Star trek: Deep Space Nine 1.08a - Progress
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The Bajoran government needs to relocate the inhabitants of a moon which they want to start mining for energy. Everybody leaves except for one old man, Mullibok (Brian Keith), who wishes to remain. Kira (Nana Visitor) is ordered to evict the man but finds her loyalties divided when she gets to know him...
Persons of interest
- Avery Brooks .... Commander Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
- René Auberjonois .... Constable Odo
- Siddig el Fadil .... Doctor Julian Bashir
- Terry Farrell .... Lieutenant Jadzia Dax
- Cirroc Lofton .... Jake Sisko
- Colm Meaney .... Chief O'Brien
- Armin Shimerman .... Quark
- Nana Visitor .... Major Kira Nerys
- Majel Barrett .... Starfleet computer voice
- Brian Keith .... Mullibok
- Aron Eisenberg .... Nog
- Nicholas Worth .... Captain
- Michael Bofshever .... Toran
- Terrance Evans .... Baltrim
- Annie O'Donnell .... Keena
- Daniel Riordan .... first guard
- Peter Allan Fields .... Screenwriter
- Les Landau .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
Kira battles between her Bajoran sense of what's good and her UFP sense of duty (yes, I know Bajor isn't part of the UFP, but that's how the episode portrays the inner turmoil: the civilised UFP educating the wild Bajorans in interstellar diplomacy, somewhat reminiscent of the Allies saving the Jews from the horrors of World War II).
The premise is stunning (compared to earlier episodes) because Kira reaches a point where there is no right path to follow. Whatever she does, she will hate herself for it. That she chooses the way she does - to try and walk a middle path - indicates something about her nature and her future. This test will come back to haunt her, rest assured.
This is a sickly sweet story with a delightfully bitter aftertaste.
Security censorship classification
PG (Low level violence, sexual references)
Not for public release in Australia before date