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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 6.04a - You are cordially invited

Stardate 51247.5 - several days
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

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When Dax (Terry Farrell) and Worf (Michael Dorn) decide to marry aboard DS9, Stardate 51247.5, preparations begin in earnest. While Sisko (Avery Brooks), O'Brien (Colm Meaney) and Bashir (Alexander Siddig) face the four day revelry of a Klingon bachelor party, Dax must endure marriage preparations under the imperious tutelage of Martok's (JG Hertzler) spouse, Sirella (Shannon Cochran), a Klingon aristocrat who is determined to stop the wedding...

Persons of interest

  • Avery Brooks .... Commander Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
  • René Auberjonois .... Constable Odo
  • Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
  • Terry Farrell .... Lieutenant Jadzia Dax
  • Cirroc Lofton .... Jake Sisko
  • Colm Meaney .... Chief O'Brien
  • Armin Shimerman .... Quark
  • Alexander Siddig .... Doctor Julian Bashir
  • Nana Visitor .... Major Kira Nerys
  • Majel Barrett .... Starfleet computer voice
  • JG Hertzler .... General Martok
  • Shannon Cochran .... Sirella
  • Marc Worden .... Alexander Rozhenko
  • Shase Masterson .... Leeta
  • Aron Eisenberg .... Cadet Nog
  • Max Grodénchik .... Rom
  • Ronald D Moore .... Screenwriter
  • David Livingston .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

So, three months after the beginning of formal hostilities with the Dominion, Dax and Worf finally do the deed.

The intricacies of Klingon ritual notwithstanding, this is an episode which really only serves to get us back into a less frantic frame of mind than was possible during the war. It is a kind of Clean Up DS9 Day. Not having had a hit of first run Star trek for two months because of the artwork problems (that is, the distributor's problems in getting artwork for the covers, ads, etc., from the USA) I was a tad wound up by the time this video finally arrived for my delectation. It didn't help any.

Judged on its own merits, this is a good enough episode to be included in the Star trek stable, but it's also only good enough, it's nothing to write home about. There are some funny bits, which help, but it's nothing special. Which is not to say that it's not worth watching, it's eminently watchable, but compared with the previous episodes when Sisko retook DS9, it's an unavoidable down-turn.

Oh well, at least Alexander is still a stuff-up.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

25 May 1998

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