy Pietz (Lt. Rhodes), Michelan Sisti (Tol), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Prophet Motive

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Grand Nagus Zek arrives on the station a changed man. He’s written a book of completely new Rules of Acquisition and intends to reform the entire Ferengi way of life. Quark refuses to accept the sweeping change proposed by the Nagus, discovering that the pinnacle of Ferengi avarice acquired a missing Orb from the wormhole and then visited the wormhole itself, making contact with the aliens there who were reviled by Zek’s greed and reverted him into an earlier, kinder and gentler stage of Ferengi development. Quark wants the Nagus to be returned to his old, greedy, disgusting mannerisms right away!

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by Rene Auberjonois
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Max Grodenchik (Rom), Juliana Donald (Emi), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Bennett Guillory (Medical Big Shot)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Family Business

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Quark’s bar is audited by the Ferengi Commerce Authority when he is charged with negligence in taking care of his mother. As it happens, she has made profit on the Ferengi homeworld, a capital crime in their male-dominated society, so Quark and Rom head home to deal with the problem. While Rom can’t help but admire his mother’s lobes for business, Quark is prepared to stop at nothing to wring a confession out of her. If she doesn’t surrender her profits, Quark will have to pay.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by Rene Auberjonois
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Andrea Martin (Ishka), Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Mel Green (Secretary)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Little Green Men

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: As Nog prepares to leave at last for Starfleet Academy, Quark receives a long-awaited payment from his cousin Gaila (the one with the moon): a shuttle of his very own. He offers to take Nog to Earth in it, with Rom piloting – but of course Quark has ulterior motives: smuggling illegal kemosite to Orion on the way back. However, due to the ship’s having been sabotaged by Gaila, the three Ferengi (plus one stowaway) end up going through a time warp to Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. But far from trying to go home while leaving the timeline intact, Quark has other plans …to stay and take over the Earth.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
story by Toni Marberry and Jack Trevino
directed by James L. Conway
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Rom), Megan Gallagher (Nurse Garland), Charles Napier (Denning), Conor O’Farrell (Carlson), James G. MacDonald (Wainwright)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

The Bar Association

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: After Rom nearly dies from an ear infection due to Quark’s refusal to give him time off to seek medical attention, and when Quark announces a pay cut for his employees to make up for losses incurred during the Bajoran Time of Cleansing, Rom decides he has had enough of his brother’s heavy-handed management. He forms a union of all the bar and casino workers, to demand increased pay, shorter hours, and paid sick leave. When Quark laughs in their faces, the union promptly goes on strike. Meanwhile, Worf continues to have trouble adjusting to station life.

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story by Barbara J. Lee & Jenifer A. Lee
directed by LeVar Burton
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Max Grodenchik (Rom), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Jason Marsden (Grimp), Emilio Borelli (Frool), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Body Parts

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Quark returns from two weeks on Ferenginar and announces that he has been diagnosed with Dorek syndrome – a rare, incurable, fatal disease – and has six days to live. In order to pay off his debts, he offers his vacuum-desicated remains for sale on the Ferengi Futures Exchange, and is shocked when a 500-bar bid comes through. Naturally, Quark accepts – only to learn that he doesn’t have the disease after all. But then his mysterious buyer – Brunt of the FCA – arrives…and he doesn’t want a refund. Meanwhile, an accident forces Bashir to transfer Keiko’s baby to Kira, and the parties involved must adjust to the unexpected situation.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Hans Beimler
story by Louis P. DeSantis & Robert J. Bolivar
directed by Avery Brooks
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Max Grodenchik (Rom/Grand Nagus Gint), Hana Hatae (Molly), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)

Notes: The transfer of Keiko’s baby to Major Kira was written into the story for a practical reason – Nana Visitor was pregnant at the time.

