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The Siege 

As a Circle-led Bajoran military attempts to occupy the station, a skeleton crew, led by Sisko fight to reveal the Circle's secret before they're forced to evacuate themselves. Meanwhile, Kira and Dax lead a mission to reveal the truth about the Circle, on Bajor.


Winrich Kolbe


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Commander Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lieutenant Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko O'Brien
Steven Weber ... Colonel Day
Richard Beymer ... Li Nalas
Stephen Macht ... General Krim
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Philip Anglim ... Vedek Bareil


Admiral Chekote has told Sisko he can't get involved in an internal Bajoran conflict, and must evacuate the station, but Sisko has no intentions of leaving. He's come to care about what happens to the Bajorans, and tries to muster support from the crew of the station. They'll try to delay the takeover as long as possible, and set up a resistance, until the Cardassian involvement is revealed. As there's still no communications possible to Bajor, Kira sees no other alternative then to bring the evidence to the Chamber of Ministers, but all the runabouts are in use for the evacuation. Li Nalas thinks there might still be raiders intact on the Lunar V base and Kira and Dax take a look. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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10 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stephen Macht (Krim) was considered for the role of Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) before Patrick Stewart was chosen. See more »


When Dax and Kira are dressing up as Vedeks, Dax pulls Kira's sash through the ring twice and fastens it twice. See more »


[Kira and Dax are disguising themselves as Bajoran vedeks]
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: So what do you think?
Major Kira Nerys: Think?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: The nose.
Major Kira Nerys: Oh! It-it's flattering.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: I'm thinking of keeping it.
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A Really High Point
29 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is a highly entertaining conclusion to the first triad of DS9. Here all the forces that have been moving forward finally meet. Kira was remarkable. I especially enjoyed her trip in the old shuttle with Dax. It is comedic but serious as well. I also enjoyed the effort to confront the Circle invaders with a really good plan. Well done.

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