Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Explorers

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 5/8/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 48699.9 Sisko and Jake build a solar sailing ship in an attempt to recreate a journey taken by the ancient Bajorans. Meanwhile, Bashir encounters a former school rival.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Armin Shimerman

    Quark

  • 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 (2)
  • Nice, calm episode

    By Celedorian, Apr 28, 2013

  • No fireworks (at least until the end), but two nice character-driven stories.

    By pharoahsdance, Aug 15, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Sisko: (after Jake refuses to come on his trip in the replica ship) It's funny, a year or two ago, nothing would have stopped him from coming with me on an adventure like this. I guess I waited too long. Jadzia: You'll have other adventures, Benjamin. They'll just be different.

    • O'Brien: (both are very drunk on real alcohol) Do you know what I think? I think she's in love with you.
      Bashir: I don't think so.
      O'Brien: It's the only explanation! Unless... unless she really ignored you, because she can't stand you.
      Bashir: Isn't there some explanation in between?
      O'Brien: Well... you're not an in-between kind of guy.

    • O'Brien: (to Bashir) And it's from the heart; I really do... not hate you anymore!

    • Dukat: Commander, I contacted you out of concern for your safety, but you seem to be intimating that I've made some sort of threat. Sisko: I'm glad I was wrong. For a moment there I'd thought you'd been put in charge of the Cardassian Ministry for the Refutation of Bajoran Fairy Tales...

    Notes (4)

    • Bari Hochwald (Dr. Lense) played the role of E'lis on the Enterprise episode "Marauders" and Brin in the Voyager episode "Friendship One".

    • This episode won an award from the Space Frontier Foundation. Every year this organization awards the creative venues that explore the theme of space travel, and the Bajoran sailing vessel won for it's creative vessel design.

    • Chase Masterson, who plays Leeta, originally auditioned for the role of Marta, Jake Sisko's Bajoran girlfriend. She was one of two actresses up for the part, but lost out because she was considered a bit too attractive. The role of Leeta, a dabo girl, was written with her in mind, even though she still had to audition for the role. Chase Masterson is good friends with Lolita Fatjo. In fact, Fatjo's first name was the inspiration for her character Leeta.

    • This is the first episode where Sisko has his beard, which he keeps until the end of the series. In an April 2003 interview, Avery Brooks stated that he was contractually required to appear with hair but no beard during the early years of the show to prevent confusion with his character Hawk, from Spenser: For Hire. Now that the character of Sisko had became firmly established, he was allowed to grow his beard again, and later shave his head.

    Trivia (4)

    • First mention of Kassidy Yates.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Leeta, Rom's future wife.

    • Goof: In the interior shots, Jake and his father are cranking the sails open at different rates, but in the exterior shots, the sails unfold at a uniform rate.

    • Nitpicks: Sisko and Jake reached faster-than-light travel, because tachyons bombarded the solar sails and propelled them into warp. Unless inertial dampners are contained within the artificial gravity plates that Sisko installed, the acceleration to such high speeds should have killed them. Another thing that isn't explained, is how the ancient ships would have made it out of Bajor's gravity well in the first place, without rocket technology.

    Allusions (1)

    • Sisko: Hammock time!
      This line plays off the music lyric of the 1990 MC Hammer song "U Can't Touch This", in which Hammer segues from the song's verses into an instrumental dance sequence with the words "Hammer time!"

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    • gfunk4life360 Nov 23, 2013

      Dukat is being a jack ass .....again