Past Prologue

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Shortly after Dr. Bashir excitedly reports to Sisko a meeting with a merchant who happens to be the only remaining Cardassian on the station, a Bajoran ship is detected with hostile Cardassians hot in pursuit. The single occupant of the damaged Bajoran vessel is beamed aboard and is discovered to be a member of a group of violent Bajoran extremists who have not yet ceased their terrorism against the Cardassians. Requesting asylum, all Tahna does is invite Sisko’s suspicion. Sisko is further put in a tenuous situation when the Cardassian ship’s commander demands that Tahna be turned over for his crimes against the Cardassians. Kira, herself a former member of Tahna’s underground, tries to convince Tahna to give up his violent tactics, but he refuses, and it turns out that his visit to Deep Space 9 is all part of another of his inevitably bloody gambits for revenge. This time, however, Tahna plans action not only against the Cardassians, but the Federation as well – and he expects Kira to help him.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Kathryn Powers
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Nordling (Tahna), Andrew Robinson (Garak), Barbara March (Lursa), Gwynyth Walsh (B’etor), Vaughn Armstrong (Gul Dunar), Susan Bay (Admiral)

LogBook entry by Earl Green