The Orb 66: There. Are. Fourteen. Planets! / by Trek fm

The Bajoran Solar System.

Deep Space Nine is first and foremost a story about characters. More so than any other Star Trek series, technology, science, and other worlds take a backseat to how events affect our characters on a personal level. So one easily overlooked part of the DS9 framework is the enormous solar system in which the series is set.

In this episode of The Orb hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing take you on a tour of the fourteen planets and two M-Class moons that make up the Bajoran system, discuss whether these locales should have played a bigger role in the series, speculate on the reality of the spatial relationship between Bajor, the Station, and the wormhole, and debate whether Bajor XII, XIII, and XIV should be demoted to the status of dwarf planet just like poor little Pluto. Oh, and of course we get our plasma charged in the Denorios Belt.

Running Time: 40 minutes 19 seconds


Hosts

Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing

 

Chapters

A Unique Solar System (4:17)
There Are Fourteen Planets (10:55)
Jeraddo and Derna: Moons of Bajor (18:34)
The Denorios Belt (24:34)
Closing (30:15)

 

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