133 episodes

The Orb is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Not an episode review show, The Orb explores specific elements with hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing. We dive deep into this unique chapter in the Star Trek story to examine how it tackles the shades of grey that we find in real life, and how it uses characters over technology to tell timeless stories that connect with the audience.

The Orb: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Podcast Trek.fm

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    • 4.8, 132 Ratings

The Orb is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Not an episode review show, The Orb explores specific elements with hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing. We dive deep into this unique chapter in the Star Trek story to examine how it tackles the shades of grey that we find in real life, and how it uses characters over technology to tell timeless stories that connect with the audience.

    Thrown Back into the Mythology

    Thrown Back into the Mythology

    DS9 Documentary: Season 8 Premiere.
    As the camera pulled back from Deep Space 9, and we watched Kira and Jake stare out at the wormhole, what we left behind were many unanswered questions. When Ira Steven Behr and the writers of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine gathered for the documentary, they put together a rough outline for the premiere episode of a hypothetical eighth season.
    In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing dip into the documentary What We Left Behind to discuss the story of Captain Nog calling his former crewmates to the station 20 years after they went their own ways, the mystery of Kira’s behavior, Julian Bashir as the leader of Section 31, and, of course, the return on the Emissary: Benjamin Sisko.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Cold Open (00:04:16)
    Act I (00:08:55)
    Act II (00:19:01)
    Act III (00:26:43)
    Act IV (00:40:41)
    Act V (00:47:17)
    Closing (00:54:16)
    Hosts
    C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) William Murray (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Shaw (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    125: Create Your Own Truth

    125: Create Your Own Truth

    Mob Mentality and “A Man Alone.”. We discuss mob mentality and “A Man Alone” within the context of social media and the troubling state of discourse in today’s world.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ferengi for the Win

    Ferengi for the Win

    The Mirror Universe, Part 5: The Emperor’s New Cloak. We explore DS9’s final trip to the Mirror Universe, including the choice to center the story on the Ferengi and how the DS9 writers added texture and nuance to the mirror.

    • 51 min
    In a Mirror, Reversed

    In a Mirror, Reversed

    The Mirror Universe, Part 4: Resurrection. We explore DS9’s fourth trip to the Mirror Universe, including how the reversal of the mirror reflects on our own struggles and why this Kira story isn’t really about Kira.

    • 49 min
    An Evilish Tint

    An Evilish Tint

    The Mirror Universe, Part 3: Shattered Mirror. We explore DS9's third trip to the Mirror Universe, including the Sisko family connection and whether these are simply playful jaunts or chances to further develop the DS9 story.

    • 1 hr
    A Totally Different Type of Normal

    A Totally Different Type of Normal

    The Mirror Universe, Part 2: Through the Looking Glass. We explore DS9's second trip to the Mirror Universe, including parallels with Discovery, character differences, and why this could be called Star Trek: A Star Wars Story.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Mr.Gromley ,

The Best

Great Treck talk. Easily the best.

theBethever13 ,

I love this show!

I really enjoy listening to The Orb. It is full of interesting insights and commentary on the best Star Trek Series. Deep Space Nine is amazing and it is astounding how applicable it is to the present day. Chris and Matthew are throughly entertaining and very easy to listen to. They give me new things to consider while watching Deep Space Nine episodes and help me appreciate the series even more. I can’t wait for the next podcast! Thank you!

Beth, from Provo, Utah

omoo22 ,

Nothing new?

no new episodes? No goodbye? NOTHING????

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