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover with notes by Earl Green

False Profits

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 50074.3: The investigation of a possible wormhole reveals signs of visitors from the Alpha Quadrant on a primitive planet. Chakotay and Paris make an incognito visit to a location where sensors have detected a replicator in use, only to find a village of humanoids who seem obsessed with charging money for any goods or services, no matter how insignificant. At the heart of this culture lie two Ferengi, stranded in the Delta Quadrant since they were trapped by the Barzan Wormhole discovered by the Enterprise seven years earlier. The Ferengi have come to this society as gods bearing wisdom – the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition – but their true motive is to exploit the native population for their own gain. Janeway sets a plan into motion which involves Neelix masquerading as an envoy from the Grand Nagus. But if his disguise fails to fool the Ferengi, he may find that these profit-mongerers will do anything to keep their grasp on godhood.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Joe Menosky
story by George A. Brozak
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Dan Shor (Arridor), Leslie Jordan (Koll), Michael Ensign (Bard), Rob LaBelle (Kafar), Alan Altshuld (Sandalmaker), John Walter Davis (Merchant)

Notes: Arridor and Koll have been stuck in the Delta Quadrant for a long time – ever since the unstable Barzan Wormhole stranded them there in The Price, an episode of the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell with notes by Earl Green

Business As Usual

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Ever since being blackballed by the FCA, Quark has been up to his lobes in debt. Having put his bar up as collateral, he faces losing everything when his investments fail. To the rescue comes his cousin Gaila, who wants Quark to eventually take his place in the arms dealing business, and introduces Quark to his dangerous associate Hagath. Though the Bajoran government refuses to touch their dealings, Quark finds himself ostracized by the station’s Federation citizens. And he also finds himself in a moral dilemma when Hagath makes a deal that will cause the deaths of 28 million people.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Siddig el Fadil
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Lawrence Tierney (Regent of Palamar), Josh Pais (Gaila), Tim Halligan (Farrakk), Steven Berkoff(Hagath), Eric Cadora (Customer)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Ferengi Love Songs

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: With things going from bad to worse for Quark, he retreats to Ferenginar to visit his mother – but is shocked to learn that she has become romantically involved with none other than Grand Nagus Zek. Then Brunt of the FCA offers Quark a deal he can’t refuse: he will reinstate Quark’s license in exchange for Quark breaking up the lovers. Quark does this, only to learn that his actions may have just spelled disaster for Ferengi society.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Rene Auberjonois
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Cecily Adams (Ishka), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Hamilton Camp (Leck), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Wallace Shawn (Zek)

Original title: Of Love And Profit

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

The Magnificent Ferengi

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: The Grand Nagus contacts Quark with the news that Quark’s mother Ishka has been captured by the Dominion; Zek offers Quark 50 bars of latinum to rescue her. Quark, who wants to prove that Ferengi can be as heroic as anyone else, puts together a team consisting of himself, Rom, Nog, Leck, Gaila, and Brunt. They are hopeless as commandos, so Sisko arranges a prisoner exchange: Starfleet lets the Ferengi trade Keevan, a Vorta POW, for Ishka. But will Quark and his team survive long enough to make the exchange and save Moogie?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Chip Chalmers
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Cecily Adams (Ishka), Josh Pais (Gaila), Christopher Shea (Keevan), Hamilton Camp (Leck), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Iggy Pop (Yelgrun)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Profit And Lace

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Zek returns to DS9, accompanied by Quark’s mother, Ishka. His amendment of the Ferengi Bill of Opportunities to give females the right to wear clothing has resulted in planetary chaos on Ferenginar and Zek’s removal from office. Brunt is now Acting Grand Nagus, a position which will become permanent in three days unless Zek can persuade the FCA to reinstate him. The plan is for the FCA commissioners to come to DS9 to meet Ishka, but only one, Nilva, agrees. However, Ishka has a heart attack during an argument with Quark, who is obliged to pose as Zek’s “other” female advisor.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Alexander Siddig
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Henry Gibson (Nilva), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Cecily Adams (Ishka), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Sylvain Cecile (Uri’Lash), Wallace Shawn (Zek)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

