For the first time an alien comes from the other side of the wormhole. He has ship trouble and seems very reluctant to accept any help. Chief O'Brien quickly finds out he has a secret.

Director:

Writers:

(based upon "Star Trek" created by), (created by) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
Odo
...
Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
...
...
Jake Sisko (credit only)
...
...
...
...
The Hunter
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Deep Space Nine detects an unknown ship coming from the Gamma Quadrant at the other side of the wormhole. The ship has severe engine trouble and its pilot seems very nervous and reluctant to accept any help. Finally O'Brien convinces him to come on board. He introduces himself as Tosk and he apparently comes from a very different culture as he understands nothing of the ways of the Alpha Quadrant. He claims the wormhole caused the ship's problems. O'Brien seems to really like the guy, but senses quickly he has a secret. He also finds out Tosk lied, discovering his ship has weapons damage. Then Tosk is caught trying to open a weapons locker by Odo. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 January 1993 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jake Sisko does not appear. See more »

Goofs

In the previous entry Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Babel, Quark was trying to use the computer to locate the functioning replicators, but the computer's security prevented him from doing so until he changed some data rods, in effect, hacking into the computer. Yet now, when Tosk asks the computer where the weapons are stored, the computer shows him without any resistance whatsoever. It would seem the location of the stations weapons would be much more security sensitive than the food replicators. See more »

Quotes

O'Brien: You know the old saying - a man who's always looking over his shoulder is waiting for trouble to find him.
See more »

Connections

References The Most Dangerous Game (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A good chance for Colm Meany to show he can act.
9 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Throughout his time on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Colm Meany's character, Chief O'Brien, was a recurring character who received more and more screen time as the show progressed. However, he really never was a major character and only after he was transferred from the Enterprise to Deep Space 9 did he become a major character. Here in "Captive Pursuit" he's got his largest and most interesting role yet. It begins with a strange alien from the Delta Quadrant coming through the wormhole. His ship needs service and O'Brien tries hard to befriend the strange lizard-like being, Tosk. However, soon it becomes apparent that Tosk is some sort of prey in a hunt by some very powerful beings--and the station is expected to just hand Tosk over to them.

I liked the episode for two main reasons. I loved how O'Brien was very tricky and behaved most unlike a Federation officer. The same, to a lesser extent, can be said for Sisko. I also liked it because the show was wholly original and engaging. Well worth seeing...and the best episode of the series so far.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does Quark ever get punished for his crimes? Ohio9
OMG what was I missing! chumface
No security cameras on DS9? Ohio9
Fanfiction rhapsodos-31629
Catch 22 reference on Paradise Lost part 2!!!! chumface
Odo, worst ST series character... doktorx-43136
Discuss Captive Pursuit (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?