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Children of Time

Review

Series : Deep Space Nine Rating : 4
Disc No : 5.6 Episode : 119
First Aired : 5 May 1997 Stardate : 50814.2
Director : Allan Kroeker Year : 2373
Writers : Ethan H. Calk, Gary Holland Season : 5
Guest Cast :
Brian Evaret Chandler as Brota
David A. Williams as Lisa
Doren Fein as Molly
Gary Frank as Yedrin Dax
Jennifer Parsons as Miranda O'Brien
Jesse Littlejohn as Gabriel
Marybeth Massett as Parell
YATI : Not a nit, more an observation - tricorders sure have come a long way in the last three years. When Crusher wanted to confirm whether or not Jason was Picard's son in "Bloodlines", she had to do all sorts of complicated tests that took ages. In this episode Dax scans Miranda with a tricorder and can instantly confirm that she is an O'Brien. It's not even a medical tricorder, either.

Plotline

While heading back to Deep Space Nine after a long patrol, the Defiant stops to check out a planet surrounded by a mysterious energy field. They are surprised to be greeted by their own descendants on the surface - a settlement founded by the Defiant crew who were stranded on the planet two centuries earlier after the ship was thrown back in time and crashed while trying to pass through the barrier on the way home. Knowing the fate that awaits them, the Defiant crew are confident they can avoid the accident - but will they really go forward knowing that it will guarantee that eight thousand people will never have existed?
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 11,069 Last updated : 9 Oct 2003