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In Purgatory's Shadow 

A coded message from the Gamma Quadrant leads Garak to believe his mentor, Enabran Tain, is still alive. He and Worf seek him out, only to discover something much worse: a Dominion invasion fleet poised to attack the Alpha Quadrant.

Director:

Gabrielle Beaumont

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Andrew Robinson ... Garak (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Marc Alaimo ... Gul Dukat
Melanie Smith ... Ziyal
J.G. Hertzler ... Martok
James Horan ... Ikat'ika
Paul Dooley ... Enabran Tain
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A coded message from the Gamma Quadrant leads Garak to believe his mentor, Enabran Tain, is still alive. He and Worf seek him out, only to discover something much worse: a Dominion invasion fleet poised to attack the Alpha Quadrant.

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Trivia

This is the only episode of DS9 directed by Gabrielle Beaumont, who previously directed 7 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), and would later direct Star Trek: Voyager: Blink Of An Eye (2000). See more »

Goofs

When Ziyal questions Garak's decision to go to the Gamma Quadrant, she pronounces it "Camma Quadrant" each time. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Have a glorious death... or don't. It's up to you.
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Connections

References Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Marvelous Setup
30 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I know that evil and war shouldn't get the top billing, but we must face the fact that while the galaxy is peopled (aliened?) by peace loving, hard working types, the ones who get the most attention are the bad guys: Klingons, Cardassians, Romulans, and now the soldiers of the Dominion. In this first part, Garak talks the Captain into allowing him to search for his old mentor, who may have sent a message. Had they not gone, they would not have been able to warn the station that Dominion soldiers were coming, en masse, to the wormhole and, of course, bringing death and destruction to the entire Quadrant. There are surprises along the way. Worf, who accompanied Garak, proves to be an amazing fighter. Garak, the consummate liar, finally reveals a secret. Also, there is something evil brewing at DS9. I am hooked.


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Language:

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Release Date:

10 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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