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Second Sight

Review

Series : Deep Space Nine Rating : 0
Disc No : 2.3 Episode : 28
First Aired : 21 Nov 1993 Stardate : 47329.4
Director : Alexander Singer Year : 2370
Writers : Mark Gehred-O'Connell Season : 2
Guest Cast :
Betty McGuire as Minister Rozahn
Mark Erickson as Lieutenant Piersall
Richard Kiley as Professor Gideon Seyetik
Salli Elise Richardson as Fenna
Salli Elise Richardson as Nidell Seyetik
Moral :
Altruism : You will do anything for the one you love.
YATI : The Prometheus sure is light on officers. The captain appears to be a Lieutenant and nobody of higher rank is ever seen or mentioned.

At one point Dax says they are boosting the top speed of Seyetik's ship to warp nine point five, saying that if his experiment fails and the sun goes supernova, they will need to get out of there fast. But supernova explosions produce radiation which travels at lightspeed. Warp 1 is that fast, so even at Warp 1.1 the ship could comfortably escape any supernova. At 9.5 they'd be going at upwards of 1,800 times faster than this!
Factoid : Whoever assigns missions to Starfleet's ships obviously has a sense of history. He or she has assigned a ship called Prometheus to a mission to re-ignite a star. Prometheus, in case you don't know, is a mythological figure who brought fire to mankind.

This episode is a nominee for the DITL "Worst of Trek" award.


Plotline

On the anniversary of his wifes death, Sisko falls for a mysterious woman. Meanwhile, an eccentric genius attempts to re-ignite a dead star.
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 20,019 Last updated : 6 Feb 2019