The Emperor’s New Cloak

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Grand Nagus Zek has disappeared while on a business trip, and Quark is visited by the alternate-universe version of Ezri, who has a message from Zek – the Nagus has gone to the other universe, and is now a hostage. Quark must obtain a cloaking device for the Alliance, or Zek will die. With Rom’s aid, he steals one, and mirror-Ezri takes them to her universe. There, they are captured by Terran rebels on Terok Nor, who take the cloaking device. How will Quark manage to save the Grand Nagus this time?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by LeVar Burton
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Max Grodenchik (Rom), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Wallace Shawn (Zek), James Darren (Vic Fontaine), Peter C. Antoniou (Klingon Helmsman)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

The Dogs Of War

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 52861.3: Sisko takes command of a new Defiant-class ship, with special dispensation to rename it from the Sao Paulo to the Defiant; while on Cardassia, the Female Changeling and Weyoun decide to withdraw in order to replenish their ships and troops. Meanwhile, Kira, Damar, and Garak arrive at Cardassia Prime for a meeting, only to learn that they have been betrayed. Kira and the others are forced to hide in the cellar of Garak’s boyhood home, where they learn from Mila that Damar is becoming a legend among the ordinary Cardassian civilians. On DS9, Quark receives a static-garbled message from Grand Nagus Zek, saying that he plans to retire and move to Risa with Ishka, and that he is coming to DS9 to name his successor. Believing that he will be the next Grand Nagus, Quark is disgusted to learn of all the reforms Zek has been making due to Ishka’s influence, and plans to reverse them as soon as he is in power. And Bashir and Ezri Dax finally address their feelings for each other.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Rene Echavarria & Ronald D. Moore
directed by Avery Brooks
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun / Brunt), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Casey Biggs (Damar), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Cecily Adams (Ishka), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Juliana McCarthy (Mila), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), Wallace Shawn (Zek), Mel Johnson, Jr. (Broca), Vaughn Armstrong (Seskal), Stephen Yoakam (Velal), Paul S. Eckstein (Jem’Hadar), David B. Levinson (Broik), Cathy DeBuono (M’Pella), Leroy D. Brazile (Lonar), Majel Barrett (Federation Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

What You Leave Behind

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 52947.9: The final assault of the Alpha Quadrant allies against the Dominion begins, as the uprising on Cardassia grows. However, Damar and his people pay a heavy price when the Jem’Hadar begin destroying Cardassian cities and exterminating the population. Damar, Kira, and Garak are captured, but saved from execution by fellow revolutionaries. Damar is killed in the effort to storm Dominion headquarters, and Kira and Garak manage to seize control, killing the eighth and last Weyoun in the process, and taking the Female Changeling prisoner. Meanwhile, the tide of the space battle turns when the Cardassian ships begin firing on their erstwhile Dominion allies.

The final end of the war comes when Odo joins Kira and Garak, and links with the Female Changeling, curing her and obtaining her agreement to sign a peace treaty and be tried for her crimes. In exchange, Odo promises to rejoin the Great Link and heal his people, hoping that in time he can teach them to reconcile with the solids.

On Bajor, Dukat, whose sight has returned, has entered the Fire Caves with Winn to release the pagh-wraiths. Winn poisons him as a sacrificial offering, but the wraiths bypass her and possess Dukat’s body instead. Sisko instinctively realizes what is happening and races to the Fire Caves, where in their struggle, he and Dukat fall into the fire, destroying the Text of the Kosst Amojan and sealing the pagh-wraiths in their prison forever. Sisko awakens in the Celestial Temple, where the Prophets tell him that his work is now complete, and that he is now one of them. Kasidy receives a vision from her husband, bidding her goodbye, and promising to return.

