The Orb 86: It Is the Nature of Things / by Trek fm

The Dominion Invasion, Part 3 of 7: Rocks and Shoals.

Deep Space Nine is often seen as that series about the war. But, in fact, the Dominion War didn’t really begin until the end of the fifth season. Squadrons of insect-like Dominion ships pouring out of the wormhole was the harbinger of the greatness and danger to come, and to a unique approach to Star Trek storytelling. The sixth season of DS9 was to begin not only with an unprecedented six-episode arc, but also with the scattering of our heroes and the loss of the space station whose very name is in the title of the show.

In this episode of The Orb hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing continue their series that takes you through the Season Six opener. This time around we wander out into the sunlight for “Rocks and Shoals” as we discuss the real sense of danger facing our heroes, how loyalties are tested, why we must question the order of things, Kira’s awakening, and more.

Running Time: 1 hour 4 minutes 47 seconds


Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Executive Producers

Matthew Rushing and Norman C. Lao

Associate Producers

Ruth Ward, Will Nguyen, and Ken Trip

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen


A Sense of Danger (00:04:43)
Facing Reality (00:016:09)
Loyalties Tested (00:31:01)
Kira’s Awakening (00:43:20)
Questioning the Order of Things (00:50:20)
Closing (00:56:32)

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