The Orb 88: The Muddiness Of It All / by Trek fm

The Dominion Invasion, Part 4 of 7: Sons and Daughters.

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 C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue their series that takes you through the Season Six opener. This time around we delve into family with the episode that focuses on… well… sons and daughters. We discuss the tension between Worf and Alexander, how Worf struggles to be a father to a son who feels abandoned, and how Martok steps in to mentor them both. We also discuss Dukat’s decision to bring Ziyal back to the Station, the difficulties she faces, and how her separate relationships with both Dukat and Kira almost bring the two enemies together.

Running Time: 58 minutes 14 seconds


C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

Editor and Producer

C Bryan Jones

Executive Producers

Matthew Rushing and Norman C. Lao

Associate Producers

Ruth Ward, Will Nguyen, and Ken Tripp

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen


Our First Attempt to Start the Discussion (00:04:36)
Father and Son: Worf and Alexander (00:07:38)
Fatherly Influence: Martok and Worf (00:16:05)
Father and Daughter: Dukat and Ziyal (00:29:24)
Like Divorced Parents: Dukat and Kira (00:34:42)
Closing (00:43:54)

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