It’s just one problem after another, as the Enterprise gets the hard sell from a long-dead weapons salesman, and the crew of Deep Space Nine sets off an old Cardassian security system.
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We get a taste of life on the lower decks of the Federation’s flagship, and we’re introduced to the crew of the Cerritos, which is far from a flagship.
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A Romulan defector and a mysterious Cardassian show us what true patriotism might look like, in two fine examples of Star Trek at its Star Trek-iest.
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Data learns that honesty isn’t the best policy — until it is — and Kira learns that she doesn’t get to be the good guy anymore.
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Two disgraced officers are sprung from prison for one last mission: to give us a new perspective on just how utopian Starfleet actually is.
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In the first episode of TNG, Picard wants to see what’s out there, and in the first episode of DS9, Sisko’s not afraid to get his hands dirty.
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