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A race that has been conquered twice over, one of the conquerors being the mysterious Dominion, comes to the station seeking aid and a new home.


Les Landau


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
William Schallert ... Varani
Andrew Koenig ... Tumak
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Michael Durrell ... General Hazar
Betty McGuire ... Vayna
Robert Curtis Brown ... Vedek Sorad (as Robert Curtis-Brown)
Kitty Swink ... Minister Rozahn


Deep Space Nine beams aboard four aliens that have just traveled through the wormhole. The universal translator has a hard time picking up their language, but the four are finally able to identify themselves as Skrreans. Their leader, Haneek, tells they are a race that has been conquered by the T-Rogorans, who in turn have been conquered over by the Dominion. Most of their leaders were killed. Now three million Skrreans are adrift and looking for refuge. She is the first to find they 'Eye of the Universe'. According to Skrrean legends their mythical home Kentanna, a sorrowed world, is just behind the Eye. Sisko and Kira agree to help the Skreaans and soon hundreds of them visit the station. While Sisko thinks he found a suitable planet to relocate them, Draylon II, Haneek makes a discovery of her own. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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28 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The music Varani is playing in Quark's in the beginning of the episode is a variant of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine theme song. See more »


Haneek walks through an airlock and supposedly on to her ship. You can see the actor's reflection in the door, trying to get off-camera. See more »


[a Skrreean ship has arrived at DS9]
Odo: What seems to be the trouble, Commander?
Commander Sisko: The computer's having a hard time translating their language.
Odo: I can see how that would be a problem.
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Refugees from the Gamma Quadrant
1 December 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A race known as the Skreans have come through the wormhole and are lookingZ for a new home. They've been conquered by the legendary Dominion back in their original home.

The group is led by Deborah May and there is a legend among the Skreans that a kind of Nirvana will be found at the end of a long journey. They think Bajor might be it, but the Bajorans don't want them.

Avery Brooks has a delicate diplomatic problem dealing with this race. The women are the leaders, the men which includes young Andrew Koenig are headstrong and hot tempered.

Commander Sisko has his hands full. As does Odo keeping law and order on the station with refugees everywhere.

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