Emissary, Part 2 of 2.
When Deep Space Nine premiered, the idea of a show set on a space station didn’t sit well with all fans. But with a season and a half still to go on The Next Generation, the producers couldn’t simply fire off another show about a crew flying around on a starship. They had to do something different. But the stationary aspect of DS9 was far from the only thing unique about the show. “Emissary” set into motion a different form of storytelling and put many threads into place that would create the rich tapestry of Deep Space Nine.
In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing bring you the second of a two-part look at the DS9 pilot as we discuss the events that happen inside the wormhole, how moving the Station affected the direction of the show, the nature of Orbs, whether the DS9 story is the result of the Prophets retroactively tampering with the timeline, and much more.
The Prophets and Bajor (00:03:35)
Making Good Use of Shapeshifting (00:10:41)
Inside the Wormhole (00:17:54)
The Essence of Prophet (00:28:04)
Moving the Station (00:33:08)
Setting Up the Dominion Early (00:38:06)
Kira and O’Brien Bond Over Cardassians (00:42:01)
Final Thoughts (00:45:35)
C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)