May 22, 2019
Even during the darkest period of the Dominion War…. There’s always time for a good heist! Deep Space Nine once again proves it can do light-hearted capers with the best of them as the crew outdoes Danny Ocean himself to save Vic’s bar from closure, thanks to a “jack in the box” (?) created by Vic’s holosuite programmer. RTW fan Jason Butze joins the crew to discuss this brilliantly crafted and delightful foray into the world of casinos and professional thievery, his love of Rat Pack-era music, a way-ahead-of-its-time discussion of racial incongruities between the past and the future, the boldness of this episode’s placement, and the greatest duet in the history of TV duets. Stick around to the end for a classic Butze-style random Trek topic discussion, and look out for a couple silly new musical themes. You don’t wanna be sleepin’ with the fishes do ya? What are you, some kinda wise guy? Listen to it now, capiche?!