The Orb 14: A Beautiful Mystery / by Trek fm

The Bajoran Orbs.

One of the unique aspects of Deep Space Nine was the inclusion of religion and spirituality. And just as religions on Earth have their artifacts, so too does religion on Bajor. For the Bajorans these come in the form of powerful objects called Orbs. Also known as Tears of the Prophets, Orbs are mysterious hourglass-shaped energy fields that the Bajorans believe were sent by the Prophets to guide and teach them. In this episode of The Orb, hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing examine the ten Orbs, how they are used in the story of DS9, and the spiritual and scientific properties of these beautiful glowing boxes.