Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 3, Episode 12

Past Tense: Part 2 (9 Jan. 1995)

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Sisko is forced to take the place of a key historical figure on Earth in 2024 in order to preserve the timeline.

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Sisko has taken the place of revolutionary Gabriel Bell to ensure the hostages are kept safe. Not an easy task as he needs to keep both trigger-happy Biddle Coleridge and police officer Vin at bay. Bashir has another concern. He fears for the captain's life as the original Bell died in the riots. When Michael Webb manages to reach the processing center, Sisko asks to look for more sensible gimmes to guard the hostages. Meanwhile Dax watches the news about the riots. She thinks it's time for action and tries to find a way into the Sanctuary District. On the Defiant the crew decides their only option is to send people back into the past. There's just one problem, O'Brien has limited the options to 10, but there are not enough chroniton particles to do them all. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Clint Howard:  as Grady, the bum obsessed with "aliens." The role was written for Iggy Pop who was unavailable. Pop later guest starred in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Magnificent Ferengi (1998). See more »

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Commander Sisko: [on seeing his picture in the historical database of the 21st century] I'm not looking forward to explaining this to Starfleet Command.
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Preachy but worth seeing.
21 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In part one, Dr. Bashir, Commander Sisko and Jadzia Dax all became stuck in the Earth's past, back in 2024. Dax was very smart and managed to find a place to stay in the posh side of town. The other two not only manage to get stuck in a hellish 'sanctuary zone' but they also manage to have a part in killing someone who is an important figure in the timeline. In other words, because the guy dies, the Federation appears to be gone. Oddly, and COMPLETELY inexplicably, the Defiant continues to exist and they try to work on retrieving the lost crew.

Here in part two, there is a riot in the sanctuary zone and Dr. Bashir and Commander Sisko get involved in the middle of it--taking some hostages in order to fulfill the requirements of the timeline. Can they manage to avoid killing anyone ELSE who is important to history and make everything work out peachy?

Like part one, this one is a bit preachy and the homeless folks look way too 'nice' to be realistic. But it also is entertaining nevertheless.


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