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RBDS9 052 – Second Skin (S3E5)

In S3E5 of DS9: Second Skin, the Obsidian Order tries to convince Kira that she’s been a secret Cardassian Agent all along. That is not nice.

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RBDS9 051 – Equilibrium (S3E4)

In S3E4 of DS9: Equilibrium, there is a dark and deadly secret hiding in Dax’s history. We go to the Trill home world to uncover the truth..

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RBDS9 050 – The House of Quark (S3E3)

In S3E3 of DS9: The House of Quark, Quark gets entangled in some Klingon drama and ends up on the sharp end of a blade in a shotgun wedding.

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RBDS9 049 – The Search, Part II (S3E2)

In S3E2 of DS9: The Search, Part II we learn more about Odo’s people and we watch the Federation enter into a non-favorable agreement with the Dominion.

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RBDS9 048 – The Search, Part I (S3E1)

In S3E1 of DS9: The Search, Part I we meet the famous Defiant starship! And we go on the hunt for the Founders.

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RBDS9 000 – Season 3 Trailer (S3E00)

We survived a lackluster mid-season 2, but things started picking up at the end of the season. So season 3 here we come!

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RBDS9 047 – Season 2 Wrap Up (S2E27)

In the Rebinge Deep Space Nine Season 2 Wrap Up we go through our mailbag and also rank the best and worst episodes of the season.

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RBDS9 046 – The Jem’Hadar (S2E26)

In S2E26 of DS9: The Jem’Hadar, we meet a new and very scary enemy but we also go on a fun camping trip with bugs and jambalaya.

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RBDS9 045 – Tribunal (S2E25)

In S2E25 of DS9: Tribunal, the Cardassians arrest Miles and put him on trial for providing weapons to the Maquis.

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RBDS9 044 – The Collaborator (S2E24)

In S2E24 of DS9: The Collaborator, Vedek Bareil is getting cryptic messages from that crazy migraine trigger. Stay away from that thing!

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RBDS9 043 – Crossover (S2E23)

We analyze S2E23 of DS9: Crossover. We find ourselves in the mirror universe where a leather-clad Kira is controlling the station and Sisko is her plaything.

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RBDS9 042 – The Wire (S2E22)

We analyze S2E22 of DS9: The Wire. Garak is getting some bad headaches and turns out he’s in very big trouble. Can Bashir help?

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RBDS9 041 – The Maquis, Part 2 (S2E21)

We analyze S2E21 of DS9: The Maquis, Part 2. Sisko tries to get his friend Cal out of the Maquis and back into Starfleet before it’s too late.

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RBDS9 040 – The Maquis, Part 1 (S2E20)

We analyze S2E20 of DS9: The Maquis, Part 1. We are introduced to some Federation freedom fighters just trying to stay alive in the Cardassian DMZ.

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RBDS9 039 – Blood Oath (S2E19)

We analyze S2E19 of DS9: Blood Oath. Jadzia struggles with an oath of vengeance made by Curzon more than 80 years ago.

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RBDS9 038 – Profit and Loss (S2E18)

We analyze S2E18 of DS9: Profit and Loss. Quark’s ex is on the run from the Cardassian authorities and Garak sees an opportunity to return home.

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RBDS9 037 – Playing God (S2E17)

We analyze S2E17 of DS9: Playing God. Dax gets an intern and there are Cardassian rats in the conduits.

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RBDS9 036 – Shadowplay (S2E16)

We analyze S2E16 of DS9: Shadowplay. Dax and Odo stumble into a peculiar little village of people in funny hats.

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RBDS9 035 – Paradise (S2E15)

We analyze S2E15 of DS9: Paradise. Sisko and Miles get trapped on a planet with a powerful cult leader.

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RBDS9 034 – Whispers (S2E14)

We analyze S2E14 of DS9: Whispers. Miles returns to the station after a short away mission and finds everyone acting funny.

