Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 6, Episode 13

Far Beyond the Stars (11 Feb. 1998)

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

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Sisko is seen looking at a copy of Galaxy magazine dated September, 1953. The caption under the cover art is "Court Martial" by Samuel T. Cog... (the rest of the name is obscured by Sisko's hand). Samuel T. Cogley is the name of James T. Kirk's attorney in the classic episode Star Trek: Court Martial (1967). The cover art itself is almost identical to the cityscape from the episode. See more »

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When Michael Dorn's character Willie Hawkins enters the bar for the first time, he accidentally calls Penny Johnson's character by the name of Kasidy instead of Cassie. 'Kasidy' is Johnson's role name on Deep Space Nine. See more »

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Joseph Sisko: Question is, what're you going to do?
Captain Sisko: The only thing I can do - stay here and finish the job I started. And if I failed...
Joseph Sisko: [quoting from the bible] "I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith."
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10 years later...
2 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Cirroc Lofton's line (you know the one) still takes my breath away.

All by itself "DS9" always showed more progressiveness and more social conscience than the other "Trek"'s combined.

The story is a fanciful conceit, and a breather from the season's arc, but it still stands as "Trek"'s best address of racial issues, and also serves as a reminder that it's a little depressing that "DS9" is the least popular "Trek" in terms of syndication value and DVD sales.

If you don't know the show, this one is a good, arc-independent introduction. And if you do know the show, you will always remember falling off your chair when Cirroc Lofton said "that line."

This episode never places highly in fan polls, but it's one of the best.


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