Sisko wants to spend more quality time with Jake, and encourages him to think of a science project. They decide to make a field trip to a planet in the Gamma Quadrant which is in it's early stages of development. Jake wants to bring Nog along. He needs a good grade to stay in school. When Quark hears Nog is coming, he wants to come along as well. Quark's convinced he can change Sisko's previous decision to forbid him using the station's screens for advertising purposes. After some initial research of the planet, and with Jake and Nog still away, the two men have a meal, when an alien woman suddenly approaches them. She shoots Sisko with a telepathic weapon and claims she is on the run for the Jem'Hadar; soldiers of the Dominion. She advises Sisko and Quark to run, but it's too late: the three are taken captive by them, and it's up to Jake & Nog to rescue them. Written by
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Did You Know?
Reportedly, a number of fans became nervous when they saw the trailer for this episode, which featured a shot of the Odyssey exploding, which some thought was to be the destruction of the Enterprise-D, since this episode aired weeks after the conclusion of Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987). The choice to make the Odyssey a Galaxy-class starship was to demonstrate the Jem'Hadar could have destroyed the Enterprise-D had the ship appeared in the episode and to make the Dominion threat all the more terrifying. See more
Commander Sisko says the planet that he, Jake, Quark, and Nog are on is a lot like Earth during the early Devonian Period. However, they are walking through a lush forest with tall trees. However, during the early Devonian Period, plant life on Earth was limited to small shrubs. The first trees and forests didn't appear until the late Devonian Period. See more
You know, Jake, we really need to get away more often.
I'm ready whenever you are. I'm sure Nog is, too.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more