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DS9: The Jem'Hadar - abates
Brilliant but slightly odd but very nice

Alden Bates
Date: 2007-12-23 13:31
Subject: DS9: The Jem'Hadar
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Tags:deep space 9
Hey, look, my internet's not working properly. What a surprise.

The Jem'Hadar: On a trip to the Gamma Quadrant, Sisko and Quark are captured by the Jem'Hadar.

This time we open with Jake engaging in horticulture for a science project. Sisko thinks he can do better, and Jake decides on doing a planetary survey in the Gamma quadrant. Oooo, exciting. Then Jake invites Nog along too. Sisko is not that happy. Quark sees an opportunity, of course, and invites himself along too. Amazingly, he manages to talk Sisko into letting him come.

A scene change later, and they're on a planet in the Gamma quadrant. Quick trip. Quark is apparently allergic to nature and smears green ointment on his ears. Also, he tries to talk Sisko into letting him sell stuff over DS9's monitor system. There's also camping, and Quark sets his arm on fire, and then gives a speech about how humans hate Ferengi. Then a woman appears out of nowhere and zaps Sisko, before they're all surrounded by Jem'Hadar.

Jake and Nog return to camp to find the others missing and start tracking them.

The woman, Eris, who has funny ears, tells Sisko that the Jem'Hadar are the soldiers of the Dominion. Also the collar she's wearing is suppressing her telekinetic powers. Finally Quark annoys the Jem'Hadar enough that their leader turns up and tells them about the Founders, who created the Dominion. Also, they're not going to stand for any more ships coming through the wormhole.

Awfully chatty, these Jem'Hadar.

Jake and Nog return to the runabout and try to beam Sisko and Quark up. When this doesn't work, they try to set course for the wormhole, but the autopilot is still engaged.

The Jem'Hadar nip over to DS9 and their leader, Third Talak'talan, beams into ops and tells them that they have Sisko, and tells them to keep out of the Gamma quadrant. DS9 security and technology is made of FAIL! Not only can't they keep TTT in a force field, but they can't tractor his ship. Grief, they had less trouble with the Borg.

Quark puts forward the theory that humans don't like Ferengi because they remind humans of how things used to be on Earth.

The Odyssey turns up, and Captain Keogh says he's going to attempt to rescue Sisko. Odo says he's going along to make sure Quark gets rescued. Odo/Quark OTP? They intercept Jake and Nog, who've managed to disable the autopilot.

Quark finally manages to get Eris' collar off, and they make their escape.

The Odyssey and runabouts engage some Jem'Hadar ships, while O'Brien takes runabout in close enough to beam up Sisko, Quark and Eris. Unfortunately, one of the Jem'Hadar ships rams the Odyssey, and it's destroyed. The other runabouts return to DS9, where Quark discovers that the "telekinetic dampening collar" is just an ordinary collar. Eris is a Dominion spy. Unfortunately she teleports away. DS9 security loses again!
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User: kiri_l
Date: 2007-12-23 02:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I love your summaries.. but I have to tell you I keep dissecting the episodes differently.
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2007-12-23 02:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Scalpel? :)
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User: endis_ni
Date: 2007-12-23 17:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So, the tricksy evil woman was called Eris? Deary me.

Could have been worse, I guess, in the original series they would no doubt have given her a polystyrene apple and gone "yes, it's her! She was an alien that the Greeks mistook for a goddess!"
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2007-12-23 18:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, that was just a wee bit suspect all right...
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