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Destiny 

Sisko faces a conflict between his Starfleet duties and his role as the Bajoran Emissary when an ancient Bajoran prophecy predicts a joint Federation-Cardassian project will lead to the destruction of the wormhole.

Director:

Les Landau

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Tracy Scoggins ... Gilora Rejal
Wendy Robie ... Ulani Belor
Erick Avari ... Vedek Yarka
Jessica Hendra Jessica Hendra ... Dejar
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Storyline

A team of Cardassian scientists comes to visit the station to help set up a subspace communications relay in the Gamma Quadrant. Suddenly a Vedek, named Yarka, wants to speak with Sisko. He brings a warning from the prophets and advises to refuse Cardassians access to the station. He refers to Trakor's third prophecy which tells of 3 vipers - the Cardassians - who return to their nest in the sky - Deep Space Nine - which ultimately leads to the destruction of the Celestial Temple - the wormhole. Sisko and Kira dismiss it at first, since only two Cardassians scientists are coming. But, when a third Cardassian scientist arrives, Kira begins to give the prophecy credence. With more and more of the predictions are coming true, Sisko must make a choice: his Federation duties, or his role as Emissary. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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While in full Cardassian makeup, actress Tracy Scoggins (Gilora Rejal) took the opportunity to walk around the Paramount lot, "scaring schoolchildren on buses" before security called the DS9 set, saying, "Could y'all do something about keeping your aliens contained over there?" See more »

Goofs

In the episodes opening, when Quark brings kanar for the Cardassian's coming to the station, he places a bottle on a table, just as the camera switches away. When the shot switches back to Quark he is just turning back from the table to deliver a line to Dax. He then appears to turn to Sisko and the shot switches to Sisko. Sisko is holding the bottle, though he appears to be across the room from Quark and the table where the bottle was placed. See more »

Quotes

Vedek Yarka: [referring to the Prophets] If you turn your back on them now, you're abandoning your faith; and without your faith, Nerys... what do you have left?
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Canamar (2003) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Religious nuts? Not likely...
22 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Erick Avari and Tracy Scoggins

Erick Avari and Tracy Scoggins guest star in this installment of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9"--Avari plays a Bajoran religious leader and Scoggins a Cardassian who is pretty decent...and who falls in love with Miles O'Brien!

When the episode begins, Bajoran prophecies are brought to the fore, as what's happening now around the wormhole was foretold by religious leaders of old. Not surprisingly, Sisko is very skeptical-- especially when his being the Emissary is brought up again and again in light of the prophecy about the wormhole. At the same time, some Cardassians are on the base...and folks are very suspicious of them.

I appreciated how the Bajoran prophecies are NOT superstitions on the show. In fact, this an other episodes often seem to support the prophecies and create a highly unusual atmosphere for the show. Well done and worth seeing.


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Country:

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Release Date:

13 February 1995 (USA) See more »

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