The Ready Room 145: Visions from an Alien God / by Trek fm


When we visited Deep Space 9 for the very first time, Picard made it clear to Sisko that his mission was to do everything, short of violating the Prime Directive, to prepare Bajor for admission into the Federation. It took five seasons, but finally Bajor's petition was approved and the ceremony was set to take place—at least until the Emissary began having visions. After becoming obsessed with ancient Bajoran symbols, Captain Sisko found the lengendary city of B'hala, lost for 20 millennia, in a matter of days. Along the way he saw past, present, and future as one, drew the ire of Starfleet, and stopped Bajor from signing on the dotted line.

In this episode of The Ready Room we're joined by John Mills, Alice Baker, and Daniel Handlin to discuss the fifth-season episode "Rapture," Sisko's gradual acceptance of his role in the Bajoran religion, Starfleet's discomfort with having a captain walk amongst an alien society as a god, get a rare glimpse into a not (fully) evil Kai Winn, and ponder why admirals can't act.

In our news segment we take a look a NASA's warp ship design concept, the IXS Enterprise, visit the Mirror Universe with Star Trek Continues, and explore the Enterprise-D 8 bits at a time.

Running Time: 1 hour 48 minutes 28 seconds


Christopher Jones and John Mills



Alice Baker and Daniel Handlin



NASA engineer unveils IXS Enterprise warp ship design (2:58)
Sponsor: TrekFan (9:16)
Star Trek Continues premieres "Fairest of Them All" (11:49)
Pixel Trek lets you explore the Enterprise-D 8 bits at a time (21:43)
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Feature: Rapture

First Thoughts (28:13)
Coming to Terms with Destiny (31:08)
Non-Linear Time (50:08)
The Extraneous Kasidy Yates (53:19)
Locusts and Synpatic Potentials (1:02:01)
Not the Winn You're Looking For (1:04:37)
Religious Icon or Starfleet Captain? (1:15:59)
Final Thoughts (1:27:32)
Closing (1:36:31)



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