Worf’s Journey to DS9, Part 2: First Contact.
When it was announced that Michael Dorn would join the cast of DS9 with the show’s fourth-season premier, fan reaction was mixed. Was this just a gimmick to win over the TNG crowd and boost the show? Well, maybe. But as it turned out, DS9 was where Worf really belonged, and the character blossomed as part of the Station’s ensemble. But how did he get there?
In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue their four-part series focused on Worf’s journey from The Next Generation to Deep Space Nine. Connecting the dots that were never actually meant to be connected, we find moments that were key to preparing Worf for his assignment to DS9. In Part 2, we discuss Worf’s role in Star Trek: First Contact, how his time with Sisko grew his confidence and influenced his decision making, how his view of honor has changed, and much more.
In the Heart of DS9 (00:02:50)
Commanding the Defiant (00:05:31)
Klingon Cues and Worf’s Confidence (00:11:54)
A Different Kind of Honor (00:23:45)
A More Mouthy Worf (00:29:59)
More Thoughts on First Contact (00:34:13)
Creating a Villain (00:36:17)
Music and a Connected Universe (00:40:11)
The Enterprise-E (00:42:58)
Final Thoughts (00:48:20)
C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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The Orb of Time. This mystical object offered DS9’s writers a unique way to facilitate time travel; yet they only used it twice. We explore the reasons, how it works, and imagine new stories.
Kira Meru. When her mother was ripped away to serve as a comfort woman aboard Terok Nor, Nerys’s life changed forever. We discuss the shocking truth revealed in “Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night.”
Rapture. When Benjamin Sisko arrived at Bajor, he was told right away that he was the Emissary. He didn’t believe it. By the end of the series he did. We discuss the key turning point.
By Inferno’s Light. We delve deep into the second half of the fifth-season duology in which Worf defeats the Jem’Hadar, Garak becomes a hero, and the Klingons set up shop on Deep Space 9.
In Purgatory’s Shadow. We delve deep into the first half of the fifth-season duology in which Bashir gets replaced, Dukat switches sides (sort of), and Worf worries about opera.
Defiant Commentary. What happens when Riker visits DS9? Sisko’s new toy goes missing. We discussion Tom’s motives, Kira’s needs, and Dukat’s self-absorption.
Feedback Show. In this special show we share our thoughts on your thoughts and questions about past episodes, including Worf’s ship design knowledge, the value of Vic Fontaine, and the origins of Sisko.
Worf’s Journey to DS9, Part 4: Nemesis. We conclude our four-part series by discussing why Worf is back on the Enterprise and why you really can’t go back home again.
Worf’s Journey to DS9, Part 3: Insurrection. We figure out where on the timeline Insurrection falls, and discuss how Worf’s relationship with Jadzia and Dominion War experience tie into the film.
Worf’s Journey to DS9, Part 2: First Contact. We discuss Worf’s role in the second TNG film, Sisko’s influence on Worf’s character, how his view of honor has changed, and much more.
Worf’s Journey to DS9, Part 1: TNG and Generations. We begin a new four-part series focused on Worf’s journey from TNG to DS9. Connecting the dots that were never meant to be connected, we find moments that were key to preparing Worf for his assignment to DS9.
Essential DS9, Season One. One by one, we discuss each episode to determine if it’s truly essential to the DS9 storyline or something you can skip without worry.
Michael Dorn Talks Worf, Star Trek, and Internity. We’re joined by the man who turned Worf from token Klingon into one of Star Trek’s most interesting and richest characters.