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Kira must convince an old Bajoran farmer to leave a moon becoming uninhabitable due to mining operations. Jake and Nog try to trade off Cardassian yamok sauce.

Director:

Les Landau

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Commander Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lieutenant Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Brian Keith ... Mullibok
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Nicholas Worth ... Lissepian Captain
Michael Bofshever ... Toran
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Baltrim
Annie O'Donnell ... Keena
Daniel Riordan ... First Guard
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Storyline

The Federation is helping the Bajorans to tap the molten core of the moon Jeraddo. This will provide much-needed energy for hundreds of thousands of Bajoran citizens, but will make the moon uninhabitable. All 47 known inhabitants have been evacuated, but Dax still detects one life sign. Major Kira Nerys beams down to investigate and meets three people, farmer Mullibok and two mute helpers. Mullibok invites her to dinner and makes it perfectly clear he has no intention of leaving. Although he is very stubborn Kira starts to grow fond of the man. Meanwhile Nog overhears his uncle Quark punishing his father for buying 5.000 wrappings of yamok sauce, loved by Cardassians but hated by the rest of the universe. Secretly Nog and Jake try to sell the stuff for bars of latinum. They contact a Lissepian trader, but he only has self-sealing stem bolts to offer. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1993 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Aron Eisenberg had some difficulty with this story considering that his role's teeth appliances interfered with pronouncing consonants in his dialogue, particularly in this case with the word, "stembolts." Considering that he was at most a recurring guest star at this time of the series' run, Eisenberg had a disconcertingly frustrating time with one scene which took over 19 takes before he could say his line properly, momentarily fueling his fear that he could be considered too difficult to continue in the role. Furthermore, when Eisenberg finally pronounced his line properly, Cirroc Lofton complicated matters by flubbing his own one word line in response because he didn't expect Eisenberg to say his own line well enough for the take to continue. See more »

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This is one of the episodes where Bajor is depicted as having several moons with apparently normal atmospheres and gravity. But if the moons were that large/dense/massive, they would not simply be orbiting Bajor. Bajor and the moons would be orbiting each other in a kind of cluster, which might have resulted in occasional collisions in the past. See more »

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Commander Sisko: Look, I understand you're used to sympathizing with the underdog. You spent your life fighting to overcome impossible odds, just like he's doing. But you have to realize something, Major: you're on the other side now. - Pretty uncomfortable, isn't it?
Major Kira: It's awful.
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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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Slight but enjoyable.
14 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The episode has the usual two plots. The first is supposed to be humorous and involves Nog and Jake taking some Cardassian Yamok sauce (which Quark didn't want or need) and trading for successive products--all in the hope that eventually it will exchanged for latinum. The second involves Major Kira going to one of Bajor's moons to relocate 50 settlers because the moon is going to be converted for energy production--which will make the place uninhabitable. Unfortunately, an old crank named Mullibok (Brian Keith) and his two mute friends would rather die than leave the place. There is a certain irony about having Brian Keith play a man who is suicidal, as a few years after starring in this show he actually did commit suicide in real life.

While I generally don't like episodes that star Nog and Jake (or any kids), this plot turns out pretty well and is played for laughs. As for the other plot, it is decent enough. Overall, a rather inconsequential but enjoyable episode.


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