Sisko and O'Brien are surveying the area surrounding the wormhole to look for habitable planets. They are stunned to find there's already a colony present in the Orellius system. After beaming down they find out none of their technology is working anymore, they can't beam back. It seems a duonetic field is preventing all EM activity. The villagers are survivors of a personnel transport that crashed down on the surface ten years ago. Alixus, a woman that seems in charge of the group of people, tells of their pride in achieving to survive without using any technology. While Sisko suspects a rescue party will come soon, Alixus is convinced they're here to stay for a while and urges them to adapt to the group and abandon technology. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
Jim Trombetta based his original idea for the episode on the anti-technology philosophy of the Khmer Rouge of Southeast Asia. See more
When Joseph introduces Miles and Ben to his wife, Alixus, she addresses Miles correctly, even though Joseph doesn't say who is Miles and who is Ben. See more
You lied to us. You've been lying to us for ten years!
Yes. But perhaps a lie can lead to a more important truth.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more