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
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
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?
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
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
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
I mean, what’s not to love about Voyager traveling back in time to 1996 and Tuvok’s do-rag?
2. Blood Fever
This one definitely has awkward moments but the relationship development that takes place is everything.
1. Before and After
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?
Deep Space 9 S5 (great season overall, only a couple of total duds):
5 – I backfill my lists, so this one is hard. I think I’m going to go “For The Uniform,” because Eddington and Les Miserables make me happy.
4 – Trials and Tribble-ations – I love it. Hits all of the perfect notes and homages to the original. Lots of fun.
2 – In Purgatory’s Shadow/By Inferno’s Light – I’ve always liked this two parter. The Romulans and Klingons showing up, the plot that got them there, Worf with the Jem’Hadar, Garak … tough to beat, but …
1 – A Call to Arms – … manages to do it. Absolutely love everything, the music, the verbal chess between Weyoun and Sisko, the baseball, the ending frames. Love.
Honorable Mentions: In The Cards, Blaze of Glory, Soldiers of the Empire, Ties of Blood and Water, The Ship
Voyager S3 (I sometimes forget until I start making these lists how many “meh” episodes there are of this show):
5 – The Swarm? Maybe?
3&4 – Future’s End – I guess?
2 – Before and After – Interesting Concept, and led to Year of Hell, so I appreciate it.
1 – Worst Case Scenario – I’ve always had a soft spot for this episode.
Honorable Mentions: Meh
I would probably go Blood Fever, Future’s End, then Before and After for VOY only because I am a diehard Paris/Torres shipper and Blood Fever is probably my favorite episode ever for them and also because time travel is my jam. 🙂
So many I don’t remember too well! Trials and Tribble-ations and Future’s End were great ones – they’ve stuck with me more. Dr. Bashir, I Presume I don’t really remember, and I didn’t get the fun of recognizing the EMH in it because I wasn’t watching Voyager yet! I should go back and watch that again!
Aww yes, definitely go back and watch it! You probably would enjoy it more now.