55. Second Skin

Second Skin, or the duplicitous nature of Cardassians! Perry and David discuss Star Trek Deep Space Nine’s favorite enemy species!

The Fire Caves Podcast - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
55. Second Skin

What to expect from episode 55: Second Skin?


Second Skin, and why Cardassians can’t be trusted.

Elimspur, the infamous detention center.

Was Kira a prisoner?

Is Dax angry or lonely?

Quark, always ready to sleaze.

Odo and Kira catch a mystery.

Who is the random alien following Kira?

Kira to Bajor, we hope!

Transporter Trace or Phaser Burn?

Kira or Illiyana?

The Power of Tekheny Ghemor.

Civilian Unrest, and other problems on Cardassia.

Garak knows something and that makes it dangerous for everyone.

Sisko employs his favorite trick: blackmail.

Yet ANOTHER Kira? How many are there?

Perry drops some BTS lore.

Nana Visitor is a powerhouse.

Entek and his many lies.

The Second Skin of The Defiant and Commander Sisko.

Garak on The Defiant.

Why is Garak hiding on the station?

Illiyana Ghemor and her dedication to Cardassia.

Rak-Munis is a terrible name.

Perry and David discuss the Noble lie and the plans within plans of Cardassia.

Why David doesn’t like this episode so much.

Why Perry loves this Episode.

What can Odo turn into?

The End of Entek.

Garak is glad to be home.

Garak finds Illiyana attractive.

The enemies of the state are realized.

Fatherly advice, one last time.

The Honor of Tekeney Ghemor.

Coming up on The Fire Caves.

The Fire Caves go LIVE!

Perry and David discuss New Trek.

Perry talks Lower Decks and a return to Deep Space Nine.

That’s Kira, but is that Quark?

What is the timeline of Lower Decks?

What David can and cannot watch.

The tools and tricks of our favorite Captains.

When you can catch the podcast of the live broadcast!

The name of our YouTube Channel.

What’s your Second Skin?

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
55. Second Skin