This development makes Sisko even more determined, and after three days' time he inquires of Garak concerning his progress. I laid the first stone right there. The first thing that Sisko needs to do is to get Grathon Tolar, an expert in holographic forgery, released from a Klingon prison where he is awaiting his execution. ", "My father used to say that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. ", "People are dying out there, every day! ", "Think of them both as tragic victims of war. "Senator Vreenak. When the series ended in 1999, a poll run in, Andrew Robinson nominates this as one of his favorite episodes, after ", In a separate interview, Robinson made a similar point, stating that this episode demonstrated how, Remastered scenes from the episode are featured in the documentary. And if I had to do it all over again, I would. Sick of the losses the Federation is taking in the war, Sisko enlists Garak's help in getting the Romulans to join the Federation against the Dominion.Sisko soon learns that in order to save the Federation, he must violate the values for which it stands. That sort of thing. Add the first question. (Knowing very well who the real saboteur was) "Excuse me…", "You killed him!" Because you knew I could do those things that you weren't capable of doing. As Garak's actor Andrew Robinson noted, the lesson Sisko learns from Garak in this episode, figuratively speaking, is … Garak reminds the Captain that this is why he came to him for help in the first place: because he knew that Garak was willing to do things that he couldn't, no matter how distasteful and illegal. In the wardroom, Vreenak and Sisko discuss the fate of their respective worlds over a replicated bottle of kali-fal, at which point Sisko tells Vreenak that he has learned the Dominion is planning a surprise invasion of the Romulan Empire. Sisko attempts, in vain, to calm himself until he's summoned by Vreenak. Within the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has sided with Democratic Congressional Leaders Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at least once. Viewed 905 times 4. Before Sisko greets Vreenak, Garak tells him he plans to inspect the Senator's ship covertly (for anything "useful"), and leaves. ← 141st of 173 produced in DS9 → DS9, Episode 6x19 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion - A Series Guide and Script Library, Star Trek: Fan Collective - Captain's Log, https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/In_the_Pale_Moonlight_(episode)?oldid=2692028, The working title of this episode was "Patriot". Other episodes structured like this are the, The idea for Sisko to slowly undress as the episode progresses was director, "In the Pale Moonlight" has proven one of the most popular among fans. It will appear that Vreenak was on his way to expose the Dominion before being blown up. In the Pale Moonlight is a story about characters who are consistently lying, both to themselves and to one another. History Talk (0) Comments Share. (Almost smiling at the ramifications) "The Dominion assassinated a Romulan senator…" ", "So… I lied. It is in fact "in the pale moonlight." The reason for this was because the relationship between Jake and Sisko, as established in many episodes over the course of the five and a half years of the show, was simply too strong, their bond as father and son had become so pronounced that it was virtually impossible to conceive of anything destroying it, as Moore explains, ", According to Moore, the title of the episode was a reference to the phrase ", Originally, the writers were going to have the, The closing of this episode was based on a line of dialogue in the 1962, The script contained several scenes which were either unfilmed or cut from the episode as aired. Ha ha! ", "This is a huge victory for the good guys! Use the HTML below. Sisko is able to influence Chancellor Gowron to pardon him, whereupon he explains to Tolar that the conditions of his parole are that he must create a special holographic program for him. Worf also points out that this event unfolding as it has is a real game-changer: the death of Vreenak, who was on a diplomatic mission in Dominion space, could bring the Romulans into the war. ", "Anything else?" According to the 1999 book, Science Fiction of the 20th Century by author Frank M. Robinson (p. 240), "…"In the Pale Moonlight"--was mentioned by TV Guide as one of the best dramatic shows of the season. Tolar, at first, assumes that he is to create a "special" program for Sisko's own use and suggests Orion slave girls but Tolar soon realizes the hazardous nature of the assignment when he learns Garak is involved, but ultimately agrees, as the alternative is to be executed by the Klingons. First aired: 15 April 1998 Sisko points out that he'll need approval from Starfleet to proceed with the plan, but Garak assures him that with the takeover of Betazed they should be more than willing to approve the plan, which ultimately they do. "In The Pale Moonlight" is a masterpiece of atmosphere, tension, and urgency, but its "character arc" pivots around a false dilemma. Sisko at first rejects the price outright, but Garak tells him that his seller won't accept anything else and finding another rod will be quite impossible. Accusations of a second partisan leap regarding DACA immigration measures are still looming. Sisko, who wants no record of Tolar being on the station, speaks to Quark who (pleasantly surprised that Sisko is willing to offer him a bribe) agrees not to press charges in exchange for compensation for his lost profits and damaged clothes and also that some merchandise of rather dubious legality be released from the security lot where it is currently impounded due to a "missing" import license. 6 of 8 people found this review helpful. "That's right!" It was recorded in 2010 and leaked on April 2, 2014.The song was co-written and produced by One Louder, a production duo consisting of Paddy Dalton and Duck Blackwell. In-universe date Entire worlds are struggling for their freedom! "What's your price? "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" In the Pale Moonlight (TV Episode 1998) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Garak assures him he should be able to haggle it down to something more reasonable. The Presidential-Congressional partisan line is beginning to blur. ", "You do understand the terms of your parole?" To read the Conservative opinion, click here. ", "Gul Dukat is a great man." Sisko's line about having stepped through a door and locked it behind him, and Garak's line that attempting to force the door open may cause it to explode, serve as interesting allegories for their respective roles in the story itself. In the Pale Moonlight. Within essentially every facet of his administration there have been major surprises. "I hope that's just an impression." And the more the Dominion protest their innocence, the more the Romulans would believe they're guilty, because it's exactly what the Romulans would have done in their place. Tickets are now on sale here. "Oh, yes, I have to promise to stay away from the Klingon Empire. ", "You would have made a decent Romulan." The idea for a sequel came about thanks to the Youtube Comment Section for NaturesTemper's reading of Gumjaw. “In The Pale Moonlight” shifts the status quo for the series’ biggest ongoing storyline, but Sisko’s musings, self-recrimination, and self-doubt are the heart of the story. Mar 27, 2019 - Explore вreezy's board "in the pale moonlight" on Pinterest. "Sorry to disappoint you." And the moral issues raised in this episode suggest that "dancing with the devil" is the idea being invoked.Staypuft9 00:15, 25 July 2007 (UTC) 'To dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight' is a very old folktale archetype present in … Quark is happy not only to have received so many profitable concessions from the Captain, but also because this blatant act of bribery has reaffirmed his faith in the 98th Rule of Acquisition: "Every man has his price.". Dax, however, replies that the Romulans are currently in a perfect position and have no reason to side with anyone. • Ship Salvage - Collect 15 Drudgeboat Salvage, which drop from the Pale Devourer mobs, and also appear on the ground as barrels and boxes. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. While it was Sisko who made the decision to initiate the plan to bring the Romulans into the war, it was Garak who applied the pressure that stopped Sisko from pulling out and ensured that the plan went through to its successful conclusion. Angry and disgusted that his demand was anticipated, but with no other recourse, Bashir agrees to prepare the gel but informs Captain Sisko that he intends to note the incident in his log and will be filing a grievance with Starfleet Medical. "That changes everything – it could even bring the Romulans into the war…" In the beginning, that seemed like enough. • Kill 8 Pale Devourer. Decorated combat officer, widower, father, mentor… and oh yes, the man who started the war with the Dominion. S6 E19 45min TV-PG. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit. Garak does note to Sisko, however, that any discrepancies in both the rod and the program will be written off by the Romulans as being caused by damage from the explosion, thus whatever flaw Vreenak discovered is ultimately immaterial. THE PALE MOONLIGHT has been invited to play at the 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles. When Dax role-plays the Romulan devil's advocate in a mock debate, Sisko determines how to get them into the war on their side. Call to the lost, we deep, deep (Huh) Title: In it, Captain Sisko is forced to betray his ideals to save the lives of millions on a planetary system at the cost of one petty criminal and one ambassador of dubious loyalty. Author's note: This is the sequel to Gumjaw and as such it is recommended that you read that first. According to Odo, apparently Tolar got drunk at Quark's and solicited a "dance" with M'Pella, one of the Dabo girls which she refused; in the ensuing bar fight, he stabbed Quark. He was returning to Romulus from a diplomatic mission to Soukara when his shuttle exploded. This episode is presented in flashback format, with Sisko narrating a log entry in his quarters in the 'present' time, and the bulk of the episode comprising scenes from that narration. 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