38. Playing God

Career Advancement through Joining: Dax has an opportunity to decide the fate of another ambitious Trill in “Playing God.” Is she up to the task?

The Fire Caves Podcast - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
38. Playing God

What to expect from episode 38: Playing God?


David and Perry discusss Playing God and the great Jadzia Dax.

David and Perry update you about their week.

Perry loves Ice.

Perry is building the Enterprise!

Finally, a real Dax ep.

Dax collects forgotten composers. Interesting.

What exactly is a Cardassian Vole?

Quark’s ears are sensitive.

Jadzia wrestles in the morning….wrestling.

What in the world is in a Black Hole?

Arjin is a bit milquetoast for Perry’s tastes.

Perry and David discuss the uniqueness of Jadzia.

What we know about the Trill.

Arjin has no ambition.

Space Seaweed.

Another runabout.

The wormhole is beautiful, albeit a little dangerous.

Dax sings the Klingon Blues.

Arjin is a great pilot, his only notable quality.

Dax plays Tongo, the boys just whine.

Perry speaks about the importance of Dax.

The formulation of a new universe? Wow.

Another Jake Sisko original!

The Siskos! Perry and David’s favorite side sitcom.

Odo gives a poignant speech…about ants.

Kira wants to kill everything.

Bashir…we hardly see him.

When Ben needs to think, he goes home to his son.

Differences between Sisko and Picard, part 4000.

Perry and David discuss standout performances.

Overall decision: This is a quirky but funny episode.

Perry updates us on NuTrek and where to watch.

Strange New Worlds is a delight, check it out.

Where to find the show, and how to engage with the hosts!

New projects coming up for The Fire Caves!

Perry and David are almost done with season two!

What Easter eggs do we have so far?

Will we finally encounter The Dominion?

Does Odo ever find his home? Tune in and find out.

Also, Perry is STILL not watching Halo.

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
38. Playing God