The Final Chapter, Part 1 of 9: Penumbra
When Sisko arrived at his new post in "Emissary," he had no idea that the journey he would go on would turn him into a god. As viewers, we had no idea that the series that felt much like TNG in stationary form at the start would lead us to one of the most epic finales in television history. In fact, the writers didn't even realize what they were creating. But the Prophets? They saw it all… and they knew that all would be as it should.
In this episode of The Orb hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing begin a series of shows that will take you through the entire nine-part, ten-hour Deep Space Nine finale. Beginning with part one, "Penumbra," we look at the concept of what was originally billed as "The Final Chapter," how the complex storylines and character development that built up over the course of seven years is brought together, and why the path was a difficult but rewarding one. So come and join us. There are many tasks still ahead of you. Accept your fate. Your greatest trial is about to begin.