Playing TV Bingo With Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Today, we play TV Bingo with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine!
You know the concept, I use a TV Bingo card (one for dramas and one for sitcoms) and I’ll go through the episodes in order and see how quickly I hit a bingo. In case you don’t know how bingo works, the idea is that you mark off a box (in traditional bingo, someone will draw ping pong balls with numbers and letters on them like a lottery machine) and when you check off five boxes in a row (whether left to right, up and down or diagonal) then that counts as a “bingo.” Here, we’ll be going episode-by-episode and seeing whether they match any of the boxes on our bingo card. When we hit five in a row, that’s a “bingo”!
Here is the 1970s-1990s drama card…
Today, we look at the acclaimed Star Trek spin-off series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, about the cast of characters who live and work on a space station orbiting the planet of Bajor, which just had finished a war against the Cardassians.
Let’s take a look!
I think the series got paranormal right off the bat, in the pilot, “Emissary,” right? I also think Picard’s presence in the pilot counts as a crossover.
Season 1’s “Move Along Home” is basically a wager episode.
Season 1’s “A Man Alone” involves a bad guy faking his death to frame Odo.
Season 1’s “Dramatis Personae” involves the crew getting psychically imprinted with other personalities.
Season 2’s “Invasive Procedures” saw Kira get taken hostage.
Season 2’s “Crossover” is a Mirror Universe episode, so lots of dual roles.
Season 3’s The Die Is Cast” has Garek’ mentor show up.
Season 4’s “Homefront” has a horse in it.
Season 4’s “Rules of Engagement” was a Rashomon episode.
In Season 5’s “Ties of Blood and Water,” a character is poisoned.
Season 6’s “Who Mourns for Morn?” saw the death of Morn.
Huh…I don’t think they make it.
There really weren’t any “wacky relative” visits, were there? And somehow, while there were PLENTY of ill-fated romances with guest stars, none of them died, I don’t believe.
Fair enough, you’ve all convinced me that there is enough for a “Wacky Relative Visit” one and thus, a bingo is made!
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6 thoughts on “Playing TV Bingo With Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”
What about Quark’s mother?
You could argue that “Far Beyond the Stars” counts as a dream episode, but tjat alone doesn’t get you the bingo.
Although most appearances of Quark’s mother took place elsewhere from the space station, she did travel there in Season 6’s “Profit and Lace” which should count as an actual *visit* from a wacky relative, which gets you your diagonal bingo.
What about Kira’s love interest of Shakar (sp?). He died due to an illness that kept growing.
Lwaxana Troi almost got married but ended up married to Odo instead.
I agree about Quark’s mother being a “wacky” relative.
The Dominion did have the DS9 crew in a “dream” episode of sorts to see how they would respond to the Dominion coming into the Alpha Quadrant.
It was a B story in an episode but Worf got stuck watching Mile’s O’brian’s baby during a good portion of an episode.
Vic Fontaine doesn’t count as a celebrity? Bummer…
Dr. Bashir, I Presume? is a Wacky Relative Visits. (Facets is too, in a way. Curzon is essentially Jadzia’s Wacky Relative and his temporarily taking over Odo’s body to hang out with Sisko is a visit)
Distant Voices, Extreme Measures, and The Search, Part II are Dream Episodes
The Abandoned, The Begotten, and Time’s Orphan are Stuck Watching Kid for a Whole Episode
Trials & Tribble-ations is Meets Celebrity For Some Reason
I think Ziyal’s death in Sacrifice of Angels counts as Guest Star Love Interest Killed, as does Bareil’s in Life Support
I also think Bareil counts for gust start love interest killed.
I wonder if Fenna from “Second Sight” counts? She was a psycic-projection, and Sisko fell in love with her, only for the woman who was projecting her to wake up, causing Fenna to disappear. The effect for Sisko was the same.