The Orb 25: A Well-Intentioned Light Bulb / by Trek fm

Vic Fontaine.

Deep Space Nine always marched to the beat of its own drum, but with the introduction of a 1962 jazz lounge in the sixth-season episode “His Way” the show began to swing, too. Vic Fontaine was only on the show for a short while, but in the ten episodes in which he appears or is mentioned he became a key part of the family and touched the lives of the entire crew. He tickled the eardrums of the audience, too… and probably made you tap your foot once or twice. In this episode of The Orb hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing take a look at the guy who knew what he was—a light bulb—and how the leading man of holoprogram Bashir 62 added so much to the uniqueness of DS9 and helped provide some of the show’s most touching moments.