A Time To Stand

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: It is three months after the beginning of the war, and things look bleak for the Federation. After a major defeat for Starfleet, Sisko and his crew are taken off the Defiant and given a new assignment. Bajorans return to Terok Nor under the Dominion treaty. Kira and Odo want the Bajoran security force restored as well, armed and with full authority as before. However, there will be a price. Meanwhile, Sisko’s new mission is to take the Jem’Hadar ship he captured last year and destroy what is believed to be the main Ketracel-white storage facility in the Alpha Quadrant, deep in Cardassian space. But will they even manage to make it there?

Season 6 Regular Cast: Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko), Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf), Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Terry Farrell (Lt. Commander Dax), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Armin Shimerman (Quark), Alexander Siddig (Dr. Bashir), Nana Visitor (Major Kira)

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Casey Biggs (Damar), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko)

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Rocks And Shoals

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: In their commandeered Jem’Hadar warship, crippled and under attack, Sisko and crew take refuge in a nebula where they crash on a planet which is deserted – except for a troop of Jem’Hadar who have also crashed there. Their Vorta supervisor, Keevan, has been severely injured, and their supply of Ketracel-white has dwindled to one vial. When Garak and Nog are captured, Keevan arranges a trade for Sisko and Bashir, who is able to treat the Vorta. In exchange, Keevan makes a proposal which will enable Sisko and crew to survive–but not without a moral dilemma. Meanwhile, on Terok Nor, Kira finds it increasingly difficult to maintain neutrality.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Mike Vejar
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Phil Morris (Remata’Klan), Christopher Shea (Keevan), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Paul S. Eckstein (Limara’Son), Lilyan Chauvin (Vedek Yassim), Sarah MacDonnell (Neeley), Joseph Fuqua (Gordon)

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Sons And Daughters

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: After rescuing Sisko’s crew in the Rotarran, Martok and Worf take on a group of five replacements from the Klingon Defense Forces – one of which, to Worf’s surprise, is his son, Alexander Rozhenko, whom he had sent to live with his foster grandparents on Earth. Alexander refuses to discuss his reasons for joining the Empire’s forces, especially with his father, and unfortunately he is the butt of the other recruits’ jokes, leaving Worf in an awkward position. Meanwhile, on the station, Ziyal has returned, and Kira tries to get along with Dukat for her sake.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Jesus Salvador Trevino
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Marc Worden (Alexander), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Melanie Smith (Ziyal), Casey Biggs (Damar), Sam Zeller (Ch’Targh), Gabrielle Union (N’Garen)

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Behind The Lines

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51145.3: On Terok Nor, Kira and Rom engineer a brawl between the Cardassians and the Jem’Hadar, a ploy which Odo had disapproved of. At this time comes the female Changeling, who has been trapped in the Alpha Quadrant by the minefield. Odo’s need for answers soon overcomes his distrust of her, and soon they are sharing the Link, to Kira’s dismay – which could spell disaster for the entire Alpha Quadrant. Meanwhile, Sisko is promoted to the position of adjutant to Admiral Ross, and must stay behind as the Defiant goes on a mission to destroy a vast Dominion sensor array.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Rene Echavarria
directed by LeVar Burton
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Casey Biggs (Damar), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Salome Jens (Female Changeling)

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Favor The Bold

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Sisko’s plan to take back DS9 is approved by Starfleet, while on the station, Kira and Quark are anxious to free Rom, who has been scheduled for execution; but Rom urges Quark to destroy the antigraviton beam instead. Ziyal tries to talk to her father on Rom’s behalf, but he refuses, causing a renewed estrangement. With the minefield coming down within a week, Jake sends a message (via Morn) to his father, who hastens the assembling of the task force. Finally Sisko sets out, once more in command of the Defiant, to retake DS9 and prevent Dominion reinforcements from arriving through the wormhole – but Weyoun and Dukat are ready.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Melanie Smith (Ziyal), Casey Biggs (Damar), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), William Wellman Jr. (Bajoran Officer), Bart McCarthy (Admiral Coburn), Ericka Klein (Admiral Sitak), Andrew Palmer (Jem’Hadar Soldier)

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The Sacrifice Of Angels

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: As the battle begins, Kira and her associates are “held for questioning.” Ziyal aids Quark in freeing them, and Kira and Rom head for the central computer core, aided along the way by Odo, who has broken away from the Female Changeling’s influence. Meanwhile, the Defiant breaks through the Dominion lines and heads for DS9 – too late to prevent the detonation of the mines. Then Sisko orders the Defiant into the wormhole to face the Dominion reinforcements.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Melanie Smith (Ziyal), Casey Biggs (Damar), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), Darin Cooper (Cardassian Officer)

