Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

All Captain Sisko wants at the end of the war is a nice little place on Bajor to call his own and the hand of Kasidy Yates in marriage. He's going to hear from the Prophets on that one. You just know it. Penumbra goes into the Mission Log.

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A trip to Romulus to give a talk is not at all what it seems when Dr. Bashir is recruited to do some spy work for Section 31. When nobody around him can be trusted, he gains the confidence of a Senator which endangers both of them. Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges goes into the Mission Log.

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The mob moves in and pushes Vic Fontaine out of his own club. It's only a hologram, right? To Vic's friends, he's more than that, and they cook up a heist to put the mob on ice. Mission Log goes Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang.

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Deep Space Nine has a visitor: a changeling named Laas. Like Odo, he's been living away from the Great Link his whole life. Unlike Odo, he's ready to ditch these inferior humanoids and return to the Link after exploring the galaxy, and he wants Odo to go with him.

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There's an outbreak of seemingly unconnected murders occurring on DS9. Ezri Dax is particularly attuned to figuring out the culprit when she communes with the darker side of her symbiont. Memories and melons explode when Field of Fire goes into the Mission Log.

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The Roddenberry Podcast universe is expanding...and John, Norman and special guest Rod Roddenberry are here to answer your questions.

(Episode 158 of Mission Log Live is appearing as a special supplemental in the Mission Log feed.)

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Gand Nagus Zek decides to open up some new business opportunities in the mirror universe and is quickly taken hostage. It's mirror Ezri who recruits Quark and Rom to help bust the Nagus out, if only they can steal a cloaking device. Mission Log puts on The Emperor's New Cloak.

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Closing out season two of Star Trek: Lower Decks, series creator Mike McMahan stops by to talk to John and Norm about everything from planning stories to fan reactions to his deep love of Cetacean Ops.

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Ezri Dax returns home only to find she can't go home again. There's her overbearing mother, her artistic brother and the other one. Oh hi, Chief O'Brien. Also, there's murder. Prodigal Daughter goes into the Mission Log.

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Nog returns after treating his wounds from AR-558, but the adjustment to life back on DS9 is complicated. He finds solace in Vic Fontaine's holographic world until reality puts a damper on the fantasy. It's Only a Paper Moon goes into the Mission Log.

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Kira is kidnapped to Empok Nor where she find the cult of the Pah-wraiths have an unlikely new leader: Gul Dukat. Faith becomes the battleground when Kira challenges his real motivations and the hold he has over his followers. Covenant goes into the Mission Log.

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Starfleet isn't about to give up the Jem'Hadar communications post they've captured. The toll is high though, in morale and lives. Captain Sisko and the Defiant crew show up to see if they can provide some needed relief and tactical advantage.

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The legendary Klingon, Kor, has returned for one final mission to reclaim his worthiness as a warrior. Time has been his enemy though, and General Martok does everything he can to prevent the aging Kor from jeopardizing the mission. Mission Log goes Once More Unto the Breach.

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Odo finds himself in the company of Weyoun - who is desperately trying to get away from Weyoun. Meanwhile, the Chief has too much work on his plate and Nog's offer of help comes with layers of complication. Treachery, Faith and the Great River goes into the Mission Log.

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Bashir helps Sarina, one of the genetically-altered foursome, to break out of her unresponsive state. The sudden change comes with new emotions and puts Bashir in complicated ethical territory. Chrysalis goes into the Mission Log.

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Captain Sisko works out his differences with a smug Vulcan in the only way he knows how - by recruiting his officers into a game of baseball. It's the Niners vs the Logicians when Take Me Out to the Holosuite goes into the Mission Log!

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John and Norman discuss what all went down at Creation's 55 Year Mission convention in Las Vegas. From Covid compliance to the ins and outs of the Roddenberry Stage, we have you covered. Huge thanks to supporters who joined us live or online, and we will return to our regular mission next week!

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Ezri Dax is having a difficult time acclimating to life on DS9. She might stay, she might go, and in the meantime she's got her hands full with the emotional and psychological needs of the people around her. Meet the new Dax, different from the old Dax, when Afterimage goes into the Mission Log.

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Bashir and O'Brien help Worf find some peace about Jadzia. Kira deals with Romulan all up in Bajor's business. Far away, Sisko confronts visions that would stop him from finding the Orb of the Emissary. It's a busy week when Shadows and Symbols go into the Mission Log.

