The Circle Trilogy, Part 1 of 3: The Homecoming.
Enterprise gets much praise for its unique three-episode storytelling style that defined the fourth season. But a decade earlier, DS9 took the format for a trial run with what has come to be known as “The Circle Trilogy.” Comprising “The Homecoming,” “The Circle,” and “The Siege,” the three-part story remained unique within Star Trek until the NX-01 entered the Borderland.
In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing begin a new miniseries that will take you through the arc, beginning with the return of Bajoran legend Li Nalas. We discuss how the show established a new feel for the series, how tragedy can fuel xenophobia, the evolving relationships between our main characters, whether a legend is more important than the truth, and much more.
Running Time: 54 minutes 48 seconds
C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
Editor and Producer
C Bryan Jones
Matthew Rushing and Norman C. Lao
Ruth Ward, Will Nguyen, and Ken Tripp
New Season, New Tone (00:06:46)
Ben and Jake’s First Date (00:12:26)
Post-tragedy Xenophobia and Fractured Unity (00:14:27)
Violent Tendencies (00:20:16)
Evolving Relationships (00:25:09)
The Reluctance of Li Nalas (00:33:55)
Truth vs. Legend (00:40:35)
Final Thoughts (00:46:40)
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