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Star Trek DS9 - Season 6 - Episode 17

Star Trek DS9 - 6x17 - Wrongs Darker than Death or Night

Originally Aired: 1998-4-1

Synopsis:
Kira finds out some shocking news about her mother. [DVD]

My Rating - 1

Fan Rating Average - 4.54

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Filler Quotient: 0, not filler, do not skip this episode.
- Unfortunately without watching this episode, you won't understand an important conversation between Dukat and Kira which takes place in a much more plot-relevant episode next season.

Problems
None

Factoids
None

Remarkable Scenes
- O'Brien and Bashir discussing participating in a possible new holosuite program: the battle of the Alamo.
- Kira as a comfort woman telling a Cardassian officer why she hates Cardassians so much.
- The Cardassian officer predicting exactly what Dukat would say.
- Morn Appearances; 1. Behind Quark when he gives flowers to Kira.

My Review
Another "flashback to Terok Nor" episode, and all because Kira wants to know if Gul Dukat and her mother were really lovers. Not that I'm insensitive, but isn't this all a little pointless? The only contention the episode presents is the possibility that Kira might alter the future, but as the episode progresses, it becomes clear that the only thing she could do is kill Dukat or her mother. She'd either alter several seasons of Star Trek's history, or erase herself from history. Both options were obviously not going to happen, so the ending was obvious and anticlimactic. A total dud.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Krs321 on 2011-09-11 at 8:18pm:
    Problem: The Bajorans have an orb that allows you to travel through time now? WTF?
  • From Cory on 2011-11-10 at 12:08am:
    Yes, The Orb of Time was introduced in Trials And Tribble-ations. However the fact both the Bajorans and Sisko will risk altering the timeline just so Kira can figure out for sure if Dukat and her mother were lovers is the biggest problem which knocks the episode down to a 1 in my eyes
  • From Armsauce on 2017-06-15 at 8:57pm:
    It didn't take much for Kira to convince Sisko. There's no way he'd agree to her plan like that, at least no so easily.
  • From Jan on 2019-03-18 at 3:59pm:
    I didn't think the episode was that bad, but this 'Orb of Time' is way too powerful in the wrong hands.

    A bit of nit-picking: As we all well know, Nerys has dark brown eyes, but 3-year-old Nerys had very lightblue/grey eyes.
    It's possible that this is one of these 'differences' between Bajorans and humans, but I don't believe that.
    I AM aware that eyecolour can change even after a child hits one-year-and-a-half, but they won't turn from light blue to dark brown.

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