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Chief O'Brien's world is turned upside down when for no reason whatsoever he is being ignored by his family and friends and is being closed out of every essential job on the station.


Les Landau


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 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
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko O'Brien
Todd Waring ... DeCurtis
Susan Bay Nimoy ... Admiral Rollman (as Susan Bay)
Philip LeStrange Philip LeStrange ... Coutu
Hana Hatae ... Molly
Majel Barrett ... Computer Voice


O'Brien is on his way to the planet Parada to warn them about something and is chased by the crew of Deep Space Nine through the wormhole. In his log he tells what happened. Deep Space Nine was supposed to host peace talks between the Paradans and a rebel faction and O'Brien was supposed to make sure the security to be top notch. He immediately noticed something strange when Keiko and Molly didn't seem to be themselves. In engineering, he found out another engineer was ordered by Sisko to already start work on the security measures. Sisko told him to concentrate on the repair of the upper pylons and ordered him to undergo a very extensive medical examination. O'Brien especially got suspicious after he found out he lost his level 1 security clearance after trying to review the logs of the security personnel. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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This episode marks the second of two appearances of actress Susan Bay as Admiral Rollman. See more »


O'Brien asks the computer for a list of ships having arrived from the Gamma Quadrant in the past weeks, the computer says there are none. However, O'Brien arrived himself back from the Gamma Quadrant. See more »


Chief O'Brien: [voiceover] I like to think I'm a man with many talents. But waiting isn't one of them.
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Profound in its Simplicity
17 November 2019 | by jmbwithcatsSee all my reviews

Season 2, Episode 14 of DS9 entitled "Whispers" may be a short, simplistic seeming episode from the outset, but it's actually perhaps one of the most profound up to this point as well.

This episode informs our personal, subjective importance in our own lives, the naivete of that importance, but no less the beauty and importance of the drive to survive and to perhaps reap some modicum of value from our short experience within the vastness of all things.

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