8.4/10
1,167
4 user 3 critic

Homefront 

Sisko travels to Earth when a bombing at a Federation conference is determined to be the work of Changelings.

Director:

David Livingston

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Robert Foxworth ... Admiral Leyton
Herschel Sparber Herschel Sparber ... President Jaresh-Inyo
Susan Gibney ... Commander Erika Benteen
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Brock Peters ... Joseph Sisko
Dylan Chalfy ... Head Officer
Edit

Storyline

The wormhole is showing erratic behavior by sudden openings and the Bajorans think it's a message from the prophets. Then grave news arrives on Deep Space Nine. There has been a bombing with 27 dead in Antwerp and a changeling has been spotted on the crime scene. The thing most feared has happened: the changelings have reached Earth. Sisko and Odo travel to Earth and admiral Leyton makes Sisko acting head of Starfleet Security on Earth. The captain's first task; to convince the president of the Federation, Jaresh-Inyo, to implement harsh security measures. The changelings aren't Sisko's only problem. He also has to deal with his stubborn father, who refuses to follow doctor's advice. Jake meets with Nog who tells him he has problems at the Academy. He doesn't seem to be accepted by a group of elite cadets known as Red Squad. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Foxworth (Admiral Leyton) auditioned for the role of Goran'Agar in "Hippocratic Oath". See more »

Goofs

Joseph Sisko says he has a pot of crayfish, but says "cray fish." A New Orleans native, even in the future, would have pronounced the word with the Southern dialect, "craw fish". See more »

Quotes

Benteen: Well, if you ask me, that was a pretty convincing seagull.
Odo: Thank you. Though I'm not sure the gulls would agree.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Paradise Lost (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The one where Starfleet suffers a case of major paranoia...
15 October 2006 | by cosmic_questSee all my reviews

'Homefront'

Season four, episode eleven

This claustrophobic episode, and it's sequel 'Paradise Lost', are one of the first inklings in the DS9 series that the mood is going to turn much darker as the show develops, taking it away from the previously conceived idea that life in the twenty-fourth century Trek verse is a perfect utopia. The episode sees Sisko and Odo arriving on Earth where Starfleet Command has asked for their expertise in helping Starfleet Security prepare contingencies to protect Earth as they believe the Founders have have infiltrated the Federation.

Aside from seeing more of Sisko's personal life in the form of meeting his chef father Joseph, what made this episode so good was watching as Federation Earth seemed to crumble as they prepared to face this new threat from within. After nearly four centuries on peace on the planet, I imagine the high levels of paranoia, fear and anxiety as people began to distrust even those close to them is exactly how humans would react despite claims they have moved passed such immature behaviour expected more from a 'barbaric' twenty-first century human. It also has hints, which link to how the Federation would eventually win the war, over why unity is more important than division. After all, the Founders were able to ravage the Alpha Quadrant by dividing up old alliances and casting doubt among various races.


20 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed