As the Defiant races to a shipwrecked officer who is days away, the crew keeps in contact with her. Meanwhile, Jake follows Quark's latest scheme for story research.



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Lisa Cusak (voice)
Kasidy Yates (as Penny Johnson)


As the Defiant races to a shipwrecked officer who is days away, the crew keeps in contact with her. Meanwhile, Jake follows Quark's latest scheme for story research.

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10 June 1998 (USA)  »

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When auditioning women for the role of Lisa Cusack, the producers never saw any of the people who auditioned. They just listened to audio recordings instead. Debra Wilson was chosen based on the sound of her voice alone. Director Winrich Kolbe didn't allow Wilson to meet the cast until after filming was finished. See more »


When Quark muses about how humans in the past were romantic, he pronounces "human" in the normal method, instead of "hew-mon" as Ferengi traditionally do. See more »


[last lines]
Chief O'Brien: I never shook her hand, and I never saw her face. But she... she made me laugh... and she made me weep. She was all by herself, and, and I was surrounded by my friends. Yet I felt more alone than she did. We've grown apart, the lot of us. We didn't mean for it to happen; but it did. The war changed us, pulled us apart. Lisa Cusak was my friend. But you are also my friends, and I want my friends in my life. Because someday we're gonna wake up, and we're gonna find that someone is ...
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A Great episode ... but ...
30 January 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The USS Defiant receives a distress call from a Starfleet captain stranded on an alien world after her ship has been destroyed. She's stranded on a Class L world (inhospitable to human life). Its also surrounded by a strange energy field. The old mystery force-field bit.

The stranded Captain Cusak asks that they keep a constant conversation going with her to keep her alert and to make her feel less isolated, and naturally they all make friends with her because she's a great person.

A strange energy field that surrounds the planet is finally punctured and its has time-shifting (temporal) properties. Anyone else notice that the previous episode had a very similar premise with Molly? DS9 tends to do that.

On the planet they find the long-decomposed remains of Cusak's body deep in a cave, having been dead for about three years. They were communicating through time; mmm k.

The thing that really annoyed me was that here was a starfleet captain, dead only three years ... and the team that happens to discover her remains take it upon themselves to conduct a funeral??? Seriously??

Did they try to contact her friends and family at all? Truly strange.

The Quark/ Odo hi-jinx is hardly worth a mention. But besides the ridiculously self-important funeral they conducted it was a good episode! If not a little sad.

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