[DS9] Season 3, Episode 22: Explorers
This episode isn’t bad, just a little dull. It introduces a few upcoming story arcs, a new character, and most importantly new facial hair, so you should probably watch it.
Read more at Memory Alpha
It’s the first appearance of Leeta
It’s also the first appearance of beard
Sisko wants to build a replica of an ancient Bajoran ship. Rumor has it that Bajorans were in space while humans were still just making there way across oceans. Sisko wants to prove that the rumors are true
According to Memory Alpha the original script had O’Brien building the ship, but instead they made him the biggest skeptic. He doesn’t think they would have enough air to make a long trip. Yeah, but the bigger question, and one they never address, is how they would get into space, and through the atmosphere of Bajor
Jake is going to go on the trip too. They plan on going through the roughest part of space. They figure if they get through that it goes a long way to show that the Bajorans could’ve made it all the way to Cardassia, as the Bajorans claim
The Lexington is coming to DS9, and the person who beat Bashir for top of the class is on board. Bashir feels like he’s second best. Clearly they hadn’t planned out how the Bashir character ends up
They set off! It’s a space-sail-ship
Jake likes writing.
They get some turbulence so they turn some things!
Bashir confronts his old classmate. They get along.
Jake wants to set up Ben with a lady named Kassidy
Because of the particles they reach up to warp speeds and make it all the way to Cardassian space
The Cardassians give them a fire-works show
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