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A few months working at the family restaurant have been good for Ben Sisko - noodling away some jazz on the piano - until a vision from the prophets sets him on a path to find a missing orb and the mystery of a woman's face on the dessert planet Tyree. Image in the Sand goes into the Mission Log.

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Sisko gets the go-ahead from Starfleet to lead an offensive against the Dominion, but the prophets warn him that it may not go as planned. On DS9 Dax plans for a baby while Bashir and Quark drown their sorrows in Vic's club.

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The crew of the USS Defiant rush to the aid of a stranded Starfleet officer. During the voyage, they keep her company over the communicator, but what happens if they arrive too late? The Sound of Her Voice goes into the Mission Log.

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The O'Brien family reunites for some relaxation on a peaceful planet, but Molly stumbles into an abandoned time portal. When she comes out, she's ten years older and not the same daughter Miles and Keiko remember. Time's Orphan goes into the Mission Log.

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Chaos erupts on Ferenginar when Zek loses his power - all because he supports the right of women to wear clothes! When Ishka is waylaid, Quark has to step in as the voice of the future of female Ferengi finance. Profit and Lace goes into the Mission Log.

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Jake and Nog get sidelined on a mission and encounter the defiant crew of the Valiant. If only they had the valiant crew of the Defiant when they needed them. It's a starship run like a cult when Valiant goes into the Mission Log.

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Captain Sisko's interest in an ancient Bajoran tablet causes friction with Kai Winn when he brings it up to DS9 then destroys it. Their problems are just beginning though as the relic releases wormhole aliens to do battle on the Promenade - with Kira and Jake as their host bodies. It's The Reckoning on this week's Mission Log.

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Mission Log sat down for a conversation with actor and author Armin Shimerman! In a wide-ranging interview, we cover the changes in direction for Quark on Deep Space Nine, the benefits of learning Shakespeare and how Armin's new book blends history with dramatic fiction. 

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Had enough of war and moral compromise? Step into the holosuite and meet your new best friend: Vic Fontaine. He hands out advice with the same ease he sings a classic tune. He's got Odo's number too, and he might get the constable to finally open his heart. Mission Log goes His Way.

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Captain Sisko struggles with a difficult decision that could turn the tide of the war with the Dominion. How easy is it to compromise one's morals if it could save billions of lives - especially when someone like Garak is there to encourage him? In the Pale Moonlight goes into the Mission Log.

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Inquisition, what a show...

Doctor Bashir finds himself at the center of an investigation that accuses him of being a spy for the Dominion. As he questions his own sanity, he also questions the ones doing the investigation. Who are they working for? And what does that say about Starfleet?

Inquisition, here we go...

This week on Mission Log.

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Major Kira is given some disturbing news from Dukat; that her mother was his lover. To set things straight, she travels back to those pivotal days using the Orb of Time but discovers the truth is more complicated, and disturbing, than she had imagined. Mission Log gets into Wrongs Darker than Death or Night.

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Worf and Dax find themselves in an alien jungle on the trail of a Cardassian defector. It's not exactly the honeymoon they had in mind, but the mission proves to reveal some emotional truths about their relationship. Mission Log considers a Change of Heart.

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Chief O'Brien is undercover for Starfleet Intelligence to crack a gang of criminals working for the Orion Syndicate. Loyalties are compromised, though, when the Chief forms a strong bond with one of the gang and he starts questioning who has the moral high ground. Mission Log finds Honor Among Thieves.

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The incredible shrinking runabout takes a fantastic voyage into the innerspace of the USS Defiant after the Jem'Hadar take Captain Sisko and his crew hostage. This week on Mission Log, honey, we shrunk the One Little Ship.

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Captain Sisko inhabits the life of Benny Russell, a frustrated science-fiction writer in 1950s Harlem. It's a place Far Beyond the Stars but too close to home in this week's Mission Log.

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That guy at the end of the bar who keeps talking has finally said his last. When Morn disappears, he surprises everyone by leaving his fortune to Quark. That's when a few suspicious people also show up to make a claim on the estate and Quark's troubles get much more complicated. Who Mourns for Morn on this week's Mission Log.

