The Homecoming, The Circle, The Siege

Started DS9 Season 2 tonight, and the season kicked off with a 3-parter (the first in Trek history). The natives are restless, the xenophobic Alliance For Global Unity (AKA The Circle) want all the Johnny Foreigners to go back to where they came from, and leave Bajor for the Bajorans. Major Kira discovers that there is a legendary figure from the occupation, long thought dead, still alive in a labor camp in Cardassian space (even though the Cardassians say they released all their Bajoran prisoners), and goes to rescue him, in the hope that he can unite the divided factions into a friendlier society.

Sisko and the other non-Bajorans have to make preparations to leave Deep Space Nine, and the Cardassian military is waiting in the wings to pounce on a poorly-defended Bajor.

We watched all three episodes.

Nice being back in the swing of things. the characterisations are again great, with everyone with their own different motives. Quark, of course, selling seats on the evacuating ships.

Quark’s brother Rom was portrayed as an idiot in the first season, and here we still see him acting like an idiot, but the underlying cleverness is definitely starting to show through.

This story made the most of the show’s back story, and the political situation built up during season 1.

I liked Jaro Essa (Frank Langella)’s line about the Bajoran Provisional Government: “They can’t even agree it is a government, so they call it provisional.”

I was thinking about not writing about Star trek tonight, as I think I’ve talked about it quite a lot recently, but I enjoyed the episodes, so it ended up easier writing about them than not writing about them.

Funnily enough, although the menus were in English, the soundtrack defaulted to German (which was the first audio track). There were something like 5 languages on these Region 2 discs. fortunately, it was easily corrected… we just need to remember to fix it again next time we watch.

If there’s anything you’d particularly like me to write about, please let me know.

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