Past Tense: Part II

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With history at stake, Sisko assumes the identity of Gabriel Bell as the riots reach their inevitable climax.

The Trekzone Review

Sisko takes a very active role in the history of Earth as he plays out the role of Gabriel Bell as Dax tries to convince people on the outside that they need to take a more active role in disputing the claims of the government, that they should stand up and be heard.

For Sisko, I think this really goes to his character… more so the character we will see, his passion for Bajor, his resistance to the Fontaine holo program in season seven. It was also a nice touch to show us the historical photo of Sisko as Gabriel Bell, something that’ll come up again in another episode.

Cast and Crew


Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko

Nana Visitor as Kira Neyrs

Terry Farrell as Jadzia Dax

Siddig El Fadil as Julian Bashir

Colm Meaney as Miles O’Brien

René Auberjonois as Odo

Armin Shimerman as Quark

Cirroc Lofton as Jake Sisko

Guest Cast

Jim Metzler

Frank Military

Dick Miller

Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Al Rodrigo

Clint Howard

Richard Lee Jackson

Tina Lifford

Bill Smitrovich

Teleplay By

Ira Steven Behr

Story By

Ira Steven Behr

Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Directed By

Jonathan Frakes

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