37. Shadowplay

An alien culture needs the help of Odo and Dax to solve their mystery. Also, The Sisko’s are back and sharing growing pains.

The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
37. Shadowplay

What to expect from episode 37: Shadowplay?


Shadowplay! What an interesting title.

Odo and Dax, together for the first time.

When Odo’s away, Quark will try to play.

Kira is looming in the shadows.

Quark’s cousin, the smuggler.

Smuggling from Cardassians? Risky business!

Kira is on the case!

The Sisko’s. Our favorite space family.

Another Jake Sisko original.

Jake get a combadge, and is low-jacked by Ben.

Isolinear rods: a lesson.

Ben Sisko is a great father.

The Mystery of the Omicron particles.

We’ve seen Taya before, but where?

Why does everyone wear those beads?

Vedek Bareil, doesn’t belong and he knows it.

Kira and Bareil play springball.

Jake spends time with Miles O’Brien and learns a thing or two.

Jake Sisko doesn’t want to be in Starfleet.

Quark is trying to distract Kira

Vedek Bareil, not distracting enough.

Bareil would be more at home on TNG.

How would The TNG crew handle this mystery?

A Changeling Fable, or is it a fairy tale?

Odo is smarter than the average changeling.

What happened to Taya’s arm?

A startling surprise.

What makes a person alive?

Can a computer program evolve?

Another Dominion reference. Building toward a reveal?

Perry and David discuss stand out performances.

We finally got a little more Dax.

Odo actually has a heart.

Parenting lessons from Benjamin Sisko.

How Jake trusts and responds to his father.

Character development for Odo
Concepts we can take to heart.

What’s up with NuTrek.

Perry really likes Strange New Worlds.

Perry is STILL not watching Halo.

Some Old Trek appreciation.

Half way through season two, wow!

What’s next for Perry and David?

Find our hosts and their show on all the social medias!

Episode Credits


  • David Wampler
  • Perry Freeze


  • Perry Freeze

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The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
37. Shadowplay