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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Episode 72: Revisiting Deep Space Nine’s Great Link

Remember that time the Founders were killing Odo softly with their song?

Transporter Room 3, Episode 72


"Broken Link" is as small in scale as you can get with a season finale, but it delivers big emotional punches that rival its more CG-battle friendly peers.

Scott and Phil break down the Odo-heavy Season 4 finale, a sequel of sorts to another Odo-centric ep, Season 3's "The Adversary," and explain why Odo slowly dying makes for one of DS9's best and most underrated hours.


And for one lucky listener, we answer the age-old question: "Should I watch Voyager, or skip straight to Enterprise?"

Also, a resident of the Gamma Quadrant gets fitted for a torpedo coffin as this week's Red Shirt, and Phil gets serious about his "eating disorder."

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Transporter Room 3, Episode 72



  1. OM*G Phil actually took on board feeback ( btw i am the f bomb complainer guy ) Thank you Phill!
    Good ep, have to agree with Scott, Voyager starts strong and season 1 has a lot of good things - if only they decedied to have a fractured crew and power play as a series arc.
    I really dont get how ye can like Enterprise so much, It's protrayal of Vulcans and it's mis-match of tech limits are really off putting to me. And while the Xindi arc is good, is it ruined by its lack of mention in TNG and temporal hijinks that do nothing but show up poor writing.
    Rant over :D

  2. Ha -- we always listen!

    Agreed that most of Enterprise doesn't make sense when viewed from the TNG perspective, but I always tried to just take it own its own merits once that became clear. It ultimately should've all wound up being an alternate reality that never actually happened due to the temporal cold war though.