85. Starship Down

Perry and David return to the DS9 story arc with Starship Down. An exciting entry into the developing characters of our space station!

The Fire Caves Podcast - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
85. Starship Down

What to expect from episode 85: Starship Down?


Starship Down, or Submariners in Space!

Sisko is trapped with Quark and Hanok.

Bajoran festivals, and the emissary’s desire to avoid them.

What does Hamara mean?

Spirituality in Star Trek.

The Command structure of DS9.

Worf seems at home on the Defiant.

The Dominion is back!

The Defiant to the rescue.

Down goes the Karemma.

Sisko follows.

Why is everyone whispering?

Perry and David fill you in on their week.

David does a recap.

What we can learn from Starship Down.

Quark gets caught.

It’s all Barter….isn’t it?

Really? Again with the war orphans?

The Defiant takes a beating.

Worf in command.

O’Brien gives leadership lessons.

Is Worf right?

Jadzia is taken out, again.

Dr. Bashir sure has changed.

Best things about this episode.

Worst things about this episode.

The fun of a submarine episode.

Space physics!

Quark and Hanok have a lot to discuss.

The power of gambling.

Kira tells Sisko a story.

Worf takes over the engine room.

The destruction of one ship very nearly ends another.

Worf needs a weapon. Of course he does.

The bridge is a mess.

Dax and Bashir come to an understanding.

Kira comes to understand something about Captain Sisko.

The Starship is Down, but her crew isn’t!

Nice shooting, Worf!

The Defiant emerges triumphant.

Quark and Hanok strike a new understanding.

Hey, there’s Odo!

You mean he had to wait around all day just for that.

The wonderful career of James Cromwell.

Trek History.

Kira and Sisko have a new understanding.

Hot dogs?

Baseball caps and a smile.

Perry updates on NuTrek.

Star Trek: Picard is over.

Spinoff possibilities.

Tune in next week!

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
85. Starship Down