Far Beyond the Stars

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Distraught by the most recent casualty list from the Cardassian front, Sisko experiences a vision from Prophets where he is Benny Russell, a science fiction writer in the 1950’s. Benny struggles with civil rights and inequality…

The Trekzone Review

This is a powerful hour of television that is certainly in my top five episodes that would be required viewing for any first time DS9 watcher. Not only do we get a sprinkling of humour in the banter between Douglas (Odo) and Herb (Quark) but we also get a true sense of what Star Trek is about, tackling the issues of now in a way that is not only science fiction but entertaining and if you’re not careful you may just learn a thing or two.

At no point in this episode do you feel that the issues of civil rights are being forced on you, rather you are encouraged to understand their point of view. Benny Russell will be back in the trio of eps at the start of the season seven, in the mental hospital he’s being transported to at the end of this episode.

Cast and Crew


Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko

Nana Visitor as Kira Neyrs

Terry Farrell as Jadzia Dax

Michael Dorn

Alexander Siddig as Julian Bashir

Colm Meaney as Miles O’Brien

René Auberjonois as Odo

Armin Shimerman as Quark

Cirroc Lofton as Jake Sisko

Guest Cast

Brock Peters

Jeffrey Combs

Marc Alaimo

J.G. Hertzler

Aron Eisenberg

Penny Johnson

Story By

Marc Scott Zicree

Directed By

Avery Brooks

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