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Past Tense: Part II 

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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Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
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Jake Sisko (credit only)
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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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9 January 1995 (USA)  »

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The official Star Trek Chronology states that the two years to which O'Brien and Kira travel back in time in the hope of finding the others are 1930 and 1967. See more »

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In "Past Tense: Part 1" Sisko says that the Bell riots are named for Gabriel Bell who died protecting the hostages. Sisko assumed the identity of Bell after Bell was accidentally killed when Sisko and Bashir accidentally changed the timeline. During the riots Sisko is shot but survives. Near the end of "Past Tense: Part 2" one of the guards, Vin (played by Dick Miller) asks how he can help Sisko and Bashir. He agrees to help them escape but takes their ID cards to be placed on two on the people who have died during the shooting. When Sisko and Bashir are back in their timeline and onboard the Defiant Bashir looks-up the riots. In the history records it shows Sisko's picture for Gabriel Bell. Sisko had Bell's ID but Vin took it to place on one of the dead people. History would have shown someone else's picture for Bell instead of Sisko. The IDs did not have photos on them but if they had the picture should have been one of Gabriel Bell. See more »

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Major Kira: I broke my nose.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Little Green Men (1995) See more »

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Hey Joe
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Preachy but worth seeing.
21 December 2014 | by 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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