New Essentialists
Series: DS9
Season: 5
Original Airdate: 1996-11-11
Production Number: 505
Year: 2373
Stardate: Unknown
Story by: Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Directed by: Rene Auberjonois
Quark on Risa

Worf, Dax, Bashir, Leeta, and Quark vacation on Risa, but once there, Worf joins a radical fundamentalist group determined to destroy the total peace Risa enjoys.



Memorable Quotes

"Do not hug me." -Worf to Bashir

Background Information

  • Robert Hewitt Wolfe regards this as his least favorite episode out of those that he wrote or co-wrote.
  • In the scene where Worf walks in on Leeta and her Risian companion in the purple mesh tank top, Leeta was originally naked and in a bath tub. This is evident in the original 30-second promotional spot, available at
  • This episode is one of very few to tell a story of Worf's childhood.

Links and References

Guest Stars


Gallamite; Horga'hn; Icoberry juice; Mikel; New Essentialists; Protostar; Risian; Soccer; Tarkalean tea; Weather modification network; Sean; Rom; Ferengi language; Ferenginar; Bolian; Kahless the Unforgettable; Prune juice; Pakled; Curzon Dax; jamaharon; Bajoran language; Sergey Rozhenko; Kressari; Helena Rozhenko; Boday

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