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RBDS9 033 – Armageddon Game (S2E13)

We analyze S2E13 of DS9: Armageddon Game. Julian and Miles help two warring alien races destroy bio-mechanical weapons. Miles gets a little dangerous goo on his arm.

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RBDS9 032 – The Alternate (S2E12)

We analyze S2E12 of DS9: The Alternate. Odo’s “Dad” drops by to say hi and maybe abuse yet another life form.

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RBDS9 031 – Rivals (S2E11)

We analyze S2E11 of DS9: Rivals. Everyone’s luck starts to fluctuate as a new visitor opens a casino on the Promenade.

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RBDS9 030 – Sanctuary (S2E10)

We analyze S2E10 of DS9: Sanctuary. Millions of refugees descend on DS9 in search of a new home. What will Bajor do?

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RBDS9 029 – Second Sight (S2E9)

We analyze S2E9 of DS9: Second Sight. Sisko is seeing double – there’s a friendly woman who keeps appearing to him at night who looks an awful lot like the wife of a visiting scientist.

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RBDS9 028 – Necessary Evil (S2E8)

We analyze Season 2 Episode 8 of DS9: Necessary Evil. This is a flashback to the days of Terok Nor where Odo first meets Kira.

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RBDS9 027 – Rules of Acquisition (S2E7)

We analyze Season 2 Episode 7 of DS9: Rules of Acquisition. Pel, a young waiter at Quark’s, has a very big (or small) secret.

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STLDP 010 – No Small Parts (S1E10)

Brian, and Kyle talk through the season finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks S1E10, titled No Small Parts. Now that Boimler knows Mariner’s secret, it doesn’t take long for the rest of the crew to know, too. With the last several episodes being outstanding, we had some trepidation about this episode. Would Mike McMahan and crew stick the landing? We think YES!!! THEY DID!!!

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RBDS9 026 – Melora (S2E6)

We analyze Season 2 Episode 6 of DS9: Melora. Melora is a visiting Ensign in need of some special accommodations to get around.

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STLDP 009 – Crisis Point (S1E9)

Brian, Kyle, and special guest LT talk through Star Trek: Lower Decks S1E9, titled Crisis Point. Mariner turns Boimler’s holodeck crew simulation into a movie. We all thought this was the best episode of the series.

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RBDS9 025 – Cardassians (S2E5)

We analyze Season 2 Episode 5 of DS9: Cardassians. Cardassians left behind some unwanted children on Bajor when they withdrew. Now they want them back…well not all, just one.

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STLDP 008 – Veritas (S1E8)

Brian & Kyle discuss Star Trek: Lower Decks S1E8, titled Veritas. A departure from previous episodes, we thought it was the best of the season. Our ensigns are caught off guard when aliens force them to testify about a series of seemingly unrelated events.

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RBDS9 024 – Invasive Procedures (S2E4)

James and Kim analyze Season 2 Episode 4 of DS9: Invasive Procedures. Another nefarious visitor arrives at the station and puts Jadzia’s life at risk.

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STLDP 007 – Much Ado About Boimler (S1E7)

Brian & Kyle discuss Lower Decks S1E7, titled Much Ado About Boimler. From the title, you may think this was a Boimler episode, but his character was very much a part of the B story this week. Instead, the Cerritos gets a substitute Captain, and it’s an Academy classmate of Mariner’s, Captain Adira Ramsey.

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RBDS9 023 – The Siege (S2E3)

James and Kim analyze Season 2 Episode 3 of DS9: The Siege. Lavender soldiers invade the station while Kira and Dax undertake a perilous mission to Bajor.

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STLDP 006 – Terminal Provocations (S1E6)

Brian & Kyle discuss Lower Decks S1E6, titled Terminal Provocations. Lovable but awkward Ensign Fletcher makes it difficult for Mariner & Boimler. Rutherford introduces Tendi to his new holodeck training program and its new assistant, Badgey. The Cerritos & The Drookmani fight over Starfleet salvage.

