32. Rivals!

In Rivals, we see Quark take down a competitive upstart, and Bashir and O’Brien fight the age old battle between youth and experience.

The Fire Caves Podcast - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
32. Rivals!

What to expect from episode 32: Rivals!?


Rivals! What makes for a good Rivalry?

Perry and David discuss their week

Perry talks about Paramount Plus’ new show: Halo.

What books are our hosts reading?

What shows will they watch next?

Perry updates David on NuTrek and what’s on the horizon.

Star Trek: Picard minor spoilers!

Perry can’t wait for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

A new El-Aurian? Is he as cool as Guinan?

90s Trivia!

The Cult Classic “The Princess Bride” is discussed and quoted.

Odo is always on the job.

Even aliens have a run of bad luck.

Accidents abound on the station.

Bashir invades O’Brien’s privacy.

Keiko and O’Brien are enjoyable together.

Bashir raided Jake’s closet.

O’Brien takes no charity.

Is the game tennis? Or something else?

Quark manipulates our heroes for the sake of the Bajoran Orphans.

O’Brien can’t drop the ball.

Sisko Admits that he blackmailed Quark. But it’s worked out for Quark!

Comparison of Picard vs Sisko. Who handled it best?

Sisko just shoots the problem, no concern for debris!

Perry and David discuss the greater lore of El-Aurians.

Perry discusses his own fears of growing old.

Just how old is O’Brien?

The new middle age?

Quark is always scheming!

House always takes blue!

Kira trips, the spin is off!

Neatness counts!

Ten times ten thousand? How could anyone pass that up?

The Con gets conned, very fitting end.

Perhaps our new El-Aurian isn’t as good a Listener as he thinks.

Quark is magnanimous in victory.

Do we ever see anyone suffer the consequences of their actions?

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Episode Credits


  • David Wampler
  • Perry Freeze


  • Perry Freeze

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The Fire Caves Podcast - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
32. Rivals!