TrekRanks Episode 84: Top 5 Odo Episodes

Originally released on May 29, 2020

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We celebrate the work of René Auberjonois on this week's TrekRanks with the Top 5 Odo Episodes. As a renowned character actor for six decades, his reputation had been built long before he stepped into the weighty shoes of Deep Space Nine's beloved constable. His passing in 2019 was an immeasurable loss for Trek, and on what would have been his 80th birthday (June 1, 2020) we dig deep into our favorite moments and episodes of everyone's favorite changeling.

Host Jim Moorhouse and panelists Hayley Stoddard and Dan Davidson begin the character celebration (the ninth character focused episode in TrekRanks history) by each describing Auberjonois with one word in the Diagnostic Cycle. The group then dives into their unique Prime Directives to focus in on exactly how they narrowed down their picks.

In The Order of Things the hosts unveil their "Five Word Summary and Hashtag" for each of their Top 5 Odo Episodes and also unveil a specific moment from each of their selections to better define how they view the character. Big moments, small moments, shape-shifting moments – they are all here.

With each host's Secondary Systems choices, the picks get even deeper and Jim briefly reviews some of the interesting statistical anomalies that emerged from their selections.

After a quick recap of all the picks in the Regeneration Cycle, each of our guests takes a few moments to highlight a non-Star Trek role from Auberjonois that they found memorable in his career.

The episode concludes with a visit into a Temporal Causality Loop as we flashback to Episode 78 and our discussion of the Top 5 Episodes Where the Ship Is a Character.

As always, make sure to hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Odo Episodes. Your comments might be used via a Temporal Causality Loop in an upcoming episode. And your recording might also be considered as an audition as a future TrekRanks' guest host.

And don't forget to check out for our entire back catalog of episodes and a detailed rundown on every episode of Star Trek ever.


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Jim Moorhouse
Sat on the bridge of the NX-01, Star Trek trivia master and host of the TrekRanks podcast.
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Dan Davidson
Co-host of the TrekGeeks podcast.

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Hayley Stoddart
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