Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 6, Episode 21

The Reckoning (29 Apr. 1998)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 348 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Spiritualists on Bajor summon Captain Sisko to the planet surface, where they show him a stone tablet with some unknown inscriptions. Once on DS9, the inscription reveals an ancient ... See full summary »


(based upon "Star Trek" created by), (created by), 5 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 826 titles
created 10 Jan 2012
a list of 7207 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
a list of 26 titles
created 11 Aug 2012
a list of 1323 titles
created 6 months ago
a list of 10 titles
created 2 weeks ago

Related Items

Search for "The Reckoning" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Reckoning (29 Apr 1998)

The Reckoning (29 Apr 1998) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
« Previous Episode | 143 of 173 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview:
Chief O'Brien (credit only)
James Greene ...
Judi M. Durand ...
Cardassian Computer (voice) (as Judi Durand)


Spiritualists on Bajor summon Captain Sisko to the planet surface, where they show him a stone tablet with some unknown inscriptions. Once on DS9, the inscription reveals an ancient prophecy of coming disasters surrounding the wormhole, Bajor, and DS9, as those around him voice their uneasiness about Sisko being an Emissary for the planet. Written by Moviedude1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

29 April 1998 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When shooting the battle between the Prophets and the Pah-Wraiths, much of it consisted of Nana Visitor and Cirroc Lofton staring at one another intently, and then the special effects were added to the scene later. Both Lofton and Visitor found it difficult to keep a straight face throughout filming. See more »


Captain Sisko: [to Jake] You know, I didn't ask to be the Emissary. But for better or worse, I guess, that's what I am - except for being your dad.
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

"Come, Child", says the annoying, religious leader to a middle-aged fellow kneeling nearby.
6 June 2014 | by (Korea) – See all my reviews

Another boring episode featuring Bajoran religious fanaticism at work. No doubt this episode was tailored to accommodate the American obsession with religion. It's a wonder that Bajor manages to be a space-faring culture with such backwards mentality. Hear this: to them, it's perfectly logical that a weird space phenomenon (the gate), as well as their planet's meteorology and geology, could be severely upset depending on the particular location of an archaeological artefact.

Something funny about Bajor, but also about most other Star Trek "races", is the fact that they achieve global unity in such eminently polarising subjects as religion or ideology. Look at human religions, and see how they're prone to split into rival branches, over trivial, petty details, and with such intensity that their members are not above killing people from the other side at the slightest "provocation". Religion has never been a unifying force: it's been one of the main dividers within humankind, and a willing originator of death, suffering, intolerance.

The fact that this is a work of science fiction does not mean that shoddy plot designs should be acceptable, when they breach the credibility of a universe based on progress.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Avery Brooks / 'actor'? martin-sem84
Totally creeped out by the Trill EndlessBob
LGBT episodes in Star Trek devinkydd
How Many Times Have you Re-watched? jfflyl
Cardassians - not so bad? jamotide
I don't understand why this doesn't have a similar IMDb rating to TNG DSNForever
Discuss The Reckoning (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: