The Storyteller

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 46729.1: As the leaders of two Bajoran factions arrive on the station where Sisko hopes to diplomatically steer them away from solving their differences in combat, O’Brien and Dr. Bashir depart to Bajor in response to a distress call which vaguely stated that an entire community is jeopardized. Bashir is puzzled to find all of the villagers except one – the elderly Sirah – in perfect health, yet the locals still insist that they are in mortal danger. They discover, when the Sirah makes his appearance at a yearly festival (against Bashir’s recommendation), that the threat comes from the legendary Dal’Rok, a mythical creature which descends upon the village for five nights of each year in an attempt to destroy it. But every year in the past several generations, the village Sirah told a Story, somehow halting the Dal’Rok’s onslaught. This year, the Sirah will not complete his Story…

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Kurt Michael Bensmiller & Ira Steven Behr
story by Kurt Michael Bensmiller
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Lawrence Monoson (Hovath), Kay E. Kuter (The Sirah), Gina Philips (Varis), Jim Jansen (Faren), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Jordan Lund (Woban), Amy Benedict (Woman)

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