Story: Past Tense, Part I
Written By: Ira Steven Behr, Robert Hewitt Wolfe and René Echevarria
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
This is a solid beginning to a great non-Dominion two-parter. A transporter accident sends Sisko, Bashir, and Dax three hundred years into Earth’s past…a bad period of history. Dax ends up found by some richer guy, and as a result is able to work on the outside…but Sisko and Bashir end up thrown in a “sanctuary base.” Basically they are concentration camps for the homeless. But its also a week before something known as “The Bell Riots”, a pivotal moment in Earth’s history, when a riot within the sanctuary finally leads the USA to take responsibility and work on their social issues.
Notable for being the last episode to air before Voyager began.
NEXT TIME: Gabriel Bell