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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 1.10b - In the hands of the Prophets

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Life on board DS9 becomes difficult when a Bajoran spiritualist, Vedek Winn (Louise Fletcher), appears in Keiko O'Brien's (Rosalind Chao) classroom and accuses her of blasphemy. When Keiko refuses to teach Bajoran religion to the children, Winn begins to incite dissent among the Bajorans on the station...

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
  • Vedek Winn .... Louise Fletcher
  • Rosalind Chao .... Keiko O'Brien
  • Philip Anglim .... Vedek Bareil
  • Robin Christopher .... Neela
  • Michael Eugene Fairman .... Bajoran
  • Robert Hewitt Wolfe .... Screenwriter
  • David Livingston .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

The first foray into Bajoran politics, which are mixed inseparably with Bajoran religion, which makes for some damn fine bun fights.

This episode also introduces the Vedeks Winn and Bareil, leaders of the conservative and liberal factions of their religion. It also introduces Kira's religious stance, and provides the beginning of a lot of bad blood from all sorts of quarters. Remember that Opaka was trapped in the Gamma Quadrant and the position of Kai must be filled from the ranks of the Vedeks. The jockeying for position that is going on is wonderful to watch. It must be something like this when the Roman Catholics elect a new Pope.

A must-see and damn fine end to the first season.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Out now

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