After showing Bajoran spiritual leader Kai Opaka the wormhole, she, Sisko, Bashir and Kira crash land on a moon. Kai Opaka dies and the three meet the unfriendly locals.

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Kai Opaka, the spiritual leader of the Bajorans announces a visit to DS9. She doesn't say much, but makes it implicitly clear she's interested in the wormhole. Sisko, Bashir, Kira take a runabout to show her the wormhole and pass through it to the other side. They receive a strange distress call coming from an unknown source. Sisko wants to return home, but Opaka tells him they should not take notice of her. The signal leads to a mysterious satellite network, which releases an energy burst, disabling the runabout. They make a violent crash-down on a moon, where Opaka dies almost instantly. It isn't long before the surviving 3 are picked up by a group of unfriendly locals, the Ennis. They say they are put as prisoners on the moon after a long war with the Nol-Ennis, a war ehich is continued on the moon. When the Nol attack, something strange happens. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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25 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Cirroc Lofton (Jake) does not appear in this episode. See more »

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In the opening, Commander Sisko is studying Major Kira's file on a computer view screen. He turns the view screen off, but the very visible outlines of the file text (as well as Major Kira's photo) can easily be discerned on the darkened screen, revealing it to be a transparency illuminated from behind and not a true computer screen image. See more »

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Kai Opaka: I didn't know how or why, but when we came through the wormhole, I knew I wouldn't be returning. You must tell our people, Kira, that I have answered the call of the Prophets. I was brought here because it is time for these people to begin their healing process - just as you were brought here to begin yours.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Emissary (1993) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Planet of the Jerks!
14 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The Bajoran holy woman, Kai Opaka, unexpectedly shows up on Deep Space 9. Even more unexpectedly, she longs to be taken through the wormhole. However, after the runabout with Sisko, Kira, Dr. Bashir and Kai Opaka nears a moon, the planet's defense systems knocks down their craft and the Kai is killed. Once on the surface of this moon, they find a hellish and stupid group who are CONSTANTLY at war with their enemies. Now here's the rub...soon Kai Opaka comes back to life and Dr. Bashir realizes that their's some artificial organism that deliberately keeps everyone on the moon alive forever...and this war seems to be going on forever because these folks are stupid idiots. What's next?

This episode actually seems very similar to an episode from the old "Star Trek", "Day of the Dove"--except that "Battle Lines" is much better and doesn't suffer from a silly and unrealistic ending. Well worth seeing.


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