Sisko has just come back from opening a library on Bajor. In the library he found blueprints of ships that the Bajorans apparently used 800 years ago to explore their star system. These ships didn't use a warp drive, but had solar sails and were propelled by light pressure. Some scholars even say they reached Cardassia. Sisko decides to try to recreate one of them and take it into space to prove it's possible. He asks Jake along, but he doesn't want to go. When Jake receives a message from Wellington, New Zealand he changes his mind. He wants to tell his father something. Meanwhile Dr. Bashir anxiously awaits the arrival of the Kensington. On board is Dr. Elizabeth Lense, she was the best of his medical class on the Academy and took the most prestigious job, medical officer on the Lexington. When the two meet, she completely ignores him. Bashir doesn't take it too well.
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Did You Know?
This episode contains the second hint of Jake's literary talents. It was revealed in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Abandoned
(1994) that he wrote romantic love poetry. Here he is revealed to have composed a short story about the Maquis. See more
Sisko mentions adding an artificial gravity net because he isn't comfortable in zero gravity, but the ship is otherwise designed for zero g. The winches and cranks would be very difficult (if not impossible) to use without gravity. See more
We'll make a sailor out of you yet.
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Performed by Terry Farrell
, Nana Visitor
, Colm Meaney
and other crew members See more