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Far Beyond the Stars 

Captain Sisko has a full sensory vision of himself as an under-appreciated science fiction magazine writer in 1950s America.


Avery Brooks


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

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Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko / Benny Russell
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo / Douglas Pabst
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf / Willie Hawkins
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax / Darlene Kursky
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko / Jimmy
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien / Albert Macklin
Armin Shimerman ... Quark / Herbert Rossoff
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir / Julius Eaton
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira / Kay Eaton
Brock Peters ... Joseph Sisko / Preacher
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun / Officer Mulkahey
Marc Alaimo ... Gul Dukat / Officer Ryan
J.G. Hertzler ... Martok / Roy Ritterhouse
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog / Newspaper Vendor
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Kasidy Yates / Cassie (as Penny Johnson)


Captain Sisko has a full sensory vision of himself as an under-appreciated science fiction magazine writer in 1950s America.

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11 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cover of the March 1953 edition of Incredible Tales shows the surface of Delta Vega from Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966). It also advertises such stories as Star Trek: The Cage (1986) (written by E.W. Roddenberry/Gene Roddenberry, who is also said to be the writer of "Questor". The Questor Tapes (1974)), Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver (1966), Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966), and Star Trek: Journey to Babel (1967) (written by D.C. Fontana on whom K.C. Hunter is based). See more »


When Willie Hawkins enters the bar for the first time, he accidentally calls Cassie "Kasidy". See more »


Douglas Pabst: You see, Albert's got the right idea. He's not interested in Negros or whites, he writes about robots.
Herbert Rossoff: That's because he is a robot.
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References The Questor Tapes (1974) See more »


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Like the TV show "Unplugged" and "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" fused together.
19 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Years ago, there was a show on MTV which featured musicians playing their music without all the fancy stuff. Missing were the amps, synthesizers and the like. It was stripped down to the basics and groups like KISS appeared without makeup. So why am I mentioning all this when it comes to an episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space"? Well, in a way, this is like a fusion of the two show, as the cast regulars are seen in this one--but without their makeup! So, if you ever wanted to see Quark, Dukat and others as they really looked back in the 1990s, here's your chance. For this reason alone, it's worth seeing the show.

In the beginning of the episode, reality and fiction start to blur for Captain Sisko. One minute he'e on the station and in the next, he's back in the 1950s on Earth! Soon, he's entirely back in the 1950s and living another person's life--a life where all his friends, colleagues and enemies are played by various members of the crew and enemies of the station. In the story, Sisko is a guy who writes sci-fi tales and his stories about Captain Sisko and the space station are coming out of his mind one after the other and he keeps writing them down. It's all a very interesting homage to sci- fi in the grand old pulp days and ultimately turns out to be brought on by the Prophets.

This is one you'll either love or hate. I liked seeing everyone without the makeup but the 50s story soon lost me and it really felt like padding. Okay to watch but no more.

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