Season: 3

Original Airdate: 1/8/1995

Writer(s): Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Director(s): Reza Badiyi

Guest Stars
Jim Metzler as Chris Brynner
Frank Military as B.C.
Dick Miller as Vin
Al Rodrigo as Bernardo
Tina Lifford as Lee
Bill Smitrovich as Webb

Stardate: 48481.2

Synopsis: The command officers of Deep Space Nine return to Earth in the Defiant to brief Starfleet on the situation in the Gamma Quadrant. As Sisko, Bashir and Dax beam down something goes wrong with the transporter and they never arrive at Starfleet Headquarters. While O’Brien and Kira try to figure out where they went, Bashir and Sisko are arrested as vagarants outside a metro station in the year 2024. Dax is luckier and is rescued by a passer by and given assistance in obtaining credentials.
Bashir and Sisko are taken to a compound where the unemployed and mentally ill are kept, only to realise that they’ve arrived at the location of a famous riot only a few days before it’s due to start. Things take a turn for the worse when the man due to be the ringleader of the riot is stabbed while trying to stop Sisko and Bashir being attacked. They have to get home without changing the future.

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