Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 2 Episode 23

Crossover

3
Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM May 15, 1994 on Syndicado
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  • A nice sequel to TOS Star Trek episode "Mirror Mirror"....

    8.0
    Taking place within a context set by the original Star Trek television series episode "Mirror, Mirror," "Crossover" is a very good Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode and a nice follow-up to its predecessor. In "Mirror, Mirror," a transporter accident takes Kirk, Bones, Scotty, and Uhura into a mirror universe where humans are savage and violent, ruling a vast empire with an iron fist. Kirk gets to the mirror version of Spock and, with his help, the four escape back to their own timeline. In the DS9 episode "Crossover," Kira and Bashir land in this mirror universe 100 after Kirk did when their shuttle craft does not come out of warp properly before entering the worm hole. Here, they learn that Kirk got to the mirror Spock and a series of Spock-initiated reforms of peace ended the Terran Empire - however, an alliance between the Cardassians, Klingons, and Bajorans conquered what used to be the Terran Empire and enslaved the human race. Kira and Bashir come back to a completely different Deep Space 9.

    "Crossover" is a nice sequel to my favorite original Star Trek series episode and is a good stand-alone episode in its own right. Each cast member milks their against-type character turns - with Avery Brooks giving the most strikingly different portrayal of his character and Colm Meaney continues to show why he is the best actor in DS9 and one of the best actors in the entire 5-show Trek series with a very charming turn as an oppressed O'Brien and a particularly moving final speech. The episode wraps up a little too fast and there is an awkward moment between Bashir and Kira that fails in what was no doubt an attempt at humor, but "Crossover" is a very good episode overall.
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