Recap: Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 03 E 08 Meridian
The DS9 crew encounter a planet that shifts in and out of normal dimensional space and helps the people stabilize their world so that it could stay longer in physical space without tearing itself apart.
This episode provides examples of
- Boyfriend Bluff: Kira and Odo pretend to be romantically involved when dealing with Trion early in the episode.
- Butter Face: When Kira and Odo find out about Quark's attempts to create a holobrothel facsimile of Major Kira, they hack the program so that the client who requested it is greeted by Kira's body topped off with Quark's head.
- Dimensional Traveler: An entire planet of them.
- Stalker with a Crush: Trion. A damn creepy one to boot.
- Stay with the Aliens: Jadzia attempts this. However, she is unsuccessful.
- Temporary Love Interest: Deral for Dax. She is so infatuated with him that she is willing to join him in another dimension for the next 60 years.
- Unusual Euphemism: Dax promises Deral that when they're done researching some telemetry data they can go back to his room and "count each other's spots".
- Vanishing Village: Meridian is a planet-wide example of this.
- Whole Plot Reference: Star Trek's attempt to do Brigadoon.
- You Look Familiar: Inverted. This episode features the first of many, many roles by Jeffrey Combs in the Star Trek franchise.