Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 5 Episode 12

The Begotten

Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Jan 27, 1997 on Syndicado



  • Allusions

    • Quark: "...the center cannot hold."

      This is a reference to the poem by W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming, which goes: "Turning and turning in the widening gyre/The falcon cannot hear the falconer;/Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;/Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world."

      This poem is also the underlying theme of Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart. In the book, an African tribe's way of life is destroyed with the coming of European settlers.