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The Orb: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Podcast


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The Orb is a podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Not an episode review show, The Orb explores specific elements with hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing. We dive deep into this unique chapter in the Star Trek story to examine how it tackles the shades of grey that we find in real life, and how it uses characters over technology to tell timeless stories that connect with the audience.

Customer Reviews

An insightful new DS9 podcast

There is so much ground to cover on Deep Space Nine, and Chris and Matt are big enough fans to do it. I just listened to the first show and my head is spinning with all the different possible subject matter that can be covered in upcoming episodes. I'm glad they aren't focusing on episode reviews. There are plenty of those around. This podcast looks at the series as a whole and delves into the heart of the mythos and characters.

Fascinating character discussion

I've listened to some podcasts where the participants are argumentative and disagreeable, but you get none of that abrasiveness here. Chris and Matt share thoughtful, insightful observations about the characters you already know and love. You come away with a new and greater appreciation and enjoyment of them and the writers who created them.

Great look into Deep Space Nine

If you are looking for a great DS9 podcast you have come to the right place. Like the other series podcasts on (which are also great), The Orb doesn’t only do episode reviews. The topics on the show vary each week, and are often fascinating discussions on some of the intense issues that DS9 covers. The hosts, Matt and Chris, have great, respectful discussions, and often make me consider things in a new light. I am not sure if it is just the darker more serious tone of DS9 itself, but The Orb is not quite as funny and lighthearted as some of the other shows on the network, but I think that works to its’ advantage as the topics they cover seem to generate a lot of listener discussion. Listening to The Orb has me watching DS9 more often, which can only be a good thing :)