61. Past Tense Pt. 1

Sisko, Dax, and Bashir find themselves transported to the 21st Century! Plus Starfleet Disappears! Perry and David discuss time travel, cultural shenanigans and more in Past Tense Pt. 1!

The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
61. Past Tense Pt. 1

What to expect from episode 61: Past Tense Pt. 1?


Past Tense, or how to do time travel poorly.

Chronitons, my kingdom for Chronitons!

For once, the Deflector dish wasn’t the problem.

Cloaking technology and why it sucks in Starfleet.

Lack of explanation makes David go crazy.

Some rules of Acquisition just to keep us in the know.

Everyone’s perspective proves why there is no place like home.

Perry loves The Defiant.

Perry and David talk time travel.

The Significance of The Bell Riots and Sanctuary Cities.

What’s happening on the Defiant.

Sisko and Bashir get robbed.

Updates for Perry and David.

What would Picard do?

How this Past informs the present.

Sisko and Bashir make a change in clothing.

Getting hassled by security is no fun in any century.

What happened to Starfleet?

The Retcon of Trek History.

What David and Perry have been up to.

Holiday plans.

Perry cooks for Thanksgiving.

Dax and her pretty face get her everything.

Who is Chis Brynner?

The Dims and Gimmies and the problems in the district.

What happens when you can’t find work?

Sanctuary Districts and what they mean for Trek and for us.

Sanctuary City vs Sanctuary District. How they are the same but different.

All this happens in California.

How Picard changes the timeline.

Medicine helps make a friend.

Does this episode deserve its two parter status?

Excellent social commentary.

The Passion of Sisko.

Who is Gabriel Bell?

Our Past as Starfleet’s future.

What lesson are we suppose to learn?

Dax is a genius in any century.

How was the Defiant protected?

O’Brien speaks Treknobabble.

Perry and David go over the dialogue of the tech scene.

Odo essentially does nothing.

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
61. Past Tense Pt. 1