Commentary by Jon Wasik
As usual for episode
commentary, if you haven’t read the episode yet, don’t
read this commentary unless you want major spoilers!
So what is so special about
STDragon’s "Lonesome Road?" you ask? Well, as you
may have noticed, the Dragon makes it home, or at least the
crew does. That’s obvious. But what else? Why name it
Well, to answer the first
question, what else…it’s the end of part of the series.
The end of Season 1 started with the Dragon entering the
Kalium Galaxy…and now, at the end of Season 3, that story
line has come to an end. Furthermore…the crew left their new
home behind. As you may have noticed, even though it wasn't
directly stated, the crew started to think of the Kalium
galaxy as their home…as well as the Dragon itself. They left
that home behind…and with it, people…and memories.
It’s a time of change for
the crew…and for the past couple of years, it has been a
time of change for me. The song fits the episode simply
because Chris must walk down that lonesome road home…alone.
Same with Tom and Ada, who are now separated and have been for
a while now. Same with any crew member who lost a friend or
loved one in the three years of the Dragon’s adventures
(even though it hasn’t been that long in real time, both at
the Federation and here in our real world.) They are leaving
it behind…and looking back would only hurt them. Hence:
"Don’t turn your head…back over your shoulder."
Some of you may ask why the
title, and in fact the song, has special meaning to me, as I
have mentioned. Well, if I didn’t mention it in my bio,
I’m in choir…and choir is my thing, next to writing. I do
it, I’m getting better at it…and I love it. The song
"That Lonesome Road" has been in the choir since my
high school was founded, a year before I started attending it.
Not to mention if you heard a choir sing it…it’d bring a
tear to your eye, no matter how hard your heart may be.
Believe me, at a time when I thought I could never feel
emotion again and I had no more tears left…I heard this
So its just special to me.
I’ll leave it at that…before I get too personal for
a public web site…if it isn’t too late for that already.
And now, I leave you all with
that. I hope you have enjoyed the third season of Star Trek
Dragon…and I hope you come back for Season 4. Unlike with
Voyager, that isn’t it…there is much more to come, much
more! So keep your eyes open!