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


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.

Running Time: 1 hour 5 minutes 52 seconds


Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao, Ruth Ward, Lisa Stevens, Will Nguyen, and Kenneth Trip

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen


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)

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