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Wounded and stranded on a barren planet is the last place Captain Sisko wants to be. Stranded alongside a violent Gul Dukat who is losing his mind just makes matters worse. Sisko will have to do a tricky dance of wits to stay alive - a Waltz, one might say - on the next Mission Log.

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Moogie has been kidnapped! Quark and Rom have a tough task ahead of them: to rescue their mother from the Dominion with the help of a rag-tag group of fellow Ferengi. The showdown is on Empok Nor when we visit The Magnificent Ferengi on this week's Mission Log.

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Lido Deck: A Love Boat Podcast celebrates 200 episodes by kicking off our season 6 coverage! Gopher is kidnapped by a lookalike, a young woman resists an arranged marriage, and divorce looms for a couple on their 50th anniversary. Join us in Italy aboard the Stella Solaris, this week on Lido Deck!

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A group of DS9 visitors have something in common with Dr. Bashir: they all are genetically altered. These unconventional people have a special insight, though, that could change the course of the Federation's war with the Dominion... as long as the Federation is poised to surrender. Mission Log looks at Statistical Probabilities.

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Mary Chieffo (L'Rell, "Star Trek: Discovery") dropped by to give us a quick lesson on how the Klingons first appeared on Star Trek. Enjoy this preview episode, then drop by podcasts.roddenberry.com and follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history in just five minutes!

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Imagine Major Kira's surprise when Bareil just beams into Deep Space Nine one day. Then imagine everyone's surprise when they find out he's Bareil from the mirror universe. Seems like a good enough guy though, until Intendant Kira shows up. Surprise!

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You are cordially invited to the wedding of Jadzia Dax and Worf. Also invited are all their close friends like the Deep Space Nine crew and Martok and, unfortunately, Martok's wife who seems determined to stop this union before it can even start. Not everyone is invited to Dax's party, but that's probably for the best. "You Are Cordially Invited" goes into the Mission Log.

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Dukat prepares to take down the minefield and execute Rom while luring Starfleet into a deadly trap. Sisko pushes through with the Defiant, but he'll need the help of some mysterious friends to call off the Dominion threat.

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As the war with the Dominion rages on, Starfleet is taking a beating. They're going to need a victory, something bold, something decisive, and Sisko knows just what to do - take back Deep Space Nine. They're running out of time though as the minefield blocking the wormhole is soon to be destroyed. Favor the Bold goes into this week's Mission Log.

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With Sisko behind a desk at Starbase 375 and Dax commanding the Defiant, it's time to turn our attention to Terok Nor. The resistance cell plots a bold move to preserve the minefield, but their subterfuge is thwarted by the influence of a special visitor... the female changeling. We go Behind the Lines on this week's Mission Log. 

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The family dynamics of Deep Space Nine get even more complicated this week when the kids come home. First there's Dukat's daughter, Ziyal, who has been away at art school. Then there's Alexander who surprises Worf by joining the Klingon Defense Force... and showing up at all. Sons and Daughters have some stuff to work out on this week's Mission Log.

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Sisko and crew crash-land their damaged ship on a planet that happens to host a crashed group of Jem'Hadar. Their Vorta minder has a terrible bargain to offer Sisko - slaughter his soldiers and escape or be killed by the Jem'Hadar. This week, Mission Log encounters Rocks and Shoals.

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Check out Captain Sisko's sweet new ride: a captured Jem'Hadar ship that he and his crew will use to infiltrate and destroy an enemy facility. Meanwhile on Terok Nor, Kira talks Odo into taking a new job, working directly with the Dominion. It's A Time to Stand on Mission Log.

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The Dominion keeps sending ships through the wormhole, threatening the safety of DS9 and the Alpha Quadrant. Captain Sisko orders the entry to be mined which only drives Weyoun to take the station by force. It's the eve of war, and the end of season 5, when Call to Arms goes into the Mission Log.

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Jake has his eye on the perfect thing to cheer up his dad - a 20th century baseball card. When he loses it at auction though, Nog hatches a scheme to get it back. They might be in over their heads, but will all be well that ends well? In the Cards goes into the Mission Log.

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A trip to an abandoned Cardassian space station leads to a bad trip for Garak which is an even worse trip for O'Brien and Nog and... some other people. Mission Log goes to Empok Nor.

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