Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 2 Episode 10


Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Nov 28, 1993 on Syndicado

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  • Lots of good ideas...questionable execution

    In 'Sanctuary', a massive fleet of refugees from the Gamma Quadrant (victims of the Dominion, in their second mention on DS9) arrive through the wormhole, in search of their fabled 'holy land'. The Skreeans believe that their mecca is actually Bajor...although unfortunately the Bajorans aren't so keen on the notion.

    There are some interesting ideas at work here: it's about time Trek tackled immigration and it was gutsy of the writers to put the formerly oppressed Bajorans in the role of oppressor (or near-enough oppressor), but the script is clunky and the pace uneven. A lot of the conflict feels forced and this considerably blunts the impact of the supposedly 'emotional' climax.