The Orb 79: Your Time of Trial Has Ended / by Trek fm

The Final Chapter, Part 10 of 9: What We Left Behind.

Wrapping up a series as complex as Deep Space Nine cannot be done with a traditional finale—or a single podcast. In the ninth part of our nine-part series, Chris and Matthew had way too much to say—and thus we bring you an additional 86 minutes of discussion as we look back on DS9.

In the first part of our “What You Leave Behind” Orb we discussed Damar's last stand and the Alpha/Beta Alliance decision to push on and finish the war, the parallels with our own great wars on Earth, the touching last gathering in Vic's, and the showdown between good and evil in the Fire Caves. In this episode of The Orb, we focus on the individual character arcs and relationships, how they were wrapped up by the writers, delve into the end of Sisko’s journey, look back at the road to the Final Chapter and how it was set up, and we explore the legacy of Deep Space Nine and how it changed the Star Trek franchise.

Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes 52 seconds


Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao, Ruth Ward, Lisa Stevens, and Will Nguyen


The Road to the Final Chapter (00:09:17)
Finally Together: Ezri and Julian (00:22:18)
Bosom Buddies: Miles and Julian (00:26:05)
The Inevitable Goodbye: Odo and Kira (00:31:39)
The Great Sorrow: Sisko and Kasidy (00:38:34)
That Man Loves Me: Quark and Odo (00:47:21)
Love On the Rocks: Winn and Dukat (00:49:11)
Missing Dad: Jake (00:53:59)
Becoming a God: The End of Sisko’s Journey (00:56:36)
The Legacy of Deep Space Nine (01:05:50)
Closing and Feedback (01:14:08)

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