From a Low Gravity Planet

Story: Melora
Written By: Evan Carlos Somers, Steven Baum, Michael Piller and James Crocker
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1993

How do you do a story about being handicapped in a series that has a universe that eliminated all handicaps? You don’t. At least you hope that they don’t. “Melora” is a terrible episode. Dana Ashbrook is a bad actress, and the story is just not believable at all. She plays the title character, a woman from a planet with less gravity…and she is in crutches as a result of the high gravity of Deep Space 9. Gimme a break.
The story is a lame, she teaches Bashir to fly and they have a quick nonsensical love affair. I hate one off love stories in Star Trek.