Totally agree. This episode was a horrible
waste of Q and Vash - what was the point of them showing up on DS9 instead of TNG anyway? The only highlight was Sisko decking Q, which was hilarious. The other 99% of the episode though?
(All this season one eye-rolling is hurting my eyes!
I'm glad that the writers seem to get all of this TNG-envy out of their systems by the end of the season. Technobabble was still a bit of a hinderance on DS9 but not as bad as at the moment.
As for the Hunters, they look a teeny bit like the Breen, if they had been made in the 80s. Or perhaps on Power Rangers. It's a shame the Breen are an Alpha Quadrant species, as that could have been an 'interesting' link.
Did I read somewhere that the DS9 writers hinted that the Tosk were some sort of genetically engineered gift for the Hunters from the Dominion?