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Bajoran religious leader Kai Opaka makes a surprise visit to Deep Space Nine. While touring the station, she makes it known that she wishes to go through the wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant. Acting as guides, Commander Sisko, Major Kira, and Dr. Bashir accompany her. In the Gamma Quadrant, a subspace message is received from a moon of a planet. Venturing closer, the Runabout Yangtzee Kiang's sensors reveal artificial satellites surrounding the moon. One of the satellites attacks the Runabout, resulting in the vessel crashing on the moon's surface and killing the Kai. As the rest of the crew exit the downed craft, a group of mercenaries "welcomes" them to the moon.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 413
Airdate: Sunday April 25th, 1993


Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Dec 14, 1995
France Dec 14, 1995
United Kingdom Dec 14, 1995

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Camille Saviola
As Opaka
Recurring
Jonathan Banks
As Shel-La
Paul Collins
As Zlangco

Co-Guest Stars
Majel Barrett
voiced Federation Computer
Recurring
Episode Notes
This episode marks not only the loss of Kai Opaka to a desolate moon in the Gamma Quadrant, it also marks the loss of the Runabout Yangtzee Kiang. The Kai will return in later episodes, but not in corporeal form. The Yangtzee Kaing will be replaced in the season two episode "The Siege" by the Orinoco.



Warning: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 1 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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