- Bizarro Episode: The surrealism of this episode is very different from the more the somber tone of the preceding ones. And while the series will keep on doing occasional comedic episodes in later seasons, they're mostly based on character interaction, not on weird imagery and incomprehensible alien customs.
- Fridge Brilliance: Given the number of alien races that the Federation has encountered that are Obliviously Evil and/or think of life and death struggles as a "game" not to mention things like blood sports Sisko and company have good reason to think the Wadi's game is a deadly one, same for the viewers.
- Fridge Horror: Imagine being a Wadi, and suddenly realizing that the aliens you've been playing games with all night just immediately leapt to the conclusion that if you die in a game, you die in real life. The natural inference that is such games are perfectly normal on the Federation side of the wormhole. No wonder they left in a hurry!
- Narm Charm:
- The Allamaraine scene has some actual humor to it. Dax and Bashir sing the song like they're reciting a formula, and Kira looks like she's ready to kill something. Sisko just rolls with it and shows off his lovely singing voice. Oddly enough, Avery Brooks (Sisko) was the one actor of the four who was not happy about doing such a ridiculous scene.
- Quark's pathetic groveling and pleading on his knees to not be forced to pick a crewmember to sacrifice. Shimerman's acting is so dedicated that it manages to make the humiliating display actually somewhat touching.
- So Bad, It's Good: Considered by many to be one of the worst episodes of the series, it has just enough Narm to keep it from being completely unwatchable.
YMMV / Star Trek: Deep Space Nine S01E10 "Move Along Home"