Ruminations on TV Shows, Comics, And Music
We've officially reached a point where, between The Original Series, The Animated Series, the original movies, The Next Generation, The Next Generation movies, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, the Kelvin movies, Discovery, Lower Decks, Prodigy, Picard, and Strange New Worlds, it would take over a month to watch all of Star Trek. That's with no bathroom breaks, no sleeping, over thirty-one days of watching back-to-back-to-bak-to back episodes and films. And that's not considering Short Treks, or any other short form content.
It takes a while to watch through even my Significantly Fewer Seasons list. And with this season, we reach the end of the 20th century Star Trek series. It's the end of The Dominion War for Deep Space Nine, and Voyager reaches the end of their trek across the Delta Quadrant. Both are some satisfying endings (though you could easily cut out most of the seven week-long curtain call during the last episode of Deep Space Nine). But don't fret, next season we encounter some new ships, and also see some old friends from The Discovery era who stayed out of the time travel debacle. There's way more content to come.
Star Trek Season 12:
1. Once More Into The Breach
(Worf, Martok, Kor, Sisko, Odo, O'Brien, Quark, Jake, Dax, Bashir, Kira)
The original Klingon from The Original Series is ready for his last mission, and Worf must convince Martok to allow him to be a part of an attack on The Dominion. It doesn't go well.
2. The Seige Of AR-5581
(Nog, Sisko, Bashir, Dax, Quark, Vic Fontaine, O'Brien, Jake, Kira, Rom)
Part of the crew goes on a mission in The Defiant to deliver supplies to a front line planet in the Dominion War. When the Jem'Hadar attack, the Ferenghi part of the crew is tested in ways they never have been before.
3. Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy
(Doctor, Janeway, Seven, Chakotay, Torres, Paris, Neelix, Tuvok, Kim)
An alien race of observers follows the course of Voyager and accidentally alter The Doctor's subroutines, causing him to daydream, and disrupt the ship's progress.
(Barclay, Troi, Janeway, Doctor, Seven, Chakotay, Torres, Paris, Tuvok, Kim, Neelix, Adm Paris)
Earth has not forgotten about Voyager. Enterprise's favorite Holodeck Addict is mostly living in a simulation of Voyager in order to figure out where they are and how to rescue them. When his supervisor asks him to take a break, he consults Deanna Troi about his interactions with the simulated Voyager crew, and how he intends to communicate with them before Admiral Paris (whose son is on Voyager) visits.
5. Blink Of An Eye
(Janeway, Doctor, Seven, Paris, Tuvok, Torres, Chakotay, Neelix)
Voyager encounters a planet where time travels much faster, so that centuries pass there while only hours pass on the ship.
6. It's Only A Paper Moon
(Nog, Vic Fontaine, Dax, O'Brien, Bashir, Quark, Rom, Sisko, Jake, Odo, Kira)
Nog returns from the Seige of A-5581 missing a leg and his self-esteem. He decides to live in the Vic Fontaine holosuite and try and improve Vic's casino. I loathe the Vic Fontaine character, but he's used very well in this episode.
(Seven, Janeway, Kim, Torres, Chakotay, Paris, Doctor, Tuvok, Ichben, Mezoti, Azan, Rebi, Neelix)
A Borg Cube attracts the attention of Voyager. When it turns out to be staffed by Borg children, Seven and Janeway make plans to rescue them and bring them onboard Voyager. The children have other ideas.
8. Child's Play
(Janeway, Seven, Ichben, Doctor, Tuvok, Chakotay, Torres, Paris, Kim, Neelix, Mezoti, Azan, Rebi, Naomi)
Voyager discovers Ichben's parents are alive and would like him to return to their home planet. Seven would like him to stay as part of Voyager's crew. But Ichben's parents are, perhaps, not what they seem.
9. Life Line
(Doctor, Barclay, Troi, Janeway, Seven, Tuvok, Chakotay, Torres, Paris, Kim, Neelix)
Doctor's creator is dying and Barclay figures out a way to get Doctor to the space station to help him. Only ... he doesn't want to be helped.
10: Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
(Bashir, O'Brien, Sisko, Odo, Quark, Kira, Worf, Dax)
It's more Section 31 adventures with Bashir.
Serial 1: Unimatrix Zero
(Seven, Janeway, Doctor, Torres, Chakotay, Paris, Tuvok, Kim, Neelix, Born Queen)
There's a dreamscape where Borg drones live free. They reach out to Seven shortly before the Borg Queen tracks them down with the intent on destroying the Unimatrix and removing any of their individuality.
13: Strange Bedfellows
(Sisko, Worf, Dax, Odo, Kira, O'Brien, Bashir, Quark, Dukat, Martok, Weyoun, Damar, Winn, Yates)
Sisko has angered The Prophets. Gul Dukat is posing as a Bajoran to win over Kai Winn. The Dominion has forged an alliance with The Breen. A virus is slowly wiping out the changelings of The Dominion. Worf and Dax have been captured by the Breen. Gul Damar, who replaced Dukat as head of the Cardassians, begins to doubt the benefit of Cardassia's alliance with The Dominion. A LOT of twists begin to unravel as we near the end of Deep Space Nine.
14: The Changing Face Of Evil
(Dukat, Winn, Weyoun, Damar, Worf, Dax, Sisko, Odo, Kira, O'Brien, Bashir, Quark, Martok, Nog, Yates)
When The Breen attack Earth and become a much larger threat than any previous Dominion ally, Damar begins a Cardassian rebellion to take them down. Meanwhile, Dukat is successfully turning Kai Winn away from her Bajoran faith in an attempt to take Bajor down.
15. Body And Soul
(Doctor, Seven, Kim, Tuvok, Paris, Janeway, Chakotay, Torres, Neelix)
Doctor and Seven must work together, in her body to escape from an enemy prison. Meanwhile, Tuvok is experiencing pon farr, and Paris uses the holodeck to help him overcome it.
16: Tacking Into The Wind
(Worf, Sisko, Odo, Kira, Garak, Bashir, O'Brien, Martok, Gowron, Damar, Weyoun, Dax, Quark)
Kira, Garak, and Damar lead an attack on The Dominion. Worf believes that Gowron's jealousy of Martok is leading the Klingon Empire astray. Dax realizes she may be in love with Bashir. And The Breen continue to seem unstoppable.
Serial 2: What You Leave Behind
(Sisko, Worf, O'Brien, Kira, Odo, Bashir, Dax, Quark, Dukat, Garak, Nog, Winn, Martok, Weyoun, Jake, Yates, Keiko O'Brien, Vic Fontaine)
It's the end of The Dominion War as we know it, and Deep Space Nine feels fine.
(Chakotay, Doctor, Janeway, Seven, Icheb, Naomi, Neelix, Torres, Paris, Tuvok, Seska)
Time shenanigans ... sorry ... chronal displacement fields are effecting Voyager, and Chakotay seems to be the only one who can travel between eras of the ship.
Serial 3: Endgame
(Janeway, Seven, Doctor, Chakotay, Tuvok, Paris, Torres, Neelix, Barclay, Adm Paris, Icheb, Borg Queen)
Admiral Janeway illegally time travels to the past to stop certain tragedies from affecting the crew of Voyager on their journey home. Part of her plan involves exchanging some of her future technology with The Borg. Captain Janeway thinks the plan is flawed, and begins develops her own plot to get Voyager home, perhaps a bit earlier than Admiral Janeway was able to.