Star Trek: Deep Space Nine


Season 6, Ep 11, Aired 1/8/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 51413.6 While en route to Gul Dukat's war crimes hearing, the ship carrying them is attacked. Dukat escapes with an injured Sisko and they crash on a planet, where Dukat has hallucinations of Weyoun and Damar ordering him to kill Sisko. Sisko must activate the distress beacon if he is to be found alive.

  • Cast & Crew
  • 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

  • Avery Brooks

    Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Elevator Episode, but pretty good

    By Celedorian, Oct 31, 2014

  • An intense psychological drama.

    By pharoahsdance, Dec 26, 2009

  • So, it turns out that Dukat is, in fact, evil.

    By adukovic, May 28, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Dukat: I've been vilified by ignorant, small minded people throughout the quadrant for the past five years, and I want to know if you're one of them, Benjamin.

    • Sisko: You know something, old man? There are times when life seems complicated. Nothing is truly good or truly evil. You start to think that everything is shades of grey. Then you spend time with a man like Dukat... and you realize there really is something like truly evil. Jadzia: To realize that is one thing; to do something about it is another. So what are you going to do, Benjamin? Sisko: I'll tell you what I'm not going to do. I'm not going to let him destroy Bajor. I fear no evil... from now on, it's him or me.

    • Sisko: (talking about Dukat) I've been aboard the Honshu for two days now and I still haven't spoken to him. Although the doctors have assured me that he's made a full recovery. Maybe that's what I'm afraid of. Maybe I prefer to think of him as a crazy man, a broken man. He'd be less dangerous that way. As terrible as it sounds, a part of me wishes he were dead. But that's a thought unworthy of a Starfleet officer. He lost an empire, he lost his daughter, and he nearly lost his mind. Isn't that enough punishment for a lifetime?

    • Dukat: It always comes down to that, doesn't it? My 'crimes'. I'm such a monster. Such an evil man. Behold Benjamin Sisko - supreme arbiter of right and wrong in the universe. A man of such high moral caliber that he can sit in judgement on the rest of us. Sisko: What the hell do you want from me!? My approval? Is that what this is all about? You want me to give you permission to cause more suffering and death? Well, if that's what you're after, you might as well pull out that phaser and end this right now, because I will never give it to you! Dukat: Good!! Good! I like this! No more pretense. No games. Just you, me and the truth.

    • (talking to a figment of his mind) Dukat: The Captain and I have a lot to talk about. Weyoun: Such as? Dukat: It's of a personal nature. Weyoun: I see! You're going to share your feelings of loneliness and sorrow with your longtime adversary. Dr. Cox would be so proud!

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    Notes (3)

    • Casey Biggs (Damar) also played the role of Illyrian Captain on the Enterprise episode "Damage".

    • In the episode "Duet", Major Kira confronts a suspected war criminal about the crimes committed during the occupation. In this episode, also titled after a dance theme, Sisko does the same with Dukat.

    • Armin Shimerman (Quark) and Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko) do not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • Sisko and Dukat would not see one another again until their confrontation in the fire caves in the finale, "What You Leave Behind".

    Allusions (3)

    • Freud Dukat's "inner voices" of Kira, Damar and Weyoun could represent his Super-Ego, Ego and Id according to Freud's breakdown of the mind.

    • Honshu
      The ship that is transporting Sisko and Dukat was called the Honshu. Honshu is the largest island of the Japan.

    • Sisko: I will fear no evil. This is in reference to Psalm 23:4, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me."

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