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Daily Doux: 10 Episodes That Show Why DS9 is the Best Star Trek Series

‘Duet’ (season 1) 

Featuring two fantastic performances Nana Vistor and Harris Yulin, this classic from season one, where Kira interrogates a suspected Cardassian war criminal, helped the struggling freshman series escape from Next Gen’s shadow.  


‘The Wire’ (Season 2) 

One of DS9′s greatest strengths was its rich cast of recurring characters. By far the best of the bunch was Andrew Robinson’s Garak, a Cardassian tailor who was more than he appeared. This gem from the second season was the first to delve into his mysterious past but, as was so often the case with Garak, we came away with more questions than answers. 


‘Past Tense’ (Season 3) 

A great time travel tale with a social conscience that sees Sisko, Dax and Bashir accidentally sent back to an ugly time in Earth’s (future) history.  


‘The Way of the Warrior’ (Season 4) 

Worf’s arrival on the station marked the point where DS9 went from being that surprisingly good Next Gen spin-off to the best series in the entire Star Trek franchise.  


‘The Visitor’ (Season 4)

After an accident leaves his father lost in subspace, Jake Sisko spends his entire life searching for a way to bring him home. Have a box of hankies nearby when you watch this one because, trust me, you’re gonna need them. 


‘Our Man Bashir’ (Season 4)

DS9 didn’t always make holodeck gone wrong episodes. But when they did they were the best holodeck gone wrong episodes in the world. 


‘Trials and Tribble-ations’ (Season 5)

DS9 may have been the show hat strayed furthest from Gene Roddenberry’s vision, but there was still no doubt that the folks who made it really loved Star Trek. Never was this more apparent than in this episode, a brightly coloured love letter to the classic series produced to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary. 


‘Far Beyond the Stars’ (Season 6)

Star Trek episodes don’t come more powerful than this classic from season six, which saw Sisko experience the life of Benny Russell, a science fiction writer in the 1950s struggling against discrimination to get his story of a black space station commander named Benjamin Sisko published. 


‘In The Pale Moonlight’ (Season 6) 

The episode that reveals just how far Sisko is willing to go in order to get the Romulans to side with the Federation against the Dominion. All together now: “IT’S A FAAAAKKKKEEEEE!!!!!!!”


‘Treachery, Faith, and the Great River’ (Season 7) 

An underrated gem from the show’s final season that put Weyoun (another one of the show’s many amazing supporting characters) front and centre and gave the always brilliant Jeffrey Combs a chance to shine. The b-story with Nog making deal after deal to get the Defiant a new part is pretty great too. 


Bauer, Santana lift Indians over Twins, 6-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – When Trevor Bauer’s foot slipped on the mound with the bases loaded, causing him to balk in a run, his outing hung in the balance.

The Cleveland Indians right-hander dug in, limited the damage and delivered his best performance of the season.

Bauer struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Indians over the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday.

Bauer (1-2) gave up two runs, three hits and three walks, lowering his ERA from 8.44 to 6.35. His balk came with one out in the fourth. He gave up a sacrifice fly to Jorge Polanco and then struck out Eddie Rosario to hold down the Twins.

“I seem to have an inning like that every start and the outcome of my start is kind of determined on how well I get through it and limit the damage,” Bauer said.

Andrew Miller pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and the Indians took all three games in a series that included a rainout Wednesday night.

Ervin Santana gave up one run, four hits and three walks over six innings for the Twins, who are 1-5 in a 10-game homestand.

“We had Bauer on the ropes there with the balk and the walks,” Brian Dozier said. “That’s been the thing the past few games, when you’ve got them on the ropes, that inning could be the deciding factor in the outcome of a game.”

Carlos Santana delivered another RBI double off of Taylor Rogers in Cleveland’s three-run seventh inning to jump in front 4-2.

Tyler Duffey (0-1) gave up two runs on two hits for the loss and the Indians tacked on two more in the ninth off of Ryan Pressly.

“I feel great, especially when my team is winning,” Carlos Santana said. “I’m more comfortable now and I love the park. I feel great, so I have to keep it up.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Indians: Manager Terry Francona said 2B Jason Kipnis, on the DL with right shoulder inflammation, was on track to rejoin the team this weekend in Chicago.

