Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 3, Episode 22

Explorers (8 May 1995)

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Sisko rebuilds an ancient Bajoran space vessel from the blueprints, and he and Jake take the ship on a trip, attempting to prove that the ancient Bajorans went beyond their solar system without warp drive.

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Sisko has just come back from opening a library on Bajor. In the library he found blueprints of ships that the Bajorans apparently used 800 years ago to explore their star system. These ships didn't use a warp drive, but had solar sails and were propelled by light pressure. Some scholars even say they reached Cardassia. Sisko decides to try to recreate one of them and take it into space to prove it's possible. He asks Jake along, but he doesn't want to go. When Jake receives a message from Wellington, New Zealand he changes his mind. He wants to tell his father something. Meanwhile Dr. Bashir anxiously awaits the arrival of the Kensington. On board is Dr. Elizabeth Lense, she was the best of his medical class on the Academy and took the most prestigious job, medical officer on the Lexington. When the two meet, she completely ignores him. Bashir doesn't take it too well. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The concept of a solar sail was first proposed on Earth by Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in 1921 - this would have made the Bajorans about 400 years ahead of Earth. See more »

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The solar sails presented in the episode are far too small to propel even a small vessel in space. Real solar sails would have to be many kilometers/miles across to pick up a usable amount of energy, and very lightweight compared to what is shown. The sails shown in this episode appear not much larger than would be found on a similar-size sailboat on water. See more »

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Chief O'Brien: You're not an in-between kind of guy.
Doctor Bashir: What do you mean?
Chief O'Brien: Well, people either love you, or hate you.
Doctor Bashir: Really?
Chief O'Brien: I mean... I hated you, when we first met.
Doctor Bashir: I remember.
Chief O'Brien: But now...
Doctor Bashir: And now?
Chief O'Brien: Well... now I don't.
Doctor Bashir: That means a lot to me, Chief, it really does.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Facets (1995) See more »

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What's with the instant beard and Jake's sudden growth spurt?
26 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When this episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" begins, suddenly Commander Sisko has a cool beard (sort of like Spock's in "Mirror, Mirror") and Jake seems a little taller. Obviously some time elapsed between this and the prior episode and it's odd no one mentioned this in any way.

The plots of this one are incredibly slight. First, just like Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki, Commander Sisko decides to fly some sort of space sailboat across space to lend credence to a theory that the Bajorans were great outer space explorers during ancient times. He takes Jake along with him and the two do some bonding. And, second, speaking of bonding, the bromance between Dr. Bashir and Miles O'Brien is going to a greater level of intimacy. When an old rival of the Doctor's comes aboard and doesn't seem to recognize him, he's bummed and so he and O'Brien decide to get drunk and get to know each other better.

Overall, I'd rank this one rather low--simply because nothing of any consequence happens. It's a filler episode and did little, if anything, to enhance the overall plot or themes of the show. Very skippable.


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