Star Trek: Deep Space Nine


Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 2/14/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 46910.1 Dax's previous host, Curzon, is accused of a murder committed 30 years ago, and Jadzia is unwilling to defend him, even though she hides an alibi capable of clearing him.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Armin Shimerman


  • Terry Farrell

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

  • Rene Auberjonois

    Constable Odo

  • Nana Visitor

    Major/Colonel/Commander Kira Nerys

  • Avery Brooks

    Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Everything you know about the Trill is wrong! (If you watched TNG's The Host)

    By Celedorian, Nov 23, 2012

  • Good primer to the Trill, answered a lot of questions I had. Good character development, too.

    By sephmerrittx, Aug 26, 2010

  • Among the better season 1 episodes. We learn a lot more about Dax.

    By pharoahsdance, Feb 07, 2009

  • A reasonably effective courtroom drama which enables one of those great 'what is the nature of existence' debates that Trek so loves

    By Amoyaan, Jan 28, 2008

  • What is it with American TV shows and trials?

    By tmkreutzer, Jan 07, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Kira: You Klaestrons are allies of the Cardassians; your knowledge of the station confirms that they must have given you the layouts. Which not only compromises Bajoran security, but also... annoys us.

    • Sisko: Now, what the hell's going on? (Dax says nothing) Dax, if I'm going to help you, you've got to help me! Jadzia: I don't expect any help, Benjamin. Thank you, though. Sisko: Are you crazy?!

    • Renora: Commander, the warrant's in order. On what grounds do you ask me to deny extradition? Sisko: You say the warrant's in order. But the name on the warrant is "Dax." Certainly that doesn't refer to Jadzia Dax, a female; but to the now deceased Curzon Dax, a male. This young woman wasn't even born thirty years ago. Tandro: You're arguing semantics. This creature is a Trill. The symbiont known as Dax has progressed from one host to the next. Sisko: Exactly. From one host to the next. A different host; a different person. So I submit that the person he wants to extradite no longer exists. And I challenge him to prove otherwise. Tandro: That's ridiculous. Renora: It would've been easier on me had you not raised that point, Commander. (to Tandro) But the penalty for these crimes on your planet is death; and that's rather permanent. So before I grant extradition, you will convince me, please, that the person named in your warrant is the same person that's sitting here now.

    • Judge Renora: This will be an informal hearing, so I'm going to start with some informal advice. I'm 100 years old. I do not have time to squander listening to superfluous language. In short, I intend to be here until supper, not senility. Understood?

    Notes (2)

    • Colm Meaney (Chief O'Brien) and Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko) do not appear in this episode.

    • To date, this is the last Star Trek episode written by original series veteran, D.C. Fontana.

    Trivia (6)

    • Fionnula Flanagan (Enina Tandro) also played Juliana Tainer in a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled "Inheritance". She also later played Ambassador V'Lar in Star Trek: Enterprise episode titled "Fallen Hero".

    • Nitpick: Selin Peers refers to the ruling body of the planet Trill as the Trillian government. This was the only time the term "Trillian" was used to describe the Trill.

    • This episode recycles day and night matte paintings for the Next Generation episode "Angel One", most noticeably in how the same scene differs from day to night-building on left completely disappears in night shot, and tree in foreground suddenly has more leaves and branches than shown in day shot.

    • According to the stardate given for this episode, this episode actually takes place toward the end of the first season, between the 16th and 17th episodes, "If Wishes Were Horses"¬†and "The Forsaken".

    • Nitpick: One of the questions that Sisko asks Dax, is "if the competition to become a Trill is very strong...?" This implies that only the joined pair of a symbiont and a humanoid is a Trill. In later episodes it is developed that only a small minority of the Trill species receive a symbiont, and some do not even want one. The term used in later episodes to distinguish Trills that have received an symbiont is "joined Trill."

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    • gfunk4life360 Nov 15, 2013

      Dax and sisko is the weirdest and one of the best friendships in Star Trek.