Twins: LHP Ryan O'Rourke, on the DL since March with a strained forearm, flew from Florida to the Twin Cities for an examination. The Twins said there is no structural damage

MOLITOR EJECTED

Twins manager Paul Molitor was ejected in the eighth inning after plate umpire Alan Porter called Jason Castro out on strikes on a checked swing. Molitor wanted Porter to look for help from third base umpire Andy Fletcher. It was Molitor’s fifth career ejection and first this season.

“I thought there was some inconsistencies today, but probably not the difference in the game,” Molitor said. “I just felt on that particular check swing that it was close. I haven’t seen the video. But I just think that’s a hard call for him to make if he’s tracking the pitch.”

ERVIN’S OUTING

Ervin Santana didn’t have his best stuff on a chilly afternoon with an opening pitch temperature of 43 degrees. He had a streak of 22 straight scoreless innings snapped in the fifth when Carlos Santana doubled home Abraham Almonte.

“It was tough. It was hard to get a good grip for the ball,” he said after seeing his ERA rise to 0.64. “I don’t think about that. I was trying to make a good pitch.”

BUXTON’S SLIDE

Twins CF Byron Buxton struck out again and his hitting .082. His 24 strikeouts lead the majors. But before the game, Molitor told reporters he is not contemplating sending his prized youngster back to Triple-A.

“We’re not at that point, so I don’t want to waste too much time talking about that,” Molitor said. “But obviously it’s not an unexpected question because people are going to wonder.”

UP NEXT

Indians: Cleveland stays on the road, opening a series in Chicago against the White Sox on Friday. RHP Corey Kluber (1-1, 6.38) starts against Chicago LHP Jose Quintana (0-3, 6.75).

Twins: LHP Hector Santiago (1-1, 1.47) will take the mound on Friday to open a home series against RHP Justin Verlander (1-1, 5.71) and the Detroit Tigers.

Doctor Who Re-watch: Dalek

In my opinion, one of the best episodes of the Reboot.  Hearing a distress call, the Doctor follows it to an underground extraterrestrial museum owned by Mr. Van Stratten. 

I love that they used to old Cybermen design from the original series.  Know your roots!

This episode brought back a terrifying villain from the Classic era, but also shaped the story of new Who.  We’ve established that the Doctor is the last of his people, but we only have a vague sense of why.  Now we get even more back story.  We also see the Doctor at his cruelest.

You can see the rage and fear and hatred in the Doctor’s face.  Why did this Dalek survive when everyone else had died?  Where is the fairness in that?

 

Not only do we see the worst of the Doctor, we also see the worst of humanity.  This billionaire traps and tortures the Doctor.  Much darker than previous episode.

But, on the flip side, we see Rose being the best of humanity.

She saves him, again and again.  What if Rose wasn’t there?

We also see that even a Dalek recognizes that the Doctor love Rose.

Doctor’s face: Yes, I need to save Rose.  I love her! *shipshipship*

Adam’s face: Aw, man, I was tryin’ ta hit that!

Over all, this was one of the best episodes of season 1.  Christopher Eccleston gave a phenomenal performance, and Billie Piper was flawless as always.  5 stars!

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‘Flash’ TV recap: No matter his Earth, this show revolves best around Tom Cavanagh
The second season offers the second look at Cavanagh's man of many faces.

To watch Tuesday night’s episode of “The Flash” was to see Tom Cavanagh at the top of his game.

The actor’s performance as Eobard Thawne disguised as Harrison Wells has been the highlight of the CW show’s first season, which has established the show as some of the best comics-adapted television around.

Cavanagh’s dual-personality performance in Season 1 was the stuff of brilliance. As Harrison Wells, he molded Team Flash to greatness, but only to secretly aid the needs of the evil Eobard Thawne who lurked beneath the surface.

When Thawne’s evil was exposed, the character kicked things up a notch by revealing himself as the Reverse Flash — adding another layer to Cavanagh’s role as “The Flash’s” most intriguing character.