Ritual Sacrifice

Story: Dramatis Personae
Written By: Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1993

TNG had done its “Characters act out of character” story in its second episode, when we had not yet discovered who they were. Luckily this show was all about building from the beginning. Bajor is building itself after the occupation, the Federation is helping to rebuild the station, and the writers are building our characters up. By this point we had gotten the rough idea of who they were…so we get a decent idea of who they were.
This is our acting out of character tale. It could have easily been generic, but the whole mutiny plot makes it all the worthwhile. It has some great scenes, some wonderful dialogue, and it is a heck of a lot of fun. Definitely recommended.

NEXT TIME: The Higher Law