The Orb 98: We’re Gonna Do ALL the Consequences / by Trek fm

Emissary, Part 1 of 2.

Running Time: 1 hour 19 minutes 18 seconds
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When Deep Space Nine premiered, the idea of a show set on a space station didn’t sit well with all fans. But with a season and a half still to go on The Next Generation, the producers couldn’t simply fire off another show about a crew flying around on a starship. They had to do something different. But the stationary aspect of DS9 was far from the only thing unique about the show. “Emissary” set into motion a different form of storytelling and put many threads into place that would create the rich tapestry of Deep Space Nine.

In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing bring you the first or a two-part look at the DS9 pilot. While we go into some specific scenes, we also talk about the concepts that established the show. From the tension between Sisko and Picard to a bridge called Miles, Orb encounters to a sense of destiny, we break down “Emissary.”


Setting the Tone (00:04:55)
Sisko vs. Picard (00:20:54)
Introducing Religion into Star Trek (00:28:18)
Orb Encounters (00:36:52)
A Bridge Called Miles (00:42:12)
Kira the Feisty (00:46:42)
A New Take on Ferengi (00:49:18)
Odo the Interesting? Odo the Gimmick? (00:52:50)
The Old Man of Science (00:54:26)
Unlike Any Doctor We've Experienced Before (00:59:16)
A Sense of Destiny (01:02:21)
The Villain Enters (01:04:36)
Final Thoughts (01:01:17)


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)