RBDS9 026 – Melora (S2E6)
Rebinging Star Trek DS9: Melora
Hello Star Trek fans! Welcome to Season 2 episode 6: Melora! Ensign Melora (Daphne Ashbrook) from a low-gravity planet arrives on the station and she needs some special accommodations to get around. Bashir takes an extreme interest in her and wants to help increase her mobility and he also wants to date her (because he’s Bashir). Meanwhile, Crazy Joe Davola is after Quark for some shady dealings from their past.
In this episode, Ensign Melora is a little touchy about being treated differently or as a medical problem. We talk about the disappointing stereotypes at play here, especially in the beginning of the episode. We also wonder why in the accommodations they made to improve accessibility, they failed to turn on the lights in the hallway outside of her quarters (I mean check the image below)! And finally, we cover the B-story of a dude out to kill Quark…though really he doesn’t try that hard.
What’s this rebinge thing?
It’s a re-watch of a thing you’ve already seen but love to watch and talk about. We go deep with every episode, walking you through every scene and analyzing all of the characters and story lines.
We dive into Season 2 Episode 7 of DS9: Rules of Acquisition.