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
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The song sung by Chief O'Brien and Dr. Bashir when they are drunk is the hymn Jerusalem based on the poem by William Blake
, "And Did Those Feet in Ancient Times". See more
Sisko mentions adding an artificial gravity net because he isn't comfortable in zero gravity, but the ship is otherwise designed for zero g. The winches and cranks would be very difficult (if not impossible) to use without gravity. See more
[O'Brien has doubts that the ancient Bajoran solar vessels were capable of space exploration
You sound just like a Cardassian.
I beg your pardon?
They have denied the possibility of ancient contact for decades, because they cannot stand the idea of Bajor having interstellar flight before they did.
With all due respect, Major, you're beginning to sound like a Romulan.
There is no piece of technology in existence they don't claim they invented before everyone else.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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