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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 2.15a - Second sight

Stardate 47329.4
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Episode propaganda

It is the fourth anniversary of the tragic death of Commander Sisko's (Avery Brooks) spouse. While on a late walk he meets a mysterious woman named Fenna (Salli Elise Richardson) who holds fascination more than any other since Jennifer. When this woman appears to be Nidell (Salli Elise Richardson), the spouse of eminent scientist Seyetik (Richard Kiley), however, Sisko begins to suspect that something is very wrong...

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
  • Salli Elise Richardson .... Fenna, Nidell
  • Richard Kiley .... Seyetik
  • Mark Gehred-O'Connell .... Storywriter, Screenwriter
  • Ira Steven Behr .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Hewitt Wolfe .... Screenwriter
  • Alexander Singer .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

It's amazing, isn't it, how the first television program to feature an inter-racial kiss (Kirk and Uhura) cannot - 30 years later - even consider the same?

Sisko can only fall in love with black women, Tuvok has a black spouse (T'Pel), to say nothing of the sexuality debate! For a nation born on revolution those Yanks sure are a conservative lot.

Now, given that there are so many races which can invade the minds of Starfleet officers, it's a tad surprising that there are any secrets at all; this episode is a little too familiar in its mind-vampire theme, it's now officially a cliché. It's just not as good as I had hoped.

And why do telepaths always have pointy ears?

Security censorship classification

G

Not for public release in Australia before date

Out now

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