The Orb 117: A Flashpan Love Affair / by Trek fm

Natima Lang.

Running Time: 41 minutes 17 seconds
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Once of the strengths of Deep Space Nine is its ability to bring in secondary characters and make them important. In some cases, those character may appear only once, yet have significant impact on our main crew. Such was the case with Natima Lang.

In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing focus on the Cardassian professor and dissident who appeared in the second-season episode “Profit and Loss.” We discuss how DS9 fleshed out Cardassian society, how Lang brought out the best in Quark, how she created a turning point for Garak, and what happened to the character beyond the small screen in the post-DS9 novels.


Intro (00:00:00)
There’s More to Cardassia ... (00:04:23)
Natima Lang (00:07:40)
Natima and Quark (00:10:18)
Natima and Garak (00:18:08)
Natime in the Novels (00:26:17)
Final Thoughts (00:29:21)


C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing


C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) William Murray (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Shaw (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)