Thursday, March 10, 2011

Reason #65 Why I Love DS9 - Kukalaka

There are many reasons why I love Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and why it remains my favorite of the Star Trek franchise.

Reason #65: Kukalaka

Doctor Julian Bashir's first patient was Kukalaka. As a child Bashir restuffed and stitched his teddy bear back together performing his first surgery at the age of five. And he's been mending his friend ever since.

Kukalaka is refered to in a handful of episodes including "In the Cards" when Bashir enlists the help of Jake Sisko and Nog to recover his childhood friend from Lita (who refused to give him back after the pair's relationship ended) and, if you're quick, you can catch a glimpses of him in Bashir's quarters in "The Quickening" and "Inquisition."

1 comment:

Kal said...

This is one of the many reasons why DS9 was my favorite of the TV series based in the Star Trek Universe. Everything matters and there are so many levels of complexity if you want to look for it. The way they make Rom the hero of the baseball game between the Vulcans - the fact the Vulcans even play baseball and take it so seriously. The way Gul Demar went from asshole to leader of the Cardasian rebellion against the Dominion and are placed in the exact same situation they themselves but the Bejorans in. Fantastic stuff.