Friday, July 1, 2022

Star Trek: Captive Pursuit

Episode: "Captive Pursuit"
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Season 1, Episode 6
Original Air Date: January 30, 1993

via Memory Alpha

O'Brien helps his new friend, Tosk from the Gamma Quadrant, evade his pursuers.  It's a Trek take on "The Most Dangerous Game," a short story by Richard Connell.  "Captive Pursuit" is primarily an O'Brien development story but also provides nice moments for Odo - we find out he never carries weapons - and Sisko.  We get a sense of Ben's leadership style, doing what's right over what's regulation - more Kirk than Picard, really.  He trusts his people and often leads with a wink and a nod.

Michael Westmore and his staff won an Emmy for Makeup for "Captive Pursuit," one of three for DS9 in its first season.

Acting Notes

via Wikipedia

Armin Shimerman (Quark) was born November 5, 1949 in Lakewood, New Jersey.  After graduating from UCLA, he had an apprenticeship at the Old Globe Theater, then moved to New York where he was a member of the Impossible Ragtime Theater.  Prior to DS9, Shimerman had a recurring role on Beauty and the Beast.  He played Ferengi characters twice on TNG.

Shimerman has written and co-written several novels, including The 34th Rule, a DS9 novel.  He teaches Shakespeare as an adjunct professor at USC.  He has been married to actress Kitty Swink since 1981.

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