The Orb 85: Dukat’s Little Secret / by Trek fm


Running Time: 1 hour 5 minutes 52 seconds
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As the overseer of the Occupation, it isn’t surprising the Dukat would have conceived a child with a Bajoran woman. But that this child would become a driving force in the stories of so many characters is. Through just nine appearances on DS9, Tora Ziyal changed the course of life for not only her father but also Kira, Garak, and others.

In this episode of The Orb hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing take a close look at Ziyal, her introduction in “Indiscretion,” the repercussions her existence had on Dukat’s life back home, her sister-like relationship with Kira, romantic feelings for Garak, and more. Plus, we debate the role her death played in Dukat’s actions from “Sacrifice of Angels” forward.


Meeting Ziyal (00:02:32)
Dukat’s Little Secret (00:05:55)
Influencing Kira and Others (00:19:19)
Relationship with Garak (00:26:35)
Bridging Cultures (00:32:45)
The Breaking Point (00:37:30)
Final Thoughts (00:49:41)
Closing and Feedback (00:49:46)


C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing


C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) William Murray (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Janeway (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)