RBDS9 001 – Emissary (S1E1)
Welcome to our Rebinge of Star Trek DS9: Emissary
This is our first full episode rebinge of Star Trek DS9! We are starting at the beginning, of course, with the DS9 pilot entitled Emissary! We’re introduced to the space station Deep Space Nine and its main characters of Sisko, Jake, Miles, Dax, Kira, Odo and Quark. We also get a view of DS9 and Kim thinks it’s a bit of a dump. We do spend quite a bit of time cleaning up the place after all! James is (naturally) quite in love with the whole thing from the very beginning.
This episode of DS9 touches on some heavy stuff like grief and PTSD. And it nearly convinces us that time isn’t linear. The show begins to build the foundation of Sisko as a character and gives us glimpses of him at his best and at his worst. We also get a look at the Cardassians and their burdensome costumes and we know pretty quickly we don’t like them.
We roll our sleeves up, just like Miles, for a very deep dive into this super-sized episode of the classic show. Get ready for Cardassians, an angry woman, wormholes and a lot of inappropriate ear touching. So. Much. Ear. Touching. Kim is truly outraged by this development. And oh yeah, James gets goose bumps when we find out who the Emissary is (a thing he already knew, but he is so giddy with excitement to relearn it).
What’s this rebinge thing?
It’s a re-watch of a thing you’ve already seen but love to watch and talk about. Listen to our intro episode if you want to know a little more about us.
We dig into Season 1 Episode 2 of DS9: Past Prologue.