Dramatis Personae

Episode 31

Friday, 3 June 2022

O'Brien looks over Sisko's shoulder but Sisko is weirdly fixated on the weird alien clock that he's been building.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 1, Episode 18

Stardate: 46922.3

First broadcast on Sunday, 30 May 1993

You know how it is: it’s your first spinoff — a cast of delightfully high-concept characters set against a colourful backdrop, with story possibilities around every corner. But then you find yourself limping towards the end of your first season. You’ve done the plague one, the weird alien fugitive one, the buddy comedy one with the CGI shaving cream, and the terrible boardgame one that everyone will have such fond memories of. So what’s left? How about a story where all of your beloved regulars play people no one cares about, embroiled in a conflict that no one has any interest in? We can do that, can’t we?

Recorded on Monday, 23 May 2022 | Download | Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine