Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 1, Episode 5

Captive Pursuit (31 Jan. 1993)

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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.



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


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 (

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Jake Sisko does not appear. See more »


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 »


Commander Sisko: You ignored your duty to Starfleet, you took off your com-badge so you can ignore me; you even ignored the Prime Directive by interfering with their damned hunt. Another stunt like this, and your wife won't have to complain about the conditions here anymore, do I make myself clear?
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References The Most Dangerous Game (1932) See more »


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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.

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