The Orb: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Podcast

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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 152 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 10 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 3 hours 42 minutes


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