The Orb Supplemental: The Orb of Mail Feedback Show.
In each episode of The Orb we delve into the minutiae of Deep Space Nine, which generates a lot of feedback from you, our loyal listeners. When the messages start piling up, it's time to gaze into the Orb of Mail.
In this special show we share our thoughts on your thoughts and questions about past episodes. Join us as we expand upon the possible connection between Section 31 and Red Squad, the new Starfleet-designed Deep Space 9 station, Sisko mentoring Worf, the tag-team funnies of Worf and Dax, more thoughts on Keiko, Miles, and Kira, what an eighth season of DS9 night have looked like on television, and much more.
Could Red Squad be a training ground for Section 31? (3:03)
What do you think about the new Deep Space 9? (7:05)
Might Keiko have felt guilty about not carrying the baby? (12:11)
Did Sisko see Worf as a command protege? (20:36)
Were Worf and Jadzia the ultimate funny couple? (24:30)
Could Jadzia Dax have been named Ambassador to Qo’noS? (27:27)
Which DS9 episodes have stuck with you over time? (31:10)
What would a DS9 Season Eight have looked like on TV? (38:52)
What if Section 31 knew about “In the Pale Moonlight”? (42:42)
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) William Murray (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Janeway (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
Remembering Barry Jenner. In only 12 episodes, Admiral William Ross turned the tide of the war through firm yet thoughtful interactions. We remember the man who brought the character to life.
The Orb of Time. This mystical object offered DS9’s writers a unique way to facilitate time travel; yet they only used it twice. We explore the reasons, how it works, and imagine new stories.
Kira Meru. When her mother was ripped away to serve as a comfort woman aboard Terok Nor, Nerys’s life changed forever. We discuss the shocking truth revealed in “Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night.”
Rapture. When Benjamin Sisko arrived at Bajor, he was told right away that he was the Emissary. He didn’t believe it. By the end of the series he did. We discuss the key turning point.
By Inferno’s Light. We delve deep into the second half of the fifth-season duology in which Worf defeats the Jem’Hadar, Garak becomes a hero, and the Klingons set up shop on Deep Space 9.
In Purgatory’s Shadow. We delve deep into the first half of the fifth-season duology in which Bashir gets replaced, Dukat switches sides (sort of), and Worf worries about opera.
Defiant Commentary. What happens when Riker visits DS9? Sisko’s new toy goes missing. We discussion Tom’s motives, Kira’s needs, and Dukat’s self-absorption.
Feedback Show. In this special show we share our thoughts on your thoughts and questions about past episodes, including Worf’s ship design knowledge, the value of Vic Fontaine, and the origins of Sisko.
Worf’s Journey to DS9, Part 4: Nemesis. We conclude our four-part series by discussing why Worf is back on the Enterprise and why you really can’t go back home again.
Worf’s Journey to DS9, Part 3: Insurrection. We figure out where on the timeline Insurrection falls, and discuss how Worf’s relationship with Jadzia and Dominion War experience tie into the film.