"Dramatis Personae"
Series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Season 1, Episode 18
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Air date May 30th, 1993
Writers Joe Menosky
Director Cliff Bole
Producers Rick Berman; Peter Lauritson; Peter Allan Fields; Ira Steven Behr
Starring Avery Brooks; Rene Auberjonois; Alexander Siddig; Terry Farrell; Cirroc Lofton; Colm Meaney; Armin Shimerman; Nana Visitor
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"Dramatis Personae" is the eighteenth episode of season one of the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Combining the episode count of all Star Trek-related TV shows to date, it is the 274th episode of the entire franchise. The episode was directed by Cliff Bole and written by Joe Menosky. It first aired in syndication on Sunday, May 30th, 1993. In this episode, the command crew of Deep Space Nine begin behaving in a power-hungry and erratic manner and begin devising secret alliances to take control of the station. Chief Constable Odo is the only one seemingly unaffected by this phenomenon and it is up to him to ferret out the answer to this mystery before everything devolves into chaos.

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Cast Edit

Principal Cast Edit

Actor Role
Avery Brooks Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois Constable Odo
Siddig El Fadil Doctor Julian Bashir
Terry Farrell Lieutenant Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton Jake Sisko [1]
Colm Meaney Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman Quark
Nana Visitor Major Kira Nerys

Guest Stars Edit

Actor Role
Tom Towles Hon'Tihl
Stephen Parr Valerian
Randy Pflug Guard
Jeff Pruitt Ensign
Scott Barry Bajoran officer
Tracee Cocco Kobheerian
Robert Coffee Bajoran civilian
Frank Collison Dolak [2]
Jeannie Dreams Operations division ensign
Judi Durand Deep Space Nine computer voice
Kevin Grevioux Security officer
Jeffrey Hayenga Orta [3]
Norman Large Romulan criminal [4]
Mark Lentry Command division lieutenant
Robin Morselli Bajoran officer
Tyana Parr Human Deep Space Nine resident
Mark Allen Shepherd Morn [5]
Michael Zurich Bajoran security deputy

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Production code number: 40511-418.
  • Stardate: 46922.3
  • The events of this episode take place in the year 2369.

Home Video Edit

This episode has been included on the following video collections:

See also Edit


The World of Star Trek

Star Trek miscellaneous

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References Edit

  1. The actor is credited, but otherwise does not appear in this episode.
  2. Appears on a display graphic only.
  3. Appears on a display graphic only.
  4. Appears on a display graphic only.
  5. Also as a human Deep Space Nine resident.

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