152. Progress (1.15)

Synopsis: Kira leads the evacuation of a Bajoran moon which is being converted into a massive power plant that will render the entire surface uninhabitable, but an old farmer refuses to leave. Back on the station, Jake and Nog set out to turn an inordinate amount of seemingly worthless condiments into profit.

Memory Alpha Summary: Yay, capitalism

Review: This concept was done much better in The Ensigns of Command.

While I am sympathetic to those who don’t want to yield to Star Trek’’s version of eminent domain, it’s just not that interesting of a story, especially given the stakes for the evictors are more efficient energy.

The B plot with Jake and Nog dealing a lot of worthless goods, eventually getting five bars of gold-pressed latinum from Quark, is much more palatable.

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