Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DS9: Visionary

Today I had to go to the dentist. It's possible that a problem that's been plaguing me for over twenty years might soon be remedied! That's exciting. Also pretty nerve-wracking. Thanks to years and years of serious dental problems and dental work, I'm a little cagey about sitting in the chair. Thinking about all this, I could barely even focus on the TV today and thus, only watched two episodes. Actually, I watched one episode twice because I realized I hadn't paid attention well enough the first time. Then I watched the next one. Anyway, today's post is actually about an episode I watched yesterday. I don't want to go on without writing about it.

In "Visionary," O'Brien finds himself jumping around in time, observing himself taking part in events which occur hours in the future--including his own death.
I love this one for the following reasons:
-Any time O'Brien is the star of the episode, I typically find myself immediately buying into it. I love this character, I'm so glad he was rescued from TNG and brought over to DS9.
-ROMULANS! Remember how I super love Romulans but I'm not sure why? That infatuation without explanation is carried on with this one.
-This is basically a mystery story--a whodunit where the dead guy solves his own murder from the past--kind of.
-There's a Klingon/Romulan/Ferengi/Human bar fight!
-The line, "There is no careful way to question a Klingon."

Basically this is an all-around great example of DS9 done well. It's not one of the stand-out, make you cry, add to the list of Top 10. It's just a great episode. You should check it out!

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