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Star Trek, Deep Space Nine: In The Pale Moonlight

The Finest Moment in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, which explains how the Romulans joined the Dominion war. I warn you, this is about as far away from Star Trek as you can get, but it is flawless in execution… From the Episode, ‘In the Pale moonlight’ Star Trek is owned by Paramount
Video Rating: four / 5

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25 Responses to “Star Trek, Deep Space Nine: In The Pale Moonlight”

  1. Hoff1282 says:

    @Dewgma mine too

  2. mattsmt20 says:

    My favorite characters for this entire show would have to be Garak, quark, and Dukat and I hated the way they used him in the end

  3. stareagle11 says:

    This shows why DS9 was the best star trek show, because it was realistic and it showed that the utopia the Federation wants to be cannot stand without those willing to fight to protect it by any means.

  4. boots13100 says:

    Only Avery……excuse me, MR. Avery Brooks can bring this character Sisko to life.

  5. Dewgma says:

    @thahkwietstorm

    This is my favorite episode in television history

  6. NekoSOM says:

    @SpazzyMcGee1337 It may have been his vision, but that vision was of OUR future. Men like Kirk, Picard, and Sisko are human beings. They are not caricatures, and are not above basic human flaws such as greed or pride. I think it’s good when Trek writers directly challenge Roddenberry’s Utopian vision, and that every once in a while, the end does justify the means.

  7. thahkwietstorm says:

    @NPA1001: I couldnt agree more regarding Garak. This is my favorite episode of the series.

  8. SpazzyMcGee1337 says:

    @NPA1001 You are missing the core theme of Star Trek. The show has always been about offering viewers a future where humanity objectively improves itself. Alien races are often archetypes and antagonist races usually represent the the negative aspects of humanity’s past.

  9. SpazzyMcGee1337 says:

    @NPA1001 You are missing the core theme of Star Treck. The show has always been about offering viewers a future where humanity objectively improves itself. Alien races are often archetypes and antagonist races usually represent the the negative aspects of humanity’s past.

  10. ScireSpire says:

    Which starfleet officer is it?

  11. thebuckrogers22 says:

    @NPA1001 i think gene would of never approved of this ep cuz of what sisko does. from all the commentary i hear from those that worked with him, star fleet is supposed to be kinda perfect and would never do what sisko did in this ep. but i have to say i do like how in ds9 and voy it shows how star fleet isnt so perfect and can make mistakes

  12. thebuckrogers22 says:

    @BashirsMomma i read that even though the timeline has changed in the new movie, the producers of star trek say tng, ds9 and voy timelines r the same. i think they r just saying that to not piss fans off. i think ds9 movie wouldnt be able to bring in non fans. but i think voy would be able to. however since voy was set in delta q. i really dont know what they can do cuz all their bad guys r there.

  13. BashirsMomma says:

    @thebuckrogers22
    That’s the reason I disliked the new movie so much. But I never expected to see a DS9 or Voyager movie. Those series were so complex in many ways that you had to be completely into the series to appreciate it. Movies, however, have to appeal to both the fans, and the people they bring along with them who aren’t fans… as well as the curious non-fans. And those two series probably wouldn’t be able to do it. :(

  14. BashirsMomma says:

    By far, the best episode of any Star Trek series. Ever.

  15. zzxcvb98 says:

    @Ragitsu
    ethical ambiguity has come up in other instances in the franchise, it’s just more pronounced in ds9. besides, i realize it’s subjective but i find it far preferable to simplistic moralizing

  16. masterwhil says:

    Thanks a lot! Been jonesing for DS9 since it’s been off the air where I am for like 2 years.

  17. Ragitsu says:

    @killeen21

    “and has never come up in any other Star Trek series in this particular way”

    Making it less Star Trek than the other ones. Such themes are fine in other shows, but not when there is a spirit of a franchise to uphold.

  18. Ragitsu says:

    @NPA1001

    The most realistic duplicitous snake, yeah.

  19. raelynn82 says:

    Best. Moment. Ever. Yes, a bit darker than what they normally did, but in a good way. A very good way. *grin*

  20. bluenail03 says:

    @NashE33 I have. “HM” was a very bad book – just look at the comments made about it on amazon.com.

  21. mintydog06 says:

    I love this episode! its brilliant, and I love DS9, Garak is definitely my favourite character, I love how he did what no star fleet officer had the guts to do but they knew it needed to be done.

  22. NashE33 says:

    @bluenail03 Read DS9 novel Hollow Men

  23. EarthTremor says:

    Garak, you cowardly, slimy, duplicitous bastard…. you saved us all.

  24. 27xthesuccess says:

    It’s a Faaaaaakkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeee!

  25. randomface54 says:

    voyager>ds9>tng>enterprise (i haven’t seen tos so i am reserving judgement)
    enterprise’s position is probably due to my predjudice against prequels (damn you george lucas)
    tng’s storyline was too utopian and the character interaction was too artificial
    ds9 was very good with the political infighting but the “prophet” episodes killed it for me
    voyager was the best, it combined to origional “star trek ideals” from tos and tng with the grittier pragmatism of ds9 + characters seemed more real

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