The Orb 93: The Navarch Awakens / by Trek fm

The Circle Trilogy, Part 3 of 3: The Siege.

Running Time: 47 minutes 23 seconds
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Enterprise gets much praise for its unique three-episode storytelling style that defined the fourth season. But a decade earlier, DS9 took the format for a trial run with what has come to be known as “The Circle Trilogy.” Comprising “The Homecoming,” “The Circle,” and “The Siege,” the three-part story remained unique within Star Trek until the NX-01 entered the Borderland.

In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue their miniseries that takes you through the arc. We discuss the many great character interactions and the humor that’s sprinkled amongst a coup d’état (it’s French). We also discuss the resolution of Li Nalas’s arc, how the story ultimately supports the Federation’s mission, and whether or not the trilogy amounts to just a story about “those boring Bajorans.” Oh … and let’s not forget about that Bajoran militia hair. Snazzy!


Intro (00:00:00)
Jazia and Kira: Bosom Buddies (00:06:53)
Odo’s Amazing Transformations (00:13:32)
Of Quarks and Proto-Roms (00:17:15)
A Little Bromance Brewing (00:21:00)
Family Moments (00:23:11)
Brought to You by Vidal Sassoon (00:30:09)
The Navarch Awakens (00:33:51)
Evil Lovin’ and the Provisional Government Room (00:45:57)
Supporting Starfleet’s Mission (00:49:18)
Final Thoughts on The Circle Trilogy (00:52:53)


C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing


C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)