Dsn trials and tribble ations review
Watching the Clock by Christopher L. BennettThere’s likely no more of a thankless job in the Federation than temporal investigation. While starship explorers get to live the human adventure of traveling to other times and realities, it’s up to the dedicated agents of the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations to deal with the consequences to the timestream that the rest of the Galaxy has to live with day by day. But when history as we know it could be wiped out at any moment by time warriors from the future, misused relics of ancient races, or accident-prone starships, only the most disciplined, obsessive, and unimaginative government employees have what it takes to face the existential uncertainty of it all on a daily basis . . . and still stay sane enough to complete their assignments.
That’s where Agents Lucsly and Dulmur come in—stalwart and unflappable, these men are the Federation’s unsung anchors in a chaotic universe. Together with their colleagues in the DTI—and with the help and sometimes hindrance of Starfleet’s finest—they do what they can to keep the timestream, or at least the paperwork, as neat and orderly as they are. But when a series of escalating temporal incursions threatens to open a new front of the history-spanning Temporal Cold War in the twenty-fourth century, Agents Lucsly and Dulmur will need all their investigative skill and unbending determination to stop those who wish to rewrite the past for their own advantage, and to keep the present and the future from devolving into the kind of chaos they really, really hate.
When Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiered 25 years ago, it was entering into a storied science-fiction enterprise that prized camaraderie and intellectual curiosity. Almost immediately, Deep Space Nine set itself apart from its predecessors. If previous incarnations saw their story lines born from a place of peace and exploration, Deep Space Nine was born of the fires of war. No incarnation of Star Trek before or since has lived up the ideals of diversity quite the way Deep Space Nine did over the course of its seven seasons. If you want more details, take a look at my guide to every Star Trek show. The show favored long-form arcs, which allowed its stories to be as emotionally resonant as they were politically profound. It is a beautifully acted, impactfully directed, and resolutely gritty show.
Nutshell: Heavily nostalgic and quite fun. Motivation for the show beyond its very existence is scarce, but if you're a Trek fan you won't likely care. Returning from Cardassia, Sisko and the Defiant crew are hurled back in time by a Klingon in disguise, and find themselves face-to-face with the original USS Enterprise and its crew, right in the middle of the events that took place in TOS 's "The Trouble with Tribbles. And "special" is the key word here. In many ways, this episode is about as atypical as I expect the series will ever get. There are things in this show that I never could've imagined would happen—it seems the producers of the show merely had a sudden, unrestrained sentiment of nostalgia and decided to see it through for themselves and everybody else. It's tough to review this episode looking at the usual things that characterize an episode of Deep Space Nine.
Trials and Tribble-ations Poster Kirk of the first Starship Enterprise exposed a Klingon spy with the help of Tribbles. . 0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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"Trials and Tribble-ations"
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It was written as a tribute to the original series of Star Trek , in the 30th anniversary year of the show; sister series Voyager produced a similar episode, " Flashback ". Moore suggested the link to " The Trouble with Tribbles ". Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures on Deep Space Nine , a space station located near a stable wormhole between the Alpha and Gamma quadrants of the Milky Way Galaxy. Moore had originally suggested re-visiting the planet seen in The Original Series episode " A Piece of the Action " but was convinced by Echevarria that the digitally inserted shots previously seen in Forrest Gump could be done on a small budget. After a test shot was completed, the rest of the production team were also convinced that it could be achieved. Some original costumes were found for the Klingons while others were made from patterns created by Robert Blackman.
In brief: You will believe a tribble can And you'll probably laugh your head off, too. Brief summary: A Klingon agent's action sends Sisko and the Defiant back in time, where they must prevent disaster from befalling Captain Kirk and the original U. Not only did he not get to appear in the original "The Trouble With Tribbles", but now come the 30th anniversary of Trek, he's stuck appearing in Voyager's "Flashback" and put to no good use, while everyone else from the original series gets to see themselves on DS9 used to exemplary comic effect. There just ain't no justice in this world.