The Ascent
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Episode:  107     Airdate:  November 25, 1996
Rapture
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Episode:  108     Airdate:  December 30, 1996
The Darkness and the Light
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Episode:  109     Airdate:  January 6, 1997
The Begotten
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Episode:  110     Airdate:  January 27, 1997

Catalog Number 05896-3
Running Time 184 minutes
Issued October 7, 2003
Languages / Channels English 5.1
English 2.0
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The Ascent
Directed by Allan Kroeker
Written by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Michael Dorn
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Alexander Siddig
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate Unknown
If Odo (René Auberjonois) and Quark (Armin Shimerman) never saw each other again it would be too soon. But their worst nightmare becomes reality when their runabout crash-lands on a harsh Class-L planet. Stranded without rations or normal com links and with only one set of cold-weather gear to share, the two set out - squabbling every step of the way - on a last-gasp quest to save their lives. If they can somehow haul the runabout's bulky subspace transmitter to the peak of a towering mountain, perhaps they'll be able to send a distress call to DS9 - if they don't kill each other first. Survival in space is never easy...and as long as Odo and Quark cling to their mutual hatred, it can only get tougher.

Rapture
Directed by Jonathan West
Teleplay by Hans Beimler
Story by L. J. Strom
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Michael Dorn
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Alexander Siddig
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate Unknown
An accident transforms Capt. Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) into a true visionary leader. A post-neural shock has touched the captain in an unexpected way, leading him to dream the dreams of prophecy. Sisko now knows the location of the ancient lost city of B'hala. He can reveal mysteries of the Bajoran past and foretell that culture's future, too.

The prophecies are a gift, as well as a curse. The intense revelations will certainly destroy Sisko's steadily weakening nervous system if they persist, yet the captain insists they must be allowed to continue. He knows he must discover the meaning of one especially problematic vision - a revelation that, if properly understood, may have immediate repercussions for both the Federation and Bajor.

The Darkness and the Light
Directed by Allan Kroeker
Written by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Michael Dorn
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Alexander Siddig
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate 50416.2
Serving as a command officer on Deep Space 9 is demanding work. Serving as an officer while in the final weeks of pregnancy is even harder. Now former resistance fighter Major Kira (Nana Visitor), in the final weeks of carrying a child for the O'Briens, must face an even tougher task. She becomes the primary target of an anonymous angel of death, who seeks vengeance against her and her former partners in the Shakaar resistance cell.

After Odo (René Auberjonois) comes up with a list of suspects, headstrong Kira sets out to settle the matter her way. She steals the list, commandeers a runabout and embarks on a mission to defend her life ... and the life of the unborn child she carries.

The Begotten
Directed by Jesús Salvador Treviño
Written by René Echevarria
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Michael Dorn
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Alexander Siddig
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate Unknown
It is time. Kira (Nana Visitor), who took on the responsibility of carrying the O'Briens' unborn child when Keiko O'Brien (Rosalind Chao) could no longer safely bring the infant to term, goes into labor. Everyone on DS9 has long anticipated the event. But no one could have imagined an overlapping event that occurs on the station: Changeling-turned-humanoid Odo (René Auberjonois) becomes the parent of a shapeless, infant Changeling.

As new life comes to the station, so, too, do new joys, new responsibilities, new ways of looking at existence. Odo's joy, however, is short-lived. But what he learns from his brief parenting experience will stay with him an entire lifetime.


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