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A race that has been conquered twice over, one of the conquerors being the mysterious Dominion, comes to the station seeking aid and a new home.


Les Landau


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
William Schallert ... Varani
Andrew Koenig ... Tumak
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Michael Durrell ... General Hazar
Betty McGuire ... Vayna
Robert Curtis Brown ... Vedek Sorad (as Robert Curtis-Brown)
Kitty Swink ... Minister Rozahn


Deep Space Nine beams aboard four aliens that have just traveled through the wormhole. The universal translator has a hard time picking up their language, but the four are finally able to identify themselves as Skrreans. Their leader, Haneek, tells they are a race that has been conquered by the T-Rogorans, who in turn have been conquered over by the Dominion. Most of their leaders were killed. Now three million Skrreans are adrift and looking for refuge. She is the first to find they 'Eye of the Universe'. According to Skrrean legends their mythical home Kentanna, a sorrowed world, is just behind the Eye. Sisko and Kira agree to help the Skreaans and soon hundreds of them visit the station. While Sisko thinks he found a suitable planet to relocate them, Draylon II, Haneek makes a discovery of her own. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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28 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This contains the first of four Star Trek appearances by Leland Orser. See more »


Haneek walks through an airlock and supposedly on to her ship. You can see the actor's reflection in the door, trying to get off-camera. See more »


Quark: These Skreeans are nothing but trouble. They're all over this station looking and touching - never buying anything. And they flake.
Odo: I didn't notice.
Quark: Come to my place, you'll see little pieces of Skreean skin all over the bar and the floor. It's disgusting.
Odo: Well, they won't be here long.
Quark: I hope not. They're driving my paying customers away. They stay here too long and I'll be out of business.
Odo: In that case, I hope they never leave.
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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In 2018, perhaps even more relevant than when it originally came out.

With the refugee crisis - from The Middle East, especially Syria, as well as Africa - being even larger than anything seen before in the past decades, this episode, once again, let's us see that even a non-top 10 Star Trek episode makes all the series as relevant as ever.

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