A team of Cardassian scientists comes to visit the station to help setup a subspace communications relay in the Gamma Quadrant. Suddenly a Vedek, Yarka, wants to speak with Sisko. He brings a warning from the prophets and advises not to let the Cardassians on the station. He refers to Trakor's third prophecy that tells that three vipers, the Cardassians, will return to their nest in the sky, Deep Space Nine, ultimately leading to the destruction of the Celestial Temple, the wormhole. Sisko and Kira dismiss it at first, since only two Cardassians scientists are coming. Then a third Cardassian scientist arrives and Kira begins to believe the prophecy. When more and more of the predictions are coming true, Sisko must make a choice between his Federation duties and his role as Emissary. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
The Prophecies of Trakor in this episode resemble the writings of Michel de Nostredame
, a 16th-century Frenchman better known as Nostradamus. This Frenchman was said to have written extensively about important 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century events in metaphoric language that could only be interpreted correctly in retrospect. See more
The crew of the Defiant observe a comet near to the gamma quadrant exit to the worm hole. The comet has a tail - comets only develop tails as they approach a star. The star heats up the comet, which produces a tail of water vapor which always points away from the star. See more
[about Ulani and Gilora
Now, those are about the two friendliest vipers I have ever met.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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