Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Season Seven on DVD (Original Release)

Fans knew when this season began that the series was winding down. There were so many unresolved issues by the end of the sixth season that needed to be resolved, or at least dealt with, during the seventh season that the writers had their work cut out for them. Especially as this final season drewContinue reading “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Season Seven on DVD (Original Release)”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season Six on DVD

As the sixth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine opens, the Federation is well into a war against the Dominion-Cardassian Alliance. The war is going badly for the Federation and it sends Captain Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) on a mission to destroy the ketracel-white, the drug to which the Jem’Hadar – the Dominion soldiersContinue reading “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season Six on DVD”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season Five on DVD

If there’s a theme for the fifth season, it is definitely the war with the Dominion, with some battles with the Klingons a close second. The subject of war seems to overshadow everything else that goes on this season. The Jem’Hadar, the Founders, and the Vorta play prominent roles in many of the episodes. TheContinue reading “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season Five on DVD”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Rascals

Written by Allison Hock, Ward Botsford, Diana Dru Botsford, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Adam Nimoy This is one of those episodes that on the surface looks like it will be a complete dud. I can remember seeing the previews for it and thinking “Oh, no…” However, it surprised me then, and even nowContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Rascals”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Realm of Fear

Written by Brannon Braga and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Cliff Bole The Enterprise locates the U.S.S. Yosemite – vessel not heard from in several days, apparently dead in space and caught in a plasma stream. Because of the ionic interference of the plasma stream, no life signs can be detected. This story brings back the recurringContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Realm of Fear”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Season Four on DVD

This season opens with a very different atmosphere than has really ever been seen before on Star Trek as the Federation is preparing for a drawn-out war with the Dominion. This won’t be the two-episode “war” with the Borg that was seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation, or the almost hidden “war” with theContinue reading “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Season Four on DVD”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season Three on DVD (Original Release)

This is the season that The Dominion is established. The Vorta and the Jem’Hadar are actually the servants of The Founders. The story of the Jem’Hadar actually ends up having some elements of Frank Herbert’s Dune novels in that they are kept under control by drugs. While The Founders greatly resemble they mysterious Shadows ofContinue reading “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season Three on DVD (Original Release)”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Power Play

Written by Rene Balcer, Herbert Wright, Brannon Braga, Paul Ruben, and Maurice HurleyDirected by David Livingston The Enterprise stumbles upon the solution to a 200-year-old mystery when they encounter an emergency transponder signal from the U.S.S. Essex, a vessel which disappeared in the area of space they are currently exploring. The planet the signal isContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Power Play”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season Two on DVD (Original Release)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was different than any other Star Trek series that came before it. Instead of being set on a ship, Deep Space Nine was set on a space station. The station was located between the planet Bajor and the first stable wormhole in the galaxy (a wormhole is a shortcut inContinue reading “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season Two on DVD (Original Release)”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Disaster

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Ron Jarvis, and Philip A. ScorzaDirected by Gabrielle Beaumont The episode begins innocently enough, with the Enterprise between assignments, traveling through space, with no problems expected. Of course, that would probably be a pretty boring episode, so the writers throw a quantum filament in the path of the ship. ThisContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Disaster”