8. The Passenger

David and Perry discuss “The Passenger” and how they feel about cloning, organ harvesting, and whether or not Dr. Julian Bashir makes for a good villian!

The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
8. The Passenger
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What to expect from episode 8: The Passenger?

On today’s show, our hosts discuss the 8th episode of Star Trek Deep Space Nine’s first season, The Passenger.

Special highlights include the teaming up of Constable Odo with Lt. Primmin, and the absolute control that Odo demands of his investigation and position as Chief of Security.

A brief breakdown of the episode is presented along with standout performances and notable absences.

Evil Bashir is discussed as well. Perry and David then turn their attention to cloning and where they fall on the issue.

Which of them is for cloning, which against?
Can the world handle two Perry’s?

David and Perry also discuss first impressions of new characters and who they would like to see more of.

They spend some time debating organ harvesting, whether or not this is a moral act, and if in the future cloning will be the alternative to such practices.

Throughout this episode you will definitely get a sense of who the favorite characters are for our hosts, and why and also why some people they are already wishing would be cast aside!

Can you guess who their favorites are? And what is up with Bashir? Perry and David do a deep dive on our dear doctor and talk potential for the show as well as whether or not he lasts past season one!

Perry and David also “check in” with one another, offering us a little insight into their worlds and how things are going, as well as discussing David’s ever deepening appreciation for all things Trek and what he would like to see as he moves from Star Trek: The Next Generation and onto Deep Space Nine proper.

Will Perry be able to sway him away from the bright allure of TNG and show him that the gritty reality of Starfleet as presented on DS9 is ultimately the superior show? Tune in to find out!

Episode Credits

Hosts

  • David Wampler
  • Perry Freeze

Editor

  • Perry Freeze

Small Print

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The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
8. The Passenger
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