Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Essential DS9: Season 4

You know I love Deep Space Nine. Not everyone has the time to invest in a new show, and DS9 has a rough introduction. To help some people get into it, I've compiled a list of five episodes from each season of Deep Space Nine that focus on essential stories and character moments of the series. I've also added a few supplemental episodes that are very good, but don't quite make the cut.

Way of the Warrior, Parts I & II (4x01): Hey, it's that Worf guy. Way of the Warrior is the first episode to get those big, epic fights DS9 becomes known for. The buildup to the fight and the fight itself at the end do a great job of keeping everyone busy, working characters, and keeping the action going. It is the best fight scene in Trek, hands-down. That title is sort of like winning a snail race, but it's still a win.

It's a repilot that clearly marks the point where the show hits its stride. This isn't a ratty, abandoned station with a crew that's trying not to kill each other. This isn't three runabouts, a commander, and two-dozen Starfleet officers thrown at a floating sprocket with a vague missive about "not fucking it up" that's faintly heard over the sound of an admiral's ship entering warp. This isn't those same officers bitching about being "in the middle of nowhere;" it's their home. 

This is Deep Space Nine, commanded by Captain Ben Sisko, home port of the USS Defiant, Gateway to The Celestial Temple, the quadrant's first line of defense against The Dominion, and an ass-kicking dispensary open 26/7, willing to serve Klingons, Cardassians, Jem'Hadar, Romulans, and Breen free of charge.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Houma Movie Club, License to Drive



Man, this was a rough one. We had some personnel problems and technical problems too.

It's all up from here though.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Force of eWaste

So, if you've been following along with us, you're probably aware of the jarring, random scene from Steven Seagal is The Force of Execution that served as inspiration for this.

Otherwise, I'm sorry.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Essential DS9: Season 3

You know I love Deep Space Nine. Not everyone has the time to invest in a new show, and DS9 has a rough introduction. To help some people get into it, I've compiled a list of five episodes from each season of Deep Space Nine that focus on essential stories and character moments of the series. I've also added a few supplemental episodes that are very good, but don't quite make the cut.

The Search, Part I (3x01): Meet Defiant, Starfleet's first warship. You'll have to watch the second part on your own time. ;)

Supplemental: Civil Defense (3x07): Just good times with DS9 itself and Dukat being Dukat. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Houma Movie Club: The Prophecy


The Prophecy's only crime was in not being great. At least expectations are low for License to Drive next week.