The Orb 57: Keiko Fell Into a Lens Flare / by Trek fm

Imagining an Abramsverse DS9.

It's been five years since the reimagined J.J. Abrams Star Trek landed on the big screen. In that time we've only gotten two movies, but the alternate timeline has expanded greatly off-screen through IDW's Star Trek Ongoing comics. A visit by Q to the Abramsverse in The Q Gambit will send James T. Kirk on quest that will see the Enterprise joining forces with familiar faces from Star Trek lore, beginning with the crew of "a certain space station…" Could this mean DS9? And if so, how would that work?

In this episode of The Orb we're joined by Drew Stewart of Standard Orbit and Daniel Proulx of Earl Grey to imagine what a J.J. reboot of Deep Space Nine might look like. How would the storylines change? How big would the station be? Who would play Captain Sisko? And what does Mall of America have to do with it? Join us for this debate that spans eras, timelines, and every part of the Star Trek franchise.

Running Time: 1 hour 12 minutes 12 seconds


Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing



Drew Stewart and Daniel Proulx



NuSisko (3:35)
Initial Reboot Thoughts (6:54)
Is Criticism of the Abramsverse Fair? (17:21)
Section 31 Takes Center Stage (25:52)
Going Deeper Into the Occupation (30:34)
Rebooting TNG or Voyager (34:42)
NuJake (38:43)
The Kira-Ro Smackdown (40:34)
A New Atmosphere (48:44)
Final Thoughts (53:45)
Closing (1:01:45)


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