engaging warp drive!

Finished watching the end of Season 2 for Star Trek DS9 … what a way to end the season! (or to get started, actually …) Found a nice line on the net describing the episode:

“The Jem’Hadar” is an intelligent, powerful episode that reveals all–and nothing–about the Dominion.

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Sisko: You’re one of the Founders, aren’t you?
Eris: You think the Founders would waste their time with you?
Sisko: Constable!
Odo: Madam, if you’ll come with us …
Eris: You have no idea what’s begun here (transports)
Sisko: Chief!
O’Brian: I am picking up a transporter signature but I can’t trace it.
She didn’t remateriliaze anywhere on the station, and there are no
ships near by.
Bashir: Then where is she?
Kira: She’ll be back; question is, who she’ll bring with her.
Sisko: (camera zooms slowly, intense drama 🙂 If the Dominion comes
through the worm-hole, the first battle will be fought here. And I
intend to be ready for them.

DS9 surprise …

I had initially been rather skeptical about Star Trek – Deep Space 9 … but well into the second season, I am beginning to like it! Quite different from the other Star Trek story-lines, the characters in this one come in all hues and shades.

Was particularly amused by one scene from an episode I watched today, that introduces the Maqui … we see Quark, the Firangi bartender on DS9, explaining war in terms of business to Sakonna, a Vulcan member of the Maqui

quark sakonna

Quark: Now … the Third Rule clearly states that “never
spend more for an acquisition, than you have to.”
Sakonna: Logical, but I fail to see how that applies to my
situation.
Quark: You want to acquire peace. Fine. Peace is good.
But, how much’re you willing to pay for it?
Sakonna: Whatever it costs.
Quark: That’s the kind of irresponsible spending that
causes so many business ventures to fail. You’re
forgetting the Third Rule. Right now, peace could be
bought at a bargain price, and you don’t even realise
it.
Sakonna: I find this very confusing.
Quark: harrr … then I’ll make it so simple that even a
Vulcan can understand.