Life has been quite busy recently and I was not able to continue my DS9 re-watch sadly, but miraculously I still found a way to watch a "feel-good" episode in the form of "Trials and Tribble-ations" that I have really enjoyed. I watched this episode countless of times and still one of my favourite crossover of all Star Trek... one thing however stood out to me this time.
The episode is great, sweet, comes with a respectable and authentic experience in collision with the Original Star Trek, not to mention the beautiful and very special soundtrack that is a simply makes everything perfect. A pretty special episode with a special view on the classic era in 30 years of Trek. Also I guess we don't have to neglect the significance of the episode as without this venture the Remastered version of the series might not have seen the sunlight... ever.
Praise aside, there is one thing that kind of feels odd to me after my latest watch. In this episode Sisko and Dax were looking for the deadly bomb that could alter history significantly. When they found it hidden in the tribble Sisko signals the cloaked Defiant to beam out the tribble outside the station and let it explode there. They obviously succeed, the bomb didn't hurt anyone and history continue its way uninterruptedly. Perfect, right? Well, almost...
Let's talk about the bomb for a second. Now, I am not an expert, but based on the size of that tribble and the classic tricorder the explosion was not a massive one. Darwin probably did not want to destroy the station nor the Enterprise, just pretty much kill Kirk and the surrounding people, leaving the timeline we know crippled. I still cannot believe that the explosion - let alone the transporter beam that I'll talk about in a minute - did not raise a single eyebrow aboard the Enterprise or the Station let alone the Klingon ship. I can imagine that an explosion as such can be seen or noticed somewhere by those older sensors, and I can imagine the Klingons would have picked that up too... but seems like no one noticed anything, the bomb exploded unnoticed. Was it that small that neither ships or the station picked up anything? Now, let's look at that transporter. Miles stated at the beginning of this episode that they need to wait for a brief sensor gap in order to be able to sneak in to the Enterprise unnoticed. For some reason that did not seem to be the problem when they transported out the bomb next to the station... nor the fact that the Defiant got visible for a moment that I can imagine the Klingons would have noticed too. Maybe I am missing something?
It is very much possible that the time of the transport, the "old girl" had its moment when did not pick up anything and by the time it could have mattered there was nothing left for the computer... I mean, it is a possibility. I guess there always gonna be trouble with the tribbles, but aside that this episode gives all the right feels and for that I'll still give it a 110% as this will never gets old. ;) _\\//