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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 1.10a - Duet

Stardate 46933.4
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Marritza, (Harris Yulin) a Cardassian in need of medical attention, is beamed aboard DS9. Major Kira (Nana Visitor) places him under immediate arrest since the disease he suffers from could only have been contracted at a Bajoran slave labour camp. She accuses him of being Gul Darhe'el, a war criminal but then she has to try and prove it...

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
  • Harris Yulin .... Marritza
  • Marc Alaimo .... Gul Dukat
  • Ted Sorel .... Kaval
  • Tony Rizzoli .... Kainon
  • Norman Large .... Captain
  • Robin Christopher .... Neela
  • Lisa Rich .... Storywriter
  • Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci .... Storywriter
  • Peter Allan Fields .... Screenwriter
  • James L Conway .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

The Cardassian talent for obfuscation in full stride.

With subterfuge after subterfuge coming in fast order it is hard to know where one stands, which makes for interesting viewing. There is a cop-out at the end when the guilty party confesses all, but it's not too bad because you've solved the mystery by then.

Having just had a nasty war and occupation on Bajor certainly provides a lot of scope for the dark side of Humanoid nature to be exposed - it was a good choice by the producers.

The performance by Harris Yulin is very good. His character is subtly drawn across a wide range of emotions. What a pity we won't see more of him.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

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