DS9 Season Two.
The first season of Deep Space Nine took a while to find its footing as it established a new kind of Star Trek, and it wasn’t until the end of the season that we saw those seeds truly planted. But when the show returned for its sophomore outing it had clearly grown up a bit. The Circle Trilogy—with its Bajoran political intrigue—set the tone for storytelling that was deeper and more character-driven than what had come before. In this episode of The Orb hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing go for a walk and talk through the Promenade to examine Season Two, how writing mandates and set changes influenced the direction of the show, and what we see as the highs and lows of the season.