92. Return to Grace

Perry and David are excited to examine our favorite villain, Gul Dukat in Return to Grace. Plus ship building and the Return of the 90s!

The Fire Caves Podcast - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
92. Return to Grace

What to expect from episode 92: Return to Grace?


Return to Grace: The Redemption of Gul Dukat.

Kira and Dukat make for terrible bedfellows.

Throwback to the 90s.

Mission Impossible week!

Top Five of 1996.

Do you know why it’s called a block buster?

Famous last words.

Perry and David play catch up.

New equipment, new issues.

Dukat is still a military man.

We hardly see the DS9 crew.

Kira the resistance fighter, Kira the terrorist.

Dukat vs Shakaar.

Klingons on the loose.

The curious case of Tora Ziyal.

The lack luster freighter.

Gul Dukat’s punishment for Indiscretion.

Status symbols and Cardassian society.

An ambush on both Bajorans and Cardassians.

No peace in our time.

Perry and David break down Gul Dukat.

The creepiness of Dukat.

The fascination with Kira.

What went on during the Occupation of Bajor.

Little fun on a ship this size.

Klingons again!

The dishonorable attack.

No honor in fighting a freighter.

Shedding preconceptions and challenging tradition.

A change on the ship.

Kira sees herself in Ziyal.

What Dukat really wants.

Taking the fight to them.

A Surprise attack, Klingon’s lose.

The difference in being a soldier vs a terrorist.

Kira shifts gears.

Dukat makes a plea.

Perry and David do not like Dukat here, but he is interesting.

The Cardassian Pivot.

Thoughts on the future.

Does Dukat achieve his Return to Grace?

Ziyal is now on DS9.

Coming up next week.

New plans for Perry and David.

Fire Caves After Dark on the horizon.

What we are reading.

Where to find more information.

Countdown to Mission Impossible Seven.

Update on all things Trek.

Prodigy and Discovery Cancelled.

Will Section 31 ever happen?

The End.

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
92. Return to Grace