The time: the 24th Century. The setting: Deep Space Nine, a ramshackle space station orbiting the planet Bajor. The mission: to help the Baj...更多>
Locutus of Borg: If you attempt to intervene, we will destroy you. Vulcan Captain: Red alert. Load all torpedo bays, ready phasers. Capt. Picard: Have we met before? Commander Benjamin Sisko: Yes sir, we met in battle. I was on the Saratoga at Wolf 359. [Discussing Bajor's possible membership in the Federation] Commander Benjamin Sisko: Sounds like they're not ready. Capt. Picard: Your job, short of violating the Prime Directive, is to make sure that they are. Kira Nerys: You are throwing it all away... all of you! Bajoran Bureaucrat: You're being a fool! Kira Nerys: Well, then, don't ask my opinion next time! [about Sisko] Kai Opaka: How ironic... one who does not wish to be among us, is to be the Emissary. Dr. Bashir: This is where the adventure is. This is where heroes are made. Right here... in the wilderness. Chief Miles O'Brien: Have you ever served with any Bajoran women? Commander Benjamin Sisko: No. Why? Chief Miles O'Brien: Just wondering. [Sisko has introduced himself to Major Kira] Kira Nerys: I suppose you want the office. Commander Benjamin Sisko: Well, I was hoping to say hello first, and *then* take the office, but we can do it in any order you like. Kira Nerys: [sarcastically] : Hello! Commander Benjamin Sisko: It's really quite simple, Quark. You're not going to leave. Quark: Not going to leave? But we're packed and ready to go. Commander Benjamin Sisko: Unpack. Quark: I don't understand, Commander. Why would you want me to stay? Constable Odo: I'm curious myself. The man is a gambler and a thief. Quark: I'm not a thief. Constable Odo: You are a thief! Quark: If I am, you haven't been able to prove it for four years. Quark:
Commander, I've made a career out of knowing when to leave. And this provisional government is far too provisional for my taste and when governments fall, people like me are lined up and shot...
Commander Benjamin Sisko: There is that risk, but then, you are a gambler, Quark. Constable Odo: And a thief. Commander Benjamin Sisko: You know, Quark, that poor boy is about to spend the best years of his life in a Bajoran prison. I'm a father myself. I know what your brother must be going through. The boy should be with his family, not in some cold jail cell. Think about it, it's up to you. [He exits] Constable Odo: [on Sisko] You know, at first, I didn't think I was going to like him. Commander Benjamin Sisko: In the meantime, I will do the job I've been ordered to do to the best of my ability, sir! Colonel Kira Nerys: Quark, if you don't take your hand off my hip, you'll never be able to raise a glass with it again. Quark: Oh, I love a woman in uniform. Sisko: That may be the most important thing to understand about humans. It is the unknown that defines our existence. We are constantly searching... not just for answers to our questions... but for new questions. We are explorers... . We explore our lives day by day... and we explore the galaxy, trying to expand the boundaries of our knowledge. And that is why I am here. Not to conquer you with weapons or ideas. But to coexist and learn. [after an orb experience] Kai Opaka: Nine orbs, like this one, have appeared in the skies over the past 10,000 years. The Cardassians took the others. You must find the Celestial Temple before they do. Sisko: The Celestial Temple? Kai Opaka: Tradition says that the orbs were sent by the prophets to teach us. What we have learned has shaped our theology. The Cardassians will do ANYTHING to decipher their powers. If they discover the Celestial Temple. They could destroy it. Sisko: What makes you think I can find your... temple? Kai Opaka: [gives Sisko the orb ark] This will help you. Sisko: Kai Opaka, I... Kai Opaka: I can't unite my people until I know the prophets have been warned. You will find the temple. Not for Bajor, not for the Federation, but for your own pagh. It is quite simply, Commander. The journey you have always been destined to take. [in the first episode, Sisko is trying to persuade Quark to stay on the station] Sisko: It's really quite simple, Quark. You're not going to leave. Quark: Not going to leave? But we're packed and ready to go. Sisko: Unpack. Quark: I don't understand, Commander. Why would you want me to stay? Odo: I'm curious myself. The man is a gambler and a thief. Quark: I'm not a thief. Odo: You are a thief! Quark: If I am, you haven't been able to prove it for four years.