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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2020 8:18 p.m. PST

… Deep Space Nine's Most Endearing Episode

"Twenty-two years ago today, Deep Space Nine—at the height of its dark, complex, morally nuanced depiction of war, and the impact it has on utopia—delivered a poignant message about the concept of accepting loss. It did so in a comedy holodeck baseball game, and the result cemented itself as one of the all-time greatest Star Trek episodes there ever was.

Season seven's "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" reads, at first, like a thoroughly absurd, almost un-Trek-like escapade, especially to a series like Deep Space Nine (the Dominion War is exalted as the franchise navigating its ethically darkest hours with a light that is daring to flicker out). Captain Sisko calls his staff to a dire-sounding meeting, only to reveal that the reason for his graveness is that the visiting captain of the T'Kumbra, Solok—the vampiest Vulcan to have ever vamped in a Star Trek show—has challenged the staff to a team exercise with his own all-Vulcan bridge crew. But it's not just any match: it's baseball…"
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Son of MOOG22 Oct 2020 5:34 a.m. PST

One of my all time favorite episodes from my favorite Trek series.

StarCruiser22 Oct 2020 10:49 a.m. PST

To me – it's been Star Trek, DS9, TNG, ENT and finally Voyager – in that order.

DS9, despite being VERY different from the original show, seemed to pickup something that none of the other series really did (let alone any of the new Dreck).

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2020 11:12 a.m. PST

(smile)

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Ghostrunner25 Oct 2020 7:22 a.m. PST

Now that I think of it, maybe this was the episode that set the tone for the Vulcans in the first three seasons of Enterprise.

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