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You Are Cordially Invited…

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51247.5: The war is still going on, but the celebratory mood on the station following the return of Starfleet has yet to wear off. Worf and Dax decide to get married on DS9 so that Alexander can attend before his transfer. While Worf undergoes a “Klingon bachelor party” (involving fasting and various torments) with his friends and son, Dax is evaluated by Martok’s wife Sirella, who must approve all marriages into the house. But Sirella finds Dax distinctly lacking. Will Dax prove her worthiness? Will Worf get to have his dream wedding? And will Bashir and O’Brien survive the bachelor party?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Marc Worden (Alexander), Shannon Cochran (Sirella), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Sidney Liufau (Atoa)

Original title: Once Upon A Wedding…

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Resurrection

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: A man unexpectedly beams into Ops. It is Bareil, the mirror universe’s version of the late Vedek Bareil. The mirror Bareil, a thief who used a multidimensional transporter to escape his universe, takes Kira hostage but she soon subdues him. As she gets to know him, she finds herself attracted to him. But Bareil – and Kira’s alternate self, the Intendent – have another agenda.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Michael Taylor
directed by LeVar Burton
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Philip Anglim (Bareil), John Towey (Vedek Ossan), Scott Strozier (Security Guard)

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Statistical Probabilities

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Four people who were genetically engineered as children and were institutionalized due to side effects of the treatment are brought to DS9 to meet Bashir, as an example of someone like them who is leading a productive life. Their insights into the war lead Bashir to believe they could be invaluable to Starfleet – but then they make a series of calculations which indicate that the only way to save Federation lives is to surrender to the Dominion.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Rene Echavarria
story by Pam Pietroforte
directed by Anson Williams
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Tim Ransom (Jack), Jeannetta Arnette (Dr. Loews), Hilary Shepard-Turner (Lauren), Michael Keenan (Patrick), Casey Biggs (Damar), Faith C. Salie (Sarina)

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The Magnificent Ferengi

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: The Grand Nagus contacts Quark with the news that Quark’s mother Ishka has been captured by the Dominion; Zek offers Quark 50 bars of latinum to rescue her. Quark, who wants to prove that Ferengi can be as heroic as anyone else, puts together a team consisting of himself, Rom, Nog, Leck, Gaila, and Brunt. They are hopeless as commandos, so Sisko arranges a prisoner exchange: Starfleet lets the Ferengi trade Keevan, a Vorta POW, for Ishka. But will Quark and his team survive long enough to make the exchange and save Moogie?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Chip Chalmers
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Cecily Adams (Ishka), Josh Pais (Gaila), Christopher Shea (Keevan), Hamilton Camp (Leck), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Iggy Pop (Yelgrun)

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Waltz

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51408.6: Sisko is on the ship on which Gul Dukat, now said to be recovered from his mental instability following the loss of his empire and his daughter, is en route to a Federation starbase to be arraigned as a war criminal, when the ship is destroyed. Injured, Sisko finds himself alone with Dukat on an inhospitable planet – and Dukat is slowly deteriorating back into a state of madness.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Rene Auberjonois
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Dukat), Casey Biggs (Damar)

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Who Mourns For Morn?

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Sad news reaches DS9 – Morn, one of Quark’s favorite and most dedicated customers, has been killed in an ion storm. But the tragedy is somewhat mitigated for Quark when he learns that Morn left a will designating him as the sole heir to his possessions – which, Quark finds out thanks to a trail of clues, include 1000 bricks of gold-pressed latinum.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Mark Gehred O’Connell
directed by Victor Lobl
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Gregory Itzin (Hain), Brad Greenquist (Krit), Bridget Ann White (Larell), Cyril O’Reilly (Nahsk)

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Far Beyond The Stars

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: After the loss of a friend in the war, a despondent Sisko is considering giving up and leaving the fight to someone else – but then he begins having strange hallucinations, in which he is Benny Russell, a struggling black writer for a science fiction magazine, facing racism on Earth in the 1950’s. Inspired by a drawing of a space station, Benny writes a story called “Deep Space Nine,” about the adventures of Captain Benjamin Sisko – but the magazine editor, Pabst, refuses to run the story, believing that no one will want to read a story about a black captain. Will Benny’s dream of a better future prevail…or is Pabst right?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
story by Mark Scott Zicree
directed by Avery Brooks
music by Dennis McCarthy

Cast: Avery Brooks (Benny Russell), Rene Auberjonois (Douglas Pabst), Michael Dorn (Willie Hawkins), Terry Farrell (Darlene), Cirroc Lofton (Jimmy), Colm Meaney (Albert), Armin Shimerman (Herb), Alexander Siddig (Jules), Nana Visitor (K.C.), Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko/Preacher), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun/Mulkahey), Marc Alaimo (Dukat/Ryan), J.G. Hertzler (Roy), Aron Eisenberg (Vendor), Penny Johnson (Kasidy/Cassie)

