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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 6.13a - The sound of her voice

Stardate around 51950
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Episode propaganda

Answering a distress call from a lone Starfleet officer stranded on a remote planet, the Defiant races to her rescue while the crew takes turns to talk to her disembodied voice. As they get to know her, Julian (Alexander Siddig) discovers the planet's poisonous atmosphere is slowly killing her and fears they will not get to her in time...

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
  • Pam Pietroforte .... Storywriter
  • Ronald D Moore .... Screenwriter
  • Winrich Kolbe .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

The calm before the storm.

Knowing the this is the Season Six penultimate episode makes it more obvious, but no less true. This story is to get you thinking about the things you have lost, the people who have gone, the briefness of your time on this mortal coil. There is prescience in O'Brien's words at the memorial service for Captain Lisa Cusak: one of them is going to die. the question is, "Who?"

As a stand-alone episode, it's written well enough. It investigates the regrets and hopes of all the characters, reminding us of all that has happened since 2369 when Starfleet took over Terok Nor. The reunions, the loves, the griefs, the adventures, the losses.

But this episode doesn't stand alone, its purpose is to link the past six years with their ultimate episode.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental and retail: 1 December 1998

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