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Shadows and Symbols 

Ezri Dax joins Sisko and his family on his quest for the Orb of the Emissary. Colonel Kira mounts a blockade around a Bajoran moon, where the Romulan hospital is - along with thousands of ... See full summary »


Allan Kroeker


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko / Benny Russell
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Nicole de Boer ... Ensign Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Colonel Kira
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun
Casey Biggs ... Damar / Dr. Wykoff
Barry Jenner ... Admiral Ross
J.G. Hertzler ... Martok
Deborah Lacey ... Sarah Sisko
Megan Cole ... Cretak


Ezri Dax joins Sisko and his family on his quest for the Orb of the Emissary. Colonel Kira mounts a blockade around a Bajoran moon, where the Romulan hospital is - along with thousands of Romulan missles (claimed to be defensive in purpose). Quark joins Bashir & O'Brien as they join Worf, aboard a Klingon warship as they mount a dangerous mission in Jadzia Dax's name in an effort to get her spirit into Sto-vo-kor, the Klingon's heaven. Written by Moviedude1

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7 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The writing on the walls in Sisko's vision was done by the show's entire Art Department, and consists of actual episode summaries of every episode of the series prior to this one. So Sisko's vision character Benny Russell is really writing what he says he is: the history of Deep Space Nine, a science fiction series of stories. See more »


When the group first land on Tyree, Benjamin Sisko has a visible stain the front of his desert uniform. The stain is not visible in any subsequent scenes. See more »


[first lines]
Sisko: Dax! I can't believe it!
Ensign Ezri Dax: I can hardly believe it myself. But... I'm Dax. I mean, I'm not Jadzia Dax; I'm Ezri Dax. But I have all of Jadzia's memories - not to mention Lela's, Tobin's, Emony's, Audrid's, Joran's, Curzon's - am I forgetting anyone?
Sisko: Torias.
Ensign Ezri Dax: Right. You're probably asking yourself, "Who is this person, how did she get the symbiont, do I even want another Dax in my life, does she always talk this much?" These are all very good questions; and I wish I had good answers ...
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Featured in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: What You Leave Behind (1999) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Vacay on Tyrie
28 February 2019 | by garrison-paulSee all my reviews

Sisko and fam go and a vacation to Tyrie and they bring New Dax along. Lets call her Ezri. She's either irritating or endearing I suppose, but I like her and so do you. After wandering around the desert Ezri helps Sisko find his mom with a baseball.

Aboard the Rotaran Worf, Martock, Quark, Juliann, and Obrien honor Jadzia's memory by destroying a Dominion shipyard, as is tradition. When they come under attack the Gem Hadar keep there weapons on their lowest setting in order to make sure they succeed.

On DS9 Kira is busy playing poker, going all in on a bluff. Gets a sign from the Prophets thanks to Benny before being bailed out by Ross. Everything I just wrote is true.

And finally, on Cardassia, Demar is winning with the ladies while his shipyards are getting blowed up by Worf.

Other notes: Far Beyond the Stars is among my favorite episode. Its very satisfying to see more of Benny Russell. Casey Biggs is the perfect choice for Dr. Wycot.

Verdict: Satisfying conclusion to the season opener.

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