Friday, November 28, 2008


Just plain, simple Garak. Perhaps one of the finest characters ever conceived in all of Trekdom, Garak is like a fine wine, rare and significant, and an important part of DS9. The episodes in which he appears are some of the finest ever screened. He is brilliantly portrayed by Andrew Robinson, and I only wish that there were more episodes featuring this intriguing soul.

Arguably the finest DS9 episode, "In the Pale Moonlight," features a handful of Garak's costumes. I am fortunate to posess my personal favorite, his maroon ensemble. This costume was first introduced in the season 4 opener "The Way of the Warrior."

His most-often worn costume is also in the collection and carries with it tremendous history and importance. Used in such great episodes as "In Purgatory's Shadow," "By Inferno's Light," "Empok Nor," "When it Rains...," "Tacking into the Wind," "Extreme Measures," "The Dogs of War," "Afterimage," and "In the Pale Moonlight", this piece came my way thanks to an equitable trade with a dear friend. Thanks again, D.

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