My Top 5 Episodes of DS9 Season Five & Voyager Season Three

As my husband and I are going through our second full watch of Star Trek as a couple, I thought it would be fun to report on the highlights along the way. So I decided to copy the same format as Charlene. See her favorite episodes of Deep Space Nine Season 5 and Voyager Season 3

Deep Space Nine, Season Five

5. In The Cards

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This is a fun episode before everything goes to heck, where Nog and Jake do favors for members of the station’s crew in exchange for something that will help them obtain a rare baseball card for Captain Sisko.

3-4. In Purgatory’s Shadow and By Inferno’s Light

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In this epically named two-parter, we find out Bashir has been swapped for a Changeling, who Garak’s father is, and just how tough of a warrior Worf is.

2. Dr. Bashir, I Presume?

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I was a big Bashir fan from the moment I first saw him in TNG, and it makes me sad that Alexander Siddig doesn’t like this episode and the direction it took his character. While I enjoyed the overly enthusiastic, young doctor, I feel this episode really makes his character richer and more complex.

1. Trials and Tribble-ations

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There’s just no contest. Everything about this homage is pure perfection. I could fangirl over it all day.

Voyager Season Three

5. Worst Case Scenario

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This is a fun one where we get to see how the Voyager crew would have responded to a Maquis coup on board the ship.

3-4. Future’s End, Parts One and Two

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I mean, what’s not to love about Voyager traveling back in time to 1996 and Tuvok’s do-rag?

2. Blood Fever

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This one definitely has awkward moments but the relationship development that takes place is everything.

1. Before and After

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Something about this episode just sticks with me. It’s an interesting look at alternate timelines and seeing Kes’ life play out completely differently.

What are your favorite episodes from these shows’ seasons?

Star Trek Voyager Season Two: My Top 5 Fave Episodes

As my husband and I are going through our second full watch of Star Trek as a couple, I thought it would be fun to report on the highlights along the way. So I decided to copy the same format as Charlene at Bookish Whimsy, who is going through her first-ever run of Star Trek and sharing her favorite episodes for each season. To compare, see her favorite episodes of Voyager season two.

So this is the season that is infamous for Threshold, which was not as painful the second time but is still pretty bad. And then something I never would have imagined but learned from podcast listening is that apparently Tuvix is a fan favorite and there are people who wished the character stayed on the show. Not gonna lie, he makes me uncomfortable as does the entire episode. So needless to say neither of those made my list. On to those that did…

5. Meld

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This episode is kind of hard to watch because (1) psychopath alert and (2) Tuvok mind-melding with said psychopath (terrible idea) and becoming one himself. But it stuck with me and it’s interesting.

4. Persistence of Vision

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This one was interesting, with hallucinations popping up all over the ship and the crew has to determine how and why.

3. Resolutions

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What I like about this episode is you get to see a new side of Janeway and Chakotay, and I really like their more down-to-earth natures! But darn Kathryn just wouldn’t jump on the Chakotay ship! I mean, the man is building her stuff right and left, being so sweet and thoughtful, and that smile! I’m just saying, you could be stuck on a planet with worse company. Like almost everyone else, this episode kind of makes me ship them a little! No shame.

2. Innocence

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While the alien people in this episode drive me crazy for not just being straightforward, I absolutely LOVE seeing another side of Tuvok as he deals with the children. “What are your children like, Tuvok?” “Well behaved.” LOL.

1. Deadlock

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I decided to list this one as my top episode of the season because I think it held my interest the most, even though I remembered the outcome from my previous watch. I have to say though, poor Ensign Wildman! This episode also feels a little bit like a prelude to Year of Hell, AKA the best thing Voyager ever did.

If you’ve seen Voyager, what are your favorite episodes of season two?

Round Up: The Thirtysomething Teen, Emma Approved, and Sci-Fi Posts

Round-Up is my very occasional feature where I share my favorite story and media related articles from the interwebs with you! 

The Thirtysomething Teen: An Adult YA Addict Comes Clean

heygirl-YAlitIt seems like there are more and more articles like this one popping up about adults reading YA.  It’s nice to know that the market for YA goes beyond teens, and that more adults are open to admitting that they like it too.

Emma Approved

As I think most of you are aware, the new web series Emma Approved, brought to us by the folks who did The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, has arrived! I will admit, my first thought on Emma herself was that she is annoying, but she is supposed to start off a bit immature and presumptuous, and I trust the crew working on the project. They proved with LBD that they want their characters to grow. Knightley is perfect though, wouldn’t you agree?

knightley-faceI love Johnny Lee Miller’s portrayal of Knightley in the 2009 BBC production, and I think I’m going to love Brent Bailey’s portrayal just as much!  I’m also anticipating meeting more characters: Harriet, Mr. Elliot, and Frank! I’m really looking forward to watching the series move forward!

Fictional Sci-Fi Inventions – Be a Part of Our Lives, Please!

oblivion-shipMeg at Adrift on Vulcan explores our favorite sci-fi tech that we are ready to be real! She talks tech from Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Star Trek, and more!

And Speaking of Star Trek…

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Check out my guest post on Kelley’s blog Another Novel Read, if you haven’t already, about elements from Star Trek Voyager I want to see adapted into a book! Even if you’re not into Star Trek, I think you’ll find it interesting!

What media related stories have stood out to you this week?