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One Little Ship

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51474.2: The Defiant is surveying a rare subspace compression phenomenon in Federation space, with the aid of the runabout Rubicon, which is miniaturized (along with Dax, O’Brien, and Bashir), when they are attacked by Jem’Hadar who board the Defiant and capture its officers. The tiny Rubicon manages to get inside the Defiant, where the officers are working to retake the ship as they are made to repair the warp drive. Can the Rubicon’s crew somehow aid them…and can they ever return to normal size?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Scott Thompson Baker (First Kudak’Etan), Fritz Sperberg (Second Ixtana’Rax), Leland Crooke (Vorta), Christian Zimmerman (Third Lamat’Ukan)

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Honor Among Thieves

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: O’Brien is on an undercover mission for Starfleet Intelligence on Farius Prime. His job is to infiltrate the Orion Syndicate in order to learn the identity of their contact in Starfleet. O’Brien gets himself into the good graces of a man named Bilby. Eventually, O’Brien is able to identify the traitor, but also learns that the Orion Syndicate is working with the Dominion to assassinate the Klingon ambassador to Farius. With Bilby slated to be the trigger man, O’Brien must betray either Starfleet or his friend.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Renè Echavarria
story by Philip Kim
directed by Allan Eastman
music by Gregory Smith

Guest Cast: Michael Harney (Chadwick), Carlos Carrasco (Krole), John Chandler (Flith), Leland Crooke (Gelnon), Joseph Culp (Raimus), Nick Tate (Bilby), Brad Blaisdell (Yint)

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Change of Heart

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51597.2: Worf and Dax are sent out together in a runabout to contact Lasaran, a Cardassian who has been passing information to Starfleet and is considered a vital source of intelligence on the Dominion. When Lasaran asks for aid in defecting to the Federation, Worf and Dax agree to pick him up at a rendezvous point on Sukara, a planet with a Dominion base. As they trek together through a jungle, Dax is critically wounded by a Jem’Hadar patrol, and Worf must make the choice of whether to complete the mission or save his wife’s life. Back on the station, O’Brien persuades Bashir to try and break Quark’s winning streak at Tongo.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Todd Waring (Lasaran)

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Wrongs Darker Than Death Or Night

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: On what would have been her mother’s 60th birthday, Kira is contacted by Dukat, who claims that he and her mother had been lovers. Kira investigates via the Orb of Time, which sends her to 2346. There, she meets and befriends her mother, Kira Meru, only to be taken along with her when they are chosen as “comfort women” for the Cardassians. Meru catches Dukat’s eye, and to Nerys’ dismay, seems to be taken in by his solicitude. Will Nerys let her anger and disappointment lead her to change the timeline?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Jonathan West
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Leslie Hope (Meru), Marc Alaimo (Dukat), David Bowe (Basso), Wayne Grace (Legate), Tim deZarn (Halb), Thomas Kopache (Taban), John Marzilli (Scavenger), Marc Marosi (Gul), Judi Durand (Station Computer Voice)

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Inquisition

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Bashir is planning to leave for a medical conference, but instead is confined to quarters along with the other officers due to an inquiry led by Deputy Director Sloan of Starfleet Internal Affairs. Sloan centers his investigation around Bashir, whom he accuses of spying for the Dominion – reporting to them while suppressing the memories of doing so. Despite his insistence that he has no such memories, Bashir is arrested and subjected to mounting pressure as his past actions are cast in a sinister light by Sloan.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Michael Dorn
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: William Sadler (Sloan), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Samantha Mudd (Chandler), Benjamin Brown (Kagan), Judi Durand (Station Computer Voice)

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In The Pale Moonlight

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51721.3: With things looking grim for the war effort against the Dominion, Sisko becomes convinced that he must somehow bring the Romulans into the conflict on the Federation side. He enlists Garak to find evidence of possible Dominion plans to attack Romulus; but such evidence can’t be obtained legitimately, so Garak persuades Sisko that they can manufacture the evidence – a fake holoprogram. What lengths will Sisko go to, and what rules will he break, even if it saves lives?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Michael Taylor
story by Peter Allan Fields
directed by Victor Lobl
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Casey Biggs (Damar), Howard Shangraw (Tolar), Stephen McHattie (Vreenak)

Original title: Patriots

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His Way

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Bashir introduces the other officers to his new holoprogram featuring Vic Fontaine, a Las Vegas lounge singer of the 1960s who impresses everyone with his perceptiveness concerning their love lives. When Kira leaves to see Shakaar on Bajor, Odo, despairing of ever having his feelings for her returned, begins using Bashir’s holoprogram to consult Vic, who gives him tips on how to win a woman’s heart. But can the Constable learn how to change more than his shape?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: James Darren (Vic Fontaine), Debi A. Monahan (Melissa), Cyndi Pass (Ginger)

