Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Tread Perilously dispenses with its normal format and discusses Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in its entirety!
In honor of the conclusion of Justin’s Fanbase Press column, The Future Will Be Carpeted, Fanbase Press’ Barbra Dillon joins Erik and Justin to talk about the series. They cover its successes and pitfalls. They also reveal their relative Star Trek devotion statuses. Justin talks about his DS9 viewer’s guide while Barbra reveals she watched every episode. Erik chomps at the bit to make fun of Rick Berman. Favorite episodes and characters are named. One episode gets the wrong name.
The secret history of The Future Will Be Carpeted is revealed as Justin looks back on three-and-a-half years of rewatching Deep Space Nine. Barbra introduces a new appreciation for Ezri Dax. Justin preaches the truth of the Sisko. Erik discusses the layers of Gul Dukat. Garak gets his due. The group looks at how Avery Brooks becomes more comfortable the more he starts to look like himself. Erik also points out how Star Trek: The Next Generation was openly racist toward Bajorans.
Also: O’Brien Must Suffer.