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In The Hands Of The Prophets 

Vedek Winn, a candidate in the race for the open Kai position, stirs up trouble on DS9 when she attempts to boycott Keiko's school for not teaching Bajoran religious beliefs.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »




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
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko O'Brien
Robin Christopher ... Neela
Philip Anglim ... Vedek Bareil
Louise Fletcher ... Vedek Winn
Michael Fairman ... Vendor (as Michael Eugene Fairman)


Keiko's teaching the station's children about the wormhole, when Vedek Winn, one of the most important religious leaders of the Bajorans and a possible candidate to become the next Kai, arrives. She despises the scientific way Keiko chooses to explain the phenomenon, and calls it 'blasphemy.' She'll not allow it, and takes the Bajoran children of the school. Both Keiko and Winn are not willing to give in, and Sisko travels to Bajor to get the support of Vedek Bareil. Meanwhile chief O'Brien finds an interlock's missing from his toolkit. Together with a new engineer, Neela from Bajor, they start looking for it. They find it back in a corridor, together with the remains of ensign Aquino. It looks like an accident, but O'Brien has his doubts. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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In the German version, this is the last episode where Tobias Müller stars as the dub voice for Cirroc Lofton. See more »


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Winn and they will lose
26 March 2020 | by brueggemanntamiSee all my reviews

DS9 is the only one of the original Star Trek series that I did not finish all the way through the first time. One of the main reasons was that I find Winn so despicable. Also toward the end it dwelt much more with war than the true spirit of Trek. More-so than any of the other versions. Exploration and the relationships between characters has always been the foundation that made it so appealing.

It's now 2020 and I am watching it again. I am trying to keep an open mind. I have been a Trekkie all of my life. My mother's car license plate spells out WARP10 (although not in that exact manner). I enjoyed this series for many seasons at first, so I'm giving it another chance. I'm older now and perhaps will see things differently.

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