Dax has taken a runabout to investigate a particle field in the Gamma Quadrant and Odo has come along in the hope to find out more about his origins. Dax is surprised to find extremely rare omicron particles. On the surface of a planet they try to investigate a device releasing the particles, but get arrested by protector Colyus of a Yaderan colony. He suspect Odo and Dax have something to do with the sudden disappearance of 22 people. They are able to convince him of their innocence and offer to help in the investigation. With Odo gone from the station, Kira keeps a close eye on the activities of Quark, much to his dismay. Then Vedek Bareil unexpectedly visits the station and wants to spend time with her. Meanwhile Sisko tries to convince Jake to take up a job in engineering to prepare for the Academy. He's convinced that Jake will want to go there. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
This episode was originally to be titled "Persistence of Vision", a title later used for Star Trek: Voyager: Persistence of Vision
(1995). Writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe
's original idea involved Dax and O'Brien trapped on an alien planet. They escape from the prison but as they attempt to leave the planet, they discover they are in fact still in the prison. They escape again, and this time make it back to Deep Space 9, but neither of them are entirely convinced that they are in fact free, and probably never will be. See more
[referring to the holographic Taya
She thinks. She feels.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more