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The Reckoning

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: A tablet is found under the ruins of B’Hala, and Sisko brings it to the station for translation. This brings him into conflict once again with Kai Winn, who demands that the tablet be returned. The sudden instability of the wormhole is a sign to the Kai that the Prophets are angry. Sisko agrees to return the tablet, but later he smashes it, releasing two energy discharges. They are a Prophet and a pagh wraith, who will battle it out in “the Reckoning” to determine Bajor’s future.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
story by Harry M. Werksman & Gabrielle Stanton
directed by Jesus Salvador Trevino
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: James Greene (Koral), Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn), Judi Durand (Station Computer Voice)

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The Valiant

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51825.4: Just after leaving a starbase with a diplomatic message for the Grand Nagus, a runabout carrying Nog and Jake is attacked by Jem’Hadar fighters, but the two are rescued by the USS Valiant, a Defiant-class ship manned by a crew of Red Squad cadets who were out on a training cruise when the war broke out. Nog is made Chief Engineer by Captain Watters, who plans to complete the Valiant’s mission of obtaining technical data on a Dominion battleship. Once this is accomplished, however, Watters decides to destroy the battleship – which may be a fatal mistake.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Michael Vejar
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Paul Popowich (Watters), Courtney Peldon (Farris), David Drew Gallagher (Shepard), Ashley Brianne McDonogh (Dorian), Scott Hamm (Parton), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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Profit And Lace

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Zek returns to DS9, accompanied by Quark’s mother, Ishka. His amendment of the Ferengi Bill of Opportunities to give females the right to wear clothing has resulted in planetary chaos on Ferenginar and Zek’s removal from office. Brunt is now Acting Grand Nagus, a position which will become permanent in three days unless Zek can persuade the FCA to reinstate him. The plan is for the FCA commissioners to come to DS9 to meet Ishka, but only one, Nilva, agrees. However, Ishka has a heart attack during an argument with Quark, who is obliged to pose as Zek’s “other” female advisor.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Alexander Siddig
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Henry Gibson (Nilva), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Cecily Adams (Ishka), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Sylvain Cecile (Uri’Lash), Wallace Shawn (Zek)

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Time’s Orphan

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Keiko, Molly, and Kirayoshi have returned to the station, and to celebrate, Miles takes them on a picnic to Golana. While there, however, Molly falls into a heretofore undiscovered time portal left behind by an ancient civilization. Miles is finally able to retrieve her, but the calculations are off, and Molly is beamed back as an 18-year-old who has survived for ten years and has turned savage in the process. The O’Briens do their best to help her re-socialize, but Starfleet wants to institutionalize her. Can her parents make the choice to give her the only home she knows?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
story by Joe Menosky
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Michelle Krusiec (Molly, 18), Hana Hatae (Molly, 8), Shaun Bieniek (Deputy), Randy James (Security)

Original title: Out Of Time

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The Sound Of Her Voice

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 51948.3: The Defiant is returning from convoy duty when it picks up a distress call from a Starfleet captain, Lisa Cusack, who was marooned on a class L world in the Rutharian sector when her ship crashed there. She is alone, with only a limited supply of tri-ox to help her breathe. After a two-way link is finally established, the Defiant officers take turns keeping Captain Cusack company while they speed to the rescue. They end up revealing some of their deepest thoughts and fears to her, as she gives them counsel. Meanwhile, Quark contrives to ensure that Odo is distracted during an important smuggle.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Ronald D. Moore
story by Pam Pietroforte
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Debra Wilson (voice of Lisa Cusack), Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)

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The Tears Of The Prophets

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Starfleet has finally decided to go on the offensive in the war against the Dominion, and Sisko is chosen to lead the task force that will be sent to attack the Chin’taka system, a “weak spot” in Cardassian space. This he does, despite a warning vision from the Prophets. Meanwhile, Dukat has returned to Cardassia with what he claims is the key to victory. He breaks an ancient Bajoran relic, and becomes possessed by the pagh wraith inside. The results will be devastating to the Federation and Dominion alike, as well as to the crew of Deep Space Nine, who will lose someone very dear to them.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Dukat), David Birney (Letant), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Casey Biggs (Damar), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), James Darren (Vic Fontaine), Michelle Horn (Saghi), Bob Kirsh (Glinn)

Notes: This was Terry Farrell’s final episode as a member of Deep Space Nine’s regular cast. As with Next Generation, Deep Space Nine’s cast was originally contracted for a six-year run with the option to renegotiate their contracts between the sixth and seventh seasons. Farrell opted not to return when she felt that the offered salary was not commensurate with her years of experience on the show, and tried to persuade the writers to reassign Dax to a new mission rather than killing the character off.

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