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In The Pale Moonlight 

To save the Federation in a critical scheme, Sisko comes to realize that he must violate its fundamental principles to do so.

Director:

Victor Lobl

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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 (credit only)
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Andrew Robinson ... Garak (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun
Casey Biggs ... Damar
Howard Shangraw Howard Shangraw ... Grathon Tolar
Stephen McHattie ... Vreenak
Judi M. Durand Judi M. Durand ... Station Computer (voice) (as Judi Durand)
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To save the Federation in a critical scheme, Sisko comes to realize that he must violate its fundamental principles to do so.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Actor Stephen McHattie, who plays Vreenak, was married to Meg Foster, who played the title role in the season 4 episode "The Muse". See more »

Goofs

Dax refers to the Dominion-Romulan "nonaggression pact," but later says they are "allies." A nonaggression pact is very different from an alliance. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Captain Sisko: Captain's personal log, stardate five one seven... thr-, uh... Five one seven... four - Computer, what day is it?
Cardassian Computer Voice: Stardate 51721.3.
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Connections

References Batman (1989) 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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Walking the thin line...
2 August 2017 | by ArnoudMeulendijksSee all my reviews

In this episode Captain Sisko must walk the thin line between right and wrong again. But here it is very well done, very well written, acted and directed. Here the stakes are much higher and the moral transgressions less grave than in 'For the Uniform'. And the way it is told, by Sisko wrestling with his conscience about what he has done is brilliant. There is more emphasis here on the moral issues, which make them more obvious to everyone. That is probably why some may think this is not a typical Star Trek episode. But it is precisely because of Sisko's struggle with those issues that makes this one of Star Trek's finest episodes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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