Many other goodbyes are exchanged. Garak faces a bittersweet end to his exile. Worf is appointed Federation ambassador to Qo’Nos, and O’Brien leaves to teach engineering at Starfleet Academy. Odo and Kira part on the shores of the Great Link. However, Quark is still serving drinks and making deals at his bar, and Morn still resides on his stool. Bashir and Ezri also remain on the station, as do Nog and Kasidy. And together, Kira and Jake keep watch on the wormhole…

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter), Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Casey Biggs (Damar), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Deborah Lacey (Sarah), Julianna McCarthy (Mila), Hana Hatae (Molly), James Darren (Vic Fontaine), Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn), Mel Johnson, Jr. (Broca), Greg Ellis (Ekoor), Cyndi Pass (Ginger), Kevin Scott Allen (Jem’Hadar), Christopher Halsted (Jem’Hadar First), Judi Durand (Cardassian Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Inside Man

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54208.3: The latest datastream transmitted from Starfleet to the Delta Quadrant is larger than usual. Harry extracts an entire holoprogram from the data, apparently supplied by Lt. Barclay of the Pathfinder project. Barclay’s hologram – created in his own image – advises Janeway and the crew of a new way to create a quick, direct path to the Alpha Quadrant. But the hologram (whose personality displays far more bravado than its creator) seems to have a hidden motive…and it may no longer be serving Starfleet’s – or Voyager’s – best interests.

Order the DVDswritten by Robert Doherty
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Dwight Schultz (Barclay), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), Richard Herd (Admiral Paris), Richard McGonagle (Commander Pete Harkins), Frank Corsentino (Gegis), Christopher Neiman (Yeggie), Michael William Rivkin (Nunk), Sharisse Baker-Bernard (Leosa), Brooke Averi (Little girl #1), Lindsey Parks (Little girl #2), Chase Penny (Cabana boy), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Notes: Once again, Geidi Prime is mentioned, this time with a golf course (!). This episode also reveals that Commander Riker and Counselor Troi are still an item after the events of Star Trek: Insurrection.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Acquisition

Star Trek: EnterpriseTrip is worried when Dr. Phlox fails to answer his requests to exit the decontamination chamber after returning from his latest mission. Trip manages to hotwire the door mechanism and escapes, discovering that the rest of the crew has been rendered unconscious and the ship has been boarded by a band of alien marauders. The large-headed, big-eared aliens are ransacking everything on the ship, from technology to food to female crewmembers. Trip manages to stay out of sight and watches as the aliens revive and interrogate Captain Archer. Trip manages to awaken T’Pol, and the three make preparations to take the Enterprise back. Archer tries to win the confidence of Krem, one of the aliens, while T’Pol and Trip sabotage the raiders’ efforts to steal anything else. Their resourcefulness will not only have to exceed the invaders’ greed, but play on it as well.

Get this season on DVDDownload this episode via Amazon's Unboxteleplay by Maria Jacquemetton & Andrè Jacquemetton
story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
directed by James Whitmore, Jr.
music by Velton Ray Bunch

Guest Cast: Ethan Phillips (Ulis), Jeffrey Combs (Krem), Clint Howard (Muk), Matt Malloy (Grish) and Porthos

Notes: Several perennial Trek guest stars appear here, including Jeffrey Combs (once again playing more than one species in the same Trek spinoff), Ethan Phillips (who played Neelix for seven years on Star Trek: Voyager, but made his first Trek appearance as a Ferengi in 1990’s Next Generation episode Menage a Troi, and Clint Howard, younger brother of Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, who had a cameo in a Deep Space Nine episode but was also the childlike alien Balok in the third Classic Trek episode ever filmed, The Corbomite Maneuver. For the record, chronologically speaking, this is the Star Trek universe’s first sight of the Ferengi, but nowhere in the episode was the aliens’ race revealed, preserving The Last Outpost‘s assertion that first contact with the Ferengi didn’t occur until that first-season Next Generation episode; remember, Picard said that when The Battle of Maxia occurred several years before Next Generation’s first season, the Stargazer crew had no idea who their attackers were.

LogBook entry by Earl Green