Talking Nonsense

Story: Babel
Written By: Sally Caves & Ira Steven Behr
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1993

“Babel” is one of the many stories in these first couple of seasons that could have easily been a TNG script, and had it been on that show this late in the game it would have seemed rather bland and uninteresting…but the fresh new DS9 characters make it far more interesting.
The whole crew contract a disease that causes them to speak incoherently…it is an interesting idea. The episode is just okay. Like I said, had it been on TNG it would have felt like it was a standard script, but the new character make it work.

NEXT TIME: Hunters and Prey