Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 14: In Purgatory’s Shadow
Aug17

Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 14: In Purgatory’s Shadow

This week with Hansen and Blair away, special guest Dan Levitt (@dlevitt79) joins Smonksey and Chris as we have reached the point of no return of Deep Space Nine: the setup for the Dominion War starting with “In Purgatory’s Shadow.” A mysterious message from Enabran Tain emerges from the Gamma Quadrant, leading Garak and Worf on a mission to discover its source. What they find will have chilling repercussions for the Federation, and the future of the Alpha Quadrant itself. What did you think of this first chapter in this landmark arc? Be sure to write in and let us know! Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:20:23 — 77.7MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 13: For the Uniform
Aug10

Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 13: For the Uniform

This week on UP2, special guest and frequent emailer Zubair joins the UP2 crew as we are reunited with our favorite Maquis traitor, Michael Eddington, in “For the Uniform.” Sisko has been relentlessly pursuing Eddington for months, furious that his former Starfleet security chief betrayed him under his watch. Eddington, however, is ready, and raises the stakes to make the chase personal for Sisko. However, Eddington may not be glad that he’s earned Sisko’s wrath… What did you think of this episode, and the controversial choices made? Be sure to let us know with your feedback! Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:40:51 — 96.8MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 12: The Begotten
Aug03

Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 12: The Begotten

This week on UP2, we take a look at the end of Odo’s life as a solid when he becomes the impromptu father of a baby Changeling with “The Begotten.” When Odo becomes the guardian of a sick baby Changeling, he must try to establish contact. However, doing so will require the help of Odo’s former keeper, Dr. Mora Pol, and this creates some…family drama. Meanwhile, Kira gives birth while her boyfriend insists on being a royal jerk. What did you think of this episode? Be sure to write in with your feedback! Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:15:45 — 69.4MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 11: The Darkness and the Light
Jul27

Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 11: The Darkness and the Light

This week on UP2, the gang takes a look at Bryan Fuller’s intro into the DS9 universe with the dark, atmospheric revenge-thriller “The Darkness and the Light.” When members of her former resistance cell begin meeting unfortunate ends, Kira becomes the next target in an unknown assailant’s game of revenge. Racing against the clock, she’ll have to figure out who it is that wants her dead, and the answer may open old wounds. What did you think of this episode? Be sure to send us your feedback and let us know! Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:19:10 — 72.5MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 10: Rapture
Jul20

Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 10: Rapture

This week on UP2, the Matts are joined by special guest Dan Levitt (aka Evil Dan) to discuss the transition to the First Contact uniforms, and a couple of other minor details that occur in the episode “Rapture.” Bajor is on the verge of joining the Federation when Sisko begins to have visions from the Prophets. These visions lead to the discovery of a lost Bajoran city, and Sisko learns of important news that will affect the future of Bajor. But will he survive long enough to warn anyone? Tune in to find out, and as always, be sure to leave us your feedback! Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:13:19 — 74.7MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 08: Things Past
Jul06

Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 08: Things Past

This week on UP2, the crew delves into an extremely bleak, yet extremely powerful episode with “Things Past.” On their return to the station, Sisko, Dax, Garak, and Odo find themselves inexplicably back on Terok Nor during the Cardassian occupation. Seen by everyone else as Bajorans, they must quickly piece together what has happened, and the answer to that question may open up a very deep wound for Odo. Were you as moved by this episode as we were? Be sure to leave us your feedback and let us know! Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:35 — 63.7MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 07: Let He Who Is Without Sin
Jun29

Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 07: Let He Who Is Without Sin

Warning: There is a chance of getting whiplash going from the tribbles of last week to our next review. Why? Because, now we cover the episode Let He Who Is Without Sin Ellipsis. We all remember this episode to be somewhat regrettable. Is it better than what we remember? Worse? Much much worse? How badly are our stars hurt by this episode? Is the relationship we should be rooting for contaminated for the rest of time? Tune in and check it out. Don’t forget to leave us some feedback. We’d love to hear your thoughts regarding this classic. Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:32 — 54.5MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 06: Trials and Tribble-ations
Jun22

Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 06: Trials and Tribble-ations

This week the whole UP2 crew covers one of the absolute biggies. An iconic episode of Deep Space Nine revisits an iconic episode of the original series. Is it as glorious as we all remember? Tune in and join the love affair. Be sure to leave us some feedback. Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:58 — 72.9MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 05: The Assignment
Jun15

Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 05: The Assignment

This week on UP2, Evil Dan joins the crew as we take a look at the body possession episode that gives us our introduction to the Pah-Wraiths, “The Assignment.” To his horror, O’Brien discovers that Keiko has become possessed by a malevolent entity who threatens his family’s lives if he doesn’t do precisely as she orders. O’Brien must race against time, and with a little help from rising engineering idiot savant Rom, save Keiko before whatever scheme the entity has cooked up. What did you think of the introduction to the Pah-Wraiths? Be sure to write in and let us know! Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:06:13 — 68.4MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 04: …Nor the Battle to the Strong
Jun09

Upper Pylon 2 – 5 x 04: …Nor the Battle to the Strong

After Hansen’s quick visit to the infirmary to take care of his Rigelian Fever (aka sinus infection) the UP2 crew are now proud to present our look at the Jake Sisko Vietnam parable “…Nor the Battle to the Strong.” Jake sees the perfect opportunity for writing a thrilling article when he and Bashir are diverted to assist Starfleet forces under siege by the Klingons. However, Jake soon finds out that he is way over his head, and that the line between courage and cowardice is not as clear cut as he thought it was. This episode got us into a rather spirited debate. What do you think of the episode? Be sure to send us feedback and let us know! Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:36:36 — 88.4MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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