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RBDS9 022 – The Circle (S2E2)

James and Kim analyze Season 2 Episode 2 of DS9: The Circle. Minister Jaro reveals his true nature and his alliance with Vedek Winn.

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STLDP 005 – Cupid’s Errant Arrow (S1E5)

Brian & Kyle talk through S1E5 of Lower Decks, titled Cupid’s Errant Arrow. The USS Cerritos and the USS Vancouver team up to implode a moon but the natives are not happy. Boimler meets up with his girlfriend on the Vancouver and Mariner thinks she can’t be real. Tendi and Rutherford compete to keep a new device.

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RBDS9 021 – The Homecoming (S2E1)

James and Kim analyze Season 2 Episode 1 of DS9: The Homecoming. Kira and Miles are on a secret mission to Cardassia IV.

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STLDP 004 – Moist Vessel (S1E4)

Brian & Kyle talk through S1E4 of Lower Decks, titled Moist Vessel. The USS Cerritos and the USS Merced team up to tow a generational ship in when things go awry. Captain Freeman and Mariner team up to get them out of distress. Tendi helps an ascension.

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STLDP 003 – Temporal Edict (S1E3)

Brian and Kyle talk through the third episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, titled Temporal Edict. The end of Buffer Time on the USS Cerritos brings a frazzled crew; a second contact for Ransom & Mariner goes badly and leads to deadly combat with a new Federation world. We both enjoyed this one, maybe a little less than the last but still good and we’re getting used to the show as a whole.

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RBDS9 020 – Season 1 Wrap Up (S1E20)

James and Kim wrap up season 1 of their DS9 rebinge with the top and bottom 5 episodes.

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STLDP 002 – Envoys (S1E2)

We are unfortunately several days late this week, but we talk through the second episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, titled Envoys. We both liked this one a lot better than the first episode. It had some real laugh out loud moments and some interesting character development. We’re enjoying the series so far and look forward to the next one.

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RBDS9 019 – In the Hands of the Prophets (S1E19)

James and Kim analyze S1 Ep 19 of DS9: In the Hands of the Prophets. Vedek Winn arrives to complain about the lack of church in Keiko’s school and to shout blasphemy at anyone who will listen.

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STLDP 001 – Second Contact (S1E1)

My TWDTT/FTWDTT co-host Kyle McAdams and I bring you this new animated show on CBS All Access. Ruthie will be back for Discovery in October. This episode, we talk through the first episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, titled Second Contact. This one was pretty much a split vote. I loved it and thought it was very respectful to the TNG era of the 1990’s. Kyle had a lot of issues with it, especially the pacing and format.

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RBDS9 018 – Duet (S1E18)

James and Kim analyze S1 Ep 18 of DS9: Duet. A new Cardassian arrives at the station and he’s either an innocent filing clerk or the Butcher of Gallitep.

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STPC 018 – Patreon Call-in 8/1/2020

This is our August Patreon call-in show, recorded on August 1, 2020. Joining Ruthie and me are Kyle McAdams, who you may know from The Walking Dead Talk Through, Kim Voegle from Rebinge DS9, Lawrence Todd, Arend Mayes, Geoff Gentry, and Jim Matthews.

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RBDS9 017 – Dramatis Personae (S1E17)

James and Kim analyze S1 Ep 17 of DS9: Dramatis Personae. Everyone is acting very oddly. Kira is on a power trip and Sisko is weirdly disinterested. What is Odo to do?

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RBDS9 016 – The Forsaken (S1E16)

James and Kim analyze S1 Ep 16 of DS9: The Forsaken. Odo is fighting off Lwaxana’s (mostly) unwelcome advances while Dax and Miles are trying to house train a forsaken puppy/computer program.

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RBDS9 015 – If Wishes Were Horses (S1E15)

James and Kim analyze S1 Ep 15 of DS9: If Wishes Were Horses. All kinds of weird stuff starts happening on the station. And oh yeah, we might all die (again).

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