Arjin, a Trill candidate to undergo the joining, comes to Deep Space Nine to be Dax's initiate. She has to mentor him and make recommendations if he's worthy to be joined. Arjin seems not happy to be assigned to Dax, knowing what mentor Curzon did to Jadzia. He's trying to do everything according to the normal expectations to please her, but is disappointed to find out she's not an ordinary Trill. On their first away mission in the Gamma Quadrant they accidentally hit a subspace pocket. A strange protoplasmic substance attaches itself to the nacelle. After investigating it on Deep Space Nine, Dax finds out it is a proto-universe. It's expanding and slowly, but surely replacing the present universe. Meanwhile O'Brien and Kira try to battle an infestation of Cardassian Voles. They bite through everything and become more and more a serious threat to the station.
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Did You Know?
In writer Jim Trombetta's first draft of the teleplay, the A story was the protouniverse story, with Dax's storyline in secondary position. Michael Piller rewrote the episode to place the Trill storyline as the primary plot. Trombetta felt that this decision robbed the episode of its emotional balance and that the ethical problem of the protouniverse story is no longer felt on an emotional level. See more
When leaving the station with the protouniverse, Dax says to proceed at 50 K.P.H. (Kilometers per hour), which is about 31 mph, yet they reach the mouth of the wormhole in just seconds, which would put the wormhole just a few feet from the station. Not at all realistic. Later, while IN the wormhole and they decide to proceed "slowly" Dax says their velocity is 40 meters per second. That equates to almost 90 mph. It appears as if whomever wrote this dialogue didn't know beans about speeds. See more
I wanted to tell you, but I was sure you wouldn't understand.
So now you're hiding things from me?
You mean you would have understood?
Of course not!
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more