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While a Romulan delegation tries to get information about the Dominion, O'Brien gets visions of unpleasant things that are about to happen in the future.


Reza Badiyi


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 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 (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Jack Shearer ... Ruwon
Annette Helde ... Karina
Ray Young ... Morka
Bob Minor ... Bo'rak
Dennis Madalone Dennis Madalone ... Atul


While a Romulan delegation arrives on the station, chief O'Brien gets an accident. A plasma conduit blew out, but Bashir think's it's not serious. The Romulan delegation wants information about the Gamma Quadrant and especially the Dominion just as was agreed in the cloaking device agreement. But no matter how much they try, Sisko and Kira just can't seem to satisfy their needs. Meanwhile a group of Klingons has also arrived. Chief O'Brien tries to convince Quark to put up a dart board in the bar. Suddenly he gets a hallucination of himself talking to Quark about the Klingons damaging one of his holosuites and passes out. When his vision comes true, both Bashir and Dax can't find out what exactly is wrong. Then O'Brien gets another vision. He soon realizes that he experiences things that are about to happen in the near future and they aren't of the pleasant variety. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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I hate time-shifting episodes.
24 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Any time the Star Trek shows used words and phrases like 'singularities' and 'quantum displacements' I usually hated the show--and "Visionary" is no exception. These sort of shows make for very slow programs--and ones that usually are stuck aboard the station or a ship.

When the episode begins, Chief O'Brien sees something weird...himself! Yes, he's standing on one side of the station and sees himself talking to Quark on the other. And, what follows is one instance after another where O'Brien is briefly transported five hours into the future. While it's never even considered that some intelligence might just be causing this, it sure seems reasonable. Instead, they all come up with some Trek-o-babble that explains everything and it all ends happily ever after.

As I said already, I don't like shows like this. I'd much rather have the crew DOING things and this one felt a bit boring.

Oh, and by the way, early in the show the Commander says that he wasn't aware that there were any Klingons on the station. Yet he doesn't seem to remember that there IS a Klingon restaurant there with a Klingon chef.

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