The Orb: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Podcast
About This Show
The Orb is a Trek.fm 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.
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112: The Goodmiral
Aug 24 16
Remembering Barry Jenner. Deep Space Nine was filled with supporting characters who enriched the show and made its story believable. Most of these made far fewer appearances than it seems. Such is the case with Admiral William Ross. In only 12 episodes, Ross turned the tide of the war through his faith in Sisko and his firm yet thoughtful interactions with those in the field. The writing was important, but what really made it work was than who brought the character to life: Barry Jenner. In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing take a moment to remember Jenner following his untimely death. We look back at his prolific television career, discuss his pre-TV occupation and how it may have helped him on DS9, and explore how his portrayal of Admiral Ross opened doors that the writers may not have considered. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Barry Jenner’s TV Career (00:02:48) Pre-TV Career Applied to DS9 (00:10:30) Admiral Ross (00:14:05) Mentoring Two Ways (00:20:44) Ross and Section 31 (00:23:27) A Masterful Portrayal (00:29:58) Closing (00:33:48) Hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing Production C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) William Murray (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Janeway (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)