In this episode Hillary and Nic discuss the episode Captive Pursuit, where we meet a brand new alien that can be, and frequently is summed up in one word: Tosk. We talk about the amazing makeup, the difficulty of forming a friendship between two very different cultures, and wonder just how O'Brien isn't in a cell by the end of his escapades in this.
As an aphasia virus runs rampant on Deep Space Now, Hillary and Nic run rampant all over this episode! We discuss Quark and Odo's epic frenemy status, the misery of keeping a space station that seems to hate you maintained, quarantines, bioterrorism and lots of other upbeat topics that terrify us to our very cores! Oh, and for the love of all that is holy can we get the chief to fix the printer? It keeps screaming bloody murder.
Hillary and Nic try to digest a very stuffed episode with A Man Alone. We've got Julian's unsettling flirtations, Starfleet's unsettling bioethics, Keiko settling in by starting a school, a Odo possibly violently settling a score with an old enemy, a lynch mob unwilling to settle for anything less than Odo's death, and the weirdest bedbugs in all the Alpha quadrant which thanks to the power of friendship are now settling in on the station. Whew! I'm exhausted just typing all that, but boy oh boy did we have a lot to say about it all.
Hillary and Nic dig into a very Bajoran episode of Deep Space Nine. We talk about the loss of identity in rebel factions when the rebellion is over, Kira's difficult choice when faced with an old ally who has become a Bajor First activist, and of course the introduction of Garak and what may be the best pickup line ever.