The Orb 91: Morally Ambiguous / by Trek fm

The Dominion Invasion, Part 5 of 7: Behind the Lines.

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 go behind the lines to explore the changing nature of character relationships in the face of conflict. Sisko gets a desk job, Quark has a change of heart, Odo commits a sin of omission, and Kira gets angrier than ever as we inch closer to the end of the Dominion Invasion/Station Occupation arc.

Running Time: 1 hour 9 minutes 27 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


Sisko Gets a Desk Job (00:04:28)
Quark’s Change of Heart (00:15:47)
Drinking with Damar (00:26:13)
Odo’s Loyalties in Question (00:29:57)
The Link: An Ocean and a Drop (00:38:43)
Kira Is Majorly Angry (00:46:07)
Jadzia and Final Thoughts (00:52:00)

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