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The Rewatch 213: Babel

Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9)
Episode:  1.05 Babel (01/11/1994)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1

Notable Guest Stars:
Jack Kehler (Captain Jaheel)– Kehler is a member of the Actor’s Studio.  A recent credit for him includes the Amazon hit series The Man in the High Castle.  He has appeared in smaller roles across a spectrum of popular tv shows.
Ann Gillespie (Jabara)-
Gillespie has appeared in several hit tv shows, including Gilmore Girls, 90210, and Ryan’s Hope.  She currently works as an Episcopal Priest.


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The Rewatch 210: Emissary

Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9)
Episode:  1.01/02 Emissary (01/04/1994)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 1/1

Notable Guest Stars:
 Patrick Stewart (Picard) – Odd seeing him as a Guest star, but technically he is. 
Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka)-
Saviola plays the part of Kai Opaka for four episodes, and is referenced in several more.  She had a long Broadway career.  She recently passed away in October 2021.
Felcia M. Bell (Jennifer Sisko) –
Bell is known for her soap opera credits on Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  She has since focused her career on holistic health.
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)- E
isenberg will play Quark’s nephew for all seven seasons of the series. The actor was 25 when the pilot was aired, making him slightly older than the character he plays.  Unfortunately he died in 2019 due to lifelong medical issues.
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)-
Alaimo played several characters over the past few years, but Gul Dukat is his most notable role.  He’ll appear on this series at least 34 more times.
Max Grodenchik (Rom/Pit Boss)-
Grodenchik has played various Ferengi over the years, but Rom will be his most known role.  He is actually credited as “Ferengi Pitt Boss” in this episode, though he would eventually be Rom.
J.G. Hertzler (Vulcan Captain) –
He is more known as Martok, Worf’s mentor later in the series.


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The Rewatch 120: Up The Long Ladder

Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Episode: 2.18  Up The Long Ladder (5-22-89)
Rating:  3/5
Redshirt Status: 0/18.5/21.5

Notable Guest Stars:
Rosalyn Landor (Brenna) – Landor does mostly voice acting in recent years, but she did appear in several TV shows during the 1980s, and appeared in the 1990 film Bad Influence, which I’ve not seen but includes Rob Lowe and James Spader.
Barrie Ingham (Danilo)- Ingham was prolific television actor and a long career. He was in The Great Mouse Detective, which I haven’t watched in years. Should probably change that.
Jon De Vries (Wilson & Victor Granger) DeVries has appears as a guest star on many television shows over the years, most recently The Black list and Elementary. He also had a part in the film Sarah, Plain and Tall. A film I loved as a kid, and really should watch again (It stars Glenn Close and Christopher Walken and remains my favorite film of both)


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The Rewatch 109: Unnatural Selection

Screencap credit to CygnusX1

Series: Star Trek The Next Generation
Episode: 2.07 Unnatural Selection(01-30-89)
Rating:   5/5
Redshirt Status: 0 /0/3

Notable Guest Stars:
 Patricia Smith – Dr. Sara Kinglsey.  She appeared in The Spirit of St. Louis.


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TV Review: The Orville 2×10 (belated)

 Episode Title: THe Blood of Patriots (2×10)
Original Airdate: March 7, 2019 (watched later via HULU)
Grade: B

Notable Guest Stars/Directors:

Ted Danson (Admiral Perry) – Danson returns as Admiral Perry, this time assigning the crew to the peace talks. I always love the Admirals on this show because they are always exciting cameos.

Mackenzie Astin (Orrin) –  I spent the whole time feeling he was familar in some way and it turns out there is a reason.  He’s the younger brother of Lord of The Rings Actor Sean Astin (and the son of actors Patty Duke and John Astin).  He has also guest starred on quite a few procedurals so if you find him familar its probably because you have seen him before.  

John Fleck (Ambassador K.T.Z.) – I know him best as Silik from Star Trek: Enterprise.  He has a diverse filmography, including True Blood, so he is probably familar from other places as well.  I think he uses a different tone, because it wasn’t till I was rewatching some clips that I recognized his voice, which if you have ever seen him is pretty recognizable.

Notable Quotes:

Capt. Ed Mercer: I hope that this marks the beginning of a new era of nonviolence between our two peoples.

Ambassador K.T.Z.: We will see. A peace is only as strong as those who uphold it.

Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: And, of course, trust is earned.

Ambassador K.T.Z.: We agree on that, Commander.

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