Scientist. Counselor. Klingon icon. Dax was all of these and more. It's another character deep dive topic on TrekRanks as we explore the world of Dax, the 350-year-old Trill symbiont who joined with some of Starfleet's most legendary officers: Jadzia. Ezri. Curzon. It's the "Top 5 Dax Episodes" in this, our 13th character breakdown in TrekRanks history. Our expert panel of host Jim Moorhouse and guests Jenn Tifft and Arielle K. pick their favorite moments and episodes from through Dax's exploits on Deep Space Nine.
• Level One Diagnostic Cycle: We go through our roll call of previous character episodes on TrekRanks, and then run down the long list of Dax hosts through the years. The Diagnostic Cycle then concludes with our panel each coming up with one word to describe both Jadzia and Ezri, Dax' most prominent hosts.
• Prime Directive: Jim, Jenn and Arielle each break down exactly how they narrowed down their picks for Dax, and if they focused more on episodes or moments.
• The Order of Things: Everyone reveals their episode picks with the usual "Five words and a hashtag" summary.
o Secondary Systems: We rattle off a few additional selections for the picks that just missed our lists!
• Regeneration Cycle: Everyone recaps their picks and discuss some of the interesting statistical anomalies that arose from the discussion.
• Temporal Distortion: We flashback to a couple of great lists from our listener feedback for Episode 112, the Top 5 One-Off Klingons. A fun topic.
If you have your own picks you would like to relay to us, please hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Dax Episodes. (Or you can record it yourself and just DM us @TrekRanks on Twitter.) Your comments could be used in a Temporal Distortion on an upcoming episode (and might get you a chance to be a guest on a future episode, too).
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