Explorers (DS9 S3 E22)

Published on: 12th December, 2023

Explorers (DS9 S3 E22) was recommended by Miyabi, and by Hoofburd, who says:

"Does this episode have the most impact on the show's plot? No. Is it the most dramatic of DS9's episodes? Also no.

But it does have Sisko being a giant nerd and engaging in wanton acts of experimental archaeology (or dare I say: creative anachronism) while going on a father-son trip.

As someone who engages in involved, hubris-fueled historical projects themselves, this was possibly the closest Trek has come to just dropping me on a screen."

Explorers first aired on May 8, 1995, written by story by Hilary J. Bader, teleplay by René Echevarria, and directed by Cliff Bole

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The Joy of Trek
Every Star Trek story is somebody's favorite, and that might as well be us!
Two lifelong besties (and their trusty engineer) adventure through the vast constellations of Star Trek's decades on TV, especially the lesser-loved stories.

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