Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 1, Episode 14

Progress (9 May 1993)

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Kira must convince an old Bajoran farmer to leave a moon becoming uninhabitable due to mining operations. Jake and Nog try to trade off Cardassian yamok sauce.



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Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
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The Federation is helping the Bajorans to tap the molten core of the moon Jeraddo. This will provide much-needed energy for hundreds of thousands of Bajoran citizens, but will make the moon uninhabitable. All 47 known inhabitants have been evacuated, but Dax still detects one life sign. Major Kira Nerys beams down to investigate and meets three people, farmer Mullibok and two mute helpers. Mullibok invites her to dinner and makes it perfectly clear he has no intention of leaving. Although he is very stubborn Kira starts to grow fond of the man. Meanwhile Nog overhears his uncle Quark punishing his father for buying 5.000 wrappings of yamok sauce, loved by Cardassians but hated by the rest of the universe. Secretly Nog and Jake try to sell the stuff for bars of latinum. They contact a Lissepian trader, but he only has self-sealing stem bolts to offer. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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47 Reference - The minister says that there were 47 others that left willingly. See more »


Mullibok the Bajoran wears a 20th-century human wristwatch. See more »


[Kira tries to persuade Mullibok against his will to leave Jerrado]
Mullibok: The Cardassians probably told you you didn't stand a chance either. Did you surrender?
Major Kira: No.
Mullibok: Why do you expect me to act any different than you? Now you tell them they can start cracking this moon apart whenever they're ready. I'll be here.
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Slight but enjoyable.
14 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The episode has the usual two plots. The first is supposed to be humorous and involves Nog and Jake taking some Cardassian Yamok sauce (which Quark didn't want or need) and trading for successive products--all in the hope that eventually it will exchanged for latinum. The second involves Major Kira going to one of Bajor's moons to relocate 50 settlers because the moon is going to be converted for energy production--which will make the place uninhabitable. Unfortunately, an old crank named Mullibok (Brian Keith) and his two mute friends would rather die than leave the place. There is a certain irony about having Brian Keith play a man who is suicidal, as a few years after starring in this show he actually did commit suicide in real life.

While I generally don't like episodes that star Nog and Jake (or any kids), this plot turns out pretty well and is played for laughs. As for the other plot, it is decent enough. Overall, a rather inconsequential but enjoyable episode.

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