Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 4 Episode 17


Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Feb 26, 1996 on Syndicado



  • Trivia

    • 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?'.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Bashir: Chief O'Brien is going to have a baby.
      Quark: (to O'Brien) I thought your females carried your young.

    • Kira: That's the thing about faith - if you don't have it, you can't understand it, and if you do ... no explanation is necessary.

    • Bashir: (talking about the Prophets) So... any idea what they might've been trying to tell you?
      : Sure... that I have too many neuropeptides rolling around in my head.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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 These books were popular training tools in the 1930s through 70s, but have since been replaced by new books that uses phonics as a teaching method.