63. Life Support

Kai Winn is back and Vedek Bareil is on Life Support in this episode of The Fire Caves. Join Perry and David for a great discussion!

The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
63. Life Support

What to expect from episode 63: Life Support?


Life Support, or The End of Vedek Bareil.

Perry and David discuss the holidays.

What caused the injuries to the Vedek?

Kai Winn was sick the whole time.

Marda’s out, Leanne is in!

Another Jake Sisko fashion original.

Nog is unbearable.

Cultural complexities and while Humans and Ferengi friendships don’t last.

Checking in with the Siskos, and valuable life lessons.

Odo is only too thrilled to be a part of Jake’s plan.

The benefits of 24th century medicine.

Perry’s obsession with ER comes in handy.

Does this all take place in the same day?

Kai Winn expresses admiration for Bareil.

How long can the Vedek last on Life Support?

Bareil loses part of his brain.

Kai Winn pushes for more drugs.

Kira gets handsy.

Bashir wants the Kai to lie.

We learn of Winn’s true motivations.

Negotiations with the Cardassians break down.

Finally, a small victory.

Bareil loses even more.

Kira’s worries.

Jake and Nog work things out.

Nog is more clever than we give him credit.

Will Jake make up with Leanne?

The negotiations end, and Bareil outlives his usefulness.

Kira stays and counts the hours.

Bareil is gone, long life Vedek Bareil!

What Perry and David appreciate about the politics of the episode.

Life lessons from The Siskos.

Perry and David rank Life Support.

What to expect for NuTrek.

Coming up on YouTube: Star Trek Cooking!

Perry and David discuss The Fire Caves After Dark.

The passion of Jason David Frank, the OG Green, White, Red, Red, Black Ranger!

A somber 90’s Corner, and the rise of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.

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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
63. Life Support