Stardate not given: After seeing a painting of B’Hala, Sisko becomes inspired to seek the legendary lost Bajoran city, guided by markings on an obelisk that mark the city’s location by the position of the stars. Sisko replicates the obelisk in a holosuite to try and recreate the missing markings, but the computer shorts out and knocks him unconscious. Due to this experience, Sisko has visions that may reveal the fate of Bajor – but the price may be his life.
teleplay by Hans Beimler
story by L. J. Strom
directed by Jonathan West
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Ernest Perry, Jr. (Admiral Whatley), Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn)
Notes: This is the first episode in which DS9’s crew appears in the grey-shouldered Starfleet uniforms first seen on the Enterprise crew in Star Trek: First Contact; the costumes were actually ready and could have been used at the beginning of the fifth season, but were held back until the first episode that was scheduled to air after the movie’s premiere.
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover with notes by Earl Green