Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Things Past

Season 5, Ep 8, Aired 11/18/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: Unknown Sisko, Odo, Dax and Garak are shifted into the past, when DS9 was known as Terok Nor. To each other, they appear normal, but to others they appear as Bajoran slaves. Soon they are accused of planting a bomb, and are sentenced to death.

  • 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)
  • Odo goes loco

    By Celedorian, Jul 31, 2013

  • The counterpart to "Necessary Evil", but not quite as good.

    By pharoahsdance, Oct 20, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Odo: Would it damage the timeline too much if Quark were to have a little accident?

    • Dukat: The Bajorans are... well, they're like my children, I suppose. And like any father, I want only what's best for them. Jadzia: (pretending to be a Bajoran) And you still feel that way now, after some of your 'children' tried to kill you. Dukat: Bad manners are the fault of the parent, not the child.

    • Odo: There is more to life than the rule of law. Thrax: It has been my observation that only the guilty make that kind of statement.

    • Garak: I took the liberty of borrowing this from the gentleman who thought my nose needed adjustment. Odo: I see I'm going to have to add the word 'pickpocket' to your resume. Garak: It's only a hobby. Odo: Interesting that a simple tailor should just happen to have a high level security code. Garak: Yes, isn't it? And if my nose didn't hurt so much, I'd tell you a fascinating story about how I came to possess it.

    • Garak: (working in Quark's bar) I remember the occupation being a little more tidy than this. Sisko: Everything's tidy when someone else is doing the cleaning. Garak: The Bajorans were much more suited for this sort of thing than we were - servile work is in their nature. Sisko: I'll remember to mention that to Major Kira when we get back. Garak: There are exceptions to every rule.

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    Notes (2)

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

    • Kurtwood Smith also played Annorax in the Voyager two-parter "Year Of Hell" and the Federation president in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, in which Rene Auberjonois (Odo) and Michael Dorn (Worf) also appear.

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: Listen in the scene where Dr. Bashir questioned the computer in the infirmary, it responded with the beep of a Starfleet computer rather than that of the Cardassian computer present on the station.

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