The Orb 123: In a Mirror, Reversed / by Trek fm

The Mirror Universe, Part 4: Resurrection.


Running Time: 49 minutes 47 seconds
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Since its introduction in the second season of The Original Series, the Mirror Universe has been a fan favorite. This alternate world in which good is bad has captured the imagination of fans and allowed writers to put a new twist on Star Trek’s familiar wrappings. Following 1967’s “Mirror, Mirror,” our connection with this reflection of sorts was severed for many years. It wasn’t until Deep Space Nine’s second season and “Crossover” in 1994 that we once again got a glimpse on screen.

In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing explore DS9’s fourth trip to the Mirror Universe … sort of … in “Resurrection,” including how the reversal of the mirror allows us to see our our own struggles through fresh eyes, why this Kira story is less about Kira and more about Bareil, and debate whether the continuing dips by Deep Space Nine into the Mirror Universe bucket signal creative fatigue or add texture to the Star Trek universe. Plus, with the flood of new Star Trek content flowing out of CBS, we imagine what a Mirror Universe series might look like.


Intro (00:00:00)
Cold Open (00:02:55)
Bareil’s Dilemma (00:07:22)
Kira Out of Character? (00:16:10)
Lie Detectors: Quark and Worf (00:23:59)
Texture of Fatigue (00:28:30)
Imagining a Mirror Universe Series (00:34:23)
Final Thoughts (00:37:36)
Closing (00:39:19)


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) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)