Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 2 Episode 3

The Siege (3)

Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Oct 10, 1993 on Syndicado



  • Trivia

    • This episode concludes the first three part story arc in Star Trek history.

    • In this episode we learn that joined Trill are extremely allergic to insect bites, due to the delicate chemical balance between host and symbiont.

    • This is the first time we learn of Tobin, the second host for the Dax symbiont. He was described as someone who "barely had a sex life and (had) no imagination, but he knew phase coil inverters like no one else."

  • Quotes

    • Jadzia: (disguised as a Bajoran Vedek) So, what do you think?
      Kira: Think?!
      Jadzia: (referring to the Bajoran nose ridges of her disguise) The nose!
      Kira: Oh! It's flattering.
      Jadzia: Thinking of keeping it.

    • Jadzia: Navigational sensors aren't functioning.
      Kira: No problem.
      Jadzia: No problem? Big problem. Without navigational sensors...
      Kira: We'll have to fly by the seat of our pants.
      Jadzia: Great. Seat-of-the-pants technology.
      Kira: You Starfleet types are too dependent on gadgets and gizmos. You lose you're natural instincts for survivial.
      Jadzia: My natural instincts for survival told me not to climb aboard this thing. I'd say they were functioning pretty well.

    • Sisko: Would you rather follow a polician or Bajor's greatest war hero?
      Li Nalas: I've done everything I can to help. I'd die for my people, but...
      Sisko: (interrupting) Dying gets you off the hook. Question is: are you willing to live for your people? Live the role they want you to play? That's what they need from you right now.

    • O'Brien: We can't just let the Cardies have the wormhole!
      Keiko: They can have the whole Gamma Quadrant, for all I care!

    • Jadzia: (freaked) Is that a spider or a dog?
      Kira: Palukoo. The Bajoran moons are full of them.
      Jadzia: I suppose they became your pets and you all sang songs about them around the campfire.
      Kira: No, we ate them.

    • O'Brien: Miracle of science, these little rations. Time-release formula of all the nutrients the body needs for three days. I love them - only thing I miss about the Cardassian front.
      Sisko: (taps his combadge) Sisko to all units. You can thank Chief of Operations Miles O'Brien for the menu this afternoon.
      Bashir: (sniffing his rations)'ve won no friends, here, Chief. Or should I say "Chef"?

    • Jadzia: The phaser locks are dead. There's no way to aim.
      Kira: Sure there is.
      Jadzia: I know. I know. Seat of the pants.
      Kira: With your eyes, Lieutenant! Not your... pants. Just aim at them and fire!
      Jadzia: You fly, I'll shoot!

  • Notes

    • Quark quotes the Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #31, "Never insult a Ferengi's mother" to Dr Bashir. The full quote is "Never insult a Ferengi's mother. Insult something he cares about instead." but this was revealed in the novel, Legends of the Ferengi.

    • Steven Weber is best known for his role as Brian Hackett on Wings.

  • Allusions