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Second Sight 

While noted scientist Gideon Seyetik is preparing for an ambitious project, re-igniting a star, Sisko is intrigued by a woman who keeps disappearing.


Alexander Singer


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 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
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Fenna / Nidell (as Salli Elise Richardson)
Richard Kiley ... Seyetik
Mark Erickson ... Piersall


It's been 4 years since Sisko's wife died in the battle at Wolf 359 and he is a bit down lately. He's wandering around the Promenade when suddenly he gets approached by a woman, Fenna. Sisko feels attracted to her, but she disappears as suddenly as she appeared. A while later he sees her again, but when he asks her personal questions she disappears again. Sisko wants to know her secret and asks Odo to investigate. Meanwhile Dax is working with professor Gideon Seyetik. He's famous for his terraforming projects, but thinks he's good at everything. He's on Deep Space Nine to prepare for his most ambitious project. Seyetik wants to re-ignite the dead star Epsilon 119. He invites the crew over for a dinner his wife prepared. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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[first lines]
Commander Sisko: Personal log, stardate 47329.4 - I finally realize why I've had trouble sleeping the last few nights. Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of the massacre at Wolf 359, the fourth anniversary of Jennifer's death. I'm not sure what bothers me more, the date itself, or the fact that it almost passed unnoticed.
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She's Only A Dream
27 November 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Avery Brooks gets an episode where in fact Commander Sisko gets some romance into his life. He's had none since his wife was killed, no woman has stirred anything in him.

I have to say that the premise of the story intrigued me. Sisko is hosting prominent scientist Richard Kiley who is experimenting with re-igniting dead stars which could have lots of implications for the existence of life itself. He's married to Salli Richardson-Whtitfied who before Sisko is introduced to her has a romantic encounter with Avery Brooks.

What we learn later about her is that she comes from a race of telepaths who are capable of projecting versions of themselves into reality. It is one of these that Sisko falls for. But if the dream is too powerful it can weaken the dreamer.

I liked giving the Commander a bit of romance and who with. Like the song lyric from Laura, "but she's only a dream".

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