Deep Space Nine started off season 3 with a major bang thanks to its Dominion War-accelerating premiere The Search. But did the series maintain the exciting trajectory with its next big blockbuster double-length tale? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Andy Chan, travel back to the grim Earth future of 2024 to reexamine the eerily relevant two-parter Past Tense. Over the course of this week's discussion, the trio grapple with the episodes' prescient themes, debate whether the use of convoluted time travel hijinx was justified, and consider how well the show's hostage crisis scenario works when compared to high-bars like Dog Day Afternoon or Inside Man. They also reminisce about the 1980s Fred Dryer series Hunter for some reason. Right-click to download. Or, you can beam on over to iTunes to subscribe to the show! Leave a review while you're there! Lastly, you can stream all of our episodes on Stitcher Radio! Wanna appear on the show? Shoot us a 30 to 60-second audio clip telling us your thoughts on PAST TENSE and you could take the spotlight in an upcoming program! You can also send any other questions, topic ideas or feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org! Follow us on Twitter! Past DS9 Two-Parter Reviews: Emissary The Maquis The Search Join us next week as we explore Trek's most beloved 'other' characters!