Stardate 47391.2: A damaged ship emerges from the wormhole carrying four members of an unknown race from the Gamma Quadrant. The station’s universal translator takes a good deal of time to decipher the aliens’ language, but when it does decode their incomprehensible speech, they are able to tell Sisko and Kira that there are three million others on the other side of the wormhole, referrred to in their native Skrreean mythology as the eye of the universe, looking for Kentaana, their destiny according to legend. As it turns out, Kentaana is known in the Alpha Quadrant as Bajor, and the Skrreeans intend to emigrate there.
teleplay by Frederick Rappaport
story by Gabe Essoe and Kelley Miles
directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: William Schallert (Varani), Andrew Koenig (Tumak), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Michael Durrell (General Hazar), Betty McGuire (Vayna), Robert Curtis Brown (Vedek Sorad), Kitty Swink (Rozahn), Deborah May (Haneek), Leland Orser (Gai), Nicholas Shaffer (Cowl)
Notes: William Schallert also guest starred in the classic Trek episode The Trouble With Tribbles, and Andrew Koenig is the son of original series star Walter “Chekov” Koenig. This episode was the second mention of the Dominion in the series.
LogBook entry by Earl Green