The Orb 16: Gods or Aliens? / by Trek fm

The Prophets.

To the Bajorans they are gods. To Starfleet they are aliens. Whichever may be true, to the viewer the Prophets are a mysterious force that resides outside our normal space yet exhibits great influence over the lives of we corporeal inhabitants of linear time. In this episode of The Orb hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing discuss the Prophets, how they are used as a plot device in Deep Space Nine, the motivation behind their interest in the Bajorans, and how they both parallel and deviate from human belief systems.