Stardate not given: It’s several decades in the future. Jake Sisko is an old man, living in his grandfather’s house on the Louisiana bayou. On a rainy night, a visitor arrives – a young woman who aspires to be a writer. Jake tells her the story of why he hasn’t written in years. Long ago, he was on a trip with his father in the Defiant when an accident in the engine room caused his father to disappear before his eyes. Yet when Ben Sisko began appearing to him in the flesh, for a few minutes at a time, with years between appearances, it became clear that he was not dead, but trapped in subspace. Jake went on with his life, married, became a famous writer – but was forever haunted by his father’s disappearance, and became obsessed with rescuing him. Now, Jake has finally found a solution…but what will it cost him?
written by Michael Taylor
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Tony Todd (Jake Sisko), Galyn Gorg (Korena), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Rachel Robinson (Melanie)
Notes: Rachel Robinson is the daughter of Andrew J. Robinson, who frequently guest stars as Garak and has directed numerous Star Trek episodes.
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover with notes by Earl Green