Star Trek - Deep Space Nine, Episode 8: Dax [VHS]

 
9786304209417: Star Trek - Deep Space Nine, Episode 8: Dax [VHS]
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Jadzia Dax, Deep Space Nine's Trill science officer, is kidnapped by an armed "extradition" party charging Curzon Dax (Jadzia's previous incarnation) with treason and the murder of a Klaestron war hero, who was a national icon and the father of the gung-ho prosecutor and platoon leader (guest star Gregory Itzin). The extradition hearing is a tepid courtroom drama, but it helpfully sifts through the secrets of the Trill race, the unique symbiotic marriage of mortal humanoid and long-living sluglike beings that were introduced in the Next Generation episode "The Host." While Sisko wrestles with law and ethics (can an entity formed of two sentient beings be held responsible for the past actions committed by one of the pair?), Constable Odo investigates the murder and uncovers a carefully preserved secret that even Dax refuses to unleash in her own defense. Director David Carson, who piloted the DS9 pilot and the feature Star Trek: Generations, can't turn the static script (cowritten by longtime Trek writer D.C. Fontana) into space-age excitement, but he lets Sisko's cocky control have a field day as a sly, smiling courtroom defender. --Sean Axmaker

From the Back Cover:

Hiding in the shadows, Ilon Tandro (Gregory Itzin) of Klaestron IV attempts to kidnap Lt. Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell) from the station. After the attempt fails, he produces a warrant charging Curzon Dax (her former Trill identity) for the murder of his father, General Ardelon Tandro, thirty years before.

Though Dax refuses to discuss the events surrounding the crime, Sisko (Avery Brooks) requires extradition hearing and mounts a defense on her behalf, dispatching Odo to Klaestron IV to investigate. While many relevant details of Trill life are revealed as the hearing progresses, Jadzia has no alibi for Curzon's whereabouts during the crime. As the evidence piles up and the pressure mounts, Odo discovers a shocking secret that may prove fatal.

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