Cardassians
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Episode:  25     Airdate:  October 25, 1993
Melora
©1993 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
Episode:  26     Airdate:  November 1, 1993
Rules of Acquisition
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Episode:  27     Airdate:  November 8, 1993
Necessary Evil
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Episode:  28     Airdate:  November 15, 1993

Catalog Number 05893-2
Running Time 184 minutes
Issued April 1, 2003
Languages / Channels English 5.1
English 2.0
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Cardassians
Directed by Cliff Bole
Teleplay by James Crocker
Story by Gene Wolande & John Wright
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Siddig El Fadil
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Guest Stars Rosalind Chao
Andrew Robinson
Robert Mandan
Terrence Evans
Vidal Peterson
Dion Anderson
Marc Alaimo as Gul Dukat
Stardate 47177.2
An orphaned Cardassian boy causes turmoil on the station when he launches an unprovoked attack on Garak (Andrew Robinson), the station's resident tailor. The Cardassian leader, Gul Dukat (Marc Alaimo), immediately asks Sisko (Avery Brooks) to look into the incident.

An initial investigation reveals that the Cardassians abandoned thousands of orphans when they left Bajor. Further inquiries reveal that the boy's natural father is a high-ranking Cardassian official who also happens to be a political enemy of Dukat.

Now Sisko must decide the boy's fate--should he stay with his adoptive Bajoran parents or go with his natural Cardassian father?


Melora
Directed by Winrich Kolbe
Teleplay by Evan Carlos Somers and Steven Baum and Michael Piller & James Crocker
Story by Evan Carlos Somers
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Siddig El Fadil
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate 47229.1
Ensign Melora Pazlar (Daphne Ashbrook) arrives at the station on a mission to chart the Gamma Quadrant. Melora is from a planet with very low gravity and must use a wheelchair to get around in "normal" conditions. Though she resents any special treatment, a smitten Bashir (Siddig El Fadil) outfits her quarters with a gravity device which allows her to "fly" around.

Meanwhile, Quark (Armin Shimerman) welcomes Fallit Kot (Peter Crombie), an old acquaintance who announces that he intends to kill the Ferengi. Odo (René Auberjonois) assures Quark he will not allow that to happen.

When Melora is injured in a fall, Bashir develops a new technology which will allow her to walk without crutches. But it will also prevent her from flying. While she struggles with the decision, Kot ignores Odo's warning and closes in for the kill!


Rules of Acquisition
Directed by David Livingston
Teleplay by Ira Steven Behr
Story by Hilary Bader
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Siddig El Fadil
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Guest Stars Hélène Udy
Brian Thompson
Max Grodénchik
Emilia Crow
Tiny Ron and
Wallace Shaw as Zek
Stardate Unknown
Grand Nagus Zek (Wallace Shawn) selects Quark (Armin Shimerman) to negotiate the Ferengi expansion into the Gamma Quadrant. During the negotiations, he comes to rely on the assistance of a young Ferengi waiter, Pel (Hélène Udy), who is hiding a surprising secret. As the negotiations grow in intensity, their relationship becomes more complex.

In a shocking revelation, Pel tells Dax (Terry Farrell) that he is actually a she--and that she is in love with Quark. When a jealous Rom (Max Grodénchik) discovers that Quark has broken one of the rules of acquisition--taking advice from a woman--he threatens to expose them both and blow the most profitable opportunity in Ferengi history!


Necessary Evil
Directed by James L. Conway
Written by Peter Allan Fields
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Siddig El Fadil
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Guest Stars Katherine Moffat
Max Grodénchik
Mark Alaimo as Gul Dukat
Stardate 47282.5
Quark (Armin Shimerman) is almost killed by a mysterious assassin when a beautiful Bajoran woman (Katherine Moffat) hires him to locate a strong box hidden on the station.

While Dr. Bashir (Siddig El Fadil) tends to the Ferengi's wounds, Odo (René Auberjonois) questions witnesses and learns of a list of Bajoran names found inside the box. In a series of powerful flashbacks, he recalls that five years earlier, when the station was under Cardassian control, he investigated a murder for which Kira (Nana Visitor) was the prime suspect. Somehow, he knows the two cases are connected, but finding the truth could cost him dearly.


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