Captain Sisko has a full sensory vision of himself as an under-appreciated science fiction magazine writer in 1950s America.



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Jake Sisko / Jimmy
Joseph Sisko / Preacher
Nog / Newspaper Vendor
Kasidy Yates / Cassie (as Penny Johnson)


Captain Sisko has a full sensory vision of himself as an under-appreciated science fiction magazine writer in 1950s America.

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11 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Like the TV show "Unplugged" and "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" fused together.
19 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Years ago, there was a show on MTV which featured musicians playing their music without all the fancy stuff. Missing were the amps, synthesizers and the like. It was stripped down to the basics and groups like KISS appeared without makeup. So why am I mentioning all this when it comes to an episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space"? Well, in a way, this is like a fusion of the two show, as the cast regulars are seen in this one--but without their makeup! So, if you ever wanted to see Quark, Dukat and others as they really looked back in the 1990s, here's your chance. For this reason alone, it's worth seeing the show.

In the beginning of the episode, reality and fiction start to blur for Captain Sisko. One minute he'e on the station and in the next, he's back in the 1950s on Earth! Soon, he's entirely back in the 1950s and living another person's life--a life where all his friends, colleagues and enemies are played by various members of the crew and enemies of the station. In the story, Sisko is a guy who writes sci-fi tales and his stories about Captain Sisko and the space station are coming out of his mind one after the other and he keeps writing them down. It's all a very interesting homage to sci- fi in the grand old pulp days and ultimately turns out to be brought on by the Prophets.

This is one you'll either love or hate. I liked seeing everyone without the makeup but the 50s story soon lost me and it really felt like padding. Okay to watch but no more.

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