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The episode is unique in that almost the full cast of DS9 portrays human characters, without their alien costumes, a rare example of metafiction in the fictional Star Trek universe. The stress of the space war is getting to Ben and his dream-like visions recur during a visit from his father.
Inside Ben's mind reality and fantasy mix into a nightmare set in midth century New York City. The episode was novelized by Steven Barnes. Distraught by the death of a close friend in the Dominion WarCaptain Benjamin Sisko speaks with his father Rosanna - Various - The Bop Wont Stop leaving Starfleetbut as the two talk, Sisko is distracted by a vision of a man dressed in 20th-century clothes.
When Sisko's visions become more frequent and pervasive, Dr. Bashir examines him, and finds similar brain activity to a prior episode of visions Sisko experienced in the episode " Rapture ". Russell writes for the science fiction magazine Incredible Tales and most of the people he encounters bear the likeness of people from Sisko's life on the station. The magazine's illustrator Roy Ritterhouse J. Russell is particularly drawn to a sketch of a space station much like Deep Space 9, and decides to write a story for it.
When Pabst announces the next edition will include photos of the staff, he suggests Kay "sleep late" that morning, as the public would not respond well to the revelation she is a woman.
Russell realizes he will be excluded and objects but Pabst stands firm, choosing to conform to the prevailing public opinion.
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Roger Williams At Town Hall but let him go with a "warning". He goes home and begins to write. Some time later, he finishes his story, titled "Deep Space Nine", about a black captain of a space station. Pabst refuses to print it and Russell refuses to change his story. Instead of turning his efforts to something more acceptable, Russell decides to write six sequels to his story, angering Pabst, until Macklin devises a compromise: Russell's story will be a dream.
Russell insists the dreamer also be black, to which Pabst consents. While Russell and Cassie are out celebrating, they hear gunshots and rush out to find that Jimmy has been shot and killed by Officers Ryan and Mulkahey, ostensibly for trying to break into a car.
When Benny protests this injustice, they beat him savagely. Weeks later, on his first day back at the office, excited to see his story in print, Pabst arrives empty-handed and informs them the whole month's run of the magazine has been pulped, as the owner wouldn't publish a story featuring a black hero. Pabst tells Benny he is being forced to fire him as well.
Benny breaks down; he Getting Too Much Higher - Brain Police - Brain Police that although the world can deny him, they cannot destroy his ideas and the future he envisions is real. He collapses to the floor sobbing and is taken away by an ambulance.
As he falls unconscious, he looks through the window and, rather than the city, sees stars streaking past. The preacher sits by him and tells him that he is both the dreamer and the dream. Sisko wakes up back on the station. He is deeply moved by his vision and wonders if somewhere, far beyond the stars, Benny Russell is dreaming of Deep Space Nine. Zicree's original pitch for the episode featured Jake Sisko as the main character, and did not deal directly with racial issues.
Mooreand the O'Brien character on Isaac Asimov. Zicree's story was combined with ideas that story editor Robert Маки - DJ Дождик, Айдамир Мугу, Ахра, Верка Сердючка, Игорёк, Фактор-2, Бьянка, БандЭрос, Vengerov Wolfe had written for a script called "Cold and Distant Stars", a very early draft for the Season Three two-part episode " Past Tense ", in which Wolfe suggested a story about Sisko as a contemporary homeless man who believes he is a star base captain, but who is diagnosed as schizophrenic and drugged to suppress his visions.
At that time, producer Ira Steven Behr had rejected the hallucinatory element in favor of a time-travel story. The entire main cast and several recurring cast members appear as characters in Sisko's vision, though with different roles and personalities, and without their alien prosthetics and costumes where applicable.
InDen of Geek included this among the top 12 best morality plays of the Star Trek franchise. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ira Steven Behr Hans Beimler. New York City : Pocket Books. Retrieved July 23, July 27, Far Beyond The Stars - Ascension - Far Beyond The Stars Retrieved July 2, Tom's Guide. Den of Geek. Retrieved June 12, Retrieved June 24, Nazzaro, Joe June Star Trek Magazine. London : Titan Magazines.
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