Tread Perilously Grab Bag: DS9 – Meridian

Tread Perilously is a weekly "worst of television" podcast hosted by Erik Amaya and writer Justin Robinson. They discuss poor decision making in the form of episodic television. Previously centered on the Lifetime limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, lifelong Doctor Who fan Erik decided to subject Justin — a watcher of exactly two 2014 Peter Capaldi episodes — to some of the worst stories the show has to offer in its 52 year history.

Taking a break from Doctor Who, Erik and Justin reach into the grab bag and tread Star Trek: Deep Space Nine perilously with the Season 3 episode "Meridian."

Dax falls in love with a man who is only corporeal for a few days every sixty years. She ends up choking in space. Quark tries to model Major Kira for a special private holosuite porn program.

No joke.

The discussion leads to sexual mores of the 24th Century, the lack of Latino representation in sci-fi and praise for The Flash's Cisco Ramon. Justin and Erik also admit to a certain level of Trekiness, even if neither one watched much Voyager or Enterprise.