Star Trek: Deep Space Nine


Season 4, Ep 17, Aired 2/26/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 49600.7 200 years after his disappearance, a Bajoran poet emerges from the wormhole claiming to be the real Emissary.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Armin Shimerman


  • Terry Farrell

    Lt./Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax (Season 1-6)

  • Michael Dorn

    Lt. Commander Worf (Season 4-7)

  • Rene Auberjonois

    Constable Odo

  • Nana Visitor

    Major/Colonel/Commander Kira Nerys

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • A snoozer

    By Celedorian, Jun 25, 2013

  • An ancient Bajoran poet comes through the Wormhole and claims to be the Prophets' Emissary. At first Sisko is glad to give up the title, but has second thoughts once the new Emissary announces a sweeping back-to-the-roots philosophy.

    By pharoahsdance, Jul 17, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Akorem: If the d'jarras belong in the past, why did you send me into the future? Prophets: For the Sisko.

    • Sisko: No more blessings to give, no more prophecies to fulfill. I'm just a Starfleet officer again; all I have to worry about are the Klingons, the Dominion and the Maquis. I feel like I'm on vacation.

    • Akorem: (to Sisko) Oh, your pagh is strong. I see now why Kai Opaka believed you were the Emissary, and why Winn fears you.

    • Kira: (learning that Akorem's unfinished poem was now finished) If the timeline's been changed, then why do I remember things the way they used to be?
      Sisko: (smiling) The Prophets work in mysterious ways!

    • Bashir: (O'Brien and Bashir return to O'Brien's quarters and they find it a mess) It's sort of a shame to pack all this stuff away.
      O'Brien: Wish I didn't have to.
      Bashir: It's almost like, sculpture. A monument to your year as a bachelor.
      O'Brien: I suppose it is.
      Bashir: Who are we to dismantle this, piece of art?
      O'Brien: I don't know. But if we don't, Keiko'll dismantle me.

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    Notes (4)

    • The Bajorian Lightship flown by Akorem Laan is the same type used by Sisko and Jake in the episode "Explorers".

    • Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko) does not appear in this episode.

    • This is the last appearance of Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka) on the series.

    • A reference is made to "Disaster", the fifth season episode of The Next Generation where Worf assisted Keiko in her delivery of Molly, hence her full name Molly Worf O'Brien.

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: Time Index 42:18 and several seconds after. When Kira gives Sisko her sculpture, you can see it is grey. In the next scene, the same side that was grey is now brown.

    • Nitpick: Akorem has missed out on the last 200 years, yet when he awakes and is told that he is on a space station near Bajor, which is run by the Federation, he doesn't ask 'what space station?' or 'what Federation?'.

    Allusions (1)

    • Quark: Oh, I used to love reading to him. You know, 'See Brok acquire. Acquire, Brok, acquire.' This an allusion to the preschool level books written by Zerna Sharp, which uses characters Dick and Jane to teach young readers through repetition of words and phrases. These books were popular training tools in the 1930s through 70s, but have since been replaced by new books that uses phonics as a teaching method.

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