Sisko begins having visions that may show him how to best help Bajor, but they're killing him.



(based upon "Star Trek" created by), (created by) | 3 more credits »

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video


IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con


1 video »


Episode cast overview:
Kasidy Yates (as Penny Johnson)
Ernest Perry Jr. ...
Admiral Charles Whatley


Sisko begins having visions that may show him how to best help Bajor, but they're killing him.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

24th century | See All (1) »





Release Date:

30 December 1996 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This takes place in 2373. See more »


Major Kira: I know you're worried. But the Prophets are leading the Emissary on this path for a reason.
Lt. Commander Worf: Do not attempt to convince them, Major. They cannot understand.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Since when did you believe in the Prophets?
Lt. Commander Worf: What I believe in... is faith. Without it there can be no victory. If the Captain's faith is strong, he will prevail.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: That's not much to bet his life on.
Major Kira: You're wrong. It's everything.
See more »


Spoofs Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Ridiculous Bajoran mumbo jumbo
30 September 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Seemingly all DS9 episodes that try to glorify Bajoran culture end up making them look more and more annoying. Largely, this is because all these efforts are based on ideas with gaping holes.

Here for example, Sisko gets electrocuted and starts having prophetic visions (no reason why). With these he discovers an ancient Bajoran metropolis. By which I mean he discovers the ruins of one obelisk. In a cave. Because lost cities built on plains have huge caves growing around them. In just about 20000 years, which is how old this city is - at this point we are expected to marvel at the ancient civilisation of the Bajorans, who by the way, in a previous (also bad) episode, were revealed to have built (in fact dysfunctional) light sail spaceships with which they reached Cardassia. Now, these spaceships were 800 years before, yet they had already faded into the sphere of legend and Bajorans couldn't be sure of their existence. Yet this amnesiac people retains evidence of a prehistoric city.

These are pretty large plot holes but not what makes this episode very bad. That would be the way in which Sisko turns into a "prophets" faithful, and stops Bajor from joining the Federation by warning them about locusts. Yes, locusts. What is really questionable is how and why the Federation would ever even remotely consider the application of a planet whose rulers can be swayed over by a delirious madman warning them about locusts. There have been bad Star Trek episodes over the years, but this one stands out, not as the worst, but possible as the most un-Star Trek like I have seen. Its logic goes against all things Star Trek. To put it simply, Cpt Picard wouldn't let this stand.

8 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does Quark ever get punished for his crimes? Ohio9
No security cameras on DS9? Ohio9
OMG what was I missing! chumface
Bring Back DS9 tomboevans
Odo, worst ST series character... doktorx-43136
Fanfiction rhapsodos-31629
Discuss Rapture (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: