Story: Blood Oath
Written By: Peter Allan Fields
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Three old Klingons appear on the station, and they happen to be old friends of Curzon Dax. They are Kor, Kang, and Koloth…three Klingons who were each originally villains in the original series at some point. For the big Trek fan like me…it’s a lot of fun just to see them. But for the DS9 casual fan it is actually a solid episode as well.
It is not only one of the first interesting Klingon stories in a while…things like “Birthright” and “Firstborn” had not captured my interest. It seems like it wasn’t that Klingons had become uninteresting, it was that Worf (as he was being written at this point on TNG) had become uninteresting. Seemingly they had just lost their way in furthering his story…only until he arrived on DS9 did they begin to really take him in nice new directions.
Anyhow, the other interesting aspect of this episode is Dax. Dax is a character with a really interesting backstory and race of people, yet I really feel early on the writers weren’t sure how to handle it. You take an episode like “Dax”. A whole episode about Dax and who she is and it focuses more on Sisko. Finally we get this, which is focusing on her character, from her perspective…and the complicated issues that come with being a Trill with the memories and feelings of someone integrated into your own personality…it is some interesting concepts, and I think this episode executed them well.
NEXT TIME: Cal Hudson