[DS9] A Man Alone

DS9 Season 1, Episode 4 (Netflix: S1 E2): A Man Alone

Rating: 3

As happens every once in a while in Star Trek, A Man Alone is a murder mystery story. Like other Trek murder mysteries, the actual mystery isn’t very compelling. In this case the solution to the mystery is just some sci-fi trick. Fortunately this episode contains a number of enjoyable Odo scenes, which makes it worth watching. If you aren’t a fan of Odo, and don’t have much interest in Dax (who is also developed a bit) then maybe you should skip it.

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 Notes:

 

“I’ll never understand the humanoid need to couple” -The Constable

File under: The Constable

The first of many episodes dissecting the Dax character, which theoretically is interesting, but it seems like the writers have trouble defining her right now.

First appearance of Keiko in DS9, and the introduction to her starting the school.

File under: Rosalind Chao (Keiko)

“Laws change, depending on whose making them…Cardassians one day, Federation the next…but justice is justice” -The Constable                                                                                                                                              A good summary of the constable’s view. They’ll be hitting us over the head with his love of justice a lot in the beginning, so be ready.

They kick off Jake and Nog’s friendship in this episode. I actually like their relationship, even though it seems like it would be annoying.

“Departure from Alderaan Spaceport”? Get outta here Star Wars

Rom doesn’t act Romy yet

File under: Max Grodenchik (Rom)

I like how the constable gets annoyed that Sisko might not be acting straight forward with him

It was nice of the vandals to write in english so the audience would understand.

Molly makes an appearance

File under: Molly O’Brien

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  • http://twitter.com/ForkFrenzy levon j

    I love Justice Odo. I can’t think of an analogous character in any other series. He’s Spock, McCoy, Worf and Data rolled into 1. I also love that he’s our introduction to an alien species, and rather than making him a boiled down stereotype, we find out later he’s an exception to the rule.

    • LetsWatchStarTrek

       Well said!

    • http://twitter.com/LetsWatchST Lets Watch Star Trek

       Well said! I agree