The Ready Room 123: Sitting With the Dead / by Trek fm

The Ship.

We don’t often see our DS9 heroes in bright sunlight nor do we see ships buried in the side of mountains. But early in the fifth season of Deep Space Nine we got both rolled up into one as part of a story that would deliver both a tough character moment for O’Brien and a tool the Federation would use late in the Dominion War. In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by Michael Fisher, Ben McCormick, and John Mills to discuss “The Ship,” the production challenges faced by the staff and the actors, the hits and misses of this story about a siege, flaring tempers, and death, the always unpredictable nature of the Vorta, and the pettiness of war.

In news we take some intriguing new Star Trek-themed Hot Wheels cars for a spin, share our thoughts on J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay—the two new writers for the next Abramsverse Star Trek film—and we jam out on the new Vulcan Harp iPad app. Plus, we preview “The Deadly Years” and “Obsession” from Five Year Mission’s Year Three.

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Running Time: 2 hours 4 minutes 23 seconds



Hosts

Christopher Jones and Michael Fisher

 

Guests

Ben McCormick and John Mills

 

News

Hot Wheels to release Star Trek-themed cars
Shiverware and CBS Interactive unveil Vulcan Harp app for iPad
New writers hired for Star Trek XIII

 

Feature: The Ship

Production Challenges
O’Brien and Muniz
Not Eris: Meetings with a Vorta
Casualties of War
Final Thoughts


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