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The Siege 

As a Circle-led Bajoran military attempts to occupy the station, a skeleton crew, led by Sisko fight to reveal the Circle's secret before they're forced to evacuate themselves. Meanwhile, Kira and Dax lead a mission to reveal the truth about the Circle, on Bajor.


Winrich Kolbe


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko O'Brien
Steven Weber ... Colonel Day
Richard Beymer ... Li Nalas
Stephen Macht ... General Krim
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Philip Anglim ... Vedek Bareil


Admiral Chekote has told Sisko he can't get involved in an internal Bajoran conflict, and must evacuate the station, but Sisko has no intentions of leaving. He's come to care about what happens to the Bajorans, and tries to muster support from the crew of the station. They'll try to delay the takeover as long as possible, and set up a resistance, until the Cardassian involvement is revealed. As there's still no communications possible to Bajor, Kira sees no other alternative then to bring the evidence to the Chamber of Ministers, but all the runabouts are in use for the evacuation. Li Nalas thinks there might still be raiders intact on the Lunar V base and Kira and Dax take a look. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Stephen Macht (Krim) was considered for the role of Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) before Patrick Stewart was chosen. See more »


When Dr. Bashir and Quark are moving through the Jeffries tube and Quark is pushing the "heavy" box, it becomes much lighter and easier to move when Quark rushes past it to get to Bashir after his "your mother" joke. This is not a goof. Quark is so enraged at Bashir's snide joke about his Mother that his rage at Bashir gave Quark the strength to shove the crate of gold-pressed latinum aside to confront the doctor. This fall under Rule of Acquisition number 31: Never make fun of a Ferengi's Mother. See more »


Quark: Hey, Odo! You'll miss me. You know you will, say it.
Odo: I'll miss you, Quark.
Quark: [stunned] You said it!
Odo: I'll miss the aggravation, the petty theft, the bad manners...
Quark: Odo - take care of yourself.
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What heroes are made of
9 November 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In this conclusion of a three part opener it looks very much like the Federation is scuttling their Deep Space 9 project. Avery Brooks is delaying implementation and he and the staff are fighting a rear guard action while Nana Visitor and Terry Farrell try to get to the provisional government of Bajor to give evidence of Cardassian complicity in the rebellion.

This was a fine ending and also it reaffirmed that Richard Beymer whose rescue by Major Kira and Chief O'Brien started this story. Indeed in the end Beymer shows he has the right stuff.

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