Star Trek 1144: A Short Fuse

1144. A Short Fuse

PUBLICATION: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #11, Malibu Comics, July 1994

CREATORS: Charles Marshall (writer), Leonard Kirk and Bruce McCorkindale (artists)

STARDATE: Unknown (between Shadowplay and Playing God)

PLOT: Jake and Nog dream of being the heroes of the Promenade, so when there's a bomb to be found on the station, they go into action rather than to their quarters. They eventually find the bomb and bring it to Ops for Dax to beam into space. Later, they're disappointed to find that Sisko considers Odo the hero of the day. What they found was a sensitive piece of equipment O'Brien just got after months of waiting, and now it's ruined. Short fuse indeed.

CONTINUITY: Nog and Morn appear.

DIVERGENCES: Nog says Ferengi males do not live with their mothers (see Family Business onwards for a different view).

PANEL OF THE DAY - The Klingon Doctor Light?
REVIEW: A very slight comedy issue from Charles Marshall that at its best, reminds one of Treachery, Faith, and the Great River, but nowhere near as clever. One of the problems is that the story is full of holes. Jake considers abandoning the mission and going to school, though all civilians are restricted to their quarters. Why doesn't Dax recognize that the chief's whatsit isn't a bomb? Why doesn't she scan it? Why doesn't she call Sisko immediately? What we're left in is a slapstick scene of Bashir sliding on marbles and some comedy anger from O'Brien at the end. There are some fun visuals in there, sure, but the story is lacking.

3 comments:

De said...

Nog's line about Ferengi males not living with their mothers comes from J.M. Dillard's novelization of "Emissary".

Siskoid said...

Thanks for that detail!

You've got a memory like a steal trap!

De said...

Some days I even scare myself.

 

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