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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 6.05a - Statistical probabilities

Stardate around 51310
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Episode propaganda

The arrival of a group of genetically enhanced but socially defective humans on board DS9 promises to make Bashir's (Alexander Siddig) life more interesting, particularly when their superior powers of perception uncover both a Dominion plot and a darker, more worrying future for the UFP...

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
  • Tim Ransom .... Jack
  • Hilary Shepard-Turner .... Lauren
  • Michael Keenan .... Patrick
  • Faith C Salie .... Sarina
  • Jeffrey Combs .... Weyoun
  • Jeannetta Arnette .... Doctor Loews
  • Casey Biggs .... Damar
  • René Echevarria .... Screenwriter
  • Michael Taylor .... Storywriter
  • Anson Williams .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

And you thought things were grim last season.

Not only are there dire predictions for the UFP (from the genetically enhanced), but there is a wonderful examination of genius and eugenics, of mind and morality. There are lots of hard won facts, and hard to live with facts: gritty, grim human stories with nary a phaser in sight.

The acting seems a tad predictable, as do the neuroses, but don't let that detract from the story, it's worth watching.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental and retail: 25 June 1998

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Damar: Together with our Dominion allies, we have given our enemies cause to fear us once more.

O'Brien: Can't argue with that.

Damar: The war with the Federation accomplished our goals.

Lauren: Who is he?

Bashir: Damar - the new head of the Cardassian government.

Damar: We are safe behind secure borders, and no one will dare attack us again.

Patrick: Whoever he is, he's sad.

Lauren: Ashamed is more like it.

Damar: The time has come for us to take another bold step that will ensure our future... peace.

Lauren: Looks like he hasn't slept in days.

Jack: Me thought I heard a voice cry "Sleep no more! Damar does murder sleep!"

O'Brien: Quiet.

Damar: It is time to bring an end to this war with the Federation.

Lauren: He killed someone.

Patrick: Someone close to him.

Damar: It is time for us to rebuild on the foundation of strength we have laid.

Jack: Pretender! He doesn't belong to the throne and he knows it!

Damar: Today I challenge the Federation to answer my call for peace.

Lauren: He's caught up in something he can't control...

Damar: I'm ready at any time to meet with it's representatives to discuss how we can bring an end to hostilities.

Jack: Someone's making him say all this. Someone he hates almost as much as he fears.

Damar: I pledge that I will do everything in my power to protect Cardassia and allow us to move forward into a new era. This I vow with my life's blood. For my sons... for all our sons.

Jack: Not bad, not bad at all. It's epic, really. The pretender who kills the King and seizes the throne.

Lauren: Not the King, he's still alive.

Jack: Right. That explains the guiLieutenant

Patrick: The Queen maybe? Or a Princess?

Jack: Yes. Yes. And now the pretender finds himself in a league with... a dark Knight he can't control.

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