The Orb 1: If Wishes Were Horses / by Trek fm

First Impressions of DS9.

It was billed as a darker, grittier take on Star Trek; but Deep Space Nine is much more than just TNG with the shine rubbed off. From its very foundation, DS9 is a different approach to storytelling. The much maligned decision to set the stories in a stationary location is actually one the greatest strengths of the series.

In this, the premiere episode of Trek.fm’s dedicated Deep Space Nine show, hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing introduce the concept of The Orb, reminisce on their first impressions of DS9 from back in 1993, and explore the basic premise of the show and why it is better equipped than any other Star Trek series to examine the realities of life and relationships in a world of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs.

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