Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 7, Episode 9

Covenant (25 Nov. 1998)

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Kira is kidnapped and taken to Empok Nor by a member of a Pah'Wraith cult and discovers the group leader is Gul Dukat.


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Episode cast overview:
Lieutenant Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Norman Parker ...
Vedek Fala
Jason Leland Adams ...
Mark Piatelli ...


Kira is kidnapped and taken to Empok Nor by a member of a Pah'Wraith cult and discovers the group leader is Gul Dukat.

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In the scene when the baby is born, the producers at first opted for an animatronic baby because there are very strict rules regarding how much prosthetics you apply to a child. They hired the people who created the Chucky doll for Child's Play (1988), but the effect was more spooky than intended. It looked like "Chucky with a Bajoran nose." When they first shot the scene, with Dukat holding the baby up it produced howls of laughter because the baby looked so phony. The scene had to be reshot with a real baby instead. See more »


[Fala has taken one of the promazine pills]
Colonel Kira: Why?
Vedek Fala: Faith... Nerys... Faith.
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The Cult of Dukat
8 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After a few episodes concentrating on the war with the Dominion this one switches to the secondary story arc involving Gul Dukat and his involvement with the Pah-wraiths; the Bajoran prophets' evil counterparts. After a brief introductory scene Kira is pleased to get a visit from the man who was her spiritual adviser during the time of the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. Her pleasure is short lived however when he transports her to a space station occupied by Gul Dukat and his Bajoran followers who have joined his cult. Once he has got his hands on Kira he attempts to convert her to his beliefs. He soon has problems of his own however when the first baby to be born on the station turns out to be half Cardassian... the Bajoran father is not convinced by Dukat's claim that the Pah-wraiths have changed the baby as some sort of sign.

The story itself was good enough and the regular characters did a good job, I did however find the cult members to be rather unconvincing; they spent most of their time milling around and when they learnt that Dukat was about to betray them they all reacted in the same way when I'd have expected